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FORDVILLE, N.D.—A Texas man died after he was ejected Sunday morning, Nov. 6, during a vehicle rollover in Walsh County.
MINOT, N.D.—A district court judge is pondering whether a Minot man accused of deliberately striking a man with his vehicle last March at the old radar base 16 miles south of Minot should remain under the supervision of North Central Human Services. Charles Beasor, 39, has been evaluated and deemed not responsible for his actions under state law.
BRAINERD, Minn.—For many in the Northland there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of winter than spending the day behind a team of working sled dogs. In this week's "Northland Outdoors TV" episode, come along as we embrace the old ways and trek into Minnesota's backcountry in search of trout and a much deeper appreciation of winter's majesty. See it all in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV."
BISMARCK — Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II on Friday, Nov. 4, renewed his call for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reassess the Dakota Access Pipeline after an expert hired by the tribe found inadequacies with the agency's environmental assessment. A report by Richard Kuprewicz of consulting firm Accufacts Inc., hired by Standing Rock, found that the Army Corps failed to adequately address pipeline safety and the risks the pipeline poses to Lake Oahe and the tribe on the Standing Rock reservation, less than a mile away from the water crossing.
BISMARCK—A highway patrol car and the wall of a hotel, where out-of-town troopers are staying as they police the Dakota Access protests, were spray painted with graffiti on Wednesday night, according to Bismarck Police. The highway patrol car had "NDSPL" sprayed on the side door. The Kelly Inn on North 12th Street had an obscene phrase ".... THEPOLICENDPL" painted on an exterior wall. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $100. Police said the vandalism happened from 6 Wednesday night to 7:35 a.m. Thursday.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of North Dakota more than $271,000 in federal funding to support geology research in Antarctica. The award funds UND research that will study a large body of ice buried beneath a meter of debris in east Antarctica. Several students will participate in the project by conducting fieldwork in Antarctica, making measurements in the lab, attending meetings, participating in outreach activities and producing videos.
MAYVILLE, N.D.—The National Guard's military police company in Mayville will be moved to Grand Forks, a spokeswoman said Friday. Detachment 1 of the 191st Military Police Company is relocating after facing structural changes with the Guard, 2nd Lt. Jennifer Joyce, a public affairs specialist for the North Dakota National Guard, said in a news release.
FARGO – Breon Jones, 19, of Fargo was arrested after being accused of armed robbery late Tuesday night, Nov. 1, in Fargo. Police say officers responded just after 11:30 p.m. to the 6100 block of Bennett Court S. in Fargo. They met with the victim, who said a man pointed a handgun at him and demanded his belongings. The victim turned over cash and a cellphone, and the suspect ran off. Officers set up a perimeter and used a K-9 to track the suspect.
BISMARCK – Law enforcement officers and Dakota Access Pipeline protesters are engaged in a standoff Wednesday, Nov. 2, on the banks of a creek between the main protest camp and pipeline construction area. Morton County spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said protesters are trying to gain access to private property known as the Cannonball Ranch that was recently purchased by the pipeline company. Protesters had tried to build a wooden pedestrian bridge across the Cantapeta Creek, but law enforcement used a boat to pull the bridge apart.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D.—A grass fire that torched the hillsides Sunday across from the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance camp was intentionally set, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 1. Kirchmeier said the fire reported early Sunday is still under investigation, but authorities believe it was intentionally set because individuals were seen leaving the area of the fire. He estimated the fire damaged 400 acres. No information was available from the state fire marshal.