KHRT ND News – 03/08/22

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MINOT, N.D. (AP) – Officials say one person has died in an apartment fire in Minot. Firefighters responded to the apartment building about 12:30 a.m. Sunday and found smoke coming from a first-floor unit. Other residents of the building were evacuated and the fire was contained to the apartment where it started. Firefighters removed the victim from the burning apartment and put out the fire. They searched other units and all tenants were accounted for. The North Dakota State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting local investigators. No cause of the fire has been determined. Officials say the apartment where the fire started did not have a working smoke detector.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Fargo man accused of stabbing a woman at least 10 times has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and robbery. The incident happened early Saturday morning after 56-year-old Fabian Henderson and another man went to the woman’s apartment to drink, according to court documents. The complaint said an argument started when Henderson urinated on the floor of the woman’s bathroom, then became upset when the woman raised her voice. Henderson began punching the woman before pulling out a knife and stabbing her in the face, shoulder, chest, arm, abdomen, and back. Officers found blood on the couch, floor, walls, and other parts of the apartment. Henderson is also accused of stealing her phone.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Fargo police say man suspected of robbery and attempted murder was arrested after a 24-hour manhunt. The 56-year-old man was taken into custody without incident about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Police began searching for him after the alleged robbery and assault about 2 a.m. Saturday. The suspect has not been formally charged. He has previous convictions for assault of fire or emergency personnel, possession or sale of a switchblade, and criminal trespass. Police say more information will be released Monday.
CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) – A Jamestown man has been arrested in what authorities say is a case of road rage on the interstate near Casselton. North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers responded to Interstate 94 about 4:30 p.m. Sunday after dispatchers received a call that a Ford Focus was repeatedly ramming the back of a Ford Expedition. Once troopers located the car and stopped it, they arrested the driver. He’s being held in the Cass County Jail on possible charges of felony reckless endangerment, driving under the influence of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Highway Patrol is investigating.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for embezzlement and theft from a tribal organization on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Joshua Iron Cloud Sr., of Wakpala, is accused of stealing an undisclosed amount of money from the Oyate Community Development Corp. Prosecutors say the 38-year-old Iron Cloud spent the money on personal items and various expenditures. The development group is based in Fort Yates, North Dakota. The Standing Rock Reservation straddles both Dakotas. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years and prison and a $250,000 fine, along with the possibility of restitution.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Airline passenger traffic at North Dakota’s eight commercial airports improved significantly in January compared to the same month last year, but still remain below pre-pandemic levels. According to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, 73,117 passengers used the airports in January, 73% more than the same month in 2021, but below nearly 100,000 passengers in January 2020, about two months before COVID-19 struck. Airports in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Dickinson and Williston all experienced an increase in passenger traffic last month, ranging from 54% in Bismarck to 154% in Dickinson, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Hector International in Fargo, the state’s largest airport, saw an increase of 87%.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement Monday after state Sen. Ray Holmberg of Grand Forks announced that he will retire from the Legislature when his current term ends Nov. 30. Holmberg has served in the Senate since Dec. 1, 1976, and is currently the longest-serving member of the Legislature in consecutive terms.
“For more than 45 years, Sen. Ray Holmberg has been a dedicated advocate for the citizens of District 17 and all North Dakotans, delivering strong leadership and highly effective representation,” Burgum said. “As chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee for the past 10 legislative sessions, Ray has conservatively steered state and federal dollars to some of North Dakota’s most impactful programs and infrastructure projects. He has been a true statesman of the Legislature, with his eloquent floor speeches, his razor wit and his willingness to work together to solve our biggest challenges and seize our greatest opportunities. We are deeply grateful for Ray’s exceptional service to the state of North Dakota and its citizens.”
MINOT, N.D. (AP) – Kid Rock will headline the North Dakota State Fair this summer, and several top country acts and an award-winning rapper also are scheduled to perform. Officials on Friday announced the grandstand entertainment lineup for the nine-day fair that gets underway July 22 at the State Fairgrounds in Minot. Kid Rock and 1980s rock band Night Ranger will open the fair. Koe Wetzel and rapper Nelly also will perform. Country acts scheduled to perform are Cody Johnson, Elvie Shane, Will Banister, Old Dominion and Sam Hunt Other grandstand entertainment includes a demolition derby and the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Indian Horse Relay.
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