The Press Staff
The North Dakota Department of Transportation, along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol have extended the travel alert to include southwestern North Dakota including Dickinson and surrounding areas due to icy road conditions and reduced visibility, the NDDoT said in a press release Monday morning.
Terrell Butler, a senior on the Dickinson State men's basketball team scored a team-leading and season-high 25 points in the North Star Athletic Association conference championship game in which the Blue Hawks fell 73-70 to Mayville State. He also contributed 11 points in the semifinal win over Viterbo and 14 points in the first round win over Dakota State. The Blue Hawks have made two straight appearances in the NSAA championship game. DP: Where are you from and why did you choose DSU?
Trae Murray, a senior forward for the Killdeer girls basketball team, scored 22 points as the Cowboys defeated Bowman County on the Region 7 Tournament Championship Game. Murray averaged 15 points through three tournament games and was selected to the All-Region 7 Team. DP: How long have you been playing basketball and what's your favorite part about it?
Jaren Berger, a junior on the Dickinson High wrestling team, was the top finishing Midgets wrestler at the 2018 State Wrestling Championships. Competing in the 120-pound weight bracket as the fourth seed, Berger defeated Bismarck High junior and top-seeded Laken Boese by a 5-3 decision in the tournament's third place match. DP: How long have you been wrestling and what's your favorite part about it?
Cleet Wrzesinski, a freshman on the Dickinson state indoor track and field team, won the North Star Athletic Association heptathlon on Monday, Feb. 12 with a score of 4,700 points, shattering the previous record of 4,292 points held by teammate/senior Thomas Sease. Both athletes qualified for the NAIA national meet on March 1. On Saturday, Feb. 17, the Blue Hawk men took home their fourth consecutive NSAA indoor track and field title, aided by Wrzesinski's second place finish in the 200m and the 60m hurdles as well as his third place finish in the long jump.
• A rifle and scope, valued at more than $700 was reported missing from a vehicle on the 1000 block of Fourth Avenue West on Wednesday, Feb. 14. There are no suspects. • Petty cash was reportedly taken from Southwest Grain on the 1500 block of Broadway Street on Wednesday, Feb. 14. There are no suspects. • A 53-year-old Dickinson man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence on Wednesday, Feb. 14 on the 2100 block of Fourth Avenue East.
The United Way of Dickinson, alongside Players Sports Bar and Grill, teamed up for a second edition of Cookies for a Cause last year, exceeding last year’s total cookies sold by 25 Percent, according to a press release. Cookies for a Cause is a kid-friendly Holiday promotion to help the United Way’s fundraising efforts reach their goal.
A Medora man was arrested early Friday after he allegedly assaulted a woman with a screwdriver, causing multiple lacerations to the victim, according to a press release from the Dickinson Police Department. Dickinson police officers responded to an open 911 call originating from a residence on the 800 block of 13th Street East around 2:12 a.m. Friday. "Sounds from the open line indicated trouble at the location," police said. Officers arrived at the residence to find a "violent domestic in progress."
The two suspects charged in the 2016 death of a Rhame man at a motel in Bowman were found guilty on all charges on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Stark County Courthouse in Dickinson. Madison Beth West, 27, of Dickinson, and Chase Duane Swanson, 22, of Bowman, were charged with conspiracy to commit murder, a Class AA felony, in Bowman County. The charges stem from the death of Nicholas Johnson, 23, of Rhame, who was found dead in a room at the El-Vu Motel in Bowman on Aug. 20, 2016. A Class AA felony faces a maximum of life in prison without parole.
Editor's note: This story contains content that may be graphic for some readers. Both sides rested their case Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the double felony jury trial of two people charged in the 2016 death of a Rhame man at a motel in Bowman at the Stark County Courthouse in Dickinson. Madison Beth West, 27, of Dickinson, and Chase Duane Swanson, 22, of Bowman, have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, a Class AA felony, in Bowman County.