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De-stigmatizing HIV by Changing California Law

Individuals who are infected with HIV are often already stereotyped

FARGO, ND — Just last week California passed a law that reduced the penalty for knowingly transmitting HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor. We spoke to the epidemiologist at Fargo Cass Public Health who says HIV is one of the most stigmatized diseases out there. With all of the modern forms of medicine today, he says lawmakers feel changing…

North Dakota Troopers Seize Marijuana Valued at $700,000 During Traffic Stop

Miller is charged with possession with intent to deliver and drug paraphernalia

BISMARCK, ND — A California man is in custody after North Dakota Troopers allegedly find marijuana worth over a half a million dollars in his vehicle. Harold Miller, 71, of Sacramento, was stopped by Troopers on I-94 in between Mandan and Bismarck for suspected traffic violations. It ended in Miller’s arrest and one of the state’s largest drug busts. Troopers…

Winning $150,000 Powerball Ticket Redeemed

Won During June 7 Drawing

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota Powerball player has claimed a $150,000 prize from the drawing last Wednesday. The winner from Trenton, who chose to remain anonymous, hit it big with a quick pick ticket. The person matched 4 out of 5 white balls plus the Powerball. The Powerball jackpot for last Saturday night rose to $477 million. One ticket…

Detroit Lakes Teen Dies After Accident in California

Conn was taken to a hospital where she died

  LAKE TAHOE, CA — A 14-year-old Detroit Lakes girl has died after falling off a hiking trail at Lake Tahoe in northern California. El Dorado County authorities say Chloe Conn fell about 50 feet while hiking near the Vikingsholm Trail on Wednesday. Emergency personnel say she suffered serious injuries and life-saving efforts were performed at the scene. Conn was…

Authorities Release Little Details Behind Death of California DAPL Protester

They're arranging to send his body back to family members in the Republic of Macedonia

MORTON COUNTY, ND — Authorities are releasing little details behind death of a California man who was found dead near the Cannon Ball River. Authorities say 35-year-old Damjan Nedelkovski of Glendale had alcohol in his system, but no drugs. They say Nedelkovski was a known DAPL protester. Morton County officials say his cell phone had no records since late October…

Details Released in Tennessee Teacher’s Alleged Kidnapping Plot of His 15-Year-Old Student

Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find her Thursday and arrest her alleged abductor, fired teacher Tad Cummins

  NATIONAL — Court documents say a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find her Thursday and arrest her alleged abductor, fired teacher Tad Cummins. She has returned home. Federal court documents…

United Blood Services Sending Products to Community of Oroville

Water levels in the lake behind the city's dam have receded, but an evacuation order is still in place

  OROVILLE, Calif. — United Blood Services in the Dakotas Region is helping its sister center in Oroville, California. Some 200,000 people have been evacuated after officials feared a spillway at the country’s tallest dam was in danger of imminent failure. Water levels in the lake behind Oroville Dam have since receded, but the evacuation order remains in place. United…