Jamie Kelly / Williston Herald
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Haley Wolfe, Miss West Fargo, was named Miss North Dakota 2019 on Saturday, June 15, in Williston. Wolfe edged out 19 other competitors from around the state and took over the crown from Katie Olson, who was Miss North Dakota 2018. Her talent was musical theater-style dance, and during the competition Saturday, she danced to an arrangement of "All that Jazz." Wolfe will go on to compete in the Miss America pageant in September in Atlantic City.
By Jamie Kelly / Williston Herald WILLISTON, N.D. - A 23-year-old man accused of shooting someone 13 times on Friday afternoon, May 3, in front of Outlaws Bar and Grill was ordered to be held on $1 million bond after being charged with attempted murder. The shooting happened around 2 p.m. and led to a manhunt that lasted hours before De’Jonte Smith was arrested. He was charged Monday with attempted murder, a class A felony, as well as reckless endangerment and tampering with physical evidence, both class C felonies.
GRENORA, N.D. - The superintendent of Grenora Public School District No. 99 has submitted his resignation, and as part of an agreement with the school board, the district has agreed to not file any complaints against him, not seek any further restitution and not pursue criminal charges.
WILLISTON, N.D. - The parents of a 1-month-old baby who died in Williston Friday, April 26, have been ordered held on $1 million bond after being accused of child abuse. Tank McMillin, 27, and Hannah McMillin, 18, were each charged Monday, April 29, with one class A felony count of child abuse. The pair were arrested after police were called to the Four Points by Sheraton shortly after 11:30 a.m. Friday for a report of a baby who was not breathing. The boy, who was born March 20, was pronounced dead at CHI St. Alexius Health in Williston a short time later.
WILLISTON, N.D. - Exactly two weeks after a man was convicted of threatening the Williams County state’s attorney he has been charged with doing so another time. Greg Boe, 55, was charged Wednesday, April 24, with threatening public servants, a class C felony. He was convicted of an identical charge after a daylong jury trial on Wednesday , April 10.
ARNEGARD, N.D. - The two police officers who were fired from Arnegard last month have filed complaints with the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights claiming the mayor fostered a hostile work environment and they were fired in retaliation for complaining about it. Troy White Owl, the city’s former police chief, and Travis Bateman, a former police officer, both wrote that Mayor Virginia Elliot and the people around her used slurs when referring to African Americans, American Indians and gay people while in City Hall, including when talking to city employees.
GRENORA, N.D. - The school board for Grenora Public School District No. 99 held an executive session during a special meeting Tuesday, April 23, to discuss the fate of district Superintendent Troy Walters, who has been accused of misconduct.
WILLISTON, N.D. - A 51-year-old western North Dakota man is being held on $100,000 bond after being accused of sexually abusing a girl he was previously charged with exposing himself to. Theodore Slater Jr. of Trenton was charged Friday, April 12, with two class A felony counts of gross sexual imposition. Slater was charged in January with indecent exposure, a class A misdemeanor. In the January case, Slater was accused of watching pornography in front of a now 10-year-old girl and exposing his genitals to her when she was 9 years old.
GRENORA, N.D. - The superintendent of Grenora, a community of 290 people in the northwest corner of North Dakota, is facing eight allegations of wrongdoing, including six that deal with the school’s football program, a report says. Some claims against Troy Walters, which were investigated by a Bismarck attorney, include allegations that Walters addressed school staff in an inappropriate manner at staff meetings, drinking while chaperoning students in hotels at away games and use of school vehicles and money for personal benefit.
WILLISTON, N.D. - A 22-year-old woman who provided daycare services in her home is accused of injuring a 2-month-old child in November. Corey Gardner was arrested Tuesday, March 19, and charged with one class B felony count of child abuse. Police say she caused an occipital bone fracture, ligament strains on the baby’s spine, retinal bleeding and a broken arm bone. When the child’s mother picked her up from Gardner’s home on Nov. 6, the infant was unresponsive and difficult to wake, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Northwest District Court.