WILLISTON, N.D. -- For the ninth time, a class from Williston State College will put on an exhibition of baseball from the 19th century. The game, which serves as the capstone for an eight-week course taught by Richard Stenberg, associate professor of history and political science, starts at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. “These students show the skills they have learned in an authentic period play,” Stenberg said in a news release. “Though some of the play is similar, other things are uniquely different.”
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 15-year-old passenger was killed when the vehicle she was riding in was struck from behind early Friday afternoon, Sept. 21, on U.S. Highway 2 near Williston. Authorities have identified her as Kennedy Hansen, who attended Fairview High School in Fairview, Mont.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 22-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 5, to four years in prison for breaking into a Williston home in June and stabbing the couch where a young boy was sleeping. Gary Red Eagle III pleaded guilty in Northwest District Court Wednesday to burglary and attempted aggravated assault, both class B felonies, and terrorizing, a class C felony. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with six years suspended, as part of a plea agreement.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Colder weather has drop-kicked the West Nile virus mosquito population, according to area trap counts, but the few pests that remain continue to test positive for the disease. West Nile causes few to no symptoms for most people, but can lead to serious complications and even death for some. Some of the symptoms include fever, headache, body aches and rash. Some of the more serious symptoms include stiff neck, confusion, paralysis and coma.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Police say a 25-year-old man was found in a teenage girl’s bed, and that the man had nude photos of the girl. Christopher Tahsler, of Rapid City, S.D., was charged Friday, Aug. 24, with criminal trespassing and with possession of child pornography, both class C felonies. He was ordered held on $20,000 bond. A woman called police shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday and said she found a man lying in her daughter’s bed, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Northwest District Court. Her daughter, who is 16, was not home at the time.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 38-year-old man charged last year with continuous sexual abuse of a child pleaded guilty Monday, Aug. 20, to a lesser charge. Continuous sexual abuse of a child is a class AA felony, which carries a maximum penalty of up to life in prison without the possibility of parole. James Gregory McCall of Williston pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition, a class A felony.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Police say the president of a McKenzie County homeowners association embezzled nearly $30,000 from the association. Russell Winchester, 55, was charged Wednesday, July 25, with making deceptive writings in excess of $10,000, theft of between $10,000 and $50,000 and forgery of between $10,000 and $50,000, all class B felonies. He was ordered held Wednesday on $100,000 bond.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Two of the companies that filed a federal lawsuit against Williston in 2016 to stop the city from barring crew camps within city limits have dropped their cases, but one company is still suing. A judge’s order dated July 6 dismisses the complaint from Target Logistics that was originally filed in April 2016. The company had requested its complaint be dismissed on June 29. Halliburton, which joined Target Logistics’ suit in June 2016, was dismissed at that company’s request in April.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A judge on Tuesday dismissed a charge of exploitation of a vulnerable adult just before testimony was set to begin in the trial of a woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly woman she was helping to care for.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A natural gas processing plant that was shut down due to a fire on Sunday morning, July 8, is already back in operation. Stephanie Higgins, a spokesperson for ONEOK, said the plant resumed normal operation Tuesday night. “The fire was exclusively limited to a single utility building associated with our de-ethanizer plant,” she said.