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JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A driver was injured Sunday, Dec. 3, after driving his SUV into three cows on the highway about 30 miles south of here. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported the crash happened at 7:20 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 281 in Lamoure County. Ronald White III, 33, of Edgeley, N.D., was southbound in a 2011 Toyota 4Runner when he struck three cows in the southbound lane around mile marker 37.
VALLEY CITY, N.D.—The North Dakota High School Activities Association board of directors has approved a contract with the BEK Broadcasting Network for television broadcast rights for what the league labels as Tier II events. The five-year agreement will being for the 2018-19 school year. Tentative postseason events to be broadcast by the BEK Broadcasting Network are: state boys soccer; football first-round, quarterfinal and semifinals games; region and state volleyball; state wrestling; region boys and girls basketball; state baseball; state softball and state girls soccer.
BISMARCK — The environmental group Greenpeace asked a federal judge Wednesday, Nov. 29, to dismiss a "meritless" lawsuit brought by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The lawsuit, filed by Energy Transfer Partners in August, argued Greenpeace and other groups facilitated crimes to interfere with the oil pipeline's construction. Dakota Access was the subject of months of protests before it went into service this summer.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Lynx will host a garage sale with several items bearing the former team logo. Among the items will be bobbleheads, jerseys and other discounted merchandise, the team said. The WNBA team’s garage sale will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 1, on the skyway level of Mayo Clinic Square across from Target Center. The team also said some Timberwolves items will be available.
Quarterback Carson Wentz, in his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles, leads all players in Pro Bowl balloting for the second consecutive week. The former North Dakota State star has garnered 422,491 votes from fans with New England QB Tom Brady second at 370,379, followed by Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell at 360,129 and Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown at 349,199. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees is fifth at 323,231.
Multiple media outlets this morning are reporting that Matt Lauer, host of NBC's Today Show morning program, has been fired over allegations of sexual harassment. Savannah Guthrie, Lauer's co-anchor, opened Wednesday's Today show with an announcement of Lauer's firing. Check back later for updates.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas—North Dakota State men's basketball committed an uncharacteristic 28 turnovers and suffered a 54-50 loss at Stephen F. Austin Tuesday night. The Bison, whose record falls to 3-3 overall, was led by Paul Miller's 15 points. Miller sank a 3-point field goal with three second remaining to cut the lead to 52-50. But Stephen F. Austin sank two free throws to ice the win and improve its record to 6-1.
FARGO — One of two suspects in the killing of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind is apparently planning to make a change of plea in Cass County District Court. According to online court records, Brooke Crews is scheduled to change her plea during a hearing on Dec. 11. A notice of the hearing was filed Monday, Nov. 27.
MITCHELL, S.D.—A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 28, to entering a woman's home and stabbing her with a pair of scissors. Eustace Miles, 49, of Moorhead pleaded guilty at the Davison County Public Safety Center to aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon. A sentence hearing is scheduled for Jan. 23. According to court documents, on July 17, 2016, Miles entered a Mitchell residence and confronted a woman while she was in the shower.