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Authorities say a motorcyclist died when he failed to negotiate a curve on a road near Lake Metigoshe...

     BOTTINEAU, N.D. (AP) - Authorities say a motorcyclist died when he failed to negotiate a curve on a road near Lake Metigoshe. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 28-year-old Derek Thompson, of Rolette, died in the Saturday afternoon accident. The patrol says the motorcycle went into the ditch and struck a sign support. Thompson was not wearing a helmet. The crash remains under investigation.


     WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed in a rollover crash in northwestern North Dakota. The accident happened about 10 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 2 about 7 miles west of Williston. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 40-year-old Adam Knudson, of Deering, died when his pickup truck first entered the median and then went into a ditch after he overcorrected. The patrol says Knudson was ejected from the vehicle.


     MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A longtime Minot banker and father of U.S. Sen. John Hoeven is being remembered as a community supporter who served in numerous organizations and help develop low-income housing for elderly residents. John "Jack" Hoeven died Saturday at age 87. His funeral is scheduled for Aug. 29 in Minot.
     The Minot Daily News reports that Hoeven helped build Minot's First Western Bank & Trust from a local start-up in 1964 to a full-service financial center. His avid support of golf and baseball are shown in two complexes named for him, the Jack Hoeven Wee Links and Jack Hoeven Baseball Complex. Hoeven also was active in the Republican Party.
     A native of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Hoeven graduated from Dartmouth College and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952 to 1955.


     MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A judge says a man charged with murder in what authorities called a gang-related fatal shooting in Minot must serve about 25 years in prison. Authorities say 27-year-old Johnny Norwood shot and killed 30-year-old Roger Falana on Nov. 29, 2015, in a downtown Minot alley. Norwood was also accused of shooting a woman who survived, and firing multiple shots that endangered other people.
     The Minot Daily News reports that Norwood entered Alford pleas to Class AA felony murder and Class A felony attempted murder before Judge David Nelson. Nelson ordered Norwood to pay more than $14,000 to Falana's cousin for burial expenses and more than $8,000 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund for medical expenses for the injured woman. Authorities allege Norwood has ties to a gang in California.


     MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A judge says a Minot Air Force Base airman accused of luring a minor by computer must serve up a year in jail. The Minot Daily News reports that 23-year-old David Schroeder was caught in a law enforcement sting in December and thought he was meeting a 16-year-old girl for sex.

    Schroeder told investigators that he came to meet the girl to tell her she should not be meeting people on Craigslist, and as a member of the base's security forces had planned to do a "reverse bust." Judge Stacy Louser ordered Schroeder to complete a sex offender treatment program and register as a sex offender.


     ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - A woman who was among a handful of people charged in a tribal embezzlement case in South Dakota has been sentenced in federal court. Fifty-two-year-old Carrie Godfrey, of Sisseton, pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit theft from a tribal organization. Authorities say she and her co-defendants embezzled funds from the Big Coulee District of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe.
     Godfrey and the other co-defendants were executive board members of the district. They are accused of stealing more than $81,500.
     Godfrey was sentenced to 10 months in prison and ordered to pay back more than $31,600. She was also fined $3,000 and ordered to serve three years of supervised release.
     The tribe resides on the Lake Traverse Reservation in northeastern South Dakota and southeastern North Dakota.


     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Development Fund board in July awarded a total of nearly $2.5 million in financial aid to five projects. The loan program within the state Commerce Department was created in 1991 to help new or expanding primary sector businesses - those such as manufacturers and food processors that create new wealth. The largest loan award last month was $1.5 million for a soybean crushing plant at Spiritwood.
     Smaller loans or lines of credit went to an agricultural technology business in Wahpeton, a Fargo technology company, a Fargo fitness products company and a Fargo daycare.


     SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Sanford Health has received a more than $11 million grant over five years to study rural and Native American health. Officials say the hospital is one of only 20 institutions in the country to earn those grants from the National Institutes of Health. The money will be used to support current research, recruit new faculty members and provide resources for new projects.
     Sanford spokeswoman Amy Elliott says the grant will help researchers study and help people in the region. The hospital has also received an $11.8 million grant for pediatric research that expires in 2018 and a $23 million grant for cancer research that expires in 2021.
     Sanford Health is based in Sioux Falls and Fargo. It bills itself as one of the largest health systems in the nation.



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