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FARGO -- For the first time, an investigation in North Dakota has won a prestigious national Drug Enforcement Agency honor. U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Christopher Myers announced that on Wednesday, July 18, acting DEA administrator Uttam Dhillon recognized a team of investigators and prosecutors with the “Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Group Achievement” at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
MINOT, N.D. -- Three people have been arrested for dealing heroin in two days in Minot, according to police. On Wednesday night, July 11, a man and woman were arrested after a disturbance at a northwest Minot apartment where officers first noticed meth in plain view and then obtained a search warrant.
FARGO -- Fargo was ranked as the 19th best-run city out of the 150 largest cities in the U.S., according to a study by a personal finance website. WalletHub said the city’s lowest jobless rate among the 150 cities boosted the ranking. The city also ranked 11th for its economy and education and 14th for safety. Other rankings were 23rd for overall health, 27th for infrastructure and pollution, 40th for budget per capita and 49th for financial stability.
MINOT, N.D.— Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell, who has performed at Norsk Hostfest in Minot on several occasions, has been named to the 2018 Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame and will receive its humanitarian award.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Toxic blue-green algae could show up early in some of North Dakota’s waters because of the recent hot days, according to the state department of health. Mike Ell with the department’s division of water quality said algae blooms are most common in North Dakota in late summer, but he issued a warning to watch for the algae now.
HAZEN, N.D. -- A west-central North Dakota man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for selling unbranded cattle owned by his girlfriend who had died. Dwight Todd Mehrer of Hazen is serving his sentence at the Heart of America Correctional and Treatment Center in Rugby, N.D., and has paid nearly $15,000 in restitution after he offered an Alford plea in a McHenry County livestock theft case in north-central North Dakota last month.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has established an idle-speed-only restriction within 200 feet of the shoreline for boaters on the Missouri and Heart rivers in the Bismarck-Mandan area. River users are also advised to use extra caution because of the safety hazards that accompany high water, including a fast current and debris such as floating logs
BISMARCK – A 27-year-old south-central North Dakota man who had been out of prison only nine days when he sexually assaulted a woman has been sentenced to more than 19 years in federal prison.
BISMARCK -- A constitutional change called the North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment has apparently received enough signatures to make its way to the November ballot. A group promoting the measure turned in petitions with more than 38,000 signatures to the state secretary of state’s office on Monday, June 18, and held a rally on the steps of the state capitol in Bismarck. The petitions must contain at least 26,904 signatures of state voters to be put on the ballot.
FARGO — Incumbent Wayne Stenehjem, the Republican candidate for North Dakota attorney general, cruised through the primary Tuesday, June 12, in his bid for re-election and will face Democratic candidate David Thompson who also sailed to a primary win. Stenehjem collected 99.4 percent of votes cast and Thompson had 99.8 percent of votes on his side of the ballot in unofficial results posted to the North Dakota Secretary of State’s website with 389 out of 424 precincts reporting or 92 percent. Stenehjem had 56,640 primary votes as of 11 p.m., while Thompson had 30,214 in his primary. The two