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BELFIELD, N.D. -- A 57-year-old Belfield woman has died in an early morning crash Thursday, March 29, on an icy highway near Belfield in far western North Dakota. The North Dakota State Patrol the woman was traveling to Dickinson in her 2002 Yukon SUV about 5:45 a.m. five miles north of Belfield when she lost control on the icy road causing her vehicle to enter the northbound lane in front of a Ford pickup driven by a 24-year-old Dickinson man.
BISMARCK -- A string of recent bomb threats made against Bismarck Legacy High School this week appear to have originated overseas, according to Bismarck Police Chief Dan Donlin. There were four bomb threats over a period of two days at Legacy High School, which prompted multiple evacuations.
BISMARCK -- A small amount of oil and produced water has spilled into a creek in far southwest North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Health was notified of the oil emulsion spill resulting from a flowline leak in Bowman County on Monday, March 26, the same day it occurred. Oil emulsion is a mix of crude oil and produced water from an oil well. The flowline is owned by Denbury Onshore LLC.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill that expands child abduction warnings to Indian reservations in the nation has passed the U.S. Senate and is on its way to President Trump for his signature.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D.ND., said Friday that the government funding bill signed into law contains her bipartisan bill to exempt farmers, ranchers, and livestock markets from burdensome reporting requirements for animal waste emissions.
MINOT, N.D. -- Residents have been calling the Ward County Sheriff’s Department and Minot Central Dispatch concerning scam phone calls from a number that appears to be from the sheriff’s office and the caller then says there’s a warrant out for their arrest. The caller then instructs the resident to go to a store such as CVS and purchase a gift card and then provide the numbers from the card.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A limited number of lower bowl seats have been returned by the teams participating in this weekend’s NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. The previously unavailable tickets are available at the center’s box office, at www.ncaa.com/frozenfour and www.ticketmaster.com , or charge-by- phone at 800-745-3000.
BISMARCK -- A man who apparently has fled back to Texas has been banned from conducting business in North Dakota after operating a phony Red Cross charity and creating a “GoFundMe” page supposedly to benefit drought-stricken farmers in the state and Montana. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued the order on Wednesday, March 21, against James Michael Austin, who also uses the name Michael James Fisher and lists addresses in North Dakota and Texas.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A 5-year-old girl visiting the falls in a park near downtown Sioux Falls drowned in the river there, authorities said Monday. The victim was Maggie Joe Zaiger of Audubon, Iowa, who was visiting the tourist attraction and the namesake of the city on Sunday with her family about noon, said authorities. She was trying to reach out to touch the foam near a pedestrian bridge when she fell in the water.
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota remains one of the leading states in the nation for the lowest number of traffic fatalities in 2017, despite there were 13 more fatalities on state roads than the previous year. There were 129 traffic fatalities in South Dakota during 2017, up from the 116 reported in 2016, a year which saw the second lowest fatality total of all time.