Gwinner Man Injured in Rollover Near LaMoure Saturday

LAMOURE, N.D. ( – A Gwinner man was injured and is being charged with a DUI after losing control of his motorcycle on Highway 13 at around 4:50 PM Saturday evening.

Sgt. Ben Kennelly with the North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that Brice Christensen, 24, of Gwinner was injured after being separated from his bike. Christensen was transported to Oakes Hospital to be treated for his injuries. He was later life flighted to Sanford Health in Fargo.

Christensen is also being charged with DUI. The North Dakota Highway Patrol is continuing their investigation.

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Leevers Classic Day 1 Results


 Jamestown 6  vs New Rockford/Sheyenne 13

 Jamestown 7  vs Hillsboro/Central Valley  6

New Rockford/Sheyenne 14  vs Hope/Finley 5 

Valley City 10  vs Hillsboro/Central Valley 9

 Valley City 5 vs Hope/Finley 1  

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Leeds Man Found Dead on Train Tracks in Benson County

LEEDS, N.D. ( – On Saturday, June 25th at around 11:35 AM, the North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to the report of a train/pedestrian crash in Leeds, North Dakota.

Sgt. Adam Dvorak reports that they, along with the Benson County Sheriff’s Department, were contacted by BNSF Railroad employees after they saw what they believed to be a body on the tracks. When emergency officials arrived, they discovered that a 55 year-old man from Leeds had died on the railroad tracks, but not from being struck by a train.

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Benson County Coroner responded to investigate the death. The crash remains under investigation.

Sgt. Dvorak reports that at this point, there is no foul play suspected.

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Cooling Assistance Provided by Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

BISMARCK, N.D. ( – With hot temperatures and high humidity arriving in the state, the North Dakota Department of Human Services and the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Division of Community Service is reminding North Dakotans that cooling assistance is available for seniors or people with certain medical conditions who qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally-funded program that primarily helps qualifying households pay for heating needs. This past heating season, the program served around 12,000 households in the state. Last summer, 200 households participated in the cooling assistance program.

Program funds can be used to assist qualifying households to purchase and install an air conditioning unit, repair an air conditioning unit or to purchase oscillating or window fans. Work is completed by a Community Action agency located in the state’s eight largest cities.

To qualify, current energy assistance clients under 60 years of age need a signed statement from a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or public health nurse verifying their medical condition and the need for a cooled living space. They must provide that information to the county social service office. Clients age 60 and over are not required to get documentation of a medical need.

People who are not currently clients of the energy assistance program may also qualify. A three-person household earning up to $44,717 per year may qualify if their assets meet program limits. For information on qualifying incomes, visit

Individuals should contact their county social service office to apply for the program before Sept. 30. Contact information is available at

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