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Doug Kinnett, left, reads Mrs. Tessier's third-grade class a story Wednesday afternoon for American Education Week at Jefferson Elementary School in Dickinson. Students, back row from left, are Hunter Gregoire, Nevaeh Wandler, Madison Arndt and Kylie Kallis. Front row from left are Koby Wahl, Brycen Yazzie, Hailey Rathgeber, Elizabeth Carter and Skyler Heim.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents are investigating a family accused of illegally obtaining nearly $753,000 and rights to about 300 mineral acres in western North Dakota through information acquired from a Dickinson bank. "Overall, five Bank of the West trust accounts, all under the control of trust officer Elizabeth Kolling, posted suspicious transactions," a recently unsealed affidavit shows. Elizabeth and Walter Kolling, her sister, Ann Loran and Loran's son and his wife, Michael and Kari Loran received $752,657 illegally dispersed from trust accounts, according to affida
Two Stark County residents whose drug charges were dropped when a key witness was missing were recharged last week. Philip Bennett, 33, of Belfield, again faces two counts of delivering a controlled substance, methamphetamine and Douglas Johnson, 49, of Dickinson, is again accused of delivering morphine. All three charges are Class A felonies. The men were arrested after law enforcement infiltrated alleged drug activity in Stark County. The operation led to 17 arrests in July. However, a confidential informant who witnessed much of the alleged drug activity was missing for several months.
Remco Software and Multi-Systems Inc. have been "friendly competitors" for years and now they have the same owner. Remco has been under new ownership for a couple of weeks and will only be growing, said Tim Tiller, president of MSI, the company that acquired Remco.
Three men were injured when a Glendive, Mont., man allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and drifted into oncoming traffic Wednesday morning, according to a press release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The crash occurred north of Belfield on Highway 85. Alan Hoiland, 46, was traveling south from the Killdeer area to Belfield when his vehicle drifted into the northbound lane. His vehicle struck a vehicle driven by John Lashmett, 42, of Lusk, Wyo. Hoiland, Lashmett and Lashmett's passenger, Dusty Clark, 44, were all taken to St.
After three years working as a press secretary for Congressman Earl Pomeroy, Sandra Salstrom has taken a job in the Obama administration. "This is a wonderful career opportunity for her and she had my full support when the position became available," Pomeroy said in an e-mail, Monday. Salstrom, who is originally from Woodstock, Ga., began Monday as the public affairs specialist for taxes and budget, economic policy and The Recovery Act. "I was on Capital Hill and now we're right next door to the White House," Salstrom said, Tuesday.
Brent Pringle, Stark County emergency manager, is looking to get assistance for the cost of snow removal, he said at Monday's Stark County Commission meeting. The cost so far in the county for snow removal after a winter storm over Christmas has totaled $86,000, Pringle said. "This is only for a two-day period," Pringle said. The county has gone through the necessary steps to apply for money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. That covers overtime hours, contracted labor and the cost of the equipment used.
No one has been arrested for a Monday evening robbery of U.S. Bank in Dickinson and a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction of the man involved, police said Tuesday. A man believed to be armed with a gun allegedly robbed the bank, located at Second Street West, at about 5 p.m., Dickinson Police Lt.
Winter weather conditions led motorists to lose control of their vehicles between Dickinson and Richardton Saturday morning, leading to a few injuries. A 46-year-old Bismarck woman was injured when her vehicle rolled on Interstate 94 near Gladstone, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Shelly Kostelecky was reportedly traveling west from Bismarck to Dickinson at about 10 a.m.
Though he was due on Christmas, Conner James Ward waited until the next holiday to enter the world. Conner was the first baby born in Dickinson in 2010 and Nicole Paul and Russel Ward of Dickinson are the proud new parents. Conner was born at 2:06 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Hospital, registered nurse Judy Koppinger said.