BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Milwaukee man who served time in federal prison for sex trafficking in North Dakota has been sentenced to more time behind bars on a drug trafficking conspiracy charge. Levell Durr and a woman were caught on Interstate 94 near Bismarck in late October, and he recently pleaded guilty. Durr pleaded guilty in 2014 to encouraging two women to travel from Milwaukee to North Dakota to engage in prostitution. He was sent to prison and released this past June
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Four Native American tribes fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court are seeking to challenge a federal study that concluded a spill would not greatly impact tribal populations. The tribes involved are the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton and Oglala Sioux. They are seeking permission from a federal judge to contest the results of the Army Corps of Engineers study. The study says the pipeline doesn’t pose a higher risk of adverse impacts to minority and poor people.
ROSEAU, Minn. (The Jamestown Sun) – Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Rep. Bob Bergland died Sunday. He was 90. He represented northwestern Minnesota in the House from 1971 to 1977. Bergland also served on the House Agriculture Committee, the Select Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Science. He served as secretary of agriculture under President Carter from 1977 to 1981. In the early 2000s, Bergland was diagnosed with prostate cancer and treated with a radioactive seeding. A year later, he developed sarcoma in his left arm. Bergland is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters; and three sons.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) – A broken water line displaced residents of a Minot apartment building. Water flooded the bottom floor of the 22-unit complex Monday night, and all residents were evacuated. Twenty of the units were occupied. The water got as high as 3 feet, but no one was hurt.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department has set tentative opening dates for next year’s hunting seasons. The dates become official with the governor’s approval. Tentative 2019 opening dates for some major seasons include spring turkey on April 13, mountain lions on Aug. 30, grouse on Sept. 14, waterfowl on Sept. 28, pronghorn on Oct. 4, pheasants and fall turkey on Oct. 12, and deer gun on Nov. 8.