MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – A teenage suspect is in custody following a shooting in Mandan. Officers responded to a call shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sunday about someone yelling obscenities and then a report of shots fired in the same area. Officers were flagged down by two people who reported a shooting. The woman was taken to a Bismarck hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A 16-year-old boy is in custody.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Authorities say one person has died in a crash in North Dakota during whiteout conditions. Highway Patrol Capt. Bryan Niewind says the accident occurred Monday afternoon on Interstate 29 about 20 miles south of Fargo. The patrol says a truck and a van were northbound in the right lane when another vehicle passed them, causing whiteout conditions. As the truck and van slowed down, a semitrailer approached them from behind and struck the van, pushing it into the truck. The van driver was killed.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota lawmakers will face tough spending choices when they convene Thursday to kick off the new legislative session. The state’s economy is slowly emerging from a years-long rut due to depressed oil and agriculture prices. Gov. Doug Burgum has proposed a $14.3 billion budget that increases state spending 5 percent.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota legislator wants to increase the legal consequences for people who tamper with pipelines and any groups that help them. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Republican Sen. Janne Myrdal of Edinburg is sponsoring the bill. The legislation would more clearly define that it’s illegal to damage energy facilities and other critical infrastructure facilities. It also increases the fine tenfold if an organization is found to have conspired with someone who tampers with infrastructure.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – U.S. Bank Stadium’s landlord and main tenant are ready to swap out the turf, less than three years after opening. Minnesota Public Radio News reports the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is seeking bids for the new artificial field. Potential contractors are invited to the stadium beginning this week as they prepare possible bids. The stadium operator anticipates having the new playing surface in place a few months ahead of next year’s Minnesota Vikings season.