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Keystone XL pipeline gets enough shipper pledges to proceed
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Killdeer completes run to state: Cowboys outlast Bowman County, win Region 7 Championship
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Texting and Driving
September 14, 2016
First responders conduct mock accident for DHS students about consequences of texting and driving
Dickinson High School students learned about the consequences of texting and driving on Wednesday afternoon during a car crash demonstration...
September 14, 2016 - 10:47pm
September 5, 2016
Dickinson area first responders encourage students to focus on the road ahead while driving
It's not uncommon to see people texting while driving, whether they are stopped at a stoplight or driving down the highway. According to distraction.gov,...
September 5, 2016 - 3:12pm
March 15, 2016
Killdeer woman sentenced on negligent homicide charge
JAMESTOWN -- A 19-year-old North Dakota college student received a sentence of two days in jail after pleading guilty to a charge of negligent homicide in a crash that killed a Minnesota man on Interstate 94. Ashley Lauren Birkle, 19, of Killdeer, also pleaded guilty to possession...
March 15, 2016 - 11:44am
June 12, 2015
Killdeer woman accused of texting before fatal crash
BISMARCK — A Killdeer woman is accused of texting while driving, resulting in a collision on Interstate 94 that killed a Minnesota man Feb. 2. Ashley Lauren Birkle was charged in Southeast District Court in Stutsman County on Thursday with felony negligent homicide and misdemeanor...
June 12, 2015 - 11:09pm
April 9, 2015
Letter: Thanks to all participated in texting and driving program
The Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program (TRHLP) students at Dickinson State University held a texting and driving campaign event on April 2 to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Five-hundred college and high school students, DSU employees and community...
April 9, 2015 - 6:18pm
April 4, 2015
Distracted teenagers: Distractions cause 60 percent of teen crashes
FARGO — Distracted driving was a factor in almost 60 percent of all crashes by teenager drivers, four times as often as police reports indicated, according to a new study based on in-vehicle video recordings. But that doesn’t come as a surprise to law enforcement officials in...
April 4, 2015 - 9:10pm
Our View: Students get education in texting while driving
If you own a cellphone and you use text messaging, there’s good odds that you’ve texted while driving. This week, a crashed pickup truck sat on a flatbed trailer outside of Dickinson State University’s May Hall. The pickup was last driven by Janae Moore, who just two years...
April 4, 2015 - 8:57pm
April 2, 2015
Janae Moore’s family, friends spread awareness of dangers of distracted driving
Janae Moore had “the whole world in front of her,” says her younger sister, Jozi Moore. On July 10, 2013, the standout Dickinson State...
April 2, 2015 - 9:06pm
February 4, 2015
Judge postpones decision for fatal distracted driving crash
HILLSBORO — It will be at least two weeks before a district judge decides whether to throw out evidence obtained from a Hatton woman’s cell phone in the case involving a distracted driving collision near Hillsboro last year. Abby Elaine Sletten was charged with negligent homicide,...
February 4, 2015 - 11:01pm
January 7, 2015
Man sentenced to 6 months for texting while driving death
HILLSBORO — A 27-year-old Grandin man pleaded guilty Wednesday to negligent homicide for texting while driving in a crash that killed a bicyclist. Justin Ronald Jalbert pleaded guilty in Traill County District Court to the Class C felony charge, admitting he was speeding and texting...
January 7, 2015 - 9:28pm
October 25, 2014
More than a message: Man who killed grandfather while texting and driving gives public presentations
TOWER CITY — Inside a classroom, the lights are off and it’s a little warm. There’s a PowerPoint presentation on a screen, and a 21-year-old...
October 25, 2014 - 8:10pm
August 27, 2014
Woman charged with death in Facebooking, texting crash
HILLSBORO — A Hatton woman faces criminal charges in the death of a great-grandmother after prosecutors allege she was on her cellphone texting and using Facebook when she rear-ended the car carrying the older woman. An arrest warrant for Abby Elaine Sletten, 20, was issued Wednesday...
August 27, 2014 - 10:29pm
Man gets 30 days jail after killing another while texting and driving
FARGO — A man who pleaded guilty to killing another man while texting while driving more than 90 mph in the car behind the other man will embark on a public speaking campaign about the dangers of distracted driving as part of a plea agreement. The deal was hammered out between...
May 27, 2014 - 10:56pm
May 3, 2014
North Dakota law enforcement issue 114 texting citations
North Dakota law enforcement issued 114 texting and driving citations in April, according to a press release. The enforcement period was the first major effort to enforce the texting and driving law in Minot, Devils Lake, Jamestown and Dickinson. Fargo, Bismarck and Grand Forks also...
May 3, 2014 - 12:08am
April 5, 2014
Law enforcement to look for drivers that text this month
North Dakota law enforcement have a message for drivers that text: Expect a $100 ticket. Motorists that text and drive will be stopped, officials wrote in a North Dakota Department of Transportation release. The state passed a no-texting-and-driving law – which went into effect...
April 5, 2014 - 11:54pm