Press Pass: Heitkamp working with Maine senator on gun control, OSHA investigates second oilfield death in 4 days, Gladstone finally has a new mayor

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Heitkamp to unveil compromise gun control bill with Maine senator

Bipartisan legislation is the only way Congress will be able to pass a law that will keep guns and explosives out of the hands of terrorists, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said Tuesday.


But the proposal she supports faces opposition from lawmakers who say it could violate a citizen’s right to due process.

OSHA officials investigating second oilfield death in 4 days

A safety official called this “a tragic week in the Bakken” after an oil worker died at a well site in Mountrail County, the second North Dakota oilfield fatality in three days.

A 36-year-old employee of Advanced Energy LLC was crushed by a crane boom near Ross about 10:30 p.m. Monday, said Eric Brooks, area director of the Bismarck OSHA office.

City revenues sit lower than at same time last year

While Dickinson's budget reforecast incorporated a more sluggish economic reality into municipal plans, city coffers could still see a shortage in some accounts.


City Accountant Robbie Morey delivered a financial report to the City Commission on Monday that identified the city's revenues and expenditures in the different funds that make up its annual budget.

Fred accepts Gladstone mayor's position

The city of Gladstone finally knows who its mayor is going to be.

Chase Fred said Tuesday that he will be accepting the mayor's position.

Fred was originally on the ballot for a city council position and won. But he also won the mayor's race via write-in votes over candidates Darcy Fossum and Mark Erdman.

Perkins makes waves with musical tribute to friend Grimmie


Kat Perkins is back in North Dakota on a week that her newest song is making waves in the music industry.

Perkins, a Scranton native, was featured on the homepage of music magazine Rolling Stone’s website throughout Tuesday for an article about the release of her song “Angels.”

Perkins recorded “Angels” as a tribute to her friend, the late singer Christina Grimmie, as well as the victims of the Orlando, Fla., nightclub shootings. She said Tuesday afternoon that the response to the song -- which was written by her boyfriend, producer and guitarist Eric Warner -- has been “overwhelming.”

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