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After hitting a financial rough patch, things seem to be looking up for Red Trail Energy L.L.C. in Richardton. "We did show a loss last year and in the first two quarters of this year, but now ...
A Dickinson man reportedly saw a mountain lion in the city Thursday morning, but the origin of animal tracks left nearby are getting mixed opinions. Len Kovash, who works at K & M Cabinetry in north Dickinson, pulled into work just after 6 a.m. and saw what he believes to be a mountain lion in the north part of the business' parking lot. "As soon as he seen my car and the lights, he took off running," Kovash said. "I have to admit, I did get a little scared.
Flashing lights, sirens and frantic screams coming from two damaged vehicles caught the attention of many on and around the Dickinson State University campus Wednesday. The campus Department of Residential Life, students and Dickinson emergency workers spent about a week putting together a crash simulation for Alcohol Awareness Week. "They wanted shock and awe on campus," said Denita Kelly, DSU resident director. Adam Minor, DSU resident advisor, said at least one onlooker was in tears as they watched the simulation play out and another came running in to help, only to realize it was a simu
A Dickinson man charged in connection to a Dunn County shooting pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm as part of a plea agreement on Tuesday. If Benjamin Orf complies with the conditions set by the court, such as three years probation, he will spend about a year in prison. A judge sentenced him to 18 months, but also gave Orf credit for the time served, which is about six months. Orf's charge is connected to the March shooting of Neal Douglas Matejovsky, 49, of Dickinson.
Three Richardton-Taylor High School teachers rushed to a house fire Tuesday morning and began fighting the flames with a garden hose. This was the third fire in the Richardton area in three days. Tuesday's fire ignited in Ralph and Beatrice Messer's home on E Street North, while the couple was out of the house. "I was outside shortly before class," said Harvey Tibor, one of the teachers who responded to the fire. "I saw fire all of a sudden shoot out the window of a house down the street." He ran inside the school and told someone to call 911.
Two Dickinson residents are out of jail on $500 bonds after allegedly stealing imitation prescription drugs last week, according to Stark County Court documents. Dena Winch, 25, and Donald Schermerhorn, 24, are accused of entering a motel room in northwest Dickinson Wednesday and stealing imitations of Oxycontin and Tramadol, according to criminal complaints. Oxycontin and Tramadol are prescription pain relievers, said Al Schwindt, a pharmacist at White Drug in Dickinson. The two reportedly worked as housekeepers at the motel at the time, but are no longer employed there. "It would appear
A Dickinson residence belonging to Samuel Wilson was burglarized Saturday, according to the Dickinson Police Department. Nobody was home at the time of the burglary, Lt. Rod Banyai said Monday. He added the door to Wilson's residence was found open. "The front door appeared to have forced entry marks on it," said Sgt.
After two days of discussing and learning about Theodore Roosevelt, some who attended Dickinson State University's Theodore Roosevelt Symposium took a trip to Medora Saturday. Those who attended broke up into groups to tour the Badlands, Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch and the Chateau de Mores. The symposium, which began Thursday, featured several speakers, a silent movie and discussions about the former president. Local and out-of-state people came to the event, which concluded Saturday.
"It's cheap, it's available and there's no worry about getting caught -- almost absolutely no worry," a Dickinson man said Thursday. The 28-year-old was referring to the sometimes deadly practice of inhaling volatile vapors to get high, also known as huffing. An 18-year-old Dickinson woman recently blacked out after huffing canned air while driving and crashed her vehicle into a power line pole, causing a power outage in the city.
Dickinson officials continue to contemplate how to upgrade the city's animal pound, since the condition it's in is less than favorable, they say. "There's vermin that get into the building because of settling in the past and it's very difficult to keep it airtight and rodent free," said Shawn Kessel, city administrator. "It's not an environment that lends itself to taking care of animals properly and respectfully." Plans for a new facility had been in motion earlier this year and $300,000 had been set aside for it, Kessel said.