Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service
Members of the Three Affiliated Tribes are upset about sewage that was applied to land in a recreation area, but the owner of the company involved says it's not a case of illegal dumping.
WILLISTON, N.D. – A judge Thursday left open the possibility of parole for convicted killer Ryan Lee Stensaker, upsetting family members of the victim, Williston rancher Jack Sjol. Northwest Judicial District Judge David Nelson said he chose to give Stensaker a life sentence with the possibility of parole to leave the door open in case Stensaker would someday provide answers about the motive behind the shooting death and whether others were involved.
TIOGA, N.D. - The oil on the train that derailed near Heimdal on Wednesday had a vapor pressure substantially lower than the standards in North Dakota’s new oil conditioning order, a Hess Corp. spokesman said Thursday. Hess, which owned the railcars that caught fire in Wednesday’s derailment, has been in compliance with the state’s rules, said Alison Ritter, spokeswoman for the Department of Mineral Resources.
MINOT, N.D. – Prosecutors here charged a 23-year-old Milwaukee woman with human trafficking Wednesday after a 21-year-old woman told police she was being forced to have sex for money. Minot police arrested Shakira Monique McClinton on Tuesday night after responding to an assault call at the Magic City Motel.
MINOT, N.D. – The superintendent of Sawyer Public Schools denied the felony sex charges against him Wednesday before a judge set his bail at $250,000 cash only.
A federal investigation says two men ran a Ponzi scheme that defrauded hundreds of investors worldwide.
Stakeholders in the Bakken oil boom react to new, tougher oil train safety regulations announced by the U.S. and Canada Friday.
MINOT, N.D. – A jury found Georgia truck driver Vernon Neil Wright not guilty Wednesday of negligent homicide for a June 2013 fiery crash that killed three men in North Dakota’s Oil Patch. Mountrail County Attorney Wade Enget had argued that Wright acted negligently when his oil tanker blocked the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 2 east of Stanley on a foggy morning.
MINOT, N.D. – A jury will decide whether an oil truck driver should be punished for a fiery 2013 crash east of Stanley that killed three people. Vernon Neil Wright of Georgia is on trial in North Central Judicial District Court for three counts of negligent homicide for a five-vehicle crash that occurred on a densely foggy morning as many in North Dakota’s Oil Patch were heading to work.
BISMARCK – A bill to reform North Dakota’s oil taxes is on its way to the governor’s desk, but questions remain about the implications to the state’s oil tax sharing agreement with the Three Affiliated Tribes.