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BISMARCK -- While flu cases continue to trend downward across North Dakota since January, health officials say the flu season isn’t over quite yet. According to the latest weekly influenza update put out by the North Dakota Department of Health, there were 324 cases reported the week of March 3, bringing the total number of cases for the 2017-18 flu season to 7,067. At the same time last year there were 4,888 flu cases reported.
DICKINSON, N.D. — A North Dakota native who now lives in San Diego has been missing for 10 days. Julia Jacobson, a retired U.S. Army captain, disappeared 10 days ago, according to family and the San Diego Police Department. Jacobson was born in Dickinson and has family across North Dakota. Chad Kuntz, Jacobson's brother-in-law who lives in Bismarck, said the situation has been very hard on the family. Kuntz said Jacobson's mother died in February from breast cancer and ever since Jacobson's bond with her family, in particular her father, has grown stronger.
DICKINSON, N.D. — While Houston and part of Texas is overflowing with water and flooding, hundreds of thousands of acres in western Montana are engulfed by wildfires. More than 30 large wildfires were burning in the state as of Thursday afternoon, Sept. 7, causing "major concern," said Angela Wells, fire information officer for the Montana Department of Natural Resources. A large wildfire is any fire over 100 acres.
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THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, N.D.—After battling a wildfire near the Little Missouri National Grassland for the past nine days, firefighters faced two blazes in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Tuesday, July 18. The Jones Creek Fire near the north boundary of the South Unit was estimated late Monday to be about 6 to 8 acres, said Eileen Andes, chief of interpretation and public affairs for the park.
WASHINGTON—Legislation encouraging technological innovation to help reduce carbon emissions was reintroduced Wednesday, July 12, in the U.S. Senate. The bill sponsored by Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has gained support from nearly 20 senators on both sides of the aisle. It would extend and expand the 45Q carbon capture tax credit and try to spur adoption of low-carbon technologies to transform carbon pollution into usable products.
BOWMAN, N.D.—Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., spent time speaking with farmers and ranchers in southwest North Dakota Thursday afternoon about challenges they are facing during the ongoing drought. "I feel such an incredible sense of urgency and panic for these families and these ranchers, and they're not getting their answers quickly enough," Heitkamp said at the Bowman Auction Market. "For me, it's getting out here, talking, finding out how we can help."
DICKINSON, N.D. – The police chief of a small southeast North Dakota town who has been charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse in multiple southwest North Dakota counties pleaded not guilty Monday, July 3, in his initial appearance in Southwest Judicial District Court in Dickinson.
DICKINSON, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health, in collaboration with Family HealthCare, held a public education session in Dickinson on Thursday afternoon, May 25, to promote HIV awareness by providing information about the transmission and prevention of HIV, and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. The sessions are being conducted across the state.
DICKINSON, N.D.—A 20-year-old Dickinson man has been charged with manslaughter after he allegedly shot another man, who later died, with a handgun early Saturday morning, Nov. 5, according to Dickinson police. Boyd Stroh was arrested on Saturday morning after he allegedly shot Tanner Carrico, 21, of Dickinson, in the abdomen at close range on the 1700 block of Abraham Parkway in east Dickinson around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release.