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MANDAN, N.D. – Two men who were being sought by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department for charges connected to Dakota Access Pipeline protests have turned themselves in, the department said...
MANDAN, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple met with Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II late Monday for almost three hours to discuss the ongoing protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
FARGO – Fargo-based events promoter Jade Presents announced two new shows for next year. Singer/songwriters Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will share the Fargo Theatre stage on Feb. 26. The two will swap songs and stories in what is billed as “an acoustic evening.” Tickets for this reserved-seating show are $39.50, $59.50 and $79.50.
FORTUNA, N.D. - A valve failure at an oil and gas well caused about 260 barrels, or 10,920 gallons, of oil to spill over the weekend in Divide County, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said Monday, Dec. 12. Murex Petroleum Corp. said the spill occurred Saturday at a site about 7 miles south of Fortuna. The spill was contained within the dike around the tank, officials said.
FARGO — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is President-elect Donald Trump's No. 1 choice for Agriculture secretary, POLITICO reported Saturday, Dec. 10, citing sources close to the transition team. Heitkamp, who's in her first term, serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee and is one of the more conservative Democrats in the Senate. Whether she would accept an offer to join Trump's cabinet is unclear. Her office did not immediately respond to a request for comment Saturday.
VALLEY CITY -- The City Commission here voted 5-0 Thursday, Dec. 8, to accept the immediate resignation of Police Chief Fred Thompson. Thompson, who had been chief for about 4½ years, will be replaced by Lt. Phil Hatcher as acting police chief, City Administrator David Schelkoph said. Schelkoph said city officials and Thompson have been negotiating the resignation for a couple of weeks.
DEVILS LAKE -- National Guard members in Devils Lake will be deployed to Afghanistan for a year. A send-off ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Devils Lake High School Sports Center for about 60 soldiers from the 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, according to a news release. The deployment will happen early next year, adding the mission should last 12 months.
DEVILS LAKE -- An inmate has walked away from a Devils Lake-based re-entry center. Jessica Marie Cavanaugh, 24, of St. Michael, N.D., was signed out of the Lake Region Residential Re-entry Center at 1 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center, a multicounty detention center. Cavanaugh did not return at her designated time and was classified as absconding. Attempts by law enforcement to reach her have failed.
BISMARCK -- Kirsten Baesler, the state superintendent for North Dakota schools, has issued a call for applications to fill two upcoming vacancies on the State Board of Higher Education. The board provides oversight for the North Dakota university system and is made up in part of seven voting members who serve four-year terms. The terms of incumbent members Kari Reichert and committee Chair Kathleen Neset will end July 1, yielding the two future vacancies.
FARGO—A post-conviction relief hearing that was set for Thursday morning, Dec. 8, in Cass County District Court for the man convicted in the 1996 shooting death of Cherryl Tendeland of West Fargo has been canceled. The hearing for Barry Garcia, 36, will be rescheduled at a later date, according to the Cass County State's Attorney's Office.