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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Cheech Marin, who gained fame as part of the comedic duo “Cheech and Chong” with Tommy Chong in the ’70s and ’80s, will speak about his extensive collection of Chicano art and his advocacy of minority artists Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Hughes Fine Arts Center at the University of North Dakota. The free event is set for 5 p.m. in the Campbell Recital Hall. For the past 30 years, Marin has amassed the largest private collection of Chicano art in the United States. The term “Chicano” refers to people of Mexican-American heritage.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Police are investigating the cause of death of a Canadian man whose body was discovered at a truck stop. The body was found the morning of Sunday, Nov. 5, in the cab of a truck at the Flying J Travel Center, 4401 3nd Ave. S. It did not appear to be a case of foul play, said Sgt. Andrew Stein of the Grand Forks Police Department. "It appears it was natural causes," he said. Police gave the man's age as 48 and said he was from Windsor, Ontario. His name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.
One person was killed on Friday afternoon in a crash 4 miles west of Arnegard on Highway 85. Duane Lindgren, 64, of Fergus Falls, Minn., was driving a 2016 Toyota Highlander from Fergus Falls to Fairview, Mont., and Allen Parkinson, 52, of Sugar City, Idaho, was driving a 2004 GMC Envoy from Williston to Watford City, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Parkinson lost control of his vehicle as it began to rotate counter-clockwise and entered the westbound lanes. Lindgren's vehicle struck the Envoy on the passenger side, the Highway Patrol reported.
FARGO—A Jamestown man was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison on pornography charges Friday in U.S. District Court in Fargo. Alexander McManus, 56, will be on supervised release for life after his release from prison. McManus pleaded guilty in June to one count of receiving materials containing child pornography and two counts of possession of materials containing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers.
MILLE LACS, Minn.—Mille Lacs Lake resort and business owners and fishermen received some good news Friday as the ice fishing season approaches. The walleye fishing will open on Friday, Dec. 1, with no bait restrictions and a limit of one walleye 20-22 inches or one longer than 28 inches.
Grand Forks police are searching for a man in connection with an early Friday morning report of a robbery and assault near Denny's. Officers responded at 2:25 a.m. to 3770 32nd Ave. S. for a fight in the restaurant's parking lot, but they could not find anyone involved in the incident, according to a news release. They then were called two hours later to Altru Hospital to investigate an assault. Officers learned the victim was allegedly assaulted in the parking lot of Denny's. A watch was taken from the victim, who was treated for a broken wrist, police said.
BISMARCK — The governors for North Dakota and South Dakota are wagering $128 on the Dakota Marker rivalry game on Saturday, Nov. 4, with the loser donating to the winning school’s foundation. The game between North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University begins at 2 p.m. in Brookings, S.D., and marks the 14th annual Dakota Marker trophy game. The trophy is a replica of the monuments places along the states’ border in the 1800s.
BISMARCK—Cara Mund, the first Miss North Dakota to be crowned Miss America, can add another rare distinction to her credit: her own day. Gov. Doug Burgum declared Saturday, Nov. 4, as Cara Mund Day after she was crowned Miss America in September. Mund, a 2012 graduate of Bismarck Century High School, is visiting the Peace Garden State this week, including events Friday in Williston and Saturday in Bismarck.
HIBBING, Minn. — The body of a 24-year-old Hibbing man missing for several weeks was discovered in a snow covered ditch on a maintenance road at the former Essar Steel Minnesota property in Nashwauk Township. The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office said Curtis Strand’s body was found Wednesday, Nov. 1, and that the death does not appear to be suspicious. The body was taken to the Midwest County Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minn. for examination.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- An 81-year-old Georgia man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle, head-on crash on Highway 22 about 12 miles north of Dickinson Thursday morning. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, a 63-year-old Manning man, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, was headed southbound on Highway 22 while a 69-year-old Dickinson man, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, was headed north toward Killdeer.