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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.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., -- Tom Brady threw for 324 yards as the New England Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills 25-6 on Monday night in Orchard Park, N.Y., for their fifth consecutive win. Having averaged 39.3 points over their previous four games, the Patriots (6-2) didn't reach the end zone until James White's 1-yard touchdown plunge with just under 10 minutes remaining. Devin McCourty returned an interception 84 yards for New England's other touchdown, and Stephen Gostkowski made four field goals.
BISMARCK -- A Bismarck woman will spend at least three years in prison for felony child abuse after a 10-year-old went to school with a black eye. South Central District Judge Bruce Haskell sentenced Chanita Parrish, 28, Monday to five years with all but three suspended for two class C felonies. She also will be on supervised probation for two years following release and receive a host of treatments for anger management, chemical dependency, parenting, domestic violence and possibly mental health.
WILLISTON, N. D. -- A teenager testified Monday, Oct. 29, that he had three sexual encounters with a former Williston police officer when the boy was 16. The teenager began testifying Monday, the first day of the trial of Bryton Dahl, a former Williston police officer accused of corruption or solicitation of a minor. Dahl was charged in August 2017.
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The total amount of fundraising reported by candidates for governor in South Dakota’s current election cycle has surpassed $12 million, and total spending is approaching $10 million, according to a Rapid City Journal analysis.
SIOUX FALLS -- A man who was tased by Sioux Falls police last week in a motel disturbance has died in a city hospital. Joshua Jay Langley died Saturday morning, and police said an autopsy would be performed on Tuesday, Oct. 30. In the incident last Wednesday, police were called to the Motel 6 on the northwest side of town as management wanted a man removed for causing a disturbance inside his room.
MINOT, N.D. -- Minot police are continuing a bomb threat investigation into stores at a shopping center in the north-central North Dakota city and are asking residents to stay away. At about 2:30 p.m., Minot Police Commander John Klug said a second store in the Arrowhead Shopping Center in southwest Minot had received a bomb threat. The building was evacuated while the city’s bomb squad was on the scene. “Please stay away from the area to help police with controlling the scene,” Klug said.
MINOT, N.D. -- The North Dakota Insurance Commission is considering a waiver through a Trump administration program designed to allow more flexibility under the Affordable Care Act. State Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread said in Minot Thursday, Oct. 25, that he plans to ask the Legislature to adopt a reinsurance program that would limit the amount of risk insurance companies take on in the individual market when insuring North Dakotans with higher cost health needs.
BISMARCK – Saturday is National Take Back Day, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds all North Dakota residents that there are more than 160 locations across the state at which they can safely dispose of unused prescription drugs such as pain medications and anti-depressants. The state’s Take Back program launched in 2009 and since more than 12 tons of drugs have been collected from the Take Back containers at local law enforcement agencies and safely destroyed.