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KHRT ND NEWS - TUESDAY - 10/09/18 - PM EDITION

Measurable snow is in the forecast for a big chunk of the Dakotas from late tonight into early Thursday.....

     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Measurable snow is in the forecast for a big chunk of the Dakotas from late tonight into early Thursday. The National Weather Service says up to 5 inches of snow is expected in central South Dakota, and up to 6 inches could fall in south central and eastern North Dakota. Forecasters say the snow and gusty winds are likely to make roads slippery and reduce visibility for motorists, and could also result in downed trees and tree branches and power outages. Winds in eastern North Dakota could gust up to 35 mph.

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     GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in front of a house in Grand Forks. Authorities say officers were called to the scene about 10 a.m. today and found man was deceased. Police have not released his name so relatives can be notified first. Officials haven't said if there are any signs of foul play.

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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Republican lawmaker from eastern North Dakota has been charged with driving under the influence. KQDJ Radio reports Rep. Craig Headland, of Montpelier, was arrested late Saturday night on Interstate 94 in Stutsman County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Headland refused a field chemical test and was arrested. An initial court appearance has been scheduled for Nov. 7. Headland did not immediately return telephone calls seeking comment on Tuesday.

    Headland is a farmer who was first elected to the state House in 2002. He is seeking re-election for District 29, which includes Foster County, rural Stutsman County and parts of Eddy and LaMoure counties.

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     HELENA, Mont. (AP) - One of the oldest coal companies in the U.S. has filed for bankruptcy to deal with steep debt amid declining world demand. Englewood, Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston.

    Company officials say in a statement the filing is part of a restructuring agreement with an unnamed group of lenders. Company officials say operations won't be interrupted and there are no expected staff reductions. Court filings show the company has $770 million in assets and $1.4 billion in debt.

    Westmoreland was incorporated in 1854 in Pennsylvania. It has coal mines in Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Ohio, North Dakota and Texas, and a coal-fired power plant in North Carolina. It's mines in Canada are not part of the bankruptcy filing.

 

 

   (Copyright 2018 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

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