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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation issued a statement on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to remind residents that state law prohibits the placement of private signs of any kind on a highway right of way. “With political campaigns underway for November elections, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds campaigners that state law prohibits placement of private signs of any kind,” the press release said.
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who has been recovering from a knee injury suffered last season, has been medically cleared and will start Sunday at home against the Indianapolis Colts. Carson Wentz has been medically cleared and will start Sunday, as Head Coach Doug Pederson will announce during his press conference. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/tT0wz5aevN
In case you missed it, here are five Inforum stories you don't want to miss from this past weekend: 'Horns up!' from the womb: Couple shares ultrasound image of NDSU Bison baby Former North Dakota State University students and longtime Bison fans, Ashley and Thomas Ritteman saw more than they were expecting at her recent ultrasound appointment.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — An Adrian man will serve 14 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Bradly Haddock, 31, was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Nobles County District Court for two different cases involving two different minors. He was sentenced to 168 months in prison for the two first-degree charges — related to sexually penetrating a minor under age 16 — which a jury unanimously found him guilty of during a May 24 jury trial.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved more than $648,000 in conservation grants for six projects across the state Friday, Sept. 14. The money came from the Outdoor Heritage Fund, which is backed by oil and gas production tax revenue. It represented the 12th round of grant funding since the program was established in 2013.
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. — A man is in custody after allegedly shooting a Stearns County deputy in the arm with an arrow early Thursday afternoon, Sept. 13. The incident started with a call saying the suspect drove a pickup into a building, according to a Stearns County press release.
MANDAN, N.D. -- There was a leak in Mandan on Thursday, and for now, law enforcement is stuck trying to solve the case. A sticky brown substance was found on an Exit 153 on-ramp as well as other streets just before noon Sept. 13, forcing the closure of Mandan Avenue for approximately three hours. Authorities closed the scene for safety reasons until they could identify the substance, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. It was then determined the stuff was 87 percent maple syrup, possibly used for cattle feed.
RED WING, Minn. -- Minnesota secretary of state candidate John Howe is back on the campaign trail after falling off a parade float Sunday, Sept. 9. Meanwhile, his campaign manager, who was run over by the trailer, is now recovering at a Red Wing care facility. Tim Droogsma, a former press secretary to U.S. Sen. Rudy Boschwitz and Gov. Arne Carlson, said the move will allow him to continue his rehabilitation on his legs and hips, a news release from the Republican Party of Minnesota said. Droogsma said he expects to re-join Howe soon.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota has the lowest adult obesity rate among Upper Midwest states despite an increase of 0.7 percent from 2016 to 2017. Iowa has the highest percentage at 36.4 percent, followed by North Dakota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Minnesota's adult obesity rate of 28.4 percent also ranks the lowest amongst 12 Midwest states, the Minnesota Department of Health said in a news release.
GRAND FORKS — An anonymous donor has pledged $1 million to the University of North Dakota’s accounting department to support students and faculty. About 20 percent of the gift will fund an endowment for graduate student stipends. The additional $800,000 will help elevate the Kulas Koppenhaver Endowed Professorship fund from a professorship level to an endowed chair level, said Milo Smith, senior director of public relations at the UND Alumni Association and Foundation.