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At 9:04 a.m. on Jan. 15, the Dickinson Fire Department welcomed the newest member of their family. While she may not be the first arrival in Dickinson for the New Year, she's certainly the heaviest and longest "newborn" — weighing 12 tons and stretching more than 32 feet.
In a packed room at the Stark County Courthouse, eager guests and members representing four law enforcement agencies witnessed a changing of the guard within the Stark County Sheriff's Office, as four deputies were promoted to leadership positions within the department. Sheriff Corey Lee addressed the gathering, outlining why each was selected for the position they would soon hold. Lee's wit provided entertainment for those in attendance as he provided brief backgrounds of each deputy.
Started in 1937 as Schnell's Dickinson Livestock Sales Company, the Stockmen's Livestock Exchange has been in the the Schnell family for generations. They built their reputation on selling quality livestock at top prices, and while the name has changed, the commitment to being the best option in the region has remained.
Implementing coordination in policing is one of the most important and often overlooked aspects of fighting crime, according to the newly elected Dunn County Sheriff Gary Kuhn. It's something, he says, Dunn County has lacked in years past and something he has been diligently working on since assuming office last Wednesday. "It's an honor to be the sheriff here; it's something I've been working my whole life toward and it's really a great opportunity to use some of the skills I've learned over the years to do what's right for the community," he said.
As the new year ushered in new leadership at the Stark County Sheriff's Office, Dickinson Police Chief Dustin Dassinger shared his department's expectations for improved relations moving forward. Dassinger addressed how the two agencies can tackle the problems facing the region together.
The rancorous and pungent aroma of manure and mud blended with the stomach-rumbling smell of country kitchen cooking at the Stockmen's Livestock Exchange in Dickinson on Jan. 3. The auction barn was booming with a mélange of sights and sounds as attendees sprung hands high into the air in response to the auctioneer's rapid-fire ramblings. Responsible for organizing an auction and managing the bidding and sale process, auctioneers at the Stockmen's Livestock Exchange in Dickinson demonstrated mastery of their craft.
As friends and families gathered to celebrate the closing days of 2018, members of law enforcement and emergency services were on the streets protecting, serving and saving lives. According to dispatch reports by the Dickinson Police Department, the New Year brought an interesting mix of routine and emergency calls—a selection of which is included here:
The often hands-on, outspoken and approachable former Dickinson police sergeant has officially taken the reins of the Stark County Sheriff's Office following a ceremonial swearing-in on Jan. 2. Sheriff Corey Lee was sworn in by Dann E. Greenwood of the Southwest Judicial District during a packed ceremony in front of a room of law enforcement officers, family, friends and honored guests.
Two vehicle crashes occurring in Southwestern North Dakota claimed the lives of two, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The first fatality occurred approximately five miles north of Killdeer in scattered snow and high winds, when two vehicles collided head-on on Dec. 27.
As the snow begins to pile-up with the approaching new year, the city of Dickinson and the Dickinson Fire Department are asking for residents to help keep fire hydrants clear of snow. Launched in 2016 and updated yearly, the Adopt-a-Hydrant program continues to develop and now features a newly renovated and digitally accessible application where residents can voluntarily adopt a neighborhood fire hydrant.