Noon News Update
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Construction on 25th Street could see some delays after a car drove through freshly-poured concrete near I-94 this morning. A driver in the western lane of 25th Street South was traveling southbound and drove into the wet concrete just north of the 25th Street Overpass in Fargo. There is no word yet on damage estimates or what effect the incident could have on construction projects in the area.
A preliminary investigation has determined that Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams died of asphyxiation - an apparent suicide. His body was found Monday in his home in the San Francisco Bay Area. He had been suffering from severe depression. Williams got his big break in the 1970s as the alien in the hit TV show "Mork & Mindy." He won an Academy Award for his role as an empathetic therapist in the 1997 film "Good Will Hunting." Robin Williams was 63.
It's primary day in Minnesota. Voters will be determining which Republicans will face Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken in the fall, among other races. Turnout is expected to be only 10 to 15 percent. There's no clear favorite in the race for the GOP endorsement for governor. Republicans are also choosing a candidate to challenge Franken. There's less drama on the Democratic side of the ballot where the main event is a statewide primary for state auditor. Most polling places are open till 8 pm. Registered voters do not need additional identification. New voters must bring an ID to register to vote.
Police are looking for a dog that bit a man riding his bike in Fargo. The man was bit in the 1500 block of 25th Avenue South around 5 Monday evening. The dog - possibly a pit bull or similar looking breed - was described as brown and white with a red collar. The dog needs to be found to check in the status of its vaccinations. If the dog is not found, the man will have to undergo a series of rabies shots.
The streets of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, are calm again this morning, after a second night of unrest stemming from the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager over the weekend. A police spokesman says there were at least five arrests last night, but no reports of looting. Nearly three dozen people were arrested after a candlelight vigil Sunday night when crowds burned stores and vandalized vehicles.
Check out today's Forum: Moorhead's suit against operators of a Fargo-Moorhead toll bridge is going to trial.
And on the news tonight: A big pool renovation in Detroit Lakes.
Time now our retweet of the day from the Academy. It simply says, "Genie, you're free." The voice of the Genie in Aladdin, of course, Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams, died Monday.
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