GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a vehicle in Grand Forks. Authorities say officers were called to check on the man sitting in a vehicle near Interstate 29 Monday about 5:30 p.m. When police arrived they discovered the man was dead. His identity has not been released.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A federal judge is allowing four Native American tribes in the Dakotas to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a Dakota Access oil pipeline spill wouldn’t unfairly affect them. It will further prolong a lawsuit that the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton and Oglala Sioux filed 2 1/2 years ago against the $3.8 billion pipeline that’s now moving North Dakota oil to Illinois.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A new revenue forecast for North Dakota is expecting oil prices to rise. The Legislature got the forecast Monday from its own economic consultancy as it prepares to work up a budget in the new legislative session. Legislators voted two years ago to get a private forecast as a backup to the state’s own forecast. The consultant’s forecast was largely in line with the $2.9 billion in revenue that the state estimated. Gov. Doug Burgum used that estimate to craft a two-year, $14.3 billion budget.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Facebook Live fish-off involving two top ice-fishing destinations in the Upper Midwest turned into a whopper of a competition. The friendly daylong contest Thursday involving anglers at North Dakota’s Devils Lake and Minnesota’s Lake of the Woods ended with 85 fish being caught. Lake of the Woods came out the winner, with a windfall of 71 fish. The main goal of the Walleye War was to showcase the two lakes.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota appeals court has overturned the conviction of the only person who was tried for blocking a freeway during a protest of the police shooting of Philando Castile. Jeffrey Berger argued that his conviction for misdemeanor public nuisance was unconstitutional.