Dickinson Press Staff
The Watford City American Legion Club is hosting a triple header concert at the new Watford City Rough Rider Event Center to honor area veterans at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. 1980s Billboard chart topping band Starship, known for its No. 1 hits, "We Built this City" and "Sara" will take the stage, along with classic rock band, Head East, and NBC's "The Voice" semifinalist Kat Perkins. Proceeds will go to fund the new Watford City Veteran's Memorial Park.
Farm Credit organizations in western North Dakota recently awarded $200,000 in grants through the Rural Community Grant Fund. Checks were presented to Home on the Range in Sentinel Butte for $25,000, ABLE Inc. in Dickinson for $50,000 and Richardton Health Center for $40,000. Home on the Range The Trauma Recovery Unit is for residents struggling with trauma re-activated behaviors and allows them to be housed in a separate on-campus living space.
NEW TOWN—Four people from Mandaree were killed Monday night and another was injured after a crash at the corners of North Dakota Highways 8 and 23 about six miles east of New Town. A 23-year-old Mandaree woman driving a 2001 Ford Taurus southbound on Highway 8 failed to stop at the intersection of Highway 23 and was struck by a 2016 Chevrolet pickup on the driver's side at about 9:35 p.m., according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Upon impact, the Taurus entered the south ditch and rolled before coming to a rest upright in the eastbound right turn lane of Highway 23.
STANLEY—About 40 barrels of oil and 30 barrels of brine water spilled into a stock pond as the result of a treater leak Monday about 3½ miles southeast of Stanley in rural Mountrail County. The site where the spill occurred is operated by Arsenal Energy USA. An undetermined amount of oil and brine flowed into a stock pond about 180 feet north of the site. A treater is used to separate and condition oil-gas-salt water emulsions so oil may be accepted for transport, according to the North Dakota Department of Health.
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has awarded 27 grants totaling more than $2.3 million to promote specialty crops in the state. The grand funding came from the Agriculture Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Specialty crops are defined in state law as "fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture."
Actual physical control—Yarshika Jarquett Spencer, Dickinson, $1,005, 15 days, 14 days suspended, 1 day credit time served. Care required—Kendall Berg, Dickinson. Brandon T. Dawson, Dickinson. Nicole R. Messer, Dickinson. Douglas Eugene Murphy, Dickinson. Carl A. Rehbein, Dickinson. Marco Selcedo, Dickinson. Maria Zacarias, Dickinson. Child restraint devices—Georgette Fabiola Hakizmana, Dickinson. Criminal trespass—Michael James Masko, Watford City, $275. Crossing the median—Sheila Marie Walter, Dickinson.
The Dickinson Fire Department is hosting a Neighborhood Visit at College Park in Dickinson at 5 p.m. Tuesday in observance of Fire Prevention Week. The event will include meeting local volunteer firefighters, enjoying Fire Department goodies and taking a ride in a fire truck.
FAIRVIEW, Mont.—A Sidney, Mont., man died Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 58 about four miles north of Fairview, Mont., near the North Dakota-Montana border. Damon McLaughlin, 44, was driving south when his Ford F-150 pickup entered a ditch and truck a utility pole. He was transported to the Sidney Medical Center, where he died.
Casee Allen, a Nashville, Tenn.,-based artist who has performed numerous times in Dickinson, is the featured entertainer at the Dickinson State University Homecoming concert. Allen will appear at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in DSU’s Stickney Auditorium. The opening act is Russell Sutton. Tickets are $35 general admission and $50 VIP. They are available at the DSU Student Center, 701-483-2088.
Dickinson State University is featuring comedy hypnotist Eric Mina in a show during Homecoming Week at 7 p.m. Monday in DSU Stickney Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Mina was inspired to follow his dreams by the inventor Henry Ford, who said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” That dream led Mina to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Penn State University and certification as a hypnotherapist.