WILTON, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a Bismarck man who died early Friday morning, May 17, in a rollover crash in central North Dakota.
BISMARCK — North Dakota has launched a tool to help residents decide whether they should get tested for sexually transmitted diseases. The state Department of Health announced Monday, April 29, that people can access the Know Your Risk website at www.ndhealth.gov/hiv/knowyourrisk . The site offers a survey to help users assess their need for STD testing, according to a news release.
RURAL HARWOOD, N.D. -- The vehicle that Williams County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ben White drove around Saturday, April 6, around a farm northeast of Harwood looks like a mini tank. But once the all-terrain vehicle dubbed the Sherp got in the water, it floated smoothly. “We got it about two weeks ago,” White said, noting the Sheriff’s Office based in Williston, N.D., used it in its flood fighting efforts.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — As a deaf student in a mainstream school, Chris Peterson said he felt alone and isolated. He remembers sitting in the front of the classroom so he could see a sign-language interpreter, but it was hard to keep up because he had to watch the interpreter and what was written on the whiteboard. What might have been easier for students without a disability was exhausting for Peterson. “I didn’t feel equal to the other students,” he said of his 1½-year experience in a West Fargo school.
FARGO — A Fargo man who's in prison for helping kidnap the baby of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind has been transferred to an out-of-state facility for his protection, according to the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. William Hoehn, 33, was moved Thursday, Feb. 28, from the North Dakota State Penitentiary in Bismarck to an undisclosed prison in another state for “protective management purposes,” related to the nature of his crime against LaFontaine-Greywind, said DOCR spokeswoman Michelle Linster, who did not elaborate on the reason for the move.
FARGO — The notion that crime boomed in the Bakken as oil development took off is nothing new. But a study released this month by the Bureau of Justice Statistics offers a detailed look at the spike in Oil Patch violence. Counties in Montana and North Dakota that contain the Bakken shale formation saw their violent crime rate jump 23 percent from 2006 to 2012, according to the study. The violent crime rate dropped by 8 percent for the surrounding region during the same period.
GRAND FORKS -- A Grand Forks man has been accused of causing a woman to crash her vehicle into a light pole while fighting with her. Tyler Jeremy Madison, 27, appeared Thursday, Jan. 24, in Grand Forks District Court on a Class C felony charge of reckless endangerment, a crime that carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison.
GRAND FORKS — Prosecutors have investigative materials and the autopsy report for a Grand Forks mental health patient who died in a dispute with another patient at Red River Behavioral Health System. Grand Forks County State’s Attorney David Jones confirmed Thursday, Nov. 1, his office received the final autopsy report for the victim this week. The Grand Forks Police Department, which was investigating the September death, sent its information in the case to Jones’ office Oct. 10, Lt. Brett Johnson said Thursday.
FARGO—A Fort Totten, N.D., man faces a federal murder charge related to the death of his girlfriend. John Willard Greywind, 42, was arraigned Tuesday, April 10, in U.S. District Court in Fargo on a federal charge of second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter. The charges come after the November death of 50-year-old JoGenia Lopez Austin of Moorhead. Prosecutors unsealed the case Tuesday, though the indictment was filed March 22 and remained sealed until Monday.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- There are definitely two sides when it comes to the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule change proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. That was made clear Saturday in Dickinson at the North Dakota Stockmen's Association Convention and Trade Show. Representatives presented contradicting arguments to the rule change, also known as WOTUS. Allison Wiedeman, acting agriculture counselor to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, said claims that the rule is a power grab are false. "When the Waters of the U.S.