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Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as protest site turns tense
ND man gets 19 years for killing co-worker, dumping body in field
Winning in court, losing on the ground: uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights
1 killed, 1 injured in crash near Wahpeton
Woman accused of chasing 11-year-old with stun gun
crime and courts
nation and world
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
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
Ark Encounter brings biblical story to life: Faith Expressions to showcase Noah’s Ark collection
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
Cutler's back in time to face his fave foe
Thief River Falls' Bergland off to blazing start for Bemidji State
Bailey or Dunne? Bison expecting both to play against them on Saturday
Bismarck volleyball sweeps Midgets
'The complete package'
ERICKSON: False hope and lies from the Trump campaign
MURDOCK: Hillary's new hires would go FAR beyond the Supreme Court
HEDGER: Time to finish the job, for jobs
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
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
November 23, 2015
New Town man killed in crash with truck
NEW TOWN, N.D. - A New Town man was killed Sunday night in a crash with a tractor-trailer North Dakota Highway Patrol officials said Monday. North Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt. Travis Skar said the man was headed west in his Toyota Tundra on Highway 23 in McKenzie County about 9:38...
November 23, 2015 - 10:37am
August 27, 2015
Plaza woman killed in collision
MAKOTI -- A woman was killed in a collision Wednesday on a rural road near Makoti in north-central North Dakota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said the victim was a 26-year-old woman from Plaza; a 33-year-old woman from New Town also was injured. The Highway Patrol said...
August 27, 2015 - 11:52am
August 6, 2015
Police officer who formerly worked in Medora charged with possessing child porn
FARGO -- A former police officer, who worked at various agencies in central and western North Dakota, is facing child pornography charges in Cass County District Court. Mark David Wallevand, 42, of Fargo was charged Wednesday with a felony count of promoting a sexual performance...
News/crime and courts
August 6, 2015 - 5:15pm
August 4, 2015
Man killed after being buried under gravel at Mountrail County construction site
NEW TOWN -- A Michigan man was killed Monday after he was buried under a pile of gravel at a construction site in rural Mountrail County. William Makela, 65, of Harrisville, Mich., became tripped under a loader at a gravel pit about 4½ miles south of New Town, Mountrail County...
August 4, 2015 - 10:59am
July 29, 2015
Western ND awarded $11.5M in Energy Impact Grants
The North Dakota Land Board awarded on Wednesday $11.5 million in Energy Impact Grants to multiple local municipal entities in North Dakota’s Oil Patch, according to a statement from the governor's office. Around $8 million will go toward supporting the region’s law enforcement...
July 29, 2015 - 10:25pm
July 14, 2015
North Dakota Native Americans hint at exiting state oil tax deal
NEW TOWN — A leading official on a Native American reservation where roughly a third of North Dakota's oil is extracted has voiced his strongest threat to date to walk away from a tax-sharing deal with the state, ratcheting up energy industry concerns about dueling levy rates and...
July 14, 2015 - 5:34pm
June 15, 2015
Body found in northern Laka Sakakawea
NEW TOWN -- A dead body was found Sunday morning on the shore of Lake Sakakawea about three miles southeast of New Town. A search began late Saturday night after the Mountrail County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a possible body on the east shore of Lake Sakakawea...
June 15, 2015 - 4:24pm
May 30, 2015
Former Fort Berthold chairman joins marijuana company
BISMARCK — Former MHA Nation Tribal Chairman Tex Hall has joined a company focused on producing marijuana on reservations. Native American Organics LLC will help tribes who want to enter the marijuana products industry set up legal growing and distribution systems. The company...
May 30, 2015 - 11:52pm
April 18, 2015
Federal, tribal officers check on sex offenders at Fort Berthold
NEW TOWN -– A joint law enforcement operation to check on sex offenders on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation found nearly 20 percent of offenders may be in violation of registration laws, the U.S. Marshal Service said. Deputy U.S. Marshals teamed up with Three Affiliated...
News/crime and courts
April 18, 2015 - 4:21pm
April 15, 2015
Gas flare suspected as cause of McKenzie County fire
KEENE, N.D. – Local officials point to a natural gas flare as the likely cause of a grass fire that scorched about 3,000 acres in McKenzie...
April 15, 2015 - 8:23pm
March 28, 2015
Bypassed bypasses: Officials work to make sure trucks use routes
As western North Dakota boomtowns work to catch up to growing truck traffic with bypasses around city centers, they’re also working to make...
March 28, 2015 - 6:11pm
March 14, 2015
Williston man accused of stealing vehicle from casino, leading officers on chase
WILLISTON, N.D. – A Williston man has been arrested after being accused of stealing a vehicle from a New Town casino after drinking Thursday night and then leading law officers on a high-speed chase reaching more than 100 mph. Neal Gonzalez, 36, has been charged with DUI, fleeing,...
News/crime and courts
March 14, 2015 - 7:42pm
February 9, 2015
New Town man killed in rollover, passenger injured
NEW TOWN -- A 24-year-old New Town man died and his passenger was injured in a rollover crash early Sunday morning, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. Christopher Westbrook was traveling north on Highway 1804 about seven miles northwest of New Town in a 1994 Pontiac Grand...
February 9, 2015 - 10:43am
January 5, 2015
Trafficked, Day Two: Native American populations ‘hugely at risk’ to sex trafficking
NOTE: For more stories from this series, click here. NEW TOWN, N.D. – As the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation reels from the impacts of...
January 5, 2015 - 5:24pm
January 1, 2015
Stray animals an issue on reservations
NEW TOWN -- The headlines in November were disquieting. In two separate incidents on different Indian reservations, one adult and one child...
January 1, 2015 - 10:14pm