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Minot police are asking for the public's help in an apparent shooting incident.

    MINOT, ND -  Minot police are asking for the public's help in an apparent shooting incident. At 12:48 AM this morning the Minot Police Department responded to Trinity Emergency Room for a call about a male who was being treated for a gunshot wound. The 28-year old male victim was apparently shot while in his vehicle at a southeast Minot apartment complex just prior to being taken to Trinity ER by another occupant in the vehicle. The victim is still under the care of Trinity Hospital and is in stable condition.

    Investigators are working to identify the suspect in the shooting. No arrests have been made at this point in the investigation. This appears to be an isolated incident and police do not believe there is an immediate threat to the public. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Minot Police Department at 852-0111 or Crime Stoppers at 852-7463.


    MINOT, ND -  A Minot man has been arrest on terrorizing charges.  Police say on Saturday at 1:05 AM, officers responded to the parking lot of Sports on Tap for a report of a hit and run. The driver of the striking vehicle was also alleged to have brandished a handgun prior to leaving the area.

    Police located the vehicle parked in a parking lot in downtown Minot and found the driver in a nearby club. The investigation led to the recovery of a handgun from the vehicle and the subsequent arrest of 26-year old Justin L. De Leon of Minot. De Leon was transported to Ward County Jail and is charged with Terrorizing, Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, and Striking Unattended vehicles.


     MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A New Town couple accused of smoking oxycodone with their 1- and 2-year-old children beside them in a vehicle has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. The Minot Daily News reports that 27-year-old Dave Whitetail and 23-year-old Serena Thomas pleaded guilty to five charges, including possession of oxycodone and child neglect. Authorities say the incident happened in November 2015 in the Minot Walmart parking lot.
     Judge Doug Mattson sentenced the couple to two years in prison, with a requirement they serve 30 days. The judge ordered Whitetail and Thomas to take a parenting class and obtain a chemical dependency evaluation.


    BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Thursday, Nov. 9, and encouraged North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a mark of respect for the victims of Sunday's shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The governor's directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump.

    "Kathryn and I are deeply appalled and saddened by the unspeakable act of tragic violence in Sutherland Springs, Texas. We offer our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the grieving families of the deceased and wounded and extend our deepest gratitude to all those who responded to assist the victims," Gov. Burgum said. "Targeting church parishioners during worship service is an especially heinous and cowardly act. Our nation was founded on the right to worship free from fear, and we should unite to ensure that the bonds of community and security among all who exercise this right remain unbroken."


     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Records show that the closure of the only men's homeless shelter in Bismarck followed financial management problems at Ruth Meiers Hospitality House. The Bismarck Tribune reports the problems included a debt of more than $200,000 in back taxes, wage claims from employees and a loss of funding sources.

    Board President Rae Ann Kelsch says the shelter was losing the nonprofit organization more than $125,000 annually. Former Ruth Meiers Hospitality House Executive Director Jaclyn Hall submitted a letter of resignation in April. Kelsch said it included requests that the board decided it could not meet, and Hall was relieved of her duties. Kelsch calls it a mutual decision. Hall declined comment.


     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The number of North Dakotans using food stamps to buy groceries is dropping, even as the state's oil-driven economy has slowed and the population remains at an all-time high. Data show an average of 53,748 people used food stamps monthly in fiscal 2017. That's down about 500 people from fiscal 2016. The federal fiscal year ends in September.
     North Dakotans enrolled in the program received an average of about $122 monthly in 2016 and 2017. A family of four in North Dakota can apply for food stamp aid with a gross income of less than $2,665 per month.

     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Drivers in North Dakota are paying an average of 26 cents more for a gallon of gas than a year ago. The AAA says the statewide average price is currently $2.48. Rising oil prices are inflating pump prices, which typically have dropped when school starts at the end of summer and families aren't vacationing. AAA says demand for gas is expected to drop as winter sets in. Average gas prices are highest in the Bismarck metro area at $2.52, then Grand Forks metro at $2.51 and Fargo at $2.33.


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