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MORTON COUNTY, N.D.—A grass fire that torched the hillsides Sunday across from the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance camp was intentionally set, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 1. Kirchmeier said the fire reported early Sunday is still under investigation, but authorities believe it was intentionally set because individuals were seen leaving the area of the fire. He estimated the fire damaged 400 acres. No information was available from the state fire marshal.
WILLISTON, N.D.—A body believed to be that of a missing Williston man has been found. Nathan Hartman was originally reported missing on Sept. 27 and had not been seen or heard from since. The body was discovered Monday afternoon near 11th St. W and 32nd Ave W. in Williston. Police also found clothing and a backpack Hartman was believed to be wearing when he went missing. The Williston Police Department is working with the ND State Medical Examiner's office to confirm identification of the body.
MINOT, N.D.— Demolition of the old, vacant Minot International Airport Terminal has been ongoing for several weeks, but the most visible destruction began on Tuesday. "Demolition crews have been working all month on the inside of the old terminal, removing electrical wires and other aspects of the interior." said City of Minot Airport Director Rick Feltner.
MANDAN, N.D. — The Morton County Sheriff's Department said it will not file charges against a man who pulled a rifle from his pickup truck as he was confronted by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters Thursday, providing a description of events that differed from the one shared by protesters.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are discussing how they can deal with soaring health insurance premiums. Dayton spokesman Sam Fettig said the governor plans to meet Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, with House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown. The governor's met with Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, on Monday and he has spoken to Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, and House Minority leader Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis..
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GILBERT, Minn. – A Fargo man was arrested as a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Makinen, Minn., woman Wednesday the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Jeffrey L. Airhart, 57, was arrested Thursday morning, Oct. 27, by Gilbert police after they found the vehicle suspected in the crash, a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country minivan, the Patrol reported.
BISMARCK — In the days leading up to a clash between law enforcement and Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, governors from three states renewed a plea to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve an easement for pipeline construction to cross the Missouri River in North Dakota. The governors — Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota, Terry Branstad of Iowa and Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota — wrote an Oct. 25 letter to three top Corps officials urging them to move forward with final easement approval.
WALKER, Minn. — A grand jury has indicted a Coon Rapids man for the murder of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl this past August. Zachary Todd Anderson, 25, was arraigned Friday, Oct. 28, in Cass County District Court in Walker for premeditated first-degree murder and numerous other charges.
BISMARCK — North Dakota's fourth- and eighth-graders ranked in the top five among states in a national science exam, the superintendent of public instruction announced Thursday, Oct. 27. The students scored well above the national average on the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress tests, Kirsten Baesler said.