KHRT ND News – 11/18/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 111821 – 0700
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Authorities say a 35-year-old Moorhead, Minnesota man has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder after a shooting that left two people dead at a north Fargo business. Fargo Police Chief David Zibolski says officers were called to Composite America at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday and discovered two gunshot victims. A woman died at the scene and a man was declared dead at a local hospital. KVRR reports that the suspect walked into the police department and turned himself in. The weapon believed to be used in the shooting was recovered. Zibolski says it’s not known whether there’s any connection between the suspect and the victims. The names of the people involved have not been released.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – The massive infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed this week includes billions of dollars to address long-standing issues with water and sanitation on tribal land. The Indian Health Service says it will consult with tribes on how best to use the $3.5 billion. The amount is enough to fulfill the more than 1,560 projects on the agency’s list of sanitation deficiencies. Tribes welcomed the infusion of money but say sustained investments are needed to make up for decades of neglect and underfunding. The bill also includes funding for broadband in Indian Country, tribal water rights settlements, roads and climate resilience.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Retired North Dakota Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Al Palmer died Tuesday at age 69. Palmer began his military career with the U.S. Air Force in 1972, serving a tour in Thailand during the Vietnam War, and joined the North Dakota Air National Guard in 1981, eventually serving as chief of staff and assistant adjutant general. In his civilian career, he spent more than 30 years with the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, including 10 years as director of flight operations. He also was instrumental in establishing the Grand Forks Veterans Memorial Park, inviting the Guard’s current adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, for the park’s dedication on Sept. 11, 2021. Palmer also served on the governor’s Task Force for Veterans Affairs created in 2018.

“Al Palmer had an immeasurable and lasting impact on aviation in North Dakota, from his quiet, steady leadership in the Air National Guard to his roles as a flight instructor and director of flight operations at UND, to coming out of retirement to help lead the UAS program at UND in its early stages,” said Gov. Doug Burgum, who as governor serves as commander-in-chief of the North Dakota National Guard. “Al enjoyed helping others succeed and was a strong advocate for the National Guard. He cared deeply for his fellow veterans, and we are grateful for his service on the Task Force for Veterans Affairs and for his service to his country. Kathryn and I extend our heartfelt prayers and condolences to his family and friends.”

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