DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) - U.S. Senator John Hoeven says BNSF Railway has agreed to hold off on a plan to increase speed limits for trains traveling through Devils Lake. Hoeven says he met with BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matt Rose yesterday. Hoeven says Rose agreed to hold off on increasing speed limits through the community. BNSF wanted to double the current 30 mph limit on a nearly 1 1/2-mile-long section of upgraded track in the northeastern North Dakota city beginning Friday.
WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A man is in custody in West Fargo after allegedly leading police on a chase, ramming a squad car and trying to force his way into a home. Authorities say 25-year-old Jean Roubideaux was charged yesterday with one misdemeanor and several felonies that include reckless endangerment, fleeing and felon in possession of a firearm. The incident began as a traffic stop about 1 a.m. Wednesday. No one was hurt.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) - A rural Kathryn woman charged with the deaths of eight horses had a seizure in court and was taken to a hospital. KOVC Radio reports that Ginger Helland appeared in court on Tuesday. She is awaiting trial on charges of animal neglect, animal abuse and improper disposal of animal carcass.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Supreme Court says 78 applicants took the state bar exam this week. Officials say the applicants began writing the bar exam on Tuesday and finished yesterday afternoon.
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