BISMARCK -- A woman outside the City/County Building held a sign reading, "There is more to Bismarck than downtown," Thursday as city staff announced petitioners attempting to recall Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary were deemed to be 160 signatures short. The petitioners needed 1,898 valid signatures for the recall election to take place.
MANDAN, N.D. -- The Morton County Sheriff's Department is looking for a 57-year-old Mandan man, who may have drowned near the Fort Rice boat ramp on the Missouri River. The man was last heard from around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, when he was fishing in the Missouri River, authorities said. On Thursday morning, around 8:15 a.m., a boater reported an idling boat in gear near the shore. Authorities identified it as belonging to the missing man.
BISMARCK — When Darryl Jarvis grew up in West Virginia, he didn't care much for school. In fact, he dropped out when he turned 16. "If I couldn't understand it, they wouldn't explain it," he said. "When I got behind on classes, it got old." Now, Jarvis, 28, is locked up at the North Dakota State Penitentiary. He was dealing drugs in Fargo, he said, and police caught him with methamphetamine in August. When they tried to arrest him, he reportedly kicked and tried to bite an officer.
BISMARCK -- An inmate serving time at the state penitentiary for shooting a Williston man and hiding his body under a mattress pleaded guilty on Wednesday afternoon to a prison assault. South Central District Judge John Grinsteiner sentenced 51-year-old Tovias Cerna Carrillo to 20 years in prison for attempted murder and possessing a weapon in a correctional facility. Carrillo is accused of stabbing an inmate multiple times with a homemade tool in the weight room on Dec. 9, 2015.
MANDAN, N.D. — The Mandan Police Department released the identity of a 24-year-old man who was killed Friday, April 14, by an officer responding to a domestic dispute on the city’s northeast side. Police identified the man as Ivan Wilson of Mandan.
BISMARCK — A record number of influenza cases have been reported this year, according to the North Dakota Department of Health. There have been 7,045 total number of flu cases for the 2016-17 season, according to a weekly summary sent Monday by the Department of Health. In comparison, the 2014-15 season, which was a severe flu season, there were 6,443 cases. The 2015-16 season saw just 1,942 cases.
BISMARCK -- A 28-year-old woman has been arrested for her alleged involvement in a Monday morning shooting in Bismarck that left one man hospitalized. According to Bismarck Police, Teresa Eckdahl, of Turtle Mountain, allegedly shot the 28-year-old victim at about 4:55 a.m. in an apartment building, located on the 300 block of Eastdale Drive.
BISMARCK—A North Dakota Senate committee has initiated a move to dissolve North Dakota's tobacco prevention and control agency. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 11-3 on Friday to give Senate Bill 2024 a do-pass recommendation. The bill would phase out the North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy, or BreatheND, by the end of the biennium and shift tobacco settlement funds to the state Health Department.
BISMARCK -- A freshman lawmaker was taken by medical personnel to a local hospital Monday for an undisclosed health issue. Rep. Bill Oliver, R-New Town, left the House floor Monday afternoon after majority leadership said he reportedly was feeling dizzy during the afternoon floor session. House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, didn’t disclose the cause of Oliver’s dizziness, but said it was not life threatening.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued notices Friday to protesters, warning that corps-managed federal property adjacent to the Cannonball River would be closed Feb. 22. In addition, the Bureau of Indian Affairs pledged its support in helping the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe close the protest camps within its reservation boundaries. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., lauded the federal government for its assistance.