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BRADLEY, S.D. -- A 47-year-old pilot from Webster died in a crash just about 20 miles south of his northeast South Dakota home on Friday, Nov. 2. Clark County Sheriff Robert McGraw said John Shoemaker died about noon when his Cessna 210 hit an embankment on an elevated township road about 3 miles northwest of the small town of Bradley. Bradley is about 22 miles south of Webster and 33 miles northwest of Watertown.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sometime on Wednesday night, Oct. 31, someone put up posters around the Concordia College campus here carrying the words: "IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE." The college heard from individuals and campus organizations upset with the postings, and the signs were quickly taken down. College officials also issued a media statement, which reads: "On the evening of Oct. 31 campus security responded to the posting of unauthorized materials on campus. Similar posters appeared on campus last year on Oct. 31.
BISMARCK -- A man previously convicted of crimes related to sex trafficking in North Dakota was arrested again in Bismarck this week and charged with conspiracy to deliver heroin. Levell Lee Durr, 36, of Milwaukee, is accused in Burleigh County District Court of bringing an ounce of heroin to sell in North Dakota and directing a woman to conceal the drugs in a condom inside her underwear, court records say.
FARGO — As the final days count down to one of most controversial ballot measures in North Dakota history, there is still a lot of misinformation — but also some accurate information — floating around the state on the recreational marijuana measure. Polls have shown varying degrees of support for the measure with the latest from the pro-marijuana group Legalize ND showing 51 percent in favor, with 36 percent opposed. An earlier poll by a television station showed only about one-third of likely North Dakota voters in support.
GRAND FORKS -- A Grand Forks man is facing felony charges for allegedly spitting on a nurse. Justin Arthur Boushee, 30, could face up to five years in prison if convicted. Court documents allege he went to the emergency room at Altru Health System just before 11 a.m. Monday for chest pain and admitted to previously smoking methamphetamine. Boushee allegedly got mad when staff tried to take his vitals and told them, “I’m bleeding internally,” according to court documents.
FARGO -- David Crosby of the iconic rock band Crosby, Stills & Nash has recorded a radio advertisement running statewide this week as the campaign on recreational marijuana comes down to its final days. Meanwhile a group opposed to the ballot measure has launched a new round of billboards to try to convince voters to reject Measure 3. Crosby’s ads will debut Thursday, Nov. 1, and run through Election Day, Nov. 6, in the Bismarck, Grand Forks and Minot media markets.
EDMONTON, -- Mikael Granlund scored the tie-breaking goal at 14:12 of the third period as the Minnesota Wild defeated the host Edmonton Oilers 4-3 Tuesday night, Oct. 30.. Granlund's power-play goal, assisted by Eric Staal and Ryan Suter, gave the Wild their only lead of the game and helped them improve to 1-1-0 on their season-high, seven-game trip. Minnesota had a five-game winning streak snapped in a 5-2 loss Monday at Vancouver.
GRAND FORKS -- The Spirit Lake, Standing Rock and Turtle Mountain tribes in North Dakota have joined numerous counties and cities across the country in suing pharmaceutical companies that distribute opioids. Law firm Robins Kaplan is representing 19 tribal nations from seven states in this effort, including Spirit Lake, Standing Rock and Turtle Mountain. Former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Tim Purdon, now a partner with Robins Kaplan, is representing the tribes in North Dakota.
BISMARCK – Farmers needing combining and combiners can call the North Dakota Department of Agriculture at 701-425-8454. The caller’s name and information will be entered into the Harvest Hotline database to be matched up with other callers. With the discovery of Palmer amaranth in the state, combiners are reminded to clean excess dirt and plant debris off equipment between fields to help prevent unintentional spread.
GRAND FORKS -- David Owen said he has never smoked marijuana in his life, and he doesn’t plan to if North Dakotans approve a measure calling for the legalization of it.