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NEW YORK -- The NFL has halted implementation of its new national anthem policy under an agreement with the NFL Players Association. The two sides announced the deal Thursday night. The agreement also keeps the grievance filed by the NFLPA over the anthem policy, ratified by the NFL owners at their May meeting in Atlanta, from moving forward, at least temporarily.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, MNsure, announced the dates for Minnesotans to shop for 2019 health coverage. Open enrollment will begin on Nov. 1 and run through Jan. 13, 2019. This is nearly a month longer than the federal open enrollment period that runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. As a state-based marketplace, MNsure has authority to add a special enrollment period to give Minnesotans more time to shop.
FARGO -- For the first time, an investigation in North Dakota has won a prestigious national Drug Enforcement Agency honor. U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Christopher Myers announced that on Wednesday, July 18, acting DEA administrator Uttam Dhillon recognized a team of investigators and prosecutors with the “Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Group Achievement” at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 20-year-old Minot man attempting to rob a pharmacy fought with a security guard and then fled early Wednesday, July 18, according to police. At about 12:55 a.m., police responded to an alarm at Trinity Hospital’s Key Care Pharmacy in the Medical Arts building where officers witnessed a hospital security guard fighting with a male suspect, later identified as Trek Bender of Minot.
BRAINERD, Minn. - -- A 31-year-old Orono, Minn., man died Saturday, July 14, after a tree he was cutting down fell on him at a property in Ideal Township about 30 miles north of Brainerd.. The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 1:27 p.m. to a report of an injury from a fallen tree. Responders arrived and found the man died from the injuries he suffered. Orono is a northern Twin Cities suburb.
RAY, N.D. -- A 67-year-old Minot man has died when the semi he was driving carrying 9,000 gallons of gasoline and 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel overturned in the median of U.S. Highway 2 about 3 miles west of Ray or about 15 miles northeast of Williston about 4 a.m. on Monday, July 16.
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A 44-year-old Rapid City man has been sent to federal prison for more than 14 years for stealing more than $1 million from a used car dealership in the western South Dakota city. Brent Bednarz was sentenced Monday, July 9, after his convictions on federal bank fraud and tax evasion charges and was also ordered to pay $1.49 million in restitution.
SHAKOPEE, Minn. -- A Minnesota state legislator is facing drunken driving charges. Minnesota Public Radio reported that the 57-year-old state Rep. Bob Loonan, R-Shakopee, declined to elaborate on the incident that occured last weekend in nearby Jordan. He said he’s never been in this situation before, but is cooperating and is going into a system he trusts. Otherwise, he said he’s deferring to his attorney. Loonan’s attorney, Justin Duffy, declined to comment.
CHANHASSEN, Minn. -- A suicidal 16-year-old with apparent mental health issues is dead after an officer-involved shooting outside his Chanhassen home Friday morning, July 13, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The BCA said Carver County deputies in the southwest Twin Cities suburb were called to the home at about 10 a.m. by a mother who said her son was suicidal and was threatening her with knives and a baseball bat.
MINOT, N.D. -- Three people have been arrested for dealing heroin in two days in Minot, according to police. On Wednesday night, July 11, a man and woman were arrested after a disturbance at a northwest Minot apartment where officers first noticed meth in plain view and then obtained a search warrant.