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MINOT, N.D. — Police are searching for a man who robbed a customer of money outside a bank in Minot in broad daylight Monday morning, Oct. 1. The man wanted by police is 25-year-old Quantdre Mersier, a 5-foot-11 tall man weighing about 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police are also seeking the driver of the vehicle the suspect was in, which was abandoned in southwest Minot.
FARGO -- Sanford Imagenetics is now offering genetic testing and counseling at its primary care clinics in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Primary care physicians are able to use the results of the Sanford Chip genetic testing to help patients find which medications will work best for them and help them assess their personal risks of various diseases, including breast cancer.
FARGO — Former North Dakota attorney general and district court judge Bob Wefald is ramping up his organization's campaign to stop the recreational marijuana measure voters will decide in about 40 days. With a new brochure just off the printing presses that they hope to mail to all North Dakotans in his hands, Wefald emphasized in a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26, with the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead editorial board that the Measure 3 proposal is poorly written and would allow unlimited, unregulated, uncontrolled use of marijuana in the state.
FARGO — It's now been four years since a Fargo mother whisked away her two children to a remote Indian reservation in northwest South Dakota, for which she was later convicted of parental kidnapping. Despite a tribal court ruling in April that said the girls should be returned to Fargo to their fathers, who have been awarded custody in North Dakota courts, the case is still tied up in legal proceedings. A ruling by a Native American tribal appeals court on Tuesday, Sept. 25., didn't help settle the case either.
HAZELTON, N.D. -- A 61-year-old Bismarck motorcyclist died in a head-on crash with a semi on U.S. Highway 83 about 50 miles southeast of Bismarck on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25. The man, who was riding a Harley-Davidson, has not yet been identified.
MINOT — A man is being sought after police said he robbed a pizza delivery man at gunpoint in southwest Minot late Monday night, Sept. 24. The 28-year-old victim said he was approached by a man with a gun who demanded money about 11:20 p.m., police said. The man then escaped with money belonging to the victim and the pizza business and took off on foot. He also took the pizza.
MINOT — An apparent fight between a man brandishing a large knife and another with a shotgun at a southwest Minot apartment building has resulted in the arrest of one of the men. Blake Lund, 37, of Minot, was arrested after police said an investigation revealed that he had forced open a door to an apartment and confronted a man with the knife about 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A 49-year-old Devils Lake man who was driving a pickup with a loaded cattle trailer died in a single-vehicle crash on Friday afternoon, Sept. 21, three miles south of the city on North Dakota Highway 20, said the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The man’s name was not released pending notification of family.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A 15-year-old Sidney, Mont., girl died in a three-vehicle crash in spotty foggy conditions seven miles west of Williston on Friday afternoon, Sept. 21. The girl’s name has not been released. The victim was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old girl, also from Sidney.
FARGO — The message to North Dakotans from one of the nation's most well-known marijuana reform organizations is fairly simple as voters consider a ballot measure to approve recreational marijuana this fall: They want to protect the personal freedom of responsible adults to smoke it without a negative effect on public safety.