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WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota has a new U.S. marshal. The state’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation director Dallas Carlson was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Oct. 11. Carlson was nominated for the position in March and his nomination was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee last month.
STURGIS, S.D. -- Attendance was the second highest in the past 10 years at the 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August in the Black Hills of South Dakota, according to official numbers released Thursday, Oct. 11. The City of Sturgis in reporting the numbers said there were 495,000 visitors at the 10-day event with a total economic impact to the state of $786 million. More than $580,000 was raised at various events for local nonprofit organizations.
MILBANK, S.D. – A 16-year-old boy from Milbank has been identified as the person who died Sunday morning after falling off the hood of a moving vehicle near the town in far northeast South Dakota.
KILLDEER, N.D. -- A 49-year-old Texas man has died in a rollover crash about one mile north of Killdeer in far western North Dakota. Billy Galloway of Livingston, Texas, died in the crash about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, when he apparently failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, went into the ditch and rolled his vehicle, said the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
GRAND FORKS — The world’s largest group for police leaders has recognized the U.S. Attorney’s Office in North Dakota for its work in prosecuting suspects in an international drug ring that led to several fentanyl overdose deaths.
CANTON, S.D. — A 73-year-old Aberdeen man who was standing in the middle of a highway in the southeast South Dakota town of Canton has died after being hit by a vehicle. The South Dakota Highway Patrol said Wednesday, Oct. 10, that Larry Pigors died in the crash that occurred about 8:15 p.m. on Saturday night.
BISMARCK — The U.S. Supreme Court has now waded into North Dakota election law. The high court on Tuesday, Oct. 9, responding to an emergency appeal, released a decision on a 6-2 vote that will allow the state to require a residential address on a driver's license or ID card to vote and won't accept a post office box except with supplemental proof of a residential address. The issue has been lingering since the 2017 state Legislature approved a change in the voting law.
FARGO — As a parent and grandparent, Kristie Spooner has two roles that pushed her to help form a group that opposes the recreational marijuana measure on the Nov. 6 ballot. Called "Healthy & Productive North Dakota Against Measure 3," she said her organization is focused on the health effects and other dangers of marijuana. Spooner also said she knows firsthand about the health risks of marijuana from her job as an addiction counselor in Fargo.
MILBANK, S.D. — A 16-year-old Milbank teenager died Sunday morning, Oct. 7, when he fell off the hood of a moving vehicle about five miles southeast of Milbank in far northeast South Dakota. The boy was riding on the hood of a 2001 Dodge Intrepid which was going westbound about 10:30 a.m. when his foot got caught on the front bumper and he was dragged under the vehicle, said the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
BOTTINEAU, N.D. -- A 19-year-old Bottineau man has been charged with felony manslaughter and remains in jail in the accidental shooting death of his roommate and friend Devon Main at their trailer park residence last week, said Bottineau County Sheriff Steve Watson on Monday, Oct. 8.