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FARGO – The suspect in the armed robbery of a south Fargo jewelry store Friday morning, June 29, has been arrested, police said. Fargo Police posted on their Facebook account that Riddles Jewelry near West Acres mall was robbed at 9:24 a.m. A white van was pulled over by multiple squad cars along Interstate 29 south of Fargo later in the morning. Manager Brad Bartle said that he couldn't comment much on the situation Friday morning. "As far as customer-owned merchandise, none got taken," he said.
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has completed its deer gun lottery, and more than 3,000 antlerless licenses remain, department officials said Thursday morning. Individual results are available on the Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov. Remaining licenses are in units 3B3, 3D1, 3D2, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F. This year's lottery drawing was held more than a month earlier than in the past, said Kim Kary chief of administrative services for Game and Fish in Bismarck.
GRAND FORKS -- North Dakota troopers are considering charges against a Minot man who allegedly forced a vehicle off the road in Grand Forks County.
MAPLETON, N.D. – Authorities have identified 13 people involved in a serious crash involving a van full of girls basketball players and another car Thursday night, June 28, south of Mapleton. The crash happened at 8:41 p.m. on Cass County Road 15 and 42nd Street SE, approximately four miles west of West Fargo, according to a news release.
BISMARCK — A federal appeals court has dismissed Manitoba’s challenge to a large water supply project in North Dakota, but an appeal from the state of Missouri remains. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered the dismissal Wednesday, June 27, after the Canadian province and the U.S. requested it. In a joint motion filed last week, the two parties said they had resolved the dispute through a memorandum of understanding.
GLYNDON, Minn. – A popular swimming area at Buffalo River State Park in northwest Minnesota east of Moorhead is closed as officers investigate the drowning of a juvenile. Emergency responders were called to the swimming area around 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, on a report of a person there who was unconscious and not breathing.
MEDORA, N.D. — Cowboy Lyle Glass, a fixture in the popular Medora Musical in the North Dakota Badlands, has passed away, the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation announced Wednesday. He was 67. His years of service to Medora and TRMF are highlighted by over 2,000 ghost rides in the musical—a featured scene he made famous by descending a steep butte on horseback, guided only by a spotlight. Glass was born June 22, 1951. He left his hometown of Crookston, Minn., in 1973 for the Badlands—and a small tourist town called Medora.
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Western Governors’ Association named North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum as vice chairman for 2018-2019 at the association’s three-day annual meeting Thursday in Rapid City. Burgum was elected to serve as vice chair under Hawaii Gov. David Ige, who was elected chairman. The vice chairman has traditionally served as chairman the following year. The announcement was made by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard as he concluded his yearlong term as chairman.
BISMARCK -- A live debate, broadcast across North Dakota, will see U.S. Senate candidates face off in October, less than three weeks before the general election. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Republican challenger Kevin Cramer, the state’s current sitting congressman, have agreed to debate each other at 7 p.m. Oct. 18.
FARGO—Follow along with our team of Forum Communications reporters as President Donald Trump rallies in Fargo, N.D. Wednesday, June 27.