Forum staff reports
FARGO—Members of the U.S. Marshals Service have arrested a woman charged in connection with the Dakota Access Pipeline protests for violating conditions of her pretrial release. The High Plains Fugitive Task Force said a federal warrant was issued before Red Fawn Fallis was arrested without incident at Centre Inc. in Fargo around 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, according to a Marshals Service news release.
FRISCO, Texas -- Make it 6 for 6 for North Dakota State in Frisco. North Dakota State, behind its defense, defeated James Madison University 17-13 Saturday afternoon in the Division I FCS title game. It was the sixth crown for the Bison in seven years and restored their status as the dynasty holder in the subdivision. NDSU tied Georgia Southern for most national titles in the FCS.
FRISCO, Texas - The Forum Communications Co. sports team of has a full slate of coverage for the FCS Championship on Saturday, Jan. 6. 10:15 a.m. - Join our live game blog on the Bison Media Blog. 11 a.m. - Kickoff between NDSU and James Madison. After the game: Watch for our immediate coverage on inforum.com and wday.com.
Both Fargo and Grand Forks experienced record low maximum temperatures for the date on Saturday, Dec. 30, according to the National Weather Service. The maximum temperature at Grand Forks International Airport on Saturday was minus 17 degrees. The maximum at Fargo's Hector International Airport was minus 15. The previous low maximum at both locations on Dec. 30 was minus 13.
BISMARCK, N.D. — An update in the works for North Dakota's online "school dashboard" will offer parents and taxpayers an easier way to look up information on how their area's schools and school districts are performing. State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said the dashboard will be accessible from the Department of Public Instruction website, and the North Dakota Insights website, which is being developed as a home for state agency and community data.
EL PASO, Texas—Senior guard Paul Miller scored a game-high 19 points and added eight rebounds to help lead the North Dakota State men's basketball team to a 63-51 victory against Texas-El Paso on Friday, Dec. 22, in Division I men's basketball at the Sun Bowl Invitational. The Bison (7-6) have won four of their past five games. Sophomore guard Tyson Ward had a double-double for NDSU, adding 10 points and 11 rebounds. Senior forward AJ Jacobson chipped in eight points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. — A 29-year-old West Fargo man was arrested for felony reckless endangerment following a high speed chase Wednesday, Dec. 20. A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper attempted stopping Levi David Thene for speeding at 12:17 p.m. Thene was heading westbound on Interstate 94, about 15 miles east of Jamestown.
WEST FARGO — A North Dakota Highway Patrol squad car was rear-ended on Interstate 94 the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 20. Around 8 p.m., a call was dispatched to I-94 near mile marker 344 in West Fargo. Capt. Bryan Niewind said the trooper, Joshua Page, was parked on the westbound median shoulder with emergency lights activated when responding to a previous call of a pickup truck and trailer in the ditch.
TUCSON, Ariz.—In its 16th game against a nationally-ranked opponent during its Division I era, North Dakota State's men's basketball team fell 83-53 at No. 18 Arizona before 14,048 fans Monday night, Dec. 18. Freshman forward Deandre Ayton, who averages 20 points per game, led 9-3 Arizona with 25 points making 11 of 17 field goals. Junior guard Allonzo Trier, who averages 22 points per game, added 15 points for the Wildcats. The Bison, now 5-6 overall, was led by Paul Miller's 12 points and Cameron Hunter's 11 points.
BISMARCK — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued an opinion concluding that North Dakota's medical marijuana law, passed overwhelmingly by voters and significantly amended by legislators, retains its initiated measure status. That preserved status means that any further changes to the law would require a two-thirds majority of both legislative chambers if attempted within seven years of the passage of the law in 2016, Stenehjem wrote in an opinion issued Friday, Dec. 8.