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A jury trial has been set for a Dickinson woman who faces drug-related charges. A plea agreement for Jennifer Kehrberg could not be reached before her pretrial conference Tuesday afternoon. "The offer that was presented wasn't acceptable," Jay Greenwood, Kehrberg's attorney, said before the hearing. He would not say what the offer was. Kehrberg is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and unlawfully possessing the prescription drug hydromorphone in July. Both charges are felonies. At Kehrberg's preliminary hearing in September, Investigator Nick Gates of the S
Melissa Stockert has taken her love of children and turned it into a child care facility in Dickinson. "We wanted to present this in a homelike atmosphere, and we also wanted it to be so there are only two providers so that the same people are here when you drop off (children) and when you pick them up," Stockert said. Jodi Kessel, who works at Laugh and Learn, shares child care responsibilities with Stockert.
Dickinson City Commissioners spoke in favor of a proposed amendment to the city hospitality tax during the final public hearing on the matter Monday evening. Bernie Marsh, a Dickinson businessman, said he is against the change. No one else from the public spoke for or against the matter. The Dickinson Convention and Visitors Bureau is funded through all of Dickinson's 2-percent occupancy tax and through a minimum 20 percent of the city's 1-percent hospitality tax. The proposal would change the way the hospitality tax is allocated.
Melissa Angerer, who authorities have linked to an apparent murder-suicide of a Dickinson couple, pleaded not guilty at her preliminary hearing Monday. Angerer, who also goes by the name Melissa Cady, is charged with accomplice to murder. She allegedly drove Jamie Osborn to his wife, Tracey Osborn's residence in August, knowing Jamie Osborn intended to kill Tracey Osborn, according to a Stark County criminal complaint. The body of Tracey Osborn was discovered in northern Dunn County, according to police.
A 32-year-old man reportedly jumped from a bridge on Highway 85 Monday afternoon, landing on Interstate 94, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The man survived the fall and was transported to St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, said NDHP Capt. Tony Huck. He estimated the man fell between 20 and 25 feet. The man was a Utah resident who had been working in Killdeer, Huck said. The man was unconscious but breathing when he was taken to the hospital, Huck said. "It appears that there was a little bit of a quarrel between a husband and wife at Belfield at Cenex," Huck said.
A 23-year-old Dickinson man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a 72-year-old man in March was sentenced Tuesday. Monty McKenzie, who is charged with aggravated assault, will serve three years in prison for the charge, with five years supervised probation. However, Judge Zane Anderson ordered the sentence run consecutive to time he is already serving on an unrelated charge, leaving McKenzie to serve a total of about five years. The maximum punishment for McKenzie's charge is five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. "This obviously is a very difficult case," Anderson said at the hearing.
After three years in Dickinson, Crossroad Hobbies has moved downtown. Owner Todd Heck said the space he moved into last month offers more exposure. "We're in an awesome spot where people can find us," he said.
A 16-year-old Dickinson girl who was reported missing, has been found, police said at 10:55 this morning. Britainy Bruce went for a run at about 2 p.m. Sunday and has not been heard from since, according to the Dickinson Police Department. After hearing her name on the news she called home this morning, police say.
After over a year of planning and research, an agreement for a city dog park was approved by the Dickinson Park Board at their regular meeting Monday. The Park Board has teamed up with Oreo's Animal Rescue -- a nonprofit, animal rescue organization headquartered in Dickinson -- to complete the project. "I'm very excited," Tara Couch, president of OAR, said after the meeting.
After months of applying chemicals to rivers and streams in the area, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has scheduled the fish in Patterson Lake to be eradicated Thursday. "You can draw a circle for about 10 miles north of the interstate and about 10 miles south of the interstate over to highway 85, and all the streams in there is what we've eradicated so far," said Jeff Hendrickson, southwest district fishery supervisor for NDGF. "It's been a lot of work.