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BISMARCK — Potential medical marijuana dispensaries soon can apply to open in the Devils Lake, Jamestown, Dickinson and Minot regions. The North Dakota Department of Health announced Tuesday, Jan. 8, it could open the application period for those areas by the end of the month. The regions are the last of eight areas in North Dakota to accept applications for medical marijuana dispensaries.
FARGO — Former North Dakota State star running back Tyler Roehl will be the Bison's new offensive coordinator while it appears Northern Iowa assistant David Braun will be named defensive coordinator. Those moves were among a handful of promotions and hires made by new NDSU head coach Matt Entz as he rounds out his staff after being hired to replace Chris Klieman, who was recently named head coach at Kansas State.
BISMARCK - Energy Transfer donated $2 to the University of Mary on Tuesday, Jan. 8, as part of the university’s new Workforce Development Initiative, an educational effort to lead to job creation in North Dakota, the school said. The donation is part of a $5 million package announced last April of which $3 million went to the Mary’s new School of Engineering.
MITCHELL, S.D. - A Mitchell man was charged Tuesday, Jan 8, with manslaughter following the death of a man whom he was arrested for assaulting last week. Dylan Thompson, 26, was originally arrested on Thursday following a fight at Thirsty’s Bar in Mitchell. The 59-year-old man also reportedly involved in the fight was hospitalized for his injuries, including severe head injuries reportedly sustained after Thompson caused the man to fall to the ground and hit his head. Authorities said the 59-year-old died Tuesday.
Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found sitting in a vehicle near Interstate 29 in north Grand Forks. Officers responded at 5:30 p.m. Monday to conduct a welfare check on a man in a vehicle, according to a news release. Police found the man had died, though it’s unclear how long the vehicle was at the location, the release said. “There is no reason to believe there is a threat to society, nor are we seeking any persons at this time,” police said in the release.
NEW SALEM, N.D. - A 74-year-old Hazen man was killed when his pickup struck a vehicle in the process of turning around on Highway 31, about a mile north of New Salem, on Thursday afternoon. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a Chevrolet Silverado driven by the Hazen man was northbound when a Cadillac Escalade driven by an 80-year-old Mandan man was backing up off a gravel approach. The injured drivers were transported to Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck where the 74-year-old was pronounced dead. The 74-year-old was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
FARGO — Fargo police have arrested a Clay County Jail inmate who escaped from a work detail in neighboring Moorhead, Minn., at about 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. Officers began searching for Jonathan Randall Evitt, 29, of Moorhead who escaped custody on foot during the work detail, according to Fargo police. Someone called emergency dispatchers reporting a suspicious man wearing orange and running through downtown Fargo.
FARGO — An 18-month-old boy from St. Michael, N.D., was transported to a Fargo hospital from Devils Lake after his mother's ex-boyfriend allegedly beat him Tuesday night, Jan. 1. Federal authorities are investigating the incident, a spokesman for the FBI said. Fort Totten Police Department declined to comment on the case, and would not confirm if anyone was arrested.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A Texas man was identified as the driver who died when a business pickup struck a light pole early Monday, Dec. 31, in Williston. The 2018 Ford, licensed by Dynamic Well Service, drifted into the ditch and struck a light pole, which fell on the driver’s side, North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Daniel Navarrete-Resendiz, 26, of Perryton, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene.
BISMARCK — North Dakota will receive $1.2 million from Wells Fargo under the terms of a national settlement agreement. According to Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, t he state's share of the $575 million settlement fund covers civil costs and attorney fees.