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RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Western Governors’ Association named North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum as vice chairman for 2018-2019 at the association’s three-day annual meeting Thursday in Rapid City. Burgum was elected to serve as vice chair under Hawaii Gov. David Ige, who was elected chairman. The vice chairman has traditionally served as chairman the following year. The announcement was made by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard as he concluded his yearlong term as chairman.
BISMARCK -- A live debate, broadcast across North Dakota, will see U.S. Senate candidates face off in October, less than three weeks before the general election. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Republican challenger Kevin Cramer, the state’s current sitting congressman, have agreed to debate each other at 7 p.m. Oct. 18.
FARGO—Follow along with our team of Forum Communications reporters as President Donald Trump rallies in Fargo, N.D. Wednesday, June 27.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Authorities on Friday released the name of a 59-year-old Dickinson man killed in a head-on crash with a semi near Dickinson earlier in the week. Randy Dolechek was driving a Chevrolet 2006 pickup traveling southbound on state Highway 22 when authorities said he drove around a grain hauler making a turn and collided with an oncoming semi. He was pronounced dead the scene. The driver of the semi, Travis Mcculley, 30, of Dickinson, and passengers Brittany Woznicki, 29, and Faith Paul, 11, both Dickinson, were treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
DULUTH -- Families crossing the American border illegally will be kept together, but President Donald Trump promises to remain tough on immigration. In front of 9,000 people in Duluth, the Republican president said American businesses need immigrants.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- A head-on crash Wednesday about 8 a.m. involving a pickup and a semi south of Dickinson took the life of a 59-year-old Dickinson man.
BISMARCK—First-time buyers pushed North Dakota Housing Finance Agency's homeownership program to a record breaking level this spring. According to Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director, NDHFA's FirstHome loan reservations total in May was 185 percent higher than last year. The state agency's program provides first-time home buyers with low-cost financing and, if desired, down payment and closing cost assistance.
DULUTH, Minn.—A man was found dead near his submerged pickup truck south of Ashland on Monday and a man from Minnesota died after a tree fell on his camper in Sawyer County on Sunday after storms caused extensive flooding and washed-out roads in northwestern Wisconsin this weekend.
DULUTH—On a day when weather didn’t make headlines at Grandma’s Marathon, it was the winners who were in the spotlight at Minnesota’s oldest marathon. Kenyan Elisha Barno became the first four-time men’s winner and American Kellyn Taylor smashed the women’s event record time Saturday in the 42nd annual 26.2-mile race from Two Harbors to Canal Park in Duluth. Barno, 32, who runs out of Santa Fe, N.M., reeled off the final 11 miles of the race by himself, crossing the finish line in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 6 seconds.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- An 11-year-old boy was hurt Friday morning when the truck he was riding in collided with a cow. According to a Minnesota State Patrol report, Royal Dean Larson, 45, of Windom, Minn., was driving a 2014 Ford pickup truck east on Highway 1 in Shooks Township at about 12:09 a.m. when he hit a cow in the road.