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Friday, June 22nd 2018
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SUPREME COURT-SALES TAX-NORTH DAKOTA

Sales tax ruling overturns decision in North Dakota case

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax is being hailed by North Dakota officials as a victory for local businesses.

The ruling in a South Dakota case overturns a 1992 decision, Quill v. North Dakota, that said companies can't be forced to collect sales tax from customers in a state where they don't have a physical presence.

North Dakota's tax department estimates the state has been losing out on $50 million a year.

Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger (RAW'-shuhn-bur-gur) says his office will be working "over the next few weeks" to implement the law change.

Remote sellers will be required to collect and remit sales tax to North Dakota if they make a minimum of either 200 sales or $100,000 in sales per year in the state.

BANKERS SURVEY

Slow growth likely continues in rural parts of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy should continue growing slowly in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but the most recent survey of bankers in the area doesn't reflect all the recent tough trade talk.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says farmers are concerned that new tariffs could hurt exports at a time when their profits appeared lean, at best.

The overall index for rural parts of the region slipped to 56.1 in June from May's 56.3, but it remained in positive territory over 50.

Any score above 50 suggests a growing economy in the months ahead, while a score below 50 indicates a shrinking economy.

Bankers from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming were surveyed.

IMMIGRATION-TRUMP SUPPORTERS

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas says he supported President Donald Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because it got Congress talking about immigration reform.

Die-hard Trump supporters remained steadfast even as heart-rending photos of children held in cages and audio of terrified children crying out for their parents stoked outrage among Democrats and Republicans alike. They said they believed Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen when they falsely claimed they had no choice but to enforce an existing law.

When Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to end forced separations on his own, they shrugged. They suggested that the end justified the means, and they blamed Congress — just as the president has.

MISSING PERSON

Authorities investigating missing person case in Minnesota

(Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com)

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say they are looking into a missing person case northeast of Moorhead.

Clay County Chief Deputy Steve Landsem says several agencies are working on the investigation on a farmstead south of Hitterdal. Landsem tells KFGO radio that the missing person is believed to be connected to the Wahpeton, North Dakota area.

No other details have been released.

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SEXUAL ASSAULT SENTENCE

Solen man sentenced to more than 19 years for sexual assault

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man has been sentenced to more than 19 years in prison for sexual assault.

Twenty-seven-year-old Clifford See Walker, of Solen, was convicted of aggravated sexual assault by use of force for the April 2017 incident.

Authorities say the assault took place at the victim's residence in Fort Yates. She was sleeping when See Walker entered the residence.

The crime happened nine days after See Walker was released from prison. He has a lengthy criminal record that includes burglaries and assaults.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland sentenced See Walker to 19 years and seven months in prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release.

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Weekend softball tourney drawing thousands to Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Thousands of recreational softball players from the U.S. and Canada are in Bismarck for this weekend's McQuade charity tournament.

The annual event is in its 43rd year. McQuade Distributing Co. bills the event as the largest nonprofit, single-weekend slowpitch softball tournament in the country. More than 450 teams are registered again this year.

The tournament is Friday through Sunday, with games being played at six softball complexes in Bismarck and neighboring Mandan.

The Bismarck Police Department has issued a statement urging motorists to use caution because of the increased traffic.

Thursday, June 21st 2018
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SENATE-NORTH DAKOTA-IMMIGRATION

Family separation issue tests Heitkamp, Cramer

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and her Republican rival, Rep. Kevin Cramer, agree there's a need for compassion for children separated from their families at the southern border.

But there are some differences in the stances of the candidates in the Senate race that could be critical to control of the chamber.

Heitkamp in recent days has focused more on the human element in her statements, while Cramer has spotlighted the need for immigration reform and border security.

University of North Dakota's political science expert Mark Jendrysik (jehn-DRY'-sihk) says both candidates are "trying to thread the needle" on the issue.

Voters are listening. Fargo retired nurse David Gausman says the border issue has cemented his vote for Heitkamp. But Fargo resident Rob Olson believes Cramer would do a better job strengthening the borders.

IMMIGRATION-TRUMP SUPPORTERS

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas says he supported President Donald Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because it got Congress talking about immigration reform.

Die-hard Trump supporters remained steadfast even as heart-rending photos of children held in cages and audio of terrified children crying out for their parents stoked outrage among Democrats and Republicans alike. They said they believed Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen when they falsely claimed they had no choice but to enforce an existing law.

When Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to end forced separations on his own, they shrugged. They suggested that the end justified the means, and they blamed Congress — just as the president has.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-LEGISLATURE

North Dakota lawmakers closer to Capitol harassment policy

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Legislature's research arm has refined a proposed policy regarding workplace and sexual harassment in North Dakota's Capitol.

The updated proposal expands the list of legislative leaders designated to field complaints, more clearly outlines potential punishments and adds a training component.

The Legislative Procedure and Arrangements Committee hopes to finalize a policy in September so it's in place for the 2019 Legislature's organizational session in December.

