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On Thursday, Nov. 15, a multiagency collaborative effort involving the Dickinson Police Department, South West Narcotics Task Force, North Dakota Parole and Probation and the Stark County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of eight people from two separate locations in Dickinson.
Recent weather trends shifted some of the heaviest snowfall the state is experiencing to the Southwestern portions of the state on Friday. The unexpected heavy snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain played a significant role in numerous accidents and a "clear danger" to motorist safety across western North Dakota's roadways. The North Dakota Department of Transportation issued Winter Storm Warnings for Dunn, Stark and Hettinger Counties.
There is bad news for homeowners relying exclusively on feline friends to keep a tight patrol. Spoiler alert—it's a myth and doesn't work. In new research funded by the National Pest Management Association, scientists studying individual rat behavior using scent detection and RFID-technology, better known as micro-chipping, have dispelled some long-held myths about cats as an effective means of rodent control.
Terry Oestreich spent nearly every waking moment over 26 years preparing to become sheriff. Now it will be only be a matter of weeks before he steps down from the position, concluding a four-year term. It has been bittersweet for the career law enforcement officer.
As the saying goes, there's a new sheriff in town—and that means times, they are a-changin for Stark County. "When a new coach takes over he brings in his own coordinators and coaches to implement his vision. I want people to realize that there's going to be some changes that we have to do to get things in-line with our vision," Stark County Sheriff-elect Corey Lee, who will assume office on Jan. 1, 2019, said. "It's not going to be overnight. It's not going to be in the first six months. But there's going to be some changes in the department."
Last week North Dakotans set their clocks back one hour as a result of daylight savings time ending. In the week since, many have undoubtedly spotted an overlooked clock on a microwave, stove or seldom-touched wall. But that shouldn't be the only thing to consider while making your rounds. Safety experts advise that now also is the time for checking fire detectors in the home and replacing batteries, because the likelihood of house fires increases during cold weather months.
November 11, marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I. On this centennial we look back at the goings-on in Western North Dakota during the war, as reported in the Dickinson Press of the day. Newspapers have always served multiple purposes in American history, chief among them being to chronicle the history of our nation. From a tragic train accident in Amidon to a Hettinger boy shooting a German spy, we experience the fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust and surprise of the times as told by the people who lived it.
"Two armies that fight each other are like one large army that commits suicide." — Henri Barbusse, 1916 On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, silence fell on Europe for the first time in 1,564 days. The bloodshed and carnage of the Great War had ceased and in its wake, 20 million markers would denote the final resting places of a generation. Following the war, many veterans returned home and slipped into near obscurity with no monument to their courage.
When temperatures fall below 32 degrees, crops exposed to the elements undergo biochemical changes designed to protect cells from cold stress damage. Scientists identified the genes controlling this phenomena years ago, but have struggled to use the knowledge to engineer cold-resistant crops. A new study from the University of Illinois may provide a novel approach at tackling cold-resistant crop engineering.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) reports 1,214 "school-transport-related" fatal crashes over the previous decade. Fatal school bus accidents in the U.S. have spiked in recent weeks, with many involving motorists failing to stop for school buses at bus stops. Most recently, three siblings crossing the street in Georgia were struck and killed by a reckless driver who failed to stop when the school bus' stop sign was extended. The day prior, a 9-year-old boy in Mississippi was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing a roadway to board a school bus.