Officers arrested a man Monday afternoon at the Great Plains Clinic after he admitted to them he had used crystal meth and cocaine earlier. Ezekiel White, 37, was found in the men’s room at the clinic sweating profusely and talking to himself. Someone at the clinic had called Dickinson Police to report an individual “acting very strange,” Detective Terry Oestreich said. White, who gave no address, was arrested and taken into custody.
Almost a year after it broke ground, the West River Community Center outdoor pool opened its gates Friday to crowds of swimmers eager to escape the July heat. Even before the pool’s official “soft opening” at noon, dozens of families were lined up to hit the lazy river, three slides and T-Rex Cove play area. The $6 million dinosaur-themed pool is the latest expansion project for the community center, with additional parking, open space, concession area and locker rooms. “We’re very excited to get it going today,” Dickinson Parks and Recreation director James Kramer told a group of park and
Construction will result in numerous traffic service interruptions around Dickinson this week, officials said Wednesday. Construction workers have closed 24th Street East from Sims Street to Fourth Avenue East due to construction-related activities, according to a press release. Traffic is expected to return to normal during the first week of August. Construction began Wednesday on State Avenue, causing partial road closures from the intersections of Fifth Street West to Eighth Street West.
A proposed multi-unit housing development met opposition from neighbors Wednesday, despite arguments that the new homes would provide much-needed affordable housing to Dickinson. Brian Bochman of the Meyer Real Estate Group presented a petition to rezone the 15-acre plot at 10th Street East and Franklin Street to the city's Planning and Zoning Commission, saying Dickinson’s growing population can’t afford the current housing prices pushed higher by the oil boom.
Dickinson Police Department officers approached a 26-year-old Dickinson man found staggering down the sidewalk near 1200 Villard St. W late Wednesday night. After a few too many drinks, the man decided to head to his house — but took off in the wrong direction. An officer gave the man a ride home.
Watch the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, and you just might be able to catch a glimpse of a familiar face among the 36,000 runners. Dickinson’s Lisa Holding Eagle will participate in the 26.2-mile race, her 11th marathon since she started running them while attending Jamestown College, now known as University of Jamestown. “I guess it’s a challenge every time, even having run 10 of them already,” she said. “It still takes a lot to prepare and to see how well you can do.
When Rev. Amos Byamungu moved his Adonai Evangelical Church from North Carolina to North Dakota two years ago, his congregation consisted of just six people: his wife, their two children, his two brothers and him. Today, his Sunday services, held at the River of Life Church International in Dickinson, can draw in as many as 60 worshipers, most of them of African descent. “Our main goal is to reach Africans, but we are growing,” Byamungu said. “We have all nationalities.
An overdue library book will get you a fine. An overdue vehicle could get you arrested. Sax Motor Co. is trying to track down the renter of a Chevy Impala with a North Dakota license plate HYV 507, which they say has been overdue since March 30. The renter “has been contacted to bring it back and hasn’t,” Dickinson Police Detective Terry Oestreich said. “It’s treated as a theft because it is way overdue and fees haven’t been paid.”
“Help wanted” signs have become almost as ubiquitous as pickup trucks and oil rigs in booming Dickinson, with everyone from Menards to McDonald’s looking to hire. But while the demand is there, supply has yet to catch up. An April 1 report from Job Service North Dakota’s Labor Market Information Center found that there are roughly 2,041 job openings listed online in Stark County, and just 417 active resumes posted online by job-seekers — and that’s not even including unlisted jobs in the service and retail industries.
A Dickinson man was injured in an ATV accident near Woody’s Grain and Feed early Monday morning. Kurt Anton, 52, who lists his residence as the Queen City Motel, was airlifted to an undisclosed hospital in Bismarck. His condition is unknown. Dickinson Police officer Michael Legler said the case is still under investigations. The Dickinson Ambulance assisted with the incident.