Lindsey Franks, a 19-year-old Dickinson State University sophomore, uses her cell phone several times a day. However, she and her roommate have never plugged a landline into the jack in their dorm room. "We don't use our landline phones," Franks said. "We both have cell phones and I didn't think we needed one." Because of the growing trend to use a cell phone over a landline, some universities in the U.S. may pull the plug on students' landlines.
MOTT -- A former Hettinger County resident has been charged for allegedly exploiting a vulnerable adult earlier this year. A preliminary hearing was held for Gregory Goetz, 47, Thursday. James Gion, Hettinger County state's attorney, said neither Goetz nor his wife presently reside in Hettinger County.
James Bedard of Dickinson decorates a tree on Senior Avenue with Christmas lights, Wednesday afternoon.
Soon those traveling through Dickinson on Interstate 94 will know about hazardous road conditions miles before they reach them. The North Dakota Department of Transportation is installing electronic message boards west of Exit 59 and east of Exit 64. "We've got a new road reporting system and as part of that process, when road conditions warrant, we put out travel alerts," said Brad Darr, NDDOT maintenance engineer.
A 75-year-old Taylor woman died after her vehicle crashed into a tractor on Highway 10 Monday evening, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Evelyn Rice was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Dickinson after the crash, where she reportedly passed away. Gerald Rice, 76, of Taylor was driving the vehicle and he was injured in the crash as well, according to a press release from NDHP. "He's in critical but stable condition at Medcenter One in Bismarck," Darrin Erickson, the couple's son, said Tuesday afternoon.
Property valuations of 31 Dickinson homes damaged by a July 8 tornado dropped nearly $1.6 million, Jan Zent, city assessor, said at a county commission meeting Tuesday. "A 50 percent reduction was given on the valuation to the properties that were demolished or not livable for the remaining six months of the 2009 taxable year," Zent said. She said the reduction translates into about $24,000 in tax dollars. After the meeting, Diane Brines, Stark County tax equalization director, said in order to compensate for the loss, each county entity will have a little less money budgeted in 2010. In o
A 75-year-old Taylor woman died after a car crash on Highway 10 Monday evening, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Evelyn and Gerald Rice were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Dickinson after the crash, where Evelyn Rice reportedly passed away. For details on this story, see Wednesday's issue of The Dickinson Press.
A 43-year-old Dickinson man was arrested after an hour-long standoff with police at his residence Saturday morning. Scott Stockert allegedly pointed a loaded gun at Dickinson Police Sgt. David Wilkie, according his Stark County criminal complaint. His bond was set at $50,000 cash Monday. Police were called to his residence on Adams Avenue for a report of a verbal domestic dispute, said Lt. Dave Wallace. "Upon entering the house, two officers were confronted by a man with a gun who pointed the weapon at the officers and demanded they leave the residence," Wallace said.
Two men were arrested Saturday evening after authorities allegedly discovered over 50 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Arturas Teras, 29, of Van Nuys, Calif. and Donatas Jasiulionis, 35, of Seattle were charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver Monday.
BELFIELD -- Friends and colleagues of Larry Johnson came to the Legion Hall Saturday to congratulate him on retiring as Belfield police chief. Soon they will welcome Joseph Schmidt, who has been chosen to fill the position on Dec. 7. Johnson's last day is today and Sharon Dorval, Belfield city commissioner, said Stark County will help with law enforcement until Schmidt takes over. About six people applied for the position, and Dorval said the commission felt Schmidt was the best fit. "We chose him because of his experiences," said Dorval.