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MITCHELL, S.D. -- A 23-year-old Mitchell man has been arrested, authorities say, for intentionally causing a vehicle crash, hitting a woman in the face, leaving the scene of another crash and then stealing a pickup and shooting a handgun toward an occupied vehicle.
WISHEK, N.D. -- A 66-year-old Wishek man is dead after drowning at a landfill near Wishek Wednesday, Oct. 31, according to Laurie Spitzer, McIntosh County sheriff. The man was taking water samples at a leachate or chemical pond at Jahner Landfill near Wishek when he fell into the pond and drowned, Spitzer said. It is unknown when he fell into the pond, but he was alone at the time of the drowning and was not an employee of the city of Wishek, she said.
PRESHO, S.D. — A man was arrested and charged for attempted murder and aggravated assault Friday, Oct. 26, after a second man was found with a gunshot injury to the leg. According to court documents, the man who was shot told police that Mark Cook, 55, of Presho, had been waiting for him when he got to work at a farm facility south of Presho. The man said that when he had gotten out of his vehicle, Cook had been there with a shotgun. The man said that he and Cook argued, and that Cook said he was going to kill the man.
FORT PIERRE, S.D. — A Hamill man was found guilty of killing a woman by a Stanley County jury on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 1, and will spend life in prison. Chance Harruff, 48, was convicted of the second-degree murder of Kristi Olson, a 38-year-old mother of seven who was found dead in her home in Dallas, S.D., on June 1, 2017, from injuries caused by physical abuse.
BISMARCK — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in North Dakota and the American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota have both established hotlines to call if any problems arise with voting on Election Day in the state.
DULUTH - Montana-Dakota Utilities has purchased a southwestern North Dakota wind farm for $84 million on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The 48-megawatt facility near Hettinger, N.D., the second phase of project Thunder Spirit, was sold to Montana-Dakota Utilities by Allete Clean Energy, a subsidiary of Duluth-based Allete. Montana-Dakota Utilities will now operate the wind farm, according to a news release Wednesday.
HANKINSON, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol on Tuesday, Oct. 30, released the identity of a man who was fatally injured when he tried to pass a tractor and his vehicle struck a disc plow being towed. Jeffrey Schiltz, 59, of Hankinson, was driving south on Richland County Road 1 on Oct. 23 when he met a northbound John Deere tractor towing a disc plow and coil packer, the patrol said. Schiltz's car struck the disc plow, causing extensive damage to the top of the vehicle. Schiltz died at the scene, the patrol said.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper was struck by a vehicle outside his squad car while assisting McKenzie County deputies performing traffic control for cattle crossing a highway outside of Watford City Monday night, Oct. 29.
BISMARCK - The North Dakota Department of Health announced Monday, Oct. 29, its medical marijuana program will accept patient and caregiver applications. Patients will need to provide information like contact information, a copy of their driver's license, a recent photo of themselves and their health care provider's name and work email address. The health care provider must complete a written certification stating that the patient is likely to receive "therapeutic or palliative benefit" from using medical marijuana.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A man who was struck and killed by a dump truck and payloader on Saturday afternoon at the Jamestown landfill has been identified. Danny Howard, 65, of Grand Forks, who was working at the landfill, was struck and run over by a dump truck and payloader, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a news release.