Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, including the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to breaking and enterprise news, we offer a wide variety of sports, features, business, agriculture, outdoors and opinion content. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.
- Member for
- 6 years 3 months
BISMARCK - The North Dakota Department of Health announced Monday, Oct. 29, its medical marijuana program will accept patient and caregiver applications. Patients will need to provide information like contact information, a copy of their driver's license, a recent photo of themselves and their health care provider's name and work email address. The health care provider must complete a written certification stating that the patient is likely to receive "therapeutic or palliative benefit" from using medical marijuana.
FARGO — U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp and challenger Kevin Cramer will have their second debate at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, with a preshow at 6:30 p.m., and we'll be live streaming it right here on our website.
FARGO — Someone playing Powerball in Fargo won $100,000 in the Wednesday, Oct. 24, drawing, according to North Dakota Lottery officials. So far, no one has claimed the money, officials said. Winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. The winning ticket was sold at the Holiday store at 2755 Brandt Drive. The ticket matched four white balls and the Powerball. The prize was $50,000, but because the player also bought the Power Play option, the ticket is worth $100,000.
BISMARCK - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has appointed Lonnie Grabowska as the director of the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation, his office announced Thursday, Oct. 25. Grabowska was the bureau's deputy director. His appointment came two weeks after the former director, Dallas Carlson, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. marshal for the District of North Dakota.
BROOKINGS, S.D. – A 47-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 23, when his pickup collided with a semi about four miles west of Brookings. Names of the two men involved are not being released pending notification of family members.
HANKINSON, N.D. -- A 59-year-old Hankinson man was killed after he tried to pass a tractor Tuesday night and his vehicle struck a towed disc plow causing the crash north of Hankinson. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the man was driving southbound just after 7 p.m. on RIchland County 1 when it met a northbound tractor towing a disc plow and coil packer. The man's 2004 Chevrolet Impala struck the implement, towed by 18-year-old Brandon Hart of Wales, causing extensive damage to the top of the vehicle.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Large swaths of southwest North Dakota are facing moderate fire danger, which may signal a returning drought. Dunn, Billings, Slope, Hettinger and Stark Counties have already been designated as natural disaster counties by the United States Department of Agriculture after meeting requirements under earlier in the year, as each county suffered from drought conditions during the growing season lasting for eight or more consecutive weeks.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum will present former U.S. Secret Service agent Clint Hill with the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider award next month in his hometown of Washburn, the governor's office said Monday, Oct. 22. Hill will receive the state's highest commendation for its citizens during a public ceremony at 1 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Burgum announced plans to honor Hill earlier this month.
NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. -- The 49-year-old man from Sheyenne killed after his pickup collided with a train on Tuesday, Oct. 16, has been identified as Kurt Anderson. The crash happened about eight miles west of New Rockford. According to North Dakota Highway Patrol, Anderson was driving on 61st Avenue NE when his pickup was hit at 11:13 p.m. on the grade crossing. He died at the scene. New Rockford is about 60 miles north of Jamestown.
BISMARCK -- Watch the full replay of the first U.S. Senate debate between North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and her Republican opponent Rep. Kevin Cramer from Thursday, Oct. 18. The two candidates answered 14 questions from a panel assembled by the North Dakota Newspapaer Association and each had a chance to ask each other a question in the 60-minute event in Bismarck. The candidates will square off in a second debate Oct. 26.