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THOMPSON, N.D. -- A Thompson man killed after being struck by a train Monday morning, Jan. 23, has been identified. Ron Shannon was pronounced dead at the scene near Fourth Avenue Northeast between Thompson and Reynolds shortly before 7 a.m. Monday. He was 44. Lt. Gary Grove with the Grand Forks Sheriff's Office confirmed Shannon's identity Wednesday. No foul play is suspected in the incident. The incident was reported by officials with BNSF Railway early Monday morning.
BISMARCK — Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn will testify at a North Dakota legislative committee Feb. 2. Coburn, a Republican who represented Oklahoma in the Senate from 2005 to 2015, will testify on House Concurrent Resolution 3006. That resolution would urge Congress to call a convention of states to propose constitutional amendments "which impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress."
You can watch the funeral honoring fallen Rolette County Deputy Colt Allery in its entirety in the scroll above.
FARGO - A mobile home in Fargo has been destroyed by fire. Crews responded to 521 Countryside Trailer Court South around 10:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 to find a trailer fully engulfed in flames. There was heavy smoke. It took about 15 minutes to get the blaze under control. "The location's pretty tight in there, but seemed to keep the fire off the other trailers. There's minimal damage to the other trailers around it," said Chris Ramussen of the Fargo Fire Department.
Click here to watch Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton give his State of the State address. The address is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.
ROLLA, N.D. -- Details have been slow to emerge about a break-in that left one man dead early Sunday, Jan. 22. The Rolette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Six people, including children, were inside the home 2 miles outside of Rolla when they heard someone trying break in. The intruder was then shot and killed. Authorities say the intruder had a weapon, but it's unknown who fired the deadly shot.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A man and woman are dead after the pickup they were traveling in Sunday night, Jan. 22, struck a frac tank pulled by a semi. The two occupants were headed south in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado on McKenzie County Road 14 when the driver disregarded a stop sign at 9:15 p.m. and struck the tank being pulled by a 1998 Peterbilt, which was traveling east on North Dakota Highway 73, the state’s Highway Patrol said.
BISMARCK — North Dakota House lawmakers voted 81-9 Monday, Jan. 23, to prevent workers' compensation from paying for medical marijuana. House Bill 1156 was introduced in response to the measure approved by voters last November that legalizes medical marijuana in North Dakota for defined medical conditions. The bill prevents North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance, the state's workers' compensation system, from paying for medical marijuana for a workplace injury.
Two Detroit Lakes group home employees are facing serious sexual assault charges in separate incidents. In the first case, Varfee Kamara, 30, of 2602 18th St. S., Fargo, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony counts of first- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct — victim mentally impaired.
Two men are in jail and a 28-year-old victim remained in a Duluth hospital Sunday after a Saturday night shooting downtown, the Duluth Police Department said in a news release. Police responded to the area of First Avenue East and First Street at 8:43 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 on a report of a shooting. They arrived to find the victim having been shot in the abdomen; his condition was unknown by police, who declined to release his name to the News Tribune.