BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – When Democrat Heidi Heitkamp leaves the U.S. Senate, members of North Dakota’s Native American community will lose a big advocate. But tribal leaders aren’t jumping to write off her successor as a potential ally. Republican Kevin Cramer says he is a strong supporter of tribal sovereignty, has backed several Indian issues while in the House, has Native American friends and even taught Sunday school on a reservation.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A business association in downtown Bismarck is seeking a neighborhood market analysis to provide insight into how to better utilize the area. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the Downtowners are contracting with Stantec on the analysis, which will catalog how downtown buildings are being used and what new endeavors might flourish in the area. The findings could help existing businesses adjust their marketing strategies to increase sales and expand their customer base
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s river otter trapping season is over. The state Game and Fish Department announced Sunday that the season is closed immediately. The department says the statewide season’s pre-determined harvest limit of 15 has been reached. Only North Dakota residents were eligible to participate. The season limit was one otter per trapper.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – Moorhead police are investigating a shooting in the parking lot of a grocery store. Police were called to Hornbacher’s about 5:30 p.m. where a number of people sitting in a car were approached by a man with a gun. Authorities say an altercation occurred and the man fired into the vehicle. A juvenile in the car was struck, taken to the hospital and later released.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Custer County Sheriff’s Department says two deputies rescued a man who became trapped in a well. The Argus Leader reports deputies Derrick Reifenrath and Carl Maude were called Thursday to a report of a man stuck in a water well who was unresponsive. The sheriff’s office says the 32-year-old man had been repairing the well but became stuck and appeared to be semi-conscious and suffering from oxygen deprivation. The two deputies pulled the man out of the well and gave him oxygen until medical services arrived. The man was reported in stable condition.