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STEPHEN, Minn.—Authorities were investigating an apparent drowning over the weekend at a campground in Marshall County. They were called around 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18, to Florian Park Campground after Dustinio Casares, 5, went missing. Police say he was playing with his younger siblings and other kids near the shoreline of the Tamarac River when he wandered into the water. Several adults were nearby in the picnic area.
NEAR MOORETON, N.D.--A West Fargo, N.D., woman was seriously hurt when she rolled her pickup and was thrown out of the vehicle in a crash near here Saturday afternoon. Around 4 p.m. June 18, Marissa Cutler, 21, was heading south on Interstate 29 around mile marker 22, north of Mooreton, when she went into the median and rolled the 2001 Ford F150, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch 272 in effect until 6 am CDT Sunday for the following areas In North Dakota this watch includes 9 counties In northeast North Dakota Benson, Cavalier, eddy, Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina, Ramsey, Towner, Walsh,
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and John Boozman, R-Arkansas, announced Thursday that the Senate Committee on Appropriations voted 22 to 8 to add their bipartisan bill to expand U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba to the financial services spending bill. The must-pass spending bill can now be considered by the full U.S. Senate. The biggest barrier that agricultural exporters in the U.S. face when trying to export to Cuba is a legal prohibition on providing credit for exports to Cuba
MOHALL, N.D.—A valve leaked caused a spill of about 210 barrels, or 8,821 gallons, of saltwater to leak Tuesday from an oil site in Renville County, the North Dakota Department of Health said Thursday. The leak occurred at a site operated by Zargon Oil about 7 miles south of Mohall or 40 miles north of Minot. Some of the produced water or brine was contained within the tank berm and some reached a man-made pond south of the oil location.
JAMESTOWN—A New Rockford man who led local law enforcement officers on two pursuits in two weeks in a pickup apparently stolen from Minot is facing multiple felony charges. Joseph Barnett, 36, is accused of leading officers on a chase the first time on June 2 when it was reported a black Ford F150 pickup truck with no license plate and a registration tag in the window left a Casey's General Store in Jamestown without paying for $90 in fuel.
FARGO—A Fargo man admitted in court Tuesday to forcing sexual contact on a woman and biting her face during an assault in March. Holden J. Indvik, 28, pleaded guilty to charges of sexual imposition and aggravated assault stemming from the incident on March 5. According to court records, police responding to a 911 call found a woman in a car outside of an apartment building who had visible wounds to her face and was talking on the phone to 911. As police walked up to Indvik, he kept pounding on the passenger-side window of the car.
GARRISON, N.D.—The names of the victims in a fatal pickup truck-sprayer truck collision in McLean County were released Tuesday morning. Kelly Erdmann, 57, of Garrison, was driving a sprayer truck after 10:35 p.m. Sunday night on U.S. Highway 83 from a field to his home when a truck driven by Jon Henderson, 28, of Minot, hit the sprayer in the northbound lane, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Erdmann was ejected from the sprayer and both vehicles came to rest in the northbound lane.
Doug Burgum has won the Republican nomination for governor in North Dakota, the Associated Press is reporting. The AP has called the race for the Fargo businessman, who in his first bid for elected office faced off against North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem in the primary on Tuesday, June 14. The call came about 9:15 p.m. with about 48 percent of precincts reporting and Burgum leading 59 percent to 39 percent.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A missing 17-year-old Dent girl has been found safe on Tuesday in Wadena County. She had been missing since May 27. According to Lt. Barry Fitzgibbons with the sheriff’s office, a family member called in the early morning hours of May 27 to report Randall had gone missing overnight.