TIOGA, N.D. -- A broken pipe connection caused a brine spill on Saturday, Sept. 15, that contaminated farmland in Mountrail County, according to information released by the North Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday. Basic Energy Services estimates that 500 barrels, or 21,000 gallons, of produced water spilled at a saltwater disposal well owned by Basic Energy Services about 7 miles southeast of Tioga, which is just across the border in Williams County.
MANDAN, N.D. — Two people were injured in a stabbing early Friday morning, Sept. 7, in Mandan, the second knife attack reported in the city this week. Mandan police were dispatched at 3:50 a.m. to a residence in Mandan for a possible stabbing, said Lt. Pat Haug. Officers identified two people with injuries from a knife, a 25-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man. They were taken to a Bismarck hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Haug said.
BISMARCK — Two men were transported to a hospital on Friday after an early morning trailer home fire. Around 2:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 911 dispatch received a report of a trailer home on fire in Bismarck, according to a news release. The home was occupied at the time the fire broke out, the release said.
BISMARCK — A Mandan man is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after allegedly attacking three people with a knife on Tuesday, Sept. 4, leaving one woman with 16 puncture wounds and a nearly severed finger.
BISMARCK -- The first case of measles in the state since 2011 was reported in Burleigh County on Tuesday. The North Dakota Department of Health said in a news release Wednesday that the infected person traveled between numerous locations in the Bismarck area last month while contagious, including two Catholic schools in Bismarck.
BISMARCK -- The conversion of a crude oil pipeline to transport natural gas liquids from the heart of the Bakken was approved Wednesday, Sept. 5, by the North Dakota Public Service Commission. The three-member commission gave unanimous approval to Andeavor Logistics to convert 42 miles of the BakkenLink pipeline, which was originally approved in 2012 to transport crude oil. The company requested to convert a portion of the pipeline to transport natural gas liquids. North Dakota’s production of natural gas liquids is growing, but the state lacks sufficient pipeline capacity.
MANDAN, N.D. -- Police arrested a man who allegedly stabbed three people in Mandan Tuesday morning, Sept. 4. After police responded to the 8 a.m. call, the victims were transported to a hospital with injuries consistent with a knife, but were not life-threatening. Mandan Police Lt. Pat Haug said the victims were acquainted with their alleged assailant, a 34-year-old, bald, African American man. Haug said police are investigating what initiated the alleged attack.
BISMARCK -- Canada's largest independent petroleum products marketer plans to buy Mandan-based Missouri Valley Petroleum. MVP, a regional fuel distribution company, and Parkland USA, which operates in the state as Superpumper, entered into an agreement expected to be finalized Oct. 1. Parkland did not disclose the acquisition price.
BISMARCK -- A 37-year-old Bismarck man was sentenced Friday for burning his fiancee's home. Spencer Norton, 37, was convicted of felony arson in May for the the 2017 house fire that heavily damaged Yvette Howell's home in Bismarck. On Friday, a judge sentenced Norton for arson to serve one year and one day after his current three-year sentence for threatening to harm police that investigated the fire. The judge also included two years supervised probation, waived all court fees and credited Norton's time served in jail. The judge reserved a decision on restitution.
BISMARCK -- Surrogate Judge Lee Christofferson has accepted a plea agreement between Morton County prosecutors and Chase Iron Eyes, a prominent figure charged from the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests. Christofferson's orders came late Tuesday. Iron Eyes was charged in February 2017 with felony inciting a riot and misdemeanor criminal trespass from when protesters erected a camp on pipeline land.