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GRAFTON, N.D.—A Grafton man was ordered to 15 years in prison for what Pembina County prosecutors say is the worst attack on a law enforcement officer they have seen. Clifford Edward Monteith III, 27, signed a plea agreement that would drop four charges, including a Class A felony count of attempted murder, if he pleaded guilty to five charges, including a felonies for assault and disarming or attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer.
MANDAN – Authorities have removed the traffic information point on State Highway 1806 north of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest and National Guard members will instead focus on community outreach. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department is temporarily removing the checkpoint and reevaluating the use of law enforcement and the National Guard to meet public safety needs, spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said Tuesday, Oct. 18.
SIOUX COUNTY—The Sioux County Sheriff's Office is investigating more reports of cattle that were shot this week near the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp. One cow was shot and another cow had two arrows sticking out of its ribcage, said Sioux County Sheriff Frank Landeis. The animals, discovered Monday, Oct. 17, appeared to had been shot recently and were treated by a veterinarian, Landeis said.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The company and contractor for a 1,172-mile pipeline at the center of a controversial river crossing in North Dakota have issued a $100,000 reward for damage to construction equipment. In a news release Monday, Oct. 17, Dakota Access LLC said vandalism to construction equipment has caused millions of dollars in damages. Dakota Access and contractor Precision Pipeline said the companies are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of arsonists who burned the equipment.
MINOT -- An 18-year-old Minot man has been arrested on charges of attempted murder after the shooting of a 33-year-old man in southeast Minot on Saturday afternoon. Christopher Dale Aldrich...
MINOT -- A 33-year-old man was shot and injured Saturday afternoon in southeast Minot. No details were available on his condition or if the suspect or suspects who fled the scene in a unknown maroon-colored vehicle have been caught as of early Sunday afternoon. The victim was taken to Trinity Hospital. The incident took place in the 500 block of 19th Ave. SE.
ABERCROMBIE, N.D. — A boy was brought to the hospital after he was accidentally shot Sunday, Oct. 16, by his brother on a farm south of Abercrombie. The accidental shooting happened about 1:30 p.m., the Richland County Sheriff’s Office said. A father and his 9-year-old son were shooting pigeons in the basement of an old property. The 9-year-old accidentally shot through the basement with .22, hitting his 13-year-old brother in the thigh.
WEST FARGO—A 9-year-old boy was injured Monday morning, Oct. 17, when he was struck by a truck while riding his bike in West Fargo. According to a report released by West Fargo Police: The incident happened about 7:55 a.m. at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 9th Street East. A truck was driving on Fourth Avenue and turning to go north on Ninth Street when it struck the bike rider, who was westbound on Fourth Avenue.
DEVILS LAKE – A St. Michael, N.D., man has died in a crash near Devils Lake after he was ejected from his vehicle Saturday, Oct. 15, the state Highway Patrol said. The 46-year-old, who hasn’t been named by the patrol, was northbound on 89th Avenue Northeast about 12 miles southeast of Devils Lake when he failed to negotiate a curve at around 10:47 a.m.
MOORETON -- State troopers have identified a Grand Forks woman who was struck and killed late Thursday night, Oct. 13, by a vehicle while she was walking across Interstate 29 in Richland County. Tawny Heck, 27, was the passenger of a car parked on the right shoulder of the southbound lane about 1 mile south of Mooreton before Scott Fisher, 47, Hale, Mo., hit her while driving a 2001 Ford F-250 at about 11:49 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release issued Saturday.