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BISMARCK – A pipeline leak has spilled 1,520 barrels, or 63,840 gallons, of produced water onto rangeland in far western North Dakota about 14 miles west of Kildeer. The pipeline was part of a gathering system owned by Petro-Hunt LLC. Bill Suess, with the North Dakota Department of Health, said the landowner has been notified after the leak was discovered on Wednesday, Sept. 19, by the company when readings on pipeline meters were going funky.
BISMARCK -- Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Tuesday, and encouraged North Dakota residents to do the same, in memory of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It is the 17th anniversary of the attacks.
FARGO — A 37-year-old Fargo motorcyclist who flew off his motorcycle on a Cass County highway in late August has died from his injuries. Steven Lauinger died Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. He suffered serious head injuries when he lost control of his 2013 Harley Davidson on Aug. 25 about three miles north of Amenia or about 32 miles northwest of Fargo. He was flown from the scene by Sanford Life Flight to the hospital.
FARGO—A statewide group announced on Thursday, Sept. 6, that they will fight passage of recreational marijuana in North Dakota in this fall's election, calling it "bad law" and promising to educate residents about its dangers. Led by former state district court judge and attorney general Bob Wefald, the group held news conferences in Fargo and Bismarck to announce its formation and said other organizations are expected to join its campaign in coming weeks. They have named the group North Dakotans Against the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana.
FARGO -- Led by its low jobless rate and housing affordability, Fargo was rated the seventh best city in the United States to raise a family, according to a financial website. WalletHub.com said this week as children returned to school that they used 46 areas of study among 180 cities to determine the most family-friendly places.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A Syracuse, N.Y., hotel has had visitors from every other state except North Dakota since opening a year ago on Sept. 7. They want to change that. The hotel is offering an all-expense paid trip to the Embassy Suites there for a couple of lucky North Dakotans. There is a catch. They want people who have a special attachment to the date of Sept. 7 to write why the day is important to them on the hotel's Facebook page. The hotel staff with then pick a winner.
MINOT, N.D. — Three airmen from the Minot Air Force Base escaped from a vehicle after it landed in the Souris River in northwest Minot on Wednesday night, Aug. 29, about 9:45 p.m. Two 24-year-old passengers were injured, however, and taken to Trinity Hospital and the driver, Christopher Lithgow, also 24, was arrested on a charge of DUI. Witnesses told police that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and the driver lost control.
BOTTINEAU, N.D.—Bottineau County Sheriff Steve Watson and his nine deputies will continue working overtime in the coming year helping patrol the north-central North Dakota county's 60 miles of border with Canada after additional federal funding was announced Friday, Aug. 24. A new, specially equipped four-wheel drive vehicle is also being ordered, thanks to the federal aid.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has identified the persons that have been taking photos and samples of grain without proper identification on farms across the state.
STREETER, N.D. -- A 68-year-old motorcyclist from southeast North Dakota has died from injuries in a crash on Aug. 8 one mile east of Medina on Interstate 94. Stanley Spitzer, of nearby Streeter, was critically injured in the crash about 6:30 p.m. that night when he lost control of his 2002 Harley Davidson, entered the median and was thrown from the motorcycle.