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WASHINGTON — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will be the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast dinner Thursday, Feb. 8. North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer made the announcement in an interview on KXJB-TV. Wentz, the former North Dakota State University star, will replace Vice President Mike Pence, who will be in Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the Olympic opening ceremonies.
FARGO - Inside Edition will air an exclusive story on the case of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind and her child, Haisley Jo.
FARGO – One of the two suspects accused of killing 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind while she was eight months pregnant has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The Badlands Conservation Alliance and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation have released a 15-minute film, "Keeping All the Pieces," about the impact of oil and gas development on natural resources in the Badlands of western North Dakota. The two groups developed the film to "engage the public in conversation about what we want for the future of North Dakota," said Jan Swenson, executive director of the Badlands Conservation Alliance.
BROOKINGS, S.D.—Mike Daum and David Jenkins Jr. took turns dominating halves for South Dakota State on Thursday night at Frost Arena. That scoring combination proved too much for North Dakota State to overcome. Daum scored 21 points in the first half and Jenkins poured in 18 points after halftime to vault the Jackrabbits to an 82-63 victory in Summit League men's basketball before 3,377 fans. Daum finished with a game-high 31 points and surpassed 2,000 points for his career during the second half. The 6-foot-9 junior also grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Lynx re-signed forward Rebekkah Brunson, the team's all-time leader in rebounds, the team announced Thursday, Feb. 1. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
BISMARCK—North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will seek re-election this year, he announced Thursday, Feb. 1. The Republican has been in office since 2009, when then-Gov. John Hoeven appointed him to fill the job vacated by Democrat Roger Johnson, who resigned to lead the National Farmers Union. Goehring was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. In 2014, Goehring survived a challenge for the Republican Party's endorsement at the state convention.
BISMARCK — A Pennsylvania man operating a discount travel service under several fictitious names has been banned from doing business in North Dakota. Thomas Joseph, who lists addresses in two Pennsylvania cities, violated the state's consumer fraud, transient merchant and business licensing laws, according to a Wednesday, Jan. 31, media release from Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.
GRAND FORKS — Two deer shot by hunters in southwestern North Dakota during the 2017 deer gun season have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the state Game and Fish Department said Monday, Jan. 29. According to Dr. Dan Grove, wildlife veterinarian for Game and Fish, the whitetail buck and mule deer doe came from Unit 3F2. Since 2009, 11 deer in North Dakota have tested positive for CWD, Grove said, all from Unit 3F2. Commonly known as CWD, chronic wasting disease affects the nervous system in members of the deer family and is always fatal.
BISMARCK—Longtime North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced a re-election bid Monday, Jan. 29, setting up an intraparty battle for the statewide elected office. Jaeger, a Republican first elected in 1992, said in a statement that he was proud of his record, including implementing new technology, conducting fair elections and managing the state's records. He noted North Dakota has been listed No. 1 on the Pew Charitable Trusts' election performance index four election cycles in a row.