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Man, 92, dies after crash in northeast ND GRAFTON, N.D. -- A northeast North Dakota man has died after after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Walsh County. Charles Hoenke, 92, was taken to Unity Hospital in Grafton after the crash on North Dakota Highway 17, about 2 ½ miles west of town. The North Dakota Highway Patrol initially said Tuesday Hoenke was injured, but a news release issued Wednesday morning said he died from his injuries.
INKSTER, N.D. -- Authorities are looking for a driver they say injured a woman in a crash before running from the scene Tuesday in rural Grand Forks County. Maria Jonk Carter, 47, of Forest River, N.D., was injured when a truck struck her while she was driving a tractor north on N.D. Highway 18 around 4:30 p.m., 3 miles north of Inkster in northeast North Dakota, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health and the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society look like they are headed for a merger. Membership of the Good Samaritan Society, commonly know as Good Sam, approved the partnership on Tuesday, June 26, while Sanford's board approved the merger last week. A regulatory review by the Federal Trade Commission is needed to finalize the deal.
ST. PAUL -- Brad Parsons, a 31-year fisheries veteran and current central region fisheries manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, has been selected as the new fisheries chief for the DNR. He begins his new duties Wednesday, July 25.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Brad Adams of the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls said he has so many river and stream flood warnings that he can hardly keep track. The observing program leader for the service said up to 7 inches of rain fell in some parts of the area around Sioux Falls on Wednesday, June 20, and Thursday, June 21, and major flooding is expected into the weekend in southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa.
BURNSVILLE, Minn.—The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning consumers shopping for vehicles on the internet to be on alert if the seller suggests using a third party to handle the transaction.
ST. JAMES, Minn. — A southwest Minnesota man is facing murder charges after allegedly shooting his wife and stepdaughter on Saturday, June 16, following an argument about him forgetting their wedding anniversary. Scott Francis Engelbrecht, 59, is accused of shooting his wife, Joyce, 67, and his stepdaughter Rachel Elaine Linder, 43, according to St. James police. Engelbrecht is in the Watonwan County Jail after being charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder, said a police report..
THOMPSON, N.D. -- The forklift operator who was hit by a minivan a half-mile west of Thompson in northeast North Dakota and died on Monday, June 18, has been identified. The victim is Juan Contreras, 61, of Grand Forks. He was driving the forklift about 12:55 p.m. on North Dakota Highway 15 when he was rear-ended by a minivan driven by Marilyn Pederson, 80, of nearby Northwood. Charges against her are under investigation, said the North Dakota State Patrol, which is investigating the case.
THOMPSON, N.D. -- A 61-year-old forklift driver was killed Monday, June 18, when he was struck by a mini-van driven by woman about one-half mile west of Thompson in northeast North Dakota on state Highway 15. The man’s name will be released Tuesday pending notification of family, said the North Dakota State Patrol.
WASHINGTON— A strongly bipartisan 20-1 vote by the Senate Ag Committee on Wednesday, June 13, has sent the five-year 2018 Farm Bill to the full Senate and added momentum to get the measure passed by the time the current bill expires on Sept. 30. The senators hope the House will then hold another vote on its version of the bill that was defeated in May to send it to a conference committee for a final agreement.