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BISMARCK – The North Dakota lottery on Tuesday, June 12, unveiled its new “Players Club” mobile app with retailer locator, the ability to purchase online plays with Pick & Click and other features. The app also can scan tickets to check for winners, a Rewards feature to earn points and access to other promotions. The app is available for download at the North Dakota Lottery’s website (lottery.nd.gov).
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A 63-year-old Jamestown man died by suicide early Monday, June 11, after negotiating with law enforcement officers for about four hours, according to Chad Kaiser, Stutsman County sheriff. A call at 12:39 a.m. to the Stutsman County Communications Center alerted officers who then negotiated with the man in the vicinity of the Anchor Bar north of Jamestown. “We thought we had him talked into coming with us but it didn’t work out,” Kaiser said, describing the incident that ended at about 5 a.m. The man’s name was not released.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a funding bill that includes $32 million for a new North Dakota National Guard readiness center in Fargo, said Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. If approved by the Senate, the readiness center will serve as a training location for three Army National Guard sections of the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, the 191st Military Police Company and the 112th Aviation Regiment.
GRAND FORKS -- A Grand Forks man faces multiple charges after police said he was driving drunk when he hit two vehicles before fleeing the scene. Mathew Jay Bjornson, 42, was arrested Thursday night, June 7, and is expected to face charges of driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving.
BRAINERD, Minn.—A former Lakeville middle school principal—facing felony charges including burglary, theft, stalking and unauthorized access of a computer—landed in the Crow Wing County Jail Wednesday, June 6. Christopher Endicott, 50, was arrested by Brainerd police after law enforcement received a tip he was working at Bang Printing in Brainerd. Endicott was arrested on an outstanding warrant from North Dakota for burglary and theft of property of more than $10,000, according to court records, and was taken into custody without incident.
PLANKINTON, S.D.—Authorities say a 52-year-old Bristol, Tenn., man died in a one-vehicle rollover crash earlier this week near Plankinton. Andrew Perry, an elementary teacher, died when the 2004 Toyota Sequoia he was driving Monday crashed on Interstate 90. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety on Thursday released the names involved in the crash. Multiple news reports in Tennessee say Perry was traveling with his wife, Lyssa Perry, and four kids when the crash occurred. Perry, the 2012 Teacher of the Year for Bristol Tennessee City Schools, died at the scene.
BISMARCK — The National Right to Life organization and its North Dakota affiliate have endorsed Rep. Kevin Cramer in his campaign against Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in their race for the U.S. Senate, citing Cramer's strong pro-life voting record in Congress. "There is a stark contrast between Kevin Cramer, who supports legal protection for unborn children, and Heidi Heitkamp, who supports abortion for any reason until birth," the organization's endorsement letter read. It also says Cramer's position "reflects the true values of North Dakota's voters."
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 19-year-old man is going to court after being accused of leaking the private information of about 8,000 Minnesota State University Moorhead students. An indictment Tuesday, June 5, said Cameron Crowley, who goes by "Vigilance,” is facing five charges for hacking that caused $5,000 in damages. MSUM officials said sensitive information can not be accessed with just ID numbers. In June of 2017, Crowley is accused of posting thousands of MSUM student ID numbers, but no passwords or financial data.
BISMARCK — Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp maintains a fundraising advantage over her challenger for one of North Dakota's U.S. Senate seats, Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, new fundraising figures showed Thursday, June 7. Heitkamp raised nearly $796,000 between April 1 and May 23, bringing her total haul to more than $10.1 million, according to a pre-primary report filed May 31. She had $5.2 million in cash on hand.