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As the Stark County election looms, multiple sources have come forward with information which paints the Stark County Sheriff's Department as a toxic, retaliatory and predatory work environment, rife with mismanagement and a "good ol' boys" leadership system. Stark County Sheriff Terry Oestreich's biggest challenger, Sgt. Corey Lee, previously stated that the sheriff's department's turnover rate was 86 percent. Two recently-terminated deputies, Ray Kaylor and Ben Jarrett, spoke with The Press about the environment within the department.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Badlands Crime Stoppers held a meeting of the board of directors at the Public Safety Building in Dickinson. The Dickinson Police Department was excited to announce the reincorporation of Badlands Crime Stoppers. The non-profit organization, whose mission aids local law enforcement in solving crimes through community involvement, was originally established locally in 1985.
There's little room for excitement while waiting in line at a fast food restaurant. That is unless you're 11 years old and police descend on the location and start clearing the building because of a bomb threat. "My Papa and me were watching as policemen came and started telling everyone to leave because a bomb might be in the McDonald's," Parker Sayler, a fifth-grader at Jefferson Elementary, said. "We didn't get our food and had to leave. It was scary."
At first she shooed the voles and rats away with sticks and brooms, but as the weather turned colder, the steady trickle of pesky rodents became a stampede of brown fur and black beady eyes. That is when the homeowner reached out to the professionals. John Mack is the owner of JAM Pest Control Inc. in Dickinson. He cautions that now is the time to prepare for the upcoming cold weather by preparing the home against pests.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Shane Habermann, an inmate at the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center who failed to return from work release on Oct. 21. Authorities were immediately notified and law enforcement have continued to actively search for Habermann, 40.
Large swaths of southwest North Dakota are facing moderate fire danger, which may signal a returning drought. Dunn, Billings, Slope, Hettinger and Stark Counties have already been designated as natural disaster counties by the United States Department of Agriculture after meeting requirements under 7 CFR 759.5(a) earlier in the year, as each county suffered from drought conditions during the growing season lasting for eight or more consecutive weeks.
A sizeable crowd gathered at the National Guard Armory Saturday to cheer on competitors during the United States Powerlifting Association's North Dakota Open, held in Dickinson over the weekend. The gymnasium's dated Arnold Schwarzenegger posters and protein powder vendors served as backdrop for the 2019 Drug Tested National Powerlifting Qualifier. Each of the nearly 60 competitors aspired to be one of the few earning a summer trip to the championship in Las Vegas.
A cacophony of hundreds of conversations echoed in the tournament hall of the Ramada Grand Dakota Hotel in Dickinson over the weekend, as patrons, competitors, spectators and tournament officials revelled in drink and cheer at the National Dart Association Regional tournament. The conversation and laughter at each of the 30 boards competed with those surrounding them, as well as the amplifiers ringing with "Turn the Page," a rock classic by Bob Seger. Each competitor in the eclectic bunch took aim at being crowned "King of the Boards."
A single-vehicle rollover crash in South Heart sent one person to the hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening Monday afternoon. At approximately 3:15 p.m., the Belfield Police Department, Stark County Sheriff Department and Dickinson Rural Fire Department responded to the crash on 121st Avenue SW in South Heart. First responders freed an 18-year-old female from a wrecked 2003 GMC truck. She was taken to CHI St. Alexius, according to Maj. Wallace with the Stark County Sheriff's Department.
DICKINSON, ND—On average, two children are killed every day in vehicle crashes in the United States, and most of these fatalities are a direct result of improper car seat and seat belt use, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. A 2018 report released by the U.S. DOT found that North Dakota ranked third in the nation for the most child fatalities in vehicle crashes over the previous year.