KHRT ND News – 03/23/22

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 032322 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Bismarck police say they are investigating a homicide that left a man dead of an apparent gunshot wound. Officers responded to a residential neighborhood shortly before 9 AM Monday on a report of shots fired and arrived to find the 22-year-old victim had died. Officials believe the shooting is a targeted attack on the person and say the suspect is still at large. Detectives are asking anyone in the neighborhood that could provide video from door bell cameras or home surveillance to help. The investigation is ongoing.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota man imprisoned for fatally shooting his parents, brother and sister in 1992 continues his quest to have his life sentence reduced. Michael Neugebauer was 15 when he killed the four family members at their home east of Bismarck. He was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to the murders. Neugebauer filed a motion for a sentence reduction hearing in 2020, which was denied. He appealed to the state Supreme Court, which agreed a hearing should take place. On Tuesday, Neugebauer testified he endured years of abuse at home before the fatal shootings. There was no immediate ruling on the defense motion.
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UNDATED (AP) – Thousands of conductors, engineers, train and yard workers have returned to work after an agreement between Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference ended a two-day work stoppage. A work stoppage that began Sunday brought trains to a halt across Canada and interrupted fertilizer and other shipments to and from the U.S. as 3,000 workers walked off the job. The two sides will enter into binding arbitration under a new agreement, according to Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.
 
Canadian Pacific said that it will immediately begin working with customers to resume normal train operations across Canada as soon as possible. A lengthy interruption of fertilizer shipments could have hamstrung U.S. farmers who are nearing the spring planting season, as well as exacerbated existing supply chain bottlenecks in the U.S. and Canada that stem from the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
CP is the leading carrier of potash, a plant nutrient used in the production of multiple crops. According to investor documents, the railroad carries 70% of the potash produced in North America, all from mines in Saskatchewan. The railroad also carries fertilizers, including phosphate, urea, ammonium sulfate, ammonium nitrate and anhydrous ammonia. About half its fertilizer shipments originate from processing plants in Alberta. U.S. trains were not affected by the work stoppage, but the railroad cannot make shipments between the two nations.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – A North Dakota Army National Guard unit has received an alert for possible mobilization. If ordered to mobilize, the Fargo-based 191st Military Police Company would deploy to the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of operations sometime late summer 2022. The unit is headquartered in Fargo with a detachment in Grand Forks. If mobilized, about 155 Soldiers are expected to be deployed about one year.
 
“Our military police Soldiers are well trained, professional, and ready to excel on this mission,” said Brig. Gen. Jon Erickson, commander of the North Dakota Army National Guard. “I continue to be appreciative of great support provided by our Families and the employers of our Guard members. Our mission success at home and abroad is heavily dependent on their unyielding support.”
 
This is the third overseas mobilization for 191st Military Police Company. In 2012, about 30 Soldiers served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for nine months and about 180 Soldiers served in Iraq from 2008 to 2009. In January 2021, about 60 Soldiers from the unit served with the 816th Military Police Company in support of the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.
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BISMARCK, ND – With much of the snow melted away and dry conditions persisting, several counties have issued burn bans or restriction. Burke, Mountrail, McKenzie, Morton and Stutsman counties have issued bans. More information can be found at ndresponse.gov.
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MINOT, ND – The City of Minot’s 10 yard waste collection sites are open for the season. The City’s yard waste collection sites are for City of Minot garbage collection patrons only and are not for use by non-residents or by commercial haulers. Yard waste includes grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, vines, flowers, flowerbed clippings and apples that have fallen from trees. Tree branches are not allowed in the yard waste collection containers. Small piles of tree branches are picked up separately throughout the week, as time permits. Residents with City sanitation service should put small piles of tree branches near their collection point on their regular collection day, and City crews will add their address to a list of tree piles to be collected.
 
