The Press Staff
THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK—Two fires burning in Theodore Roosevelt National Park are 50 percent contained, officials said late Wednesday. The Jones Creek and Halliday Wells fires, both in the park's South Unit, were started by lightning. Both fires have had minimal activity on Wednesday, according to a press release from the park.
The Press spent much of the last week or so going around various Roughrider Days events. Here's a look at some of the events we went to.
Editor's Note Below is a story from The Dickinson Press July 1 edition previewing the Fourth of July festivities 90 years ago this week. ---------------
A day normally filled with laughter and fun turned tragic Saturday after an individual was run over and killed by a train near the end of the Roughrider Days parade. On Saturday morning, the North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a call of a pedestrian that had been struck by a train in the train yard near downtown Dickinson.
A grass fire burned less than a quarter of an acre of land 12 miles south of Taylor on Tuesday afternoon. Taylor Fire Protection District chief Ryan Berger said it is believed the fire started while a farmer was cutting hay. However, the farmer did have a water fire extinguisher on board and was able to get the fire out before the department even arrived.
MANNING—People may bring donations for the families affected by the fire in Manning last Thursday to the Western Choice convenience store in Manning. The store is located across the street from the Dunn County Safety Center and has Cenex signs on its gas pumps. The convenience store is accepting cash and check donations as well as donated items, including clothes and diapers, for the families. The store is open from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
A grass fire near Interstate 94 burned about 10 acres of land on Monday afternoon. The Dickinson Rural Fire Department responded to the call Monday afternoon with 18 men to help fight the blaze, which they believe may have been caused by a rock that sparked while a farmer was cutting hay. No one was hurt while fighting the blaze. The department would like to remind people that there is currently a burn ban in place and especially that people should not be setting off fireworks while that ban is in place, even as the Fourth of July holiday approaches.
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum proclaimed a statewide fire and drought emergency on Monday evening. He also ordered that all state agencies maintain high levels of readiness. The executive order activates the State Emergency Operations Plan and authorizes Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard, to activate the Guard if needed to support local and tribal governments, the governor said in a press release.
Police investigating potential child abuse case involving 4-month-old baby Police are investigating a potential shaken baby incident that occurred earlier this week. Dickinson Police Department Capt. David Wilkie said a 4-month-old baby was life-flighted from Dickinson to Fargo on Monday in critical condition. DPD was notified about the incident by Stark County Social Services, Wilkie said. On Tuesday two search warrants were served at a home on A Street in relation to the case. However, no arrests have been made.
• A Dickinson man was allegedly assaulted in Army's West's parking lot just after midnight Thursday by two unknown males. It was an aggravated assault, meaning the injuries suffered involved some sort of broken bone or disfigurement, though the police report did not list the injuries. The case has been forwarded to the Dickinson Police Department's criminal investigation unit.