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MANDAN, N.D. — North Dakota law enforcement leaders have renewed their request for federal resources to assist with responding to Dakota Access Pipeline protests, asking the federal government to support North Dakota "with actions, not words." A Dec. 9 letter to President Barack Obama signed by Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier and others leading the law enforcement response asks for financial assistance and manpower to respond to "the increasingly dangerous situation" on land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
FARGO — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is President-elect Donald Trump's No. 1 choice for Agriculture secretary, POLITICO reported Saturday, Dec. 10, citing sources close to the transition team. Heitkamp, who’s...
WEST FARGO – A Fargo man was arrested and jailed after making a bomb threat in the West Fargo Police Department's parking lot early Friday morning, Dec. 9, police said...
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The chair of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is asking pipeline opponents to return home. In a Tuesday, Dec. 6, letter to "water protectors," as the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters call themselves, Chairman Dave Archambault II said he wants "each and every one of you to come up with a strategy to close and exit the camp," citing the oncoming winter and respecting the tribe's wishes.
NEW TOWN, N.D.—A 24-year-old Watford City man was killed and his two passengers were injured after the pickup they were in Saturday, Dec. 3, collided with a jackknifed trailer pulled by an Idaho man. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, a westbound Ford pickup with a trailer driven by Hilarion Gomez of Chubbock, Idaho, went out of control and jackknifed on Highway 23 shortly after 9 p.m. A Dodge pickup with three occupants, heading eastbound, swerved to avoid the trailer but struck the trailer head-on and overturned.
KILLDEER, N.D. — A truck accident Friday, Dec. 2, caused about 105 barrels, or just over 3,300 gallons, of produced water to spill into a creek near Killdeer, the North Dakota Department of Health announced. Produced water is a by-product of oil and gas development. The spill impacted a creek bed approximately 6 miles north of Killdeer and was reported Saturday by Creek Energy Services.
GRAND FORKS — One of country music's biggest radio show hosts has added a second show to his Grand Forks stop. Due to high demand, a second show for Bobby Bones and his "Funny and Alone" stand-up comedy tour will be performed at 9:30 p.m. March 25. A show at 7 p.m. previously had been announced. Tickets for the show are already on sale.
BISMARCK — Six lawmakers have been chosen as leaders for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL during the next Legislative Assembly. Sen. Joan Heckaman of New Rockford was elected Senate minority leader while Rep. Corey Mock of Grand Forks will be House minority leader for the state's 65th Legislative Assembly. Lawmakers are meeting in Bismarck this week to organize for the next legislative session, which begins Jan. 3.
BELFIELD, N.D. — A pipeline leak resulting in an oil spill about 16 miles northwest of Bellfield has prompted the North Dakota Department of Health to send staff to the site. The leak was reported Monday, Dec. 5, to the Health Department, the agency said. In a news release late Monday afternoon, the Health Department said an unknown amount of oil leaked from the pipeline into Ash Coulee Creek. The agency sent personnel to the site, and will monitor the investigation into the leak. No other details were immediately available.
MANDAN, N.D.—Three persons are still being sought early this week for what the Morton County Sheriff's Department said were felony crimes during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest on Oct. 27. The crimes took place, said the department, near the Backwater Bridge, a flashpoint for protest activities. Brennan Nastacio is wanted on a terrorizing offense, accused of threatening a person by walking toward him with a knife causing him to fear for his safety, said the department.