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A small teddy bear, a bottle of honey, flowers and candles sit at the base of a tree in University Park in Grand Forks, the same tree a black bear climbed up Monday afternoon and stayed until it was tranquilized and then later euthanized.
ESPN’s ESPY awards air at 7 p.m. Central, July 18, and regional olympians Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux of Grand Forks and Gigi Marvin of Warroad are up for several awards for their performance in the U.S. women’s hockey team’s victory over Canada. The team has nominations in the categories of Best Team, Best Game and Best Olympic Moment.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- One of the Thief River Falls City Council members involved in last week’s fight with other civic leaders at City Hall has resigned.
GRAND FORKS—A bear that attracted crowds of gawkers after it wandered into a park near the University of North Dakota and climbed up a tree Monday, July 16, was euthanized, Grand Forks police said Tuesday. Police tranquilized the bear about 7 p.m. with help from wildlife specialists and a veterinarian from the Red River Zoo in Fargo before the animal was lowered to the ground. "If it had not become the subject of people's curiosity, it might've survived yesterday," said Red River Zoo veterinarian Dr. Tom Colville, who assisted in sedating the bear.
CORSICA, S.D. — A Corsica man has been arrested on three counts of theft by exploitation for spending more than $17,400 of his grandmother's money. David Stetson, 48, was charged with three Class 4 felonies and could spend up to 30 years in prison, if convicted. Stetson was named in a police affidavit as the power of attorney for his grandmother, who was being cared for in the Armour nursing home.
RAY, N.D. -- A Minot truck driver killed when his semi and fuel-filled trailer overturned Monday on Highway 2 about 3 miles west of Ray in western North Dakota has been identified. Richard Catone, 67, was the driver of a westbound 2016 Freightliner that was westbound and entered a median and rolled, ejecting him, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a release. Authorities say Catone was not wearing a seat belt.
DULUTH—Enbridge Energy is giving landowners more time to decide if they want the old Line 3 oil pipeline removed from their property after regulators approved a replacement for the aging pipeline last month. The Calgary-based company filed proposals to comply with conditions set on the certificate of need and route permit set by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, which approved the approximately 340-mile pipeline that will stretch across northern Minnesota to connect Alberta with Superior, Wis.
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. The name of the driver will be released Tuesday pending notification of family.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Supreme Court affirmed Ashley Hunter's convictions on Wednesday, July 11, for murdering two men in Fargo three years ago. Hunter appealed after a jury found him guilty of the two June 2015 murders, one by repeated stabbings and the other via hammer blows to the head. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murders and 10 years in prison for arson.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A 38-year-old Brainerd man was struck and killed by a BNSF Railway train during the early morning hours Wednesday, July 11, in Brainerd, railroad officials reported. The fatality was reported about 2:35 a.m. A BNSF statement from spokeswoman Amy McBeth said a person was lying on the tracks when the train approached. The person was not at a designated crossing, McBeth said.