ST. PAUL, Minn. — A lawmaker from the town of the winner turned runner-up on this season of "The Bachelor" is following up on his promise to ban Arie from Minnesota. Representative Drew Christensen of Prior Lake told his Twitter followers he'd introduce this bill in the state legislature if he got 1,000 retweets. He met his goal. In case you missed the drama, this season's Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk, initially chose Becca Kufrin, who is also from Prior Lake.
GRAND FORKS -- A 27-year-old man is in custody after refusing to stop for a police officer in Grand Forks Monday morning. A Grand Forks police officer attempted to stop Jacob Henry at around 4:15 a.m. Monday on Red Dot Place. Henry sped up the vehicle and refused to stop for officers, leading a pursuit between North Washington Street and North 20th Street. The suspect eventually came to a stop at the corner of North 20th Street and Dyke Avenue.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings Monday until sunset on Friday, October 6 to respect the victims of the Las Vegas shooting Sunday evening. As directed by President Donald Trump, flags will be flown at half-staff immediately.
FARGO -- North Dakota governor Doug Burgum directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff Monday until sunset of Friday, Oct. 6 for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting that took place Sunday evening. Burgum also encourages North Dakotans to do the same at homes and businesses as a mark of respect for the Las Vegas victims.
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FARGO—A driver ran a red light resulting in a rollover accident that left another driver momentarily trapped inside a sport utility vehicle the afternoon of Sunday, May 21. The accident, which happened before 2 p.m., happened on 13th Avenue South near Applebee's. The driver was eastbound, ran the light and struck a southbound driver of a sport utility vehicle, which rolled onto its roof, trapping the driver momentarily, according to Fargo police. No one was seriously hurt, according to police. Traffic in the area was disrupted for a short time.
WOLVERTON, Minn.—Two shops caught fire here when a bonfire burned out of control Saturday afternoon, May 20. Fire crews suspect someone tried to enlarge a contained bonfire by dumping gasoline on the fire, causing the flames to jump, spreading to two buildings. Three fire departments—from Wolverton, Sabin and Christine, ND.—put out the fire on the larger of the two buildings, which had an exterior metal frame. The building was a complete loss. The other building remains standing.
UDPATE: 8:45 a.m.: We now know the name of the Sentinel Butte woman killed in a crash Monday night. She's 55-year-old Karla Bohn. *** A female is killed in a crash in Golden Valley County, North Dakota. Her name and age haven't been released.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office along with the Southeast Region of the North Dakota Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Cass County this weekend.
Health Insurance Marketplaces nationwide signed up nearly 4.9 million new customers for 2016 coverage during the third Open Enrollment period. In total, about 12.7 million people signed up or automatically renewed their plans for 2016 coverage, of which about 40 percent were new customers. In North Dakota, approximately 7,500 were new customers to the Marketplace.