The Press Staff
A worker died at a Treater fire on a well site 11 miles north of Belfield and 7 miles west of HWY 85 Wednesday at 1:45 PM. Billings County Rural Fire Department and the Belfield Ambulance responded to a call and found a Treater shack engulfed in flames that was destroyed. The worker whose name has not been released was found in the fire rubble after it was extinguished. There was an emergency call of an explosion 15 minutes prior to fire call and is part of the investigation. The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall and O.S.H.A.
• A 23-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for driving under the influence and driving under suspension on the 1300 block of First Street West around 9 p.m. Saturday. • A 39-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for driving under the influence on the 900 block of Third Avenue West just after midnight on Sunday.
A 22-year-old Dickinson man is dead after being struck by a pickup truck in the early hours of New Year's Day, the Dickinson Police Department said in a press release Sunday afternoon. The victim, whose name has not been released, was walking in an unknown direction on the west business loop near the intersecton with Eighth Street West around 2:45 a.m., when a northbound vehicle operated by Michael Bracamonte, 23, of Dickinson, struck the victim and then fled the scene, according to police.
A baby girl born at 2:01 a.m. at CHI St.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a No Travel Advisory for western, central, and northeastern North Dakota due to blowing and drifting snow creating hazardous driving conditions, the NDDOT said in a press release Monday afternoon. Cities included in the No Travel Advisory are: Williston, Dickinson, Minot, Bismarck, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and surrounding areas.
We’re counting down our top stories of the year, two at a time, from Tuesday through New Year’s Eve. #2 - Wind farms: a topic of conversation in southwestern N.D. The public voiced concerns and support of potential wind farms in the area throughout 2016.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a no travel advisory for western North Dakota due to continued blowing and drifting snow causing snow to stick to roadways and creating icy road conditions along with reduced visibility, the NDDOT said in a press release Friday afternoon.
• Nathan Roper, 43 of Dickinson, was arrested by Dickinson police for aggravated assault, domestic violence after he allegedly cut his girlfriend with a pair of scissors on the 200 block of First Street Southeast around 1 a.m. Thursday. • A 23-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine after he allegedly entered a pickup that did not belong to him and then started it on Thursday morning. Meth paraphernalia was also found on the man's person.
We’re counting down our top stories of the year, two at a time, from Tuesday through New Year’s Eve.
#6 - DSU Heritage Foundation takes over As the Dickinson State University Foundation crumbled, the DSU Heritage Foundation took over in 2016 and had a successful year of fundraising. The DSUHF was established after the previous DSUF was forced into financial receivership and dissolved by North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.