BELFIELD — Chronic rule-breakers have forced a Belfield city official to quit, saying she fears her health will suffer if she stays in the job any longer. Cindy Ewoniuk, the city’s longtime auditor, submitted her resignation to the city council on Monday night. She was elected to the position in 2006 and served as auditor from 1995 to 2001. Ewoniuk said newcomers to Belfield, including those attracted by the Bakken oil boom, consistently fail to follow city ordinances. “My stress level, my health — it’s constant. Nobody wants to follow the rules,” she said.
NEW ENGLAND — On Monday night, New England City Council members voted to buy a new skid steer, which can be used for construction and landscaping projects. The city will pay $37,085 for the skid steer, but will not use any tax money to do so, said city auditor Jason Jung. For the past two years, New England has sold its gray water, or wastewater from showers, baths and other washing machines.
BOWMAN — A three-story, $3 million apartment complex in Bowman will offer more independent housing options specifically for the elderly and people with disabilities, officials said Tuesday. State and local leaders celebrated the completion of The Landing, developed by Lutheran Social Services Housing, on Monday.
BELFIELD — City officials here tried to move forward Monday night after firing a police officer last month. Belfield City Council members fired former Sgt. Travis Carlson at their June 2 meeting after discovering that he had intercourse with a woman multiple times while on duty.
The federal government has awarded nearly $400,000 for conservation and outdoor recreation projects in North Dakota. The U.S. Department of the Interior administers the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is paid for through oil and gas leases on the county's coastal areas and in Alaska. Since the fund's inception in 1964, almost $36 million has gone to more than 1,100 projects in North Dakota, according to Sen.
Some southwest North Dakotans pay a water company they don’t use — and will continue to do so. The Southwest Water Authority will maintain a tax on all properties in 12 counties within its service area, its board of directors decided Monday morning. The one-mill tax levy was authorized by the state Legislature to support Southwest Water’s operations when the company got started in 1991. But, some board members questioned the tax’s purpose, particularly for rural residents who do not have access to Southwest Water. "We’re getting mill levies from people with no water — who
Some southwest North Dakotans pay a water company they don’t use — and will continue to do so. The Southwest Water Authority will maintain a tax on all properties in 12 counties within its service area, its board of directors decided Monday morning. The one-mill tax levy was authorized by the state Legislature to support Southwest Water’s operations when the company got started in 1991.
MOTT -- A Williston woman has plead not guilty to charges that she stole more than $133,000 from her aunt over a period of three years. Patricia Rettke, 59, waived her right to a preliminary hearing on Thursday, allowing her case to move to trial. The Hettinger County Sheriff's Office has charged Rettke with two counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
By Mike Hricik firstname.lastname@example.org MOTT — Ray Green of Mott plans to keep waking up at the crack of dawn to work, even during the Independence Day weekend. Green, his arms ticked here and there with bee stings, is busy supervising the placement of apiaries, or man-made beehives, on land within a 60-mile radius of his farm. Uncertainty comes with Green’s line of work this time of year.