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Oil industry workers split between Trump and Clinton
Piepkorn renewing his attacks on refugee settlement earning rebuke from Strand
Police Blotter: Minnesota man arrested for simple assault
Decker sentenced to prison time in continuous sexual abuse of a child case
DSU chemistry lab professor recovers after explosion, college examines emergency protocol
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Siemian, Broncos ruin Osweiler's homecoming
Dickinson State women's basketball has sights set on NSAA crown
Dickinson State cross country shows well at Mt. Marty Invite
Hype building for No. 17 UND football vs. Weber State on Saturday
One year after Saunders' death, heartbroken players give him credit for bringing emerging elite team together
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
Martin R. Harnisch
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
February 6, 2013
Warrants issued for contractors working in Dickinson where fatality occurred
Arrest warrants have been obtained for two unlicensed contractors who were working at a Dickinson construction site where a fatality occurred in 2011, according to a release issued by the North Dakota Attorney General's Office on Tuesday. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem requested...
February 6, 2013 - 12:00am
February 2, 2013
Man dies after drilling rig accident
WATFORD CITY -- The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating the death of an oil field worker who was injured while working on a rig north of Watford City. Preliminary information indicates that the 22-year-old man was crushed by a set of power tongs on Pioneer...
February 2, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
Minnesota man's fracking death ruled accidental
BISMARCK -- A Duluth, Minn., man who died at a hydraulic fracturing site Saturday died of chest and abdominal injuries when he was hit by oil field equipment, the North Dakota Medical Examiner's Office said in a report issued Tuesday. The report of death for Mike Krajewski, 49, who...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
January 21, 2013
Minn. man killed, Halliday man injured in accident at hydraulic fracturing site
A Duluth, Minn., man who died in an accident at a hydraulic fracturing site Saturday north of Watford City, was a family man and Air Force veteran...
January 21, 2013 - 8:34am
January 19, 2013
OSHA fines well service company after Dickinson man's death
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday released the findings of its investigation into the 2012 workplace death of a Dickinson man at a well site near Killdeer. Terry Metcalf died the morning of Aug. 6 after falling approximately 50 feet from a drilling rig basket....
January 19, 2013 - 12:00am
January 13, 2013
Death toll rises as boom takes hold: South Heart woman broken in accident, survives
SOUTH HEART -- The accident was so gruesome, Mary Hodell thought she had died. She broke her knees, a tibia, a clavicle, a wrist, a shoulder...
January 13, 2013 - 12:00am
December 27, 2012
6 dead in I-94 collision near Jamestown
JAMESTOWN -- Six men were killed Wednesday morning on Interstate 94 in west Jamestown when a pickup drove in front of a semi, according to the...
December 27, 2012 - 12:00am
December 5, 2012
ND Guard IDs 2 soldiers killed Monday
BISMARCK -- Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota National Guard adjutant general, announced Tuesday that two soldiers assigned to the...
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
A culture of DUI: Alcohol crash deaths down in US, up in ND
On a typical Friday night in North Dakota, hundreds of people will drive drunk. About once a week, one of them will crash and cause an injury. About once a month, one of them will kill someone. On a Friday night in July, one of them killed himself and a family of three from West...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
September 14, 2012
1 dead in Thursday collision in Dickinson; Police: Car struck Hummer after passing through red light
A 17-year-old Dickinson resident died in a three-vehicle accident after going through a red light on Highway 22 in Dickinson Thursday morning. Adam...
September 14, 2012 - 12:00am
August 31, 2012
Man crushed while unloading rafters in Williston
WILLISTON - A construction worker who died here Tuesday was crushed by roof rafters that let loose as workers unloaded them from a trailer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed today. The worker who was killed cut a metal band holding the rafters together...
August 31, 2012 - 9:50am
August 30, 2012
Dickinson loses longtime radio broadcaster Lee Leiss
A man whose voice was prevalent on western North Dakota and eastern Montana radio airwaves for more than five decades has signed off for the final time. Lee Leiss, the owner of KDIX in Dickinson, died Tuesday. He was 70. Leiss passed away at the radio station he began working for...
August 30, 2012 - 12:00am
'Great rodeo enthusiast': '09 Rodeo/Rancher of the Year passes away at farm in tractor-related incident
Killdeer is mourning the loss of native son and 2009 Roughrider Commission Rodeo/Rancher of the Year Thorris Sandvick, who is fondly remembered...
August 30, 2012 - 12:00am
August 29, 2012
OSHA investigating worker death in Williston area
The Bismarck Area Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a work-related fatality in the Williston area, Eric Brooks, assistant director for the Bismarck Area office said this morning. A limited report came in today regarding the construction-related fatality,...
August 29, 2012 - 11:39am
August 20, 2012
Crews clean at oil well blowout site near Williston
WILLISTON -- Cleanup crews baled contaminated vegetation, scraped away affected soil and power washed equipment Monday after an oil well blowout...
August 20, 2012 - 12:00am