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Petition for McKenzie sheriff removal could be filed this week
Standing Rock calls on DOJ to intervene in pipeline situation; DAPL explains land purchase
State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
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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
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
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
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
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
October 19, 2016
ND sheriff, targeted by commissioners, wants court to block attempt to oust him from office
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - The McKenzie County sheriff is asking a judge to block an attempt by county leaders to remove him from office. Sheriff Gary...
October 19, 2016 - 5:37pm
October 13, 2016
McKenzie County Commission seeks to remove sheriff
WATFORD CITY — The McKenzie County Commission voted unanimously Thursday to petition the governor to remove Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger...
October 13, 2016 - 8:54pm
July 6, 2016
Sheriff to resign to run for county commissioner
LANGDON—Cavalier County Sheriff David Zies will resign from his position Sept. 13 to run for county commissioner. County Auditor Lisa Gellner said the commission has appointed Deputy Sheriff Greg Fetsch as Zeis' replacement. Zeis has served Cavalier County in law enforcement for...
July 6, 2016 - 3:56pm
June 25, 2016
The family business; Dickinson’s Wallace family has dedicated themselves to helping others
The safest home in Dickinson may be the Wallace family's during their scheduled holidays and get-togethers. Though it's a safe bet not everyone...
June 25, 2016 - 5:42pm
April 19, 2016
Western N.D. law enforcement agencies using social media to inform public and apprehend fugitives
Social media isn’t only a way to share photos from a recent vacation or to say “Happy Birthday” to an acquaintance. For sheriff’s offices...
News/crime and courts
April 19, 2016 - 9:55pm
February 2, 2016
Sheriff’s Office planning interior renovations for new space
The Stark County Sheriff’s Office could be increasing renovations to part of its future home after numerous issues were discovered in the Dickinson Law Enforcement Center. Stark County Sheriff Terry Oestreich appeared before the Stark County Commission at its Tuesday meeting to...
February 2, 2016 - 6:42pm
November 10, 2015
McKenzie County Deputy also facing legal action: He and charged sheriff both likely to stay on the job
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — While McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger prepares to answer a criminal charge, one of his deputies is navigating the justice system as well. Michael Schmitz, a detective with the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, was charged last month...
November 10, 2015 - 7:52pm
November 5, 2015
McKenzie County sheriff charged over questionable Las Vegas expenses
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – The McKenzie County sheriff is facing a criminal charge for allegedly using a county credit card to charge nearly $1,000...
News/crime and courts
November 5, 2015 - 12:59pm
May 19, 2015
Sheriff’s deputy to work security at Grand Forks unmanned aerial industrial park
GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department will be providing security for the new unmanned aerial systems tech park. Sheriff Bob Rost told the Grand Forks County Commission Tuesday he has been working with the park’s developer, Texas-based Grand Sky Development Co.,...
May 19, 2015 - 10:35pm
January 6, 2015
'A fresh start': Oestreich sworn in as Stark County sheriff
A couple handshakes, an oath and some "Welcome Aboards," and Stark County has a new sheriff. In an appearance noticeably less tense than those...
January 6, 2015 - 5:42pm
November 10, 2014
Stark County puts hiring freeze on sheriff's office until Oestreich starts
Adding salt to the wound of being voted out of office after 12 years as sheriff, Stark County commissioners Monday put a hiring freeze on the sheriff's office until Clarence Tuhy's term is up. Saying they wanted to allow for a smooth transition for when Sheriff-elect Terry Oestreich...
November 10, 2014 - 7:18pm
November 3, 2014
Sheriff showdown in southwestern North Dakota: Several counties draw candidates for law enforcement leaders
While ballot measures and state legislative races have captured the attention of voters in North Dakota, the upcoming election also includes a spate of local sheriff’s elections. On Tuesday, voters will be asked to choose their county’s top law enforcement officer. Those races...
November 3, 2014 - 12:07pm
October 31, 2014
Letter: Oestreich will make a great sheriff
I am Jim Rice, the former Stark County sheriff. I hired Terry Oestreich as a deputy in the 1980s. I have watched him grow into a fine officer and a good man. He will be a great sheriff. The turnover rate and working with other agencies is a problem in the sheriff’s office. Terry...
October 31, 2014 - 6:20pm
Letter: Dunn County won’t find a better sheriff than Clay Coker
In January 2011, I was appointed by the governor of Montana to serve, and am currently serving, as the Chiefs of Police representative on the Montana POST Council. During that time, Clay Coker was employed by the council as the compliance investigator/deputy director and had been...
October 31, 2014 - 6:18pm
October 30, 2014
Letter: Oestreich qualified for sheriff position
I have known Terry Oestreich since he began his law enforcement career with the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. We have successfully investigated many cases together and worked on various projects over the years. His professionalism and proficiency in his work has earned him the...
October 30, 2014 - 5:35pm