KEENE, N.D. -- A brine and oil spill was reported Thursday by Samson Oil and Gas USA Inc., according to the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division. The spill, which occurred Wednesday at the Pederson 1-10H well site, was located about 13 miles northwest of Keene in western North Dakota near Watford City..
BISMARCK—Class B took awhile to get rolling offensively, but the defense was there all night. Holding Class A to 29 percent shooting with 27 turnovers, Class B claimed an 83-64 victory Monday night in the Lions All-Star basketball series at Legacy High School. Elliot Rotvold of Hillsboro-Central Valley, head coach of the Class B team, said Jacob Rodin set the pace defensively as the small-school team won for just the second time in 10 games. "Jacob Rodin's defense set a great tone for us. He guarded a 2, 3 and 4. He's just as athletic as can be," Rotvold said.
BISMARCK—Class B embraced the underdog role going into Monday's Lions All-Star basketball game in Bismarck. They won't be able to do that again Tuesday night in Fargo, though. Not after pulling the upset inside a jam-packed Legacy High School gym. Jordyn Worley's putback bucket with 22 seconds left was the difference as the Class B girls overcame double-digit deficits in both halves to thrill the large crowd with a 72-70 victory. Class A entered the night with a 44-30 all-time advantage in the series. Game 2 is Tuesday night at the Fargo Civic Center.
ALEXANDER, N.D. -- A teacher charged for drug offenses while living in employee housing in western North Dakota must surrender her state teaching license as part of a prosecutor's agreement days before trial. On Friday, July 6, Northwest District Judge Daniel El-Dweek approved the pretrial diversion agreement between prosecutor Stephenie Davis and Regie Hill.
MANDAN, N.D. -- Police arrested a man in connection to a shooting Monday in southeast Mandan. Arrested on Thursday was Ryan James Azure, 25, of Mandan. The victim, a 37-year-old man, remained in the hospital as of Friday, July 6, with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Mandan police.
BISMARCK -- Catholic Bishops of North Dakota released a statement Thursday for "an honest examination and correction" of the immigration situation along the nation's southern border. Signed by bishops David D. Kagan, of the diocese in Bismarck, and John T. Folda, of the diocese in Fargo, the statement called for a balance where government's law and order without regard to impacts upon families as well as avoiding the other end of the spectrum where government employees are vilified for doing their jobs.
MANDAN, N.D. -- The Mandan Police Department has released the names of two men who died from smoke inhalation in a south Mandan home last week. Police responded to a report of a welfare check and possible medical emergency. Theodore A. Wilson, 30, of Mandan, and Louis J. Herrera, 62, of Mandan, were found dead inside the residence. The cause of the fire hasn't yet been determined. The fire appeared to have started in a bedroom, causing significant damage to the room and then burned itself out, according to Mandan police.
McCLUSKY, N.D. -- A 42-year-old Wilton man was killed after high winds rolled his camper on him at a central North Dakota campsite early Friday, June 29. The McLean County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call at 1:12 a.m. at a Heckers Lake campsite, about 45 miles north of Bismarck. Other campers in the area, located east of Washburn and south of Mercer, also were damaged but no other injuries or fatalities were reported. Winds speeds in the area were clocked at 66 mph north of Turtle Lake and 82 mph north of Washburn.
MANDAN, N.D. -- Two men who died in Mandan on Wednesday, June 27, suffered smoke inhalation following a fire in the residence, Mandan police said Thursday. Officers were called to the south Mandan home at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a welfare check and possible medical emergency. Two men, ages 30 and 62, were found dead inside the home. Police determined there had been a fire in the home and requested the North Dakota Bureau of Investigation and the State Fire Marshal to assist with the investigation.
BISMARCK -- A former Burleigh County sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing evidence — drugs and cellphones — has again failed a drug test while awaiting trial. Kerry Komrosky violated his drug patch requirements, according to an incident report filed in South Central District Court Monday. Two past incident reports, one filed June 4 and another filed May 7, also note violations of the drug patch mandated as a condition of his bond.