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BISMARCK -- Watch the full replay of the first U.S. Senate debate between North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and her Republican opponent Rep. Kevin Cramer from Thursday, Oct. 18. The two candidates answered 14 questions from a panel assembled by the North Dakota Newspapaer Association and each had a chance to ask each other a question in the 60-minute event in Bismarck. The candidates will square off in a second debate Oct. 26.
BISMARCK - U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp and challenger Kevin Cramer will debate at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, and we'll be live streaming it right here on our website. Plus Forum Communications reporters and columnists will provide perspective and commentary on our live blog. You can join the conversation by using #NDSenDebate on Twitter. Don't miss it!
FARGO -- The Center for Election Science will host a ballot measure informational session in the Fargo Public Library Community Room at the downtown campus on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and is an opportunity to learn about all of the ballot measures that residents will vote on and about the impact that they will have if passed.
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum invited the public to tour part of the new governor's residence on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The residence is located on the southwest corner of the Capitol grounds in Bismarck. Staff will provide tours of its formal space on the east side of the building facing the Capitol mall, along with the informal "multipurpose room" and kitchen on the west side of the structure. Tours will run from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. They'll begin every 15 minutes and last about 15 minutes, the governor's office said in a news release.
NEW SALEM, N.D. -- Authorities have released the names of the two drivers involved in a fatal crash Thursday, Oct. 11, west of Bismarck. Karl Freadhoff Jr., 79, of New Salem was killed in the crash. His slowing vehicle was hit from behind by a Ford Escape, driven by John Soward, 37, of Hazen, on Interstate 94 about 10 miles east of New Salem just before 6:30 a.m. Freadhoff’s vehicle then entered a ditch and rolled, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Any charges against Soward remain under investigation.
NEW SALEM, N.D. -- A 79-year-old New Salem man died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 on Thursday, Oct. 11, about 20 miles west of Bismarck, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The man, driving a 1997 Toyota Tacoma, was traveling eastbound when he applied his brakes and started to slow shortly before 6:30 a.m. for an unknown reason, the patrol said.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — An experienced sports writer and former editor has been selected to help lead Forum Communications Co.’s efforts to coordinate and expand its sports reporting efforts. Mick Hatten begins Nov. 6 as a sports editor tasked with leading its emphasis on high school and college hockey, expanding its network of freelance writers for sports tournament coverage and expanding offerings to audiences across Minnesota and North Dakota.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- The Jamestown Police Department is asking the public to contact law enforcement immediately with any information regarding the location of Levi Guthmiller, a 25-year-old man who was last seen in northeast Jamestown. Police started looking for the man about 6 p.m.
BISMARCK — A large wind farm is planned for south central North Dakota, according to documents filed with the state's Public Service Commission. The 298.1-megawatt project will consist of up to 123 turbines and is slated for northeastern Emmons County and southwestern Logan County, about 41 miles southeast of Bismarck. The project is being proposed by an indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, and the company is seeking a siting permit from the PSC.
NEW TOWN, N.D. -- A man was killed when his vehicle rolled Tuesday morning about two miles north of New Town in the western part of North Dakota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Darren Cooley from Kooskia, Idaho, appeared to miss a left-hand curve on a hill on state Highway 1804. As the curve decended into a valley, his 2012 Dodge Ram pickup went off the right shoulder, went airborne and struck the downslope of a ditch, causing it to overturn.The driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, the patrol said.