DICKINSON, N.D. -- At the end of the month, District 36 Republicans will choose their replacement to finish the term of former state Sen. Kelly Armstrong, R-Dickinson. District Chairman John Enderle said, on Nov. 30, the organization’s membership will vote at the Biesiot Activities Center on which fellow members it would like to see represent the district.
BISMARCK - After tallying all forms of early voting, including ballots cast at the polls as well as absentee and vote-by-mail ballot, totals reached 144,774 by 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to Secretary of State Al Jaeger. The totals have surpassed those from 2012 and 2016, both presidential election years in which voter turnout is traditionally higher than in midterm elections. In 2016, the number was 134,805. In 2012, the number was 136,685.
Six Native American voters who challenged North Dakota’s voter identification law will be allowed to vote on Tuesday under an order signed Friday by a federal judge. Attorneys for the voters worked with the state of North Dakota to stipulate that six individuals who were part of a lawsuit against Secretary of State Al Jaeger have the proper documentation to vote next week. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland signed an order adopting the agreement on Friday.
BISMARCK — More than 100 inmates of the North Dakota State Penitentiary in Bismarck raised $1,035 in a charity walk earlier this month. Fifteen prison staff also participated in the event held Oct. 19 in the prison's recreation yard. Proceeds from the charity walk are to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, according to the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Prisoners and staff also raised more than $6,600 from two previous charity events in the past year.
BISMARCK -- A 36-year-old Bismarck woman has been charged in connection to an assault on a bus driver in Mandan. Megan Rosario Hernandez was charged Monday, Oct. 29, with felony tampering with a public service and misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Mandan police responded to an altercation at a bus stop in northwest Mandan at about 7:43 a.m. Oct. 10. Police say the Harlow's bus driver, a 73-year-old Lincoln man, was physically assaulted by a 12-year-old boy.
NEW TOWN, N.D. -- A spill occurred Thursday at the Myrmidon SWD 1 salt water disposal well, about six miles southwest of New Town, according to the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division. Marathon Oil Company reported Friday that 300 barrels or 12,600 gallons of brine released due to valve leak. All product released had been recovered at the time of reporting. Product was contained on-site.
BISMARCK -- From Almont to Zap, anyone in need of a ride can Uber — if there’s a driver nearby. The ridesharing mobile phone application announced Monday, Oct. 22, it’s expanding statewide, making North Dakota one of the first states for this breadth of service. The amount of time it takes for a driver to get to your location may vary based on where you are in the state, Uber spokeswoman Charity Jackson said.
BISMARCK -- "Dodging Bullets — Stories from Survivors of Historical Trauma" will be making its North Dakota premiere at the North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival. This award-winning documentary, which will be shown at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck, focuses on the intergenerational trauma that affects the Native community from first contact to present day.
BISMARCK -- Six vehicles were damaged at a Bismarck car dealership after a vehicle drove through a ditch Wednesday morning, Oct. 17. At about 11:20 a.m., a 37-year-old Bismarck man was driving a Kia minivan west on East Calgary Avenue, when the vehicle struck a street sign and a mailbox, then went into a ditch in front of the auto dealership, according to Bismarck police Sgt. Tim Sass.
BISMARCK -- Burleigh County District Court records show a teen is now charged in adult court with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with an incident in July south of Bismarck. Three teens were cited as juveniles following an investigation into an aggravated assault on July 28, the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Office has reported. Court records filed this week show John Holmberg Wilson, 16, is now charged as an adult with a class AA felony in connection with the incident.