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BISMARCK - A Democratic candidate for the North Dakota Senate said he didn't request a recount in his bid to unseat the Republican incumbent representing Wahpeton and surrounding area Tuesday, Nov. 20. Perry Miller ended the campaign 21 votes behind Republican Sen. Larry Luick of Fairmount. That's too large of a gap for an automatic recount but was close enough for Miller to request one by Monday afternoon. Ultimately, Miller said in an email Tuesday, he declined to do so.
MANDAN, N.D. — The Morton County Sheriff's Office here has released the names of three people who died Sunday night, Nov. 18, when a Bismarck Air Medical plane crashed northwest of Mandan. The three victims are Todd Lasky, 48, of Bismarck, the pilot of the plane; Bonnie Cook, 63, of Bismarck, a nurse; and Chris Iverson, 47, of Mandan, a paramedic. According to a release from CHI St. Alexius Health, the plane, which was flying to Williston to assist in a patient transport, went down prior to arrival.
FARGO - Thanksgiving travelers in the region will see lower prices at the pump compared to a week ago, but you will still spend more than you did last year on your way to your holiday feast. The average price for a gallon of unleaded in North Dakota on Sunday was $2.65, down 7.6 cents from a week ago, according to GasBuddy's survey. In Minnesota, prices are averaging $2.49, down 9.5 cents. In the Twin Cities, the average prices was down 5.8 cents at $2.58.
BISMARCK - About 57 percent of eligible voters in North Dakota cast a ballot earlier this month, representing the highest turnout rate in a midterm election here since 1986, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Monday, Nov. 19. According to data published on the secretary of state's website, 330,598 of an estimated 579,621 eligible voters cast a ballot during the midterm, which traditionally have lower turnout than presidential elections.
GRAND FORKS — On Saturday, Nov. 17, officers tried to pull over a vehicle about 11:55 p.m. after it failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Campbell Drive and South Washington Street. The vehicle proceeded to go through multiple stop lights and stop signs, according to the release.
BURLINGTON, N.D. -- A farmer in Ward County in north-central North Dakota died Friday, Nov. 16, in an apparent farm accident. The county sheriff’s department said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident and that an autopsy would be performed by the state examiner’s office.
DORAN, Minn. -- A 20-year-old Breckenridge man was killed when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the side of a train south of Doran early Thursday, Nov. 15. The Minnesota State Patrol said a southbound Suburban was traveling on Highway 9 and went off the road, striking the side of a southbound train. The man's name has not yet been released. The collision occurred at around 8:50 a.m. The crash scene was about 10 miles southeast of Wahpeton, N.D. and Breckenridge.
STANLEY, N.D. - The North Dakota Highway Patrol on Thursday released the name of a 26-year-old Parshall man who was killed after his pickup collided with a semi-trailer on Tuesday, Nov. 13 on Highway 2 in western North Dakota. David Sopher was driving a westbound 2001 Silverado when it struck the right rear of the trailer, sending the pickup into a ditch, the patrol said. Sopher, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene. The semi-truck driver, 43-year-old Dwayne Reynolds of Kansas City, Mo., was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt.
BISMARCK -- Low-income and disabled North Dakotans on the state’s Medicaid program will have improved access to addiction and mental health services under changes made by the state Department of Health. Working on regulations for improving access took over a year, said department officials.
STANLEY, N.D. - A 26-year-old Parshall man is dead after the pickup he was driving collided with a semi-trailer on Tuesday on Highway 2 in western North Dakota. A 2001 Silverado was westbound on Nov. 13 when it struck the right rear of the trailer, sending the pickup into a ditch, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The driver died at the scene, the patrol said. The semi-truck driver, a 43-year-old Missouri man, was not injured. The crash happened about 7:40 p.m. in Stanley.