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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — One person is dead after an officer shot a suspect police were struggling with Thursday afternoon, July 5, in Devils Lake. Devils Lake police said the department had received multiple 911 calls about a man who was “running through the trailer court” in Devils Lake, as well as an establishment east of the city. Police Chief Joe Knowski said the man was attempting to break in to homes in the area and was seen hiding in bush just outside of town Thursday.
WEST FARGO — West Fargo city officials have released the identity of the 6-year-old victim who drowned in a residential retention pond last week. Forum News Service confirmed the identity of the victim through an open records request submitted to the city of West Fargo. A spokesperson with the city said on Friday, July 6, that David Lemi Logulomo was the child who drowned Friday, June 29.
WASHINGTON -- A November of 2017 Keystone Pipeline spill that leaked about 407,000 gallons of crude oil in over South Dakota farmland near the North Dakota border was likely caused by an expanding crack after the pipe was damaged during installation, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report.
LEONARD, N.D. — A FedEx driver was cited for distracted driving after he rear-ended a stopped semi Thursday morning, July 5, near Leonard on Cass County Highway 46, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Seth Sistad, 33, of Moorhead, was busy looking at a map while driving 65 mph in a FedEx van when he rear-ended the semi driven by Jeffrey Teal, 50, of Horace, N.D., the patrol said. The westbound semi hauling hazardous materials had stopped at a railroad crossing, as required by law. Sistad did not notice the semi was stopped, the patrol said.
SLAYTON, Minn. — Residents in southwestern Minnesota are stacking sandbags and bracing for more rain after torrential downpours washed out roads and flooded basements. On Tuesday, Lyon, Redwood and Murray counties were dealing with headaches after an estimated 8 to 10 inches of rain fell overnight in some places.
BISMARCK -- The fourth person to win the North Dakota Lottery’s $25,000 a year for life game has yet to claim the prize after the lucky ticket was sold at a Hettinger convenience store in west-central North Dakota. The Lucky for Life ticket, purchased at Central Dakota Frontier Cooperative, comes with the option of $25,000 a year for life or a one-time payout of $390,000, the North Dakota Lottery said. The winning numbers Monday, July 2, were 13, 18, 27, 39, 43 and the Lucky Ball 8. The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum ordered all government agencies to fly the U.S. and state flags at half-staff until sunset Tuesday, July 3, in recognition of the Maryland newspaper shooting that claimed five lives last week. Burgum, a Republican, encouraged North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses in honor of the victims of the Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, Md. The order was made in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump.
MILWAUKEE -- Today’s Minnesota Twins matinee game against the Milwaukee Brewers will only be available to watch on Facebook. The online-only game on July 3 is of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled as part of league’s partnership with Facebook, mlb.com reports. The 3:10 p.m. matchup from Miller Park in Milwaukee can be found on Facebook by searching “MLB Live” and follow that to the “ MLB Live” show page.
GRAND FORKS -- Authorities have identified a 23-year-old Grand Forks man who drowned Saturday night as Andrew Torrey after his body was recovered. Torrey was last heard from at 7:30 p.m. June 30, according to the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office. Investigator Rod Huot said details of how Torrey drowned are not clear, but he said it was typical for Torrey to go out and fish.
FARGO – A judge in Cass County District court on Friday denied a motion for a new trial filed by Barry Garcia, who received a lifetime sentence for murdering a West Fargo woman when he was 16 years old. Garcia was convicted in 1996 for killing Cherryl Tendeland in November 1995 as she sat in a parked car. He received life in prison without parole.