The City’s yard waste collection sites are located at:
 
-27th Ave. & 7th St. NW
-15th Ave. & 2nd St. NE
-11th St. & 4th Ave. NW
-13th St. & 5th Ave. SE
-7th St. & 9 th Ave. SW
-7th St. & 16th Ave. SE
-16th St. & 16th Ave. SW
-25th St. & 2nd Ave. SW
-4th St. & 34th Ave. SW
-37th St. & 11th Ave. SE
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DETROIT (AP) – General Motors is recalling more than 740,000 small SUVs in the U.S. because the headlight beams can be too bright and cause glare for oncoming drivers. The recall announced Tuesday comes after U.S. safety regulators turned down a request from the Detroit automaker to avoid the recall. The company is recalling GMC Terrain SUVs from 2010 through 2017. Documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say reflections caused by the headlight housings can illuminate some areas with too much light. The agency says this can reduce visibility for other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. GM hasn’t come up with a repair yet. The company expects to notify owners by letter starting April 23.
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BISMARCK, ND – Did you know, even though almost half of the calls to poison centers are about children, poisonings in teens and adults tend to be some of the more serious cases? That’s why your poison center has information for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
 
In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26, the 2022 National Poison Prevention Week campaign theme, “Poison Centers: Here for the ages” aims to raise awareness of the danger of poisons and appropriate resources that are available to North Dakotans. It is important to know what resources there are to protect you and your family in the event of poisoning.
 
From anywhere in the country, a person can dial 1-800-222-1222 and receive guidance from highly trained poison specialists who have the most current information regarding treatment recommendations. Factors that may affect the severity of a poison exposure are age, weight, medical history and the amount of substance involved.
 
Many poisonings are preventable with safe use, storage and disposal of products and medications. Poison specialists offer immediate expert advice on poison exposures such as household products and chemicals, medications, cosmetics and personal care items, bites and stings, mushrooms and plants, and fumes and gases. On average, 90% of poisonings in America each year occur at home and more than 70% of people who call the Poison Help phone number receive the help and guidance they need right where they are-saving the cost of a trip to a doctor or hospital.
 
Everyone is encouraged to add Poison Help to their important phone number directory or save it in their phone’s contact list. The number for Poison Help is 1-800-222-1222. For general poison prevention tips and materials, visit https://ndpoison.org
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BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota’s paddlefish snagging season opens Sunday, May 1, and one noteworthy regulation change involves the sale and distribution of paddlefish tags. Paddlefish tags are only available for purchase online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov, and during normal business hours at Game and Fish Department offices in Bismarck, Dickinson and Williston. Snaggers buying tags online should plan accordingly and allow for a few days delivery through the mail.
 
 
(Copyright 2022 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 032322 – 0700
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A petition looking to place term limits on North Dakota lawmakers is riddled with violations and the proposal will not be placed on the November ballot. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says the review by his office and state Bureau of Criminal Investigation cites abuses like signatures that were “likely forged” in the presence of notary public, petition workers who were paid bonuses based on their production, and a “significant number” of signatures from residents of other states. Jaeger says some people who circulated petitions were not citizens of the United States.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Moorhead man must serve nearly five years in prison for leaving a loaded gun in his residence that was used in the accidental death of a 6-year-old boy. Phillip Neal Jones Jr., a convicted felon, pleaded guilty last year to illegally possessing a firearm. The 34-year-old Jones has multiple prior felony convictions in Hennepin and Anoka Counties and is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time. Court documents show that when the children were left unsupervised at the residence, a visiting child found the .40 caliber pistol under a large snack chip box in the kitchen. The gun went off, hitting and killing a second child.
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MINOT, ND – Minot officials say they are expecting an influx of Canadian visitors now that some COVID-19 restrictions are being relaxed. Fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to take a pre-entry COVID test starting April 1st. Executive director of Visit Minot Stephanie Schoenrock says the city is already getting more Canadian visitors and that more will come when all restrictions are lifted.
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MINOT, ND – There’s some new residents at the Roosevelt Park Zoo. Zoo Director Jeff Bullock says the zoo’s female Amur tiger, Zoya, gave birth to three healthy tiger cubs on Saturday. He says the cubs will become part of the future for saving this species from extinction. Bullock notes that once the cubs are older and Zoya is more comfortable, they will get an examination from the veterinarian who will determine their gender and weight. The cubs won’t be able to be seen by guests until they’re older and able to move around the habitat. Until then, their progress will be posted on the Roosevelt Park Zoo Facebook page.
 
 
 
(Copyright 2022 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
 

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