BISMARCK -- Labor statistics released Friday show North Dakota’s October, not seasonally adjusted, unemployment rate was 1.7 percent, according to Job Service North Dakota. The rate is 0.2 of a percentage point lower than prior month, and 0.5 of a percentage point lower than the same period one year ago. The national rate was 3.9 percent.
MANNING, N.D. -- Human error resulted in a pipeline spill on Sunday that leaked 270 barrels, or 11,340 gallons, of produced water in Dunn County in far western North Dakota, according to the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division. Crestwood Midstream reported the spill, which was contained within a pipeline trench, according to a spill report.
BISMARCK -- The Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine, USS North Dakota held a change ceremony at the Dealey Theater on board Naval Submarine Base New London on Thursday. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and first lady Kathryn Burgum were in attendance at the ceremony where Cmdr. Mark Robinson relieved Cmdr. Michael Hollenbach as North Dakota’s commanding officer.
FORT YATES, N.D.—Like many of his predecessors, new Standing Rock Tribal Chairman Mike Faith is aiming to combat the issues of unemployment, housing and drug abuse on the reservation. While these are long-standing issues for the people of Standing Rock, Faith said he thinks there has been a shift within the communities of people wanting to see a positive change. "The elders, the grandmas saying enough is enough," Faith said. "And the young people are hearing them and know (drugs) are not welcome."
BISMARCK -- Josh Kotelnicki has been dismissed as head football coach at the University of Mary. Athletic director Dale Lennon held a press conference following their game Saturday, Nov. 11, against Minnesota Duluth to address the coaching change.
BISMARCK -- After a change of plea and canceled trial, the woman accused of killing a motorcyclist in a crash last year has been sentenced. Darci Leigh Voldness, 29, of Jamestown, pleaded guilty in September to felony negligent homicide and misdemeanor ingesting a controlled substance.
BISMARCK -- Two days after a fire claimed a south Bismarck home, the homeowner's fiance has been arrested and charged with arson. Spencer Norton, 36, of Bismarck, is the suspect. Bismarck Police investigated after fire officials found the blaze to be suspicious in nature.
BISMARCK -- Less than two weeks after his charges related to infant child abuse, a Bismarck man is now accused of raping the same child. Andrew Glasser, 32, is charged with Class AA felony gross sexual imposition. Court documents say a doctor's examination showed sexual abuse of the infant girl.
MANDAN, N.D.-- Released from a 12-day jail sentence, Alexander Simon has filed to appeal his case related to protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Simon and Mary Redway were the first defendants sentenced to serve jail time for convictions related to the pipeline protests. Surrogate Judge Thomas Merrick convicted them Oct. 19 in a misdemeanor court trial with three others, including photojournalist Sara Lafleur-Vetter, whose charges he dismissed.
BISMARCK -- Police are on the lookout again for Elizabeth Gawryluk, this time for a different reason. The 26-year-old Dickinson woman, missing since Sept. 8 and reported as found Oct. 4, was charged Wednesday with felony terrorizing after an incident with a 60-year-old Bismarck man who let her stay at his home.