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BISMARCK — North Dakota is investigating whether a child has a rare polio-like illness. The state Department of Health announced Wednesday. Oct. 17, it has received a report of a child who may have acute flaccid myelitis. If confirmed, it would be the first case of AFM reported in North Dakota.
BISMARCK - U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp and challenger Kevin Cramer will debate at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, and we'll be live streaming it right here on our website. Plus Forum Communications reporters and columnists will provide perspective and commentary on our live blog. You can join the conversation by using #NDSenDebate on Twitter. Don't miss it!
FARGO -- The Center for Election Science will host a ballot measure informational session in the Fargo Public Library Community Room at the downtown campus on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and is an opportunity to learn about all of the ballot measures that residents will vote on and about the impact that they will have if passed.
FARGO — A sentencing date of 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, has been slated in the case of William Hoehn, who's pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit kidnapping and one count of lying to police in the death of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind. Hoehn was acquitted at trial in September on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of LaFontaine-Greywind.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s no joke — Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring their mix of stand-up comedy and music to Bluestem Amphitheater on June 7, 2019. Martin and Short first paired up in the 1986 comedy “The Three Amigos,” and appeared together five years later in “Father of the Bride” and the 1995 sequel. A recording of their first tour, "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life," was released on Netflix.
FARGO — The North Dakota State Water Commission added Benson, Eddy, Foster, Grand Forks, Griggs, Nelson, Ramsey, Steele and Walsh counties to those eligible for funding assistance through the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Assistance Program. The above counties have been added due to ongoing dry conditions in the northeastern portion of the state, including D3 or "extreme drought" designations by the National Drought Mitigation Center for three counties in that area. The program provides 50 percent cost-share assistance of up to $3,500 per project, with a
ST. PAUL -- Bob Kurtz, the radio voice of the Minnesota Wild, will miss three games as the veteran broadcaster undergoes a procedure for an irregular heartbeat, the team’s public relations department said on its Twitter account Sunday night, Oct. 14. Kevin Falness will join color commentator Tom Reid for Monday night’s game in Nashville. The Wild said Kurtz is expected to return for Saturday’s game against Tampa Bay in St. Paul.
FARGO — A Norwegian reality show is once again looking for Norwegian-Americans for the experience of a lifetime. Casting is now open for the 10th season of “Alt for Norge” (“The Great Norway Adventure”), in which contestants travel to Norway to chase down their ancestral roots, experience a little culture shock and try to win $50,000.
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum invited the public to tour part of the new governor's residence on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The residence is located on the southwest corner of the Capitol grounds in Bismarck. Staff will provide tours of its formal space on the east side of the building facing the Capitol mall, along with the informal "multipurpose room" and kitchen on the west side of the structure. Tours will run from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. They'll begin every 15 minutes and last about 15 minutes, the governor's office said in a news release.
TOWNER, N.D. — A Minnesota man accused of injuring a rural North Dakota priest during an assault in January is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing in McHenry County District Court next month. Chad Legare, Alexandria, Minn., was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and burglary after the Jan. 30 attack. He's now scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing on Nov. 13. The victim, identified in court papers as "John Doe," was beaten and strangled during the assault but survived, court papers say.