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MEDORA, N.D. -- A family had a scary encounter Thursday morning in Medora after the RV they were driving caught fire. Billings County Fire Chief Kyle Shockley said while the case is still under investigation, it is believed that the vehicle that was in tow behind the camper may have been left in gear as the family left the RV park. This may have caused the transmission to overheat and causing the car to start on fire, which led to the camper fire.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Two sitting North Dakota sheriffs are among the applicants to take over as chief of police in Devils Lake after a spring scandal led to the ouster of department leaders. Four applicants are seeking the job, according to City Administrator Terry Johnston: Benson County Sheriff Steve Rohrer, Kidder County Sheriff Barry Vannatta, Bismarck Police Sgt. Lyle Sinclair and recently retired Highway Patrol Sgt. Joseph Knowski.
BISMARCK—The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will visit North Dakota next week, Gov. Doug Burgum's office announced Wednesday, Aug. 2.
GRAND FORKS — Bond has been set at $35,000 for Jody Christopher Bergland Jr., who is accused of shooting and wounding a man Monday at a Grand Forks convenience store. Bergland, 24, is charged with attempted murder, a Class A felony, and reckless endangerment, a Class C felony, after police say he shot Glenn Robert Hansen at the Valley Dairy at 2401 S. Columbia Road.
RICHARDTON , N.D. -- Following a two-day election process that took place last week, Father Daniel Maloney, of Bismarck, 75, was selected to become the ninth abbot of the Assumption Abbey in Richardton. The majestic abbey is just off of Interstate 94 in western North Dakota near Dickinson..
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday, July 31, he intends to nominate Minot, N.D., native Daniel Gade to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Gade will be nominated for the remainder of a five-year term that expires in 2021. Gade graduated from Minot High School in 1993 and from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1997. He was wounded in action twice and decorated for valor while serving in Iraq and lost his right leg to an improvised explosive device, according to a news release from Gov. Doug Burgum's office.
WILLMAR, Minn. – A dog with a boat anchor tied to it was found dead Tuesday morning floating in a central Minnesota lake. The discovery was reported at 8:50 a.m. when the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office got a call that a dead dog was seen floating on Point Lake, several miles north of Willmar.
FARGO -- A contract worker painting markings on the runway of Hector International Airport was killed in a collision with an SUV early Monday, July 31, 2017, said Shawn Dobberstein, executive director of the Fargo Airport Authority. The worker was identified by Fargo Police as Darry Arveson Jr., 48, Glen Ullin, N.D.
FARGO – A woman was killed and two others were seriously injured in a crash in the city’s far north end around 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, on Cass County Road 31, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
MEDORA, N.D. -- A wildfire which burned more than 5,000 acres in western North Dakota is considered contained, officials from the U.S. Forest Service said in a press release on Thursday, July 27, opening nearby trails and campgrounds again. With the fire contained, a section of the Maah Daah Hey Trail system is reopened to public use. In addition, the Whitetail day use campground and Magpie Campground are also open to use.