Highway Patrol Identifies Wahpeton Man Killed In Sunday Crash

WAHPETON, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) The Highway Patrol said 21 year-old Ryan Rosaaen of Wahpeton died after he lost control of his vehicle on a city street and struck a tree around 11:50pm on Sunday, February 19th.

The Highway Patrol said Rosaaen was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

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Four Winds Top Final ’16-’17 Class B Boys Poll

BISMARCK (AP) The final Class B Boys Basketball poll of the 2016-17 season has been released, as voted on by members of the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

First place votes are in parenthesis, followed by the team’s record, and the number of total points received.

1. Four Winds-Minnewaukan (13) 18-1 156
2. St. John (2) 19-0 128
3. Dickinson Trinity 18-2 117
4. Solen 17-1 104
5. Hillsboro-Central Valley (1) 16-3 103
6. Linton-HMB 17-2 80
7. Thompson 16-4 66
8. Oak Grove 15-4 46
9. Beulah 17-3 29
10. Bishop Ryan 17-2 18
Others receiving votes: Shiloh Christian (14-5), Northern Cass (16-4), Kenmare (17-2), Richland (15-4), Carrington (16-3), Des Lacs-Burlington (15-4).

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Gullickson Commits to Lake Region

VALLEY CITY (NewsDakota.com)- Valley City High School’s Maren Gullickson signed a letter on intent to continue her volleyball career as a student athlete at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. As the lone senior and a captain for The Hi-Liners last fall, Gullickson was part of a team that went 9-11 in The EDC and 21-15 overall. Valley City hosted and won an EDC play in match and also took the season series against Fargo Davies.The Eagles were tournament champions and finished 6th in the state. With an up and down season Gullickson says she was pleased with her final season as a Hi-Liner

 

Gullickson was attracted to Lake Regions’ Precision Ag Program and made a final decisions after working out with the team

 

The Royals were 9-27 last season and 2-6 in The Mon-Dak. They are coached by Brigitte Greywater.

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Measure Proposes Moratorium on North Dakota Wind Energy

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Senate is considering a proposal that would halt wind-generation projects in the state for two years.

Republican Sen. Dwight Cook is worried North Dakota’s burgeoning wind-energy industry may be threatening the state’s coal-fired power plants.

He says the state’s wind industry more enjoys favorable tax incentives and less onerous regulations than coal factories, putting them at an unfair advantage.

Republican Rep. Mike Brandenburg is one of the most pro-wind lawmakers in the Legislature.

He says the Senate proposal “sends a bad message” to industry and investors, and he fears the state could lose tax revenue and jobs to other states if the measure is approved.

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Valley City Administrator Talks About Bright Energy Solutions Incentives (Audio)

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) Valley City is reminding people about the great incentives for customers who purchase energy efficient LED light bulbs through the Bright Energy Solutions Program.

Valley City Administrator David Schelkoph talked about the incentives for customers and city during the February 7th city commission meeting.

For more details about the Bright Energy Solutions energy saving incentive program call the city hall offices in Valley City.

 

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Number of ND Farms and Ranches Drops Slightly

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The number of farms and ranches in North Dakota dropped slightly last year.

The federal Agriculture Department estimates 29,800 agricultural operations in the state in 2016, down 200 from 2015.

The number of small farms and ranches in terms of sales increased, while the number of large operations declined.

Land in farms and ranches totaled 39.1 million acres, down 100,000 acres from 2015.

The average size of an operation was up 5 acres, to 1,312.

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Vandal Named NSAA Player of the Week

MADISON, SD (PlayNorthStar.com)- Alli Vandal of Valley City State (N.D.) was selected to the fifteenth edition of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Women’s Basketball Player-of-the-Week honor, announced by the conference office Monday.

North Star Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player-of-the-Week
Alli Vandal – Valley City State (N.D.) – 6’0″ – Sophomore – Forward – Rolla, N.D. – Vandal shot 77 percent and scoring a career-high 25 points in 24 minutes as Valley City State ended No. 11-ranked Jamestown 31-game winning streak in NSAA conference regular-season play with a 75-70 overtime victory.  She scored five of VCSU’s 12 points in overtime, including a crucial basket with 37 seconds left in the game that gave Vikings a four-point lead.  She also had 15 points in nearly 20 minutes as Valley City State defeated Presentation 89-68.  For the week, Vandal averaged 20.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.  She was 15-of-21 from the field (71.4 percent), 2-of-3 from the 3-point line and converted 8-of-10 free-throws.

VCSU host Presentation College Thursday in the 1st round of The NSAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Pregame is at 6:45 on KOVC and NewsDakota.com.

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ND Governor, Tribal Leader Daiscuss Camp Cleanup & Evacuation

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has talked with Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault about efforts to clean up and vacate a camp protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Burgum’s office says the governor and the tribal chairman talked on the phone Monday about the importance of evacuating and cleaning up the camp.

State and federal authorities have told protesters to leave the camp by Wednesday or face possible arrest. Authorities are concerned spring flooding could wash tons of trash into nearby rivers.

Burgum’s office says more than 230 truckloads have been hauled out as of Monday.

Protesters have been at the campsite since August to fight the $3.8 billion pipeline. Opponents say the pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites. Dallas-based developer Energy Transfer Partners disputes that.

Photo from North Dakota Joint Information Center

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