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RAY, N.D. -- A 67-year-old Minot man has died when the semi he was driving carrying 9,000 gallons of gasoline and 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel overturned in the median of U.S. Highway 2 about 3 miles west of Ray or about 15 miles northeast of Williston about 4 a.m. on Monday, July 16.
MINOT, N.D. -- Three people have been arrested for dealing heroin in two days in Minot, according to police. On Wednesday night, July 11, a man and woman were arrested after a disturbance at a northwest Minot apartment where officers first noticed meth in plain view and then obtained a search warrant.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. - A 28-year-old northwest Minnesota man who reported that he was attacked by three men in his garage and had his pickup stolen has now told authorities that he made up the story. Brian Smith of Mahnomen on the White Earth Indian Reservation admitted his report on Sunday, July 8, was false, according to Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier. Smith, who is recovering in a Fargo hospital from burns, is cooperating with authorities.
FARGO -- Fargo was ranked as the 19th best-run city out of the 150 largest cities in the U.S., according to a study by a personal finance website. WalletHub said the city’s lowest jobless rate among the 150 cities boosted the ranking. The city also ranked 11th for its economy and education and 14th for safety. Other rankings were 23rd for overall health, 27th for infrastructure and pollution, 40th for budget per capita and 49th for financial stability.
MINOT, N.D.— Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell, who has performed at Norsk Hostfest in Minot on several occasions, has been named to the 2018 Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame and will receive its humanitarian award.
MILBANK, S.D. – A third person has now died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred June 18, four miles north of Milbank. Gerald Boerger, 82, of Milbank, was driving a 1994 Mack dump truck westbound and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with South Dakota Highway 15, said the South Dakota State Patrol. The truck collided in the intersection with a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox that was northbound on the highway.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Toxic blue-green algae could show up early in some of North Dakota’s waters because of the recent hot days, according to the state department of health. Mike Ell with the department’s division of water quality said algae blooms are most common in North Dakota in late summer, but he issued a warning to watch for the algae now.
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An 86-year-old Aberdeen man has died from injuries sustained in a June 23 crash a half-mile west of Aberdeen. Herman Pfeiffer was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer when it stopped at the stop sign at the intersection with U.S. Highway 12. The vehicle then proceeded across the westbound lanes of U.S. 12, colliding with a westbound 2002 Chevrolet Silverado.
SIOUX FALLS—A 49-year-old Sioux Falls man has been arrested in a national undercover operation targeting illegal vendors on the underground internet called the "darknet." John Edward Monette is charged with illegally exchanging bitcoins for U.S. currency in the amount of about $19,000 and also receiving numerous international mail packages containing the hallucinogenic and stimulant pills called ecstasy.
HAZEN, N.D. -- A west-central North Dakota man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for selling unbranded cattle owned by his girlfriend who had died. Dwight Todd Mehrer of Hazen is serving his sentence at the Heart of America Correctional and Treatment Center in Rugby, N.D., and has paid nearly $15,000 in restitution after he offered an Alford plea in a McHenry County livestock theft case in north-central North Dakota last month.