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At 6:15 a.m., on Sunday, a 2001 Freightliner 18-wheeler pulling an oversized air seeder eastbound on Interstate 94 from Williston to South Dakota collided with the 10th Avenue East bridge in Dickinson. According to Sgt. Christopher Messer, with the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the incident resulted in no injuries, but did cause minor damage to the bridge.
ARRESTS On the morning of April 25, a narcotics search warrant was executed by the Southwest Narcotics Task Force, Dickinson Police Department, Stark County Sheriff's Office and Stark County Social Services on a residence in the 10 block of Osbourn Drive in Dickinson. As a result of the search warrant, numerous items of controlled substances and controlled substance paraphernalia were located and seized as evidence by the task force.
It was only a split second after hitting send that the two vehicles collided head-on, instantly killing a popular Killdeer student mere weeks before her graduation. "We just stopped to pick up Brayden, we'll be on our way," her final text read. Luckily for all involved, the entire horrific May Day scene was a staged training evolution and was both a tool for teaching students the realities of texting-and-driving while also providing an opportunity for emergency responders to hone their trade.
It's common knowledge that the rich and fertile soil of Hettinger County is well suited for producing quality crops. A lesser known reality is that local farms, like those owned by the Mayer family near Mott, cultivate more than grain—they cultivate character. The youngest son of the Mayer family, Theodore Mayer, will be joining other fine young men and women as one of the 10% of applicants accepted into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point this year.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park invites community members from the surrounding area to informational meetings concerning the results of the park's visitor use study. The Watford City meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. CDT at the Watford City Civic Center. A meeting will also be held in Medora on Wednesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. MDT at the South Unit Visitor Center. "Researchers from Kansas State University, Clemson University and the University of Utah
Dickinson's ambulance service will be continued by the city fire department after the Police Association (off-duty policemen), who had been responsible for its service and maintenance for 14 years, resigned Tuesday afternoon. The group said they had not received a raise in waves for their efforts in the entire 14-year period, in spite of continued increases in ambulance rates which have gone to the city. They also pointed out that the area nursing home had been much enlarged and the town's population had seen an increase in the 14 years.
Dickinson State Univeristy's Agriculture Club welcomed area students in third grade and lower, along with their teachers, relatives and friends, to the 2019 Kids Day on the Farm.
Arrests The Dickinson Police Department responded to a report of an individual using his lawn mower to throw rocks at passing vehicles on the 2300 block of I-94 Business Loop East. On arrival, officers located the individual and cited Leroy Frank, 74, of Dickinson, with criminal mischief for the willful damage of tangible property of another.
On April 22, at 9:45 a.m., the Stark County Sheriff's Office responded to a train crash near Hebron. Responding to the incident were representatives from multiple agencies, including the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Hebron Fire and Ambulance. According to a release by the Highway Patrol, Mitch Erdle, 34, of Hebron, was traveling northbound on 80th Ave SW., from a nearby farm field enroute to his main farm on a gravel roadway in otherwise normal conditions.
It has taken 254 days for The Press to report on the alleged killing of Dickinson resident Alma Pluth and the reason for that prolonged wait is as curious and strange as the case itself. On April 5, during a review of the Dickinson Police Department's 2018 annual report, Press staff noted an apparent discrepancy. According to page nine of the report, there were zero calls for service related to homicides in Dickinson for the year; however, a few pages later on page 14, there was a listing for one murder in the major crimes report section.