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From ER to National Debate

Will Take to National Stage Tonight  UPDATE: FOX news reports Doug Burgum will be on the Republican debate stage tonight 8/23/2023. UPDATE: Sources report Burgum suffered a torn Achillies tendon and will need the support of crutches during an afternoon debate stage walk-through. No decision has been made as to whether the ND governor will […]
by The Dakotan
August 23, 2023

Virgil Hill to Receive Roughrider Award

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum has announced celebrated professional boxer Virgil Hill, a repeat world champion in both the light heavyweight and cruiserweight classes, as the 48th recipient of the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, the state’s highest commendation for its citizens. Raised in Grand Forks and Williston, Hill has represented North Dakota in the […]
by The Dakotan
August 10, 2023

Record Attendance at State Fair 

Big Increase from 2022  MINOT – Attendance at this year’s North Dakota State Fair set a new record.  According to a release from the NDSF, 356,534 people attended this year’s fair over a nine-day run from July 21-29. That’s an increase of 42,262 attendees from 2022 and a new all-time high.   The previous record […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 31, 2023

Five Injured in Williston Crash

ND Highway Patrol What: Two Vehicle Injury CrashWhere: Intersection of 11th St W and 32nd Ave W, WillistonWhen: 7/20/2023 approximately 12:50 PM CDTRoad Conditions: DryWeather Conditions: ClearCrash Involvement: Two VehicleType of Crash: Right AngleAgencies Involved: NDHP, Williston Police Department, Williston Fire Department, WillistonAmbulanceVehicle No. 1: 2023 Jeep WranglerDriver No. 1: Anna Blazicevich, 42 years old, […]
by The Dakotan
July 20, 2023

Escapee on the Loose

ND Highway Patrol’ Presumed DangerousNARRATIVE:On July 18th, 2023 at 9:45PM Nathan Allen Lang, 39 years old, escaped from the James RiverMinimum Unit in Jamestown, ND. He was serving a sentence for theft of property andcontributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was last seen wearing a grey long sleeve shirtwith a navy blue t-shirt […]
by The Dakotan
July 19, 2023

Hot Temperatures Ahead

NWS: Excessive Heat Expected EVENT DETAILS After a seasonably cool first half of July, temperatures are expected to warm up this coming weekend and stay hot through next week. There is a moderate risk (40%) of excessive heat July 25-27th, which means highs will likely reach at least the mid to upper 90s across western […]
by The Dakotan
July 18, 2023

Hit and Run Killer Sentenced 

Victim Seven Years Old  ROLLA – After a lengthy period of avoiding law enforcement his time on the run came to an end with a June 28, 2023, traffic stop near Max. Joshua Forschen, 28, Grand Forks, entered an amended plea of guilty to charges of Leaving Scene of Accident Involving Death/Personal Injury, and Negligent […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 18, 2023

Priest Guilty of Sexual Assault 

Entered Plea in Jamestown  JAMESTOWN – Father Neil Pfiefer, 49, Jamestown, entered a guilty plea to a charge of Sexual Assault in Southeast District court here Thursday morning. The offense is a class A misdemeanor.  A second charge, a class C felony of Sexual Exploitation by Therapist which carried the possibility of five years in […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 13, 2023

Bicycle Death Continued 

Watford City Case Bound for Trial  WATFORD CITY – The man charged with the hit-and-run death of a 6-year-old boy had his pretrial conference canceled Thursday. Attorneys cited the reason as a failure to reach an agreement. A trial date in the matter has been set for September 18 in Northwest District Court.  Julian Montoya, […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 6, 2023

Accused Shooter in Court 

Man Killed at Original Bar  MINOT – It happened shortly before 2 a.m. on May 14 of this year, shots fired inside the Original Bar. At 2:12 a.m. Greyson Sletto, 32, Willow City, was pronounced dead.  The man arrested for the shooting, 40-year-old Travis McDermott of Minot, made a Thursday morning court appearance before Judge […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 6, 2023
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