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MINNEWAUKAN, N.D.—Officials with the North Dakota Attorney General's Office and Benson County Sheriff's Department have released little information on a report of a fire in northeast North Dakota where emergency responders found a now-deceased man.
PERHAM, Minn. -- A rural Vergas man is confirmed dead and several others, including emergency response personnel, were hospitalized as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning early Monday night, Dec. 19, according to Lt. Keith Van Dyke of the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. According to Van Dyke, the man was overcome by the poisonous gas and was found by his wife, who called 911.
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., met Monday with Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault to discuss ongoing protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline project and attempt to bridge the gap between native and non-native people in North Dakota. Both Archambault and Hoeven are attempting to get protesters to leave Army Corps of Engineers land in Morton County, the senator told the Herald on Monday. "He's still asking people to leave the camp, and that's good," Hoeven said.
MINOT, N.D.-- A 23-year-old night clerk at the Astoria Hotel in Minot is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old runaway girl at the hotel early on the morning of Oct. 31. Mohammed Omer Siddiqui, who goes by the nickname "Zac," is charged with Class AA felony gross sexual imposition. He faces life in prison without parole if he is convicted of the crime. He was scheduled to make an initial appearance on Thursday in district court in Minot. According to the probable cause affidavit submitted to the court, the girl went to the hotel early on the morning of Oct. 31.
MINOT, N.D. - The defense rested its case Thursday in the Wilder murder case and closing arguments are scheduled to begin Friday, according to an employee with the Ward County Sheriff's Office. Richie Wilder Jr., 30, is accused of stabbing his ex-wife Angila Wilder to death on Nov. 13, 2015. Wilder faces up to life in prison without parole if he is found guilty of the murder. The trial had originally been scheduled to stretch into next week but has gone faster than expected. Minot Daily News
BELFIELD, N.D. — Crews at the Belle Fourche Pipeline spill near Belfield are doing tests to see if burning the spilled oil will be a viable cleanup option. Contractors were working in coordination with the North Dakota Department of Health to isolate an area and attempt to burn some of the oil that has contaminated Ash Coulee Creek, a tributary of the Little Missouri River, said Bill Suess, spill investigation program manager.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—There is light at the end of the tunnel. But in the meantime If you haven't already, now would be an excellent time to invest in some extra cold weather gear. And for the the next month or so, with a weakening La Nina, the weather is kind of up in the air—the cold air for now. Red River Valley residents awoke Thursday to morning temperatures well below zero and can expect similarly frigid weather coupled with increasing wind speeds over the next few days, said National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Barrett.
BISMARCK—Incoming North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's promise to reinvent state government has apparently started with new structure for the governor's staff. In a news release issued Wednesday, the day before he officially takes office, Burgum announced he will create roles for chief operating officer and chief administrative officer, which will be filled by Jodi Uecker and JoDee Hanson, respectively.
PERHAM, Minn. — A tire store fire in Perham late Tuesday, Dec. 14, prompted firefighters from nine additional communities to respond in an attempt to extinguish the blaze. Sources said a small fire started on the north side of the OK Tire building, which was quickly engulfed in flames. Flames were still visible at the site at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and a state fire marshal was expected on the scene.
MANDAN, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple met with Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II late Monday for almost three hours to discuss the ongoing protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.