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MINOT, N.D. -- Someone who bought a ticket at a Minot Holiday Stationstore won $150,000 by matching four numbers and the Powerball in Wednesday night’s, June 6, Powerball drawing. The winning numbers were 23, 28, 41, 53, 56 and the Powerball was 14. The Power Play multiplier, also purchased by the customer, was 3. As of Thursday morning, no one has contacted the Lottery office to claim the prize.
SANBORN, N.D. -- A 64-year-old Sanborn man has died as the result of injuries after his vehicle went off the road and submerged into Hobart Lake on Monday, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Terry Swenson was driving westbound on Barnes County Road 22 about three miles east of Sanborn about 8:25 a.m. when his vehicle left the roadway on the right side. A dive team from Valley City rescued the Swenson, who was transported to Mercy Health in Valley City. Swenson died Tuesday morning, the Highway Patrol said. Sanborn is about 12 miles west of Valley City.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appointed three people to the State Board of Higher Education on Tuesday, June 5. The Republican governor appointed Devils Lake attorney Daniel Traynor, New Rockford-Sheyenne Superintendent Jill Louters and Williston State College student Ashley Thornton to the 10-member board. The panel oversees the North Dakota University System's 11 public colleges and universities.
BISMARCK -- Scammers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service called Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday, leaving a voice message threatening “immediate arrest” on supposed “federal warrants” if the call was not returned. Burgum recognized the message as a scam call and notified the state’s Consumer Protection division, a release from the state’s attorney general’s office said. Burgum’s spokesman Mike Nowatzki said the call went to the governor’s personal cell phone.
JAMESTOWN, N.D—Park River-Fordville-Lankin's Thomas Magnusson hit a ground ball just about as hard as a high school baseball player could Saturday at Jack Brown Stadium. But that's all he needed to do.
GRAND FORKS - One person was injured Saturday near downtown Grand Forks after a car flipped onto its roof. Emergency crews responded after 11:15 a.m. to the crash at Independence Park along DeMers Avenue just west of the overpass. A 2008 Pontiac G6 was westbound in the 1100 block of DeMers when the driver, Dolores Arroyo, 18, of East Grand Forks, “suffered an apparent medical condition,” according to a news release.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A semitruck fire on Interstate 94 between Fergus Falls and Rothsay that caused significant traffic delays on Friday, May 25, was caused by a mattress. A semitractor and trailer struck a mattress that had come off the roof of a car and onto the freeway, according to a news release from the Minnesota State Patrol. The mattress became entangled in the rear tires of the trailer, eventually starting a fire that sparked two nearby grass fires.
Grand Forks Police are investigating the death of a 5-month-old infant. Brynley Rymer died Tuesday at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo of undisclosed injuries, according to a news release. An unnamed caregiver initially brought the child, who lived in Grand Forks, to Altru Hospital's emergency room on Monday, the release said. She was then airlifted to Sanford before succumbing to her injuries.
BISMARCK — Backers of a proposed North Dakota constitutional amendment seeking to prevent noncitizens from voting may start gathering signatures, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Thursday, May 24. Jaeger has approved the format of a petition to obtain signatures to place the proposal on the November ballot, his office said in a news release. But supporters, led by legislative candidate and former state GOP Chairman Gary Emineth, have a little more than six weeks to gather 26,904 signatures.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists investigated winterkills at 13 lakes this spring, and some were considered significant enough to affect the quality of fishing.