Legislative leaders have said they aren't aware of any sexual harassment allegations in the Capitol. But they decided late last year to update existing policy that bars harassment but provides no process for the formal reporting of complaints.

House Republican Majority Leader Al Carlson calls it "still a work in progress" but says "we're headed down the right path."

CANDIDATE CHARGED

North Dakota House candidate faces misdemeanor charge

(Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota House candidate is facing a misdemeanor criminal charge for allegedly publishing inaccurate information about an opponent.

The charge against Republican District 47 candidate Duane Sand carries a maximum punishment of a year in jail and a $3,000 fine.

Sand lost the primary election last week to incumbent Reps. George Keiser and Larry Klemin. Keiser filed a police report against Sand on May 29, alleging a flier sent from Sand's headquarters in Bismarck misstated a vote he cast in 2013 and violated state law.

Sand ran an apology ad in The Bismarck Tribune June 3, saying he had misstated Keiser's vote on the bill.

Sand told the newspaper in an interview that he wasn't aware of the criminal charge but that it was Keiser's right to pursue the case.

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FORKLIFT DEATH-ID

Authorities ID forklift operator killed on state highway

THOMPSON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Grand Forks man who died when the forklift he was operating was struck and killed by a minivan on a state highway near Thompson.

The Highway Patrol says 61-year-old Juan Contreras was driving the forklift on Highway 15 when he was struck Monday afternoon.

The two people in the minivan weren't hurt.

The patrol is still investigating what happened.

HOUSE CRASH

Man arrested after allegedly crashing pickup into Fargo home

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man is in custody after allegedly driving drunk in Fargo and crashing his pickup truck through a fence and into a home.

Police say the 24-year-old driver and a passenger fled on foot after the crash about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday but were tracked down by officers.

The passenger was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries. No one inside the home was hurt.

The driver was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, fleeing the scene of an injury crash and driving under the influence. Formal charges were pending.

Wednesday, June 20th 2018
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BISMARCK DISTRICT INVESTIGATION

Investigation continues into Bismarck restaurant complex

(Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Police say they're continuing their investigation into a collection of restaurants in downtown Bismarck that have recently closed.

Officers searched the complex in April looking for controlled substances and signs of drug trafficking. No arrests have been made. But, Sgt. Mike Bolme says he anticipates charges in the future.

All business owners officially closed their restaurants Sunday. The Bismarck Tribune says the space that housed six restaurants and bars and entertainment venues is on the market for $4.5 million.

The owners posted on Facebook that recent false allegations forced the closure.

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NORTH DAKOTA SUICIDES

North Dakota health officials respond to rising suicide rate

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials are working to prevent more suicides after a national report showed an alarming jump in the state's suicide rate.

The recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that North Dakota's suicide rate rose 58 percent from 1999 to 2016 — the biggest increase in the country over that time.

In 2016, 134 North Dakotans died by suicide.

The North Dakota Department of Health recently awarded $300,000 to suicide prevention programs throughout the state. The grants were part of an appropriation approved by state lawmakers.

Kora Dockter, chairwoman of the North Dakota Suicide Prevention Coalition, says people thinking about suicide can get better through treatment and that "help is only a phone call away."

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Online:

http://www.ndhealth.gov/suicideprevention

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE-PARTNERSHIP

North Dakota colleges expand student transfer partnership

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota State College of Science and North Dakota State University are expanding their partnership, which school leaders say will better serve the research, education and workforce needs of the state.

School officials say the agreement signed Monday will make it easier for students to go from earning a two-year degree to a bachelor's degree. They say the need for two-year programs is likely to grow in the coming years, along with workforce demand for graduates.

NDSCS President John Richman says the colleges have historically held close ties, including a program allowing students not accepted to NDSU to live on campus while taking remedial classes at the state college.

The systems will continue to run independently.

RISING MISSOURI

Bismarck area concerned about rising Missouri River

(Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and North Dakota residents are keeping an eye on the rising Missouri River near Bismarck as the agency releases more water from a nearby dam.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that water released from Lake Sakakawea at the Garrison Dam will go from 44,000 cubic feet (1,246 cubic meters) per second to 52,000 (1,473) by Wednesday. The increase is due to continued rapid snowpack melt and rainfall runoff.

The National Weather Service says the river channel between Bismarck and Mandan will rise from 10.5 feet (3.2 meters) to about 12 feet (3.6 meters). The area experienced historic flooding in 2011 when the river crested at more than 19 feet (5.8 meters).

Residents are encouraged to watch for weather updates amid flooding and erosion concerns.

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FORKLIFT DEATH

Forklift driver struck and killed near Thompson

THOMPSON, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a man operating a forklift was struck and killed by a minivan on a state highway near Thompson.

The patrol says the 61-year-old Grand Forks man was driving the forklift on Highway 15 when he was struck Monday afternoon. Authorities say the minivan was driven by an 80-year-old Northwood woman. She and her 75-year-old passenger were not injured.

The victim has not been identified.

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