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REILE'S ACRES, N.D. — A Harwood, N.D., man has died after a Friday morning crash threw him from his vehicle in Cass County. Charles Gad, 49, succumbed to injuries from a rollover that occurred around 6:20 a.m. Friday, March 10 in the 3800 block of 57th Street North, or about a half mile west of Reile's Acres, according to a news release. The 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser he was driving entered the east ditch and overturned, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
NELSON, Minn.—Two people from Nelson were injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash Saturday evening in Douglas County. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded at 5:34 p.m. Sunday to a report of an overturned ATV near Nelson, or about 115 miles southeast of Fargo. The driver, 28-year-old Aaron Joseph Salo, and his passenger, Diane Linda Danner, 53, were taken to hospitals.
It could be a snowy Sunday for most of North Dakota and western Minnesota as a winter storm threatens to drop 3 to 6 inches in the Red River Valley of the south. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks issued a winter weather advisory early Sunday morning for Benson, Steele, Clay, Wilkin, west Otter Tail, Grant, Eddy, Griggs, Barnes, Cass, Ransom, Sargent and Richland counties. Snow for some cities, including Fargo, could begin this morning as it moves in from northwest North Dakota, but it should to diminish by Sunday evening, meteorologists predict.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Two unidentified 15-year-old girls, one of them from West Fargo, were injured in a crash about 5:20 p.m. Friday, March 10, on Interstate 94 near Jamestown. The West Fargo teen was driving eastbound when the 2013 Ford Fiesta she was driving left the road and entered the south ditch about a half mile west of Jamestown, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. She then the overcorrected the car and it struck a support pole for an exit sign, the Patrol said.
MCGREGOR, Minn. — A 59-year-old McGregor man died after the ATV he was operating broke through ice on the Sandy River Flowage in Aitkin County. The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office reported that Kevin Lee Futhey died Friday night, March 10, at North Memorial Medical Center after he was airlifted to the Twin Cities-area hospital.
CROSBY, Minn. — Crosby Mayor Jim Hunter was booked into the Crow Wing County jail on suspicion of three felonies after his arrest Friday, March 10. Jail records show Hunter, 68, was booked into jail on suspicion of theft by swindle, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and lawful gambling fraud crimes. Crosby Police Chief Kim Coughlin confirmed the arrest Friday, but could not immediately provide further details. Hunter is the owner of CI Auto Crosby, JH Trucking and Hunter Nelson rental properties. He is the former owner of Buy Sell Trade.
BISMARCK—North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Shawn Riley to lead the state's Information Technology Department Friday, March 10. Riley, a native of Lanesboro, Minn., has worked as the section head of information technology for Mayo Clinic since 2014 and previously held other roles within the Mayo Clinic Health System. He will assume duties as the state's chief information officer April 17, according to a news release from Burgum's office.
PISEK, N.D. - The driver who was killed when his pickup crashed in a shelterbelt seven miles east of Pisek on Thursday morning has been identified. The body of Wyatt Feltman, 25, of Grafton was discovered early March 9 after a motorist noticed the wreck. Pisek is about 60 miles northwest of Grand Forks.
KILLDEER, N.D. -- A 27-year-old Dickinson man who was killed in a rollover crash that ejected him from a pickup early Thursday morning about 30 miles northwest of Killdeer in western North Dakota has been identified. The North Dakota State Highway Patrol said Dalton James, who was driving a 2002 GMC Sierra pickup, failed to negotiate a curve around 12:30 a.m. and drove off the west side of 111th Avenue Northwest. The vehicle struck a temporary guard rail, went down a steep embankment and overturned.
The bald eagles featured on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' EagleCam have their first chick of 2017. An egg hatched Thursday, March 9, and a second egg has a pip (scientific term for the hole the chick makes with its egg tooth on the end of its beak) that is getting larger. Biologists were concerned that the first egg might not hatch, as it was left in the cold for quite some time immediately after hatching. The pair has proven they have this incubation thing under control.