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A Crookston, Minn., woman was sentenced to serve nine years in federal prison for two counts of bank robbery on Wednesday, according to U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers. Charlene Mae Corona, 40, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson, who also ordered that Corona pay $21,890 in restitution, serve three years supervised release, and pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.
BISMARCK – Some lucky player won $25,000 a year for life Monday in North Dakota’s newest lottery game. The winning Lucky for Life ticket was sold at Farmers Union Oil in Drake in north-central North Dakota, the state lottery office reported Tuesday. The player will have the option of taking an annuity payment of $25,000 a year for life – paid for a minimum of 20 years so that the winner’s estate continues to collect if he or she dies – or a lump-sum cash payment of $390,000.
FARGO – When a man saw the Jeep he had reported stolen last week drive past him Sunday he confronted the driver as it pulled into a pa
STANLEY, N.D. -- A driver was killed Thursday when he rolled his car in Mountrail County, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. The victim, a 55-year-old man, was not identified. The patrol said the he rolled his 2007 Dodge Charger into a ditch on Highway 8, about 20 miles south of Stanley at 12:10 p.m. The car veered across the road, hit a culvert and vaulted.
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, the term "hunting blind" takes on a whole new meaning. Host Bret Amundson and the crew follow Master Sgt. Eric Marts of Moorhead, Minn., as he joins National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Lonnie Bedwell, and other veterans, on a turkey hunt in Indiana. The only difference with this hunt is that the veterans are all blind. How did they do, and how did they do it? Find out in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV."
BISMARCK—North Dakota's early Canada goose season is set as the state tries to reduce bird numbers. The season will open Aug. 15 and continue through Sept. 15, except in the Missouri River Zone where the season ends Sept. 7. The early Canada goose season has a limit of 15 daily and 45 in possession. Limits and shooting hours for the early season are different from the regular season. Shooting hours during the early season are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset daily.
— Jesse Johnson gave his defense the day off Wednesday, July 27. The Valley City pitcher, who has three no-hitters this season, lost his bid for a fourth with two outs in the top of the sixth inning against Velva, but he finished with 15 strikeouts in Valley City Post 60’s 3-0 win in the opening round of the North Dakota American Legion Class A state baseball tournament at Southside Ballpark and Astoria Field.
FARGO — Four Muslim inmates have sued the Cass County Jail and several of its jailers, claiming they secretly were fed pork, according to a complaint filed in federal court. Jail officials declared its meals were porkfree in November 2015, according to the complaint, but continued pork to serve inmates, including Muslims whose religion prohibits them from eating pork, the inmates allege in their hand-written lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Fargo.
JRMC MEETS NATIONAL AVERAGE Sun Sta› Jamestown Regional Medical Center received mostly three-star ratings in the hospital comparison available at Medicare.gov. The ratings were based on a five-star system with five being the highest rating. JRMC did receive a four-star rating on patient experience, but received three-star ratings on timely and effective care, complications, readmission and death, use of medical imaging and payment and value of service.
MANKATO, Minn. -- On the day players began reporting to training camp, the Minnesota Vikings extended the contract of head coach Mike Zimmer. The team announced the extension early Thursday afternoon, but terms of the contract were not disclosed. Zimmer led Minnesota to an 11-5 record and the team’s first division championship since 2009 last season. Zimmer’s 18-14 record gives him the second-most wins by a Vikings head coach in his first two seasons, trailing only the late Dennis Green, who had 20 wins.