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FARGO -- U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Chris Myers has been awarded an “outstanding prosecutor of the year” award for his work fighting drugs. It’s part of the 2018 High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area award program and he will be going to Washington, D.C., early next year to accept the honor. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Reisenauer said the award reflects excellence in drug law
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- A federal jury has found a Milwaukee, Wis., man guilty of six counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and abusive sexual contact with a child for repeatedly sexually abusing two minor victims for more than a two-year period. The verdict for DaShown Keys, 25, was returned on Thursday, Dec. 7, in federal court in Aberdeen.
BOWMAN, ND – The U.S. Department of Labor has debarred a North Dakota grain and cattle farming operation for three years from participating in the temporary ag worker visa program. The department said Lambourn Farm in the far southwest corner of the state near Bowman violated the H-2A program provisions and failed to cooperate with department investigators.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Department of Transportation is warning residents about potential scams that are taking place targeting motor vehicle and driver’s license customers. The department said the main thing to know is that the only legitimate website to do business when renewing driver’s licenses or renewing motor vehicle tabs is dot.nd.gov .
BISMARCK --- A 70-year-old man is dead after falling through the ice into a canal near a boat landing on Hoge Island on the Missouri River about seven miles northwest of Bismarck. The Burleigh County Sheriff's Department said they were called for a welfare check on the man earlier in the day on Thursday, Dec. 7.
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, Dec. 7, in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On Dec. 7, Americans will mark the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in 1941, where more than 2,400 Americans were killed and more than 1,100 were wounded.
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- A wind energy blade manufacturing company in Aberdeen is closing early next year, leaving 409 people out of work. Employees were told in a meeting early Wednesday morning. The company, called Molded Fiber Glass and a staple in the northeastern South Dakota city since 2008, has been making 187 foot blades for General Electric, according to a report in the Aberdeen American News.
FARGO -- Fargo has been found to be the sixth safest city in the United States as people in the city feel among the most protected against life’s hazards, said a study by a financial website released this week. The study also included nonphysical forms of danger such as jobless rate, natural disaster risk, police officers per capita, fewest traffic fatalities per capita, road quality and households with emergency savings.
NEW SALEM, N.D. -- After a writing on a bathroom wall threatened a shooting at the New Salem-Almont School Friday, law officers searched the entire building and scanned each student with a handheld metal detector. Nothing was found, said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier. The graffiti on the bathroom wall stated there would be a shooting during the sixth period, which runs from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 pm.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 23-year-old Minot mother has been arrested and taken to the Ward County Jail for leaving her 3-year-old child home alone while she went to work. Police said that on Wednesday, Nov. 29, about 10:45 a.m. officers went to a home in northwest Minot to investigate a report from Child Protective Services that a toddler had been left at home alone. Police found the child and said they later found Octavia Pilot at her place of work.