BISMARCK — A produced water spill, resulting from a pipeline leak about 2 miles northwest of Dickinson in Stark County, occurred on Friday, Aug. 3, and reported on Saturday, according to a statement released by the North Dakota Department of Health. The pipeline, owned by Scout Energy Management LLC, is part of an enhanced oil recovery system which pumps produced water into the oil-bearing formation to increase oil flow. Produced water is a by-product of oil and gas development.
MANDAN, N.D. -- A 28-year-old Mandan man faces felony charges for allegedly holding a woman against her will in a Mandan home for four days. Charles Kenneth Hale Jr. is charged with felonious restraint and terrorizing, Class C felony charges, misdemeanor domestic violence and other charges after police were called to the 1400 block of 12th Avenue Southeast about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The USS North Dakota has been certified for overseas deployment and the U.S. Navy submarine and her crew leave today in support of European Command forces. The submarine will return to Groton, Conn., at the end of January, according to Commander Mark T. Robinson. "I am very proud of the amazing crew of USS North Dakota, very excited to be associated with the amazing state and people of North Dakota," Robinson said. "As we sail away from friends and loved ones, we will be flying the state flag topside."
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Department of Health has expanded its public health advisories for blue-green algae from six to 10 lakes. The advisories mean people should avoid water where the bloom is present. Areas of the lake where there is no evidence of a bloom may still be used for water-based recreation.
KILLDEER, N.D. -- A 25-year-old Wheatland, Wyo., man was killed after his motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve in a road in Dunn County on Sunday evening, July 29, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Authorities say the man, whose name has not yet been released, was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 22 on the western side of the state. He was thrown from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene, the Highway Patrol reported. Killdeer is about 35 miles north of Dickinson.
MINOT, N.D. -- Attendance at the North Dakota State Fair totaled 318,248 over nine days, an increase of 19,171 from 2017. "We were blessed with perfect weather and a team of dedicated staff who executed a great plan,” said Renae Korslien, North Dakota State Fair's manager.
MANDAN, N.D. -- A 40-year-old Center man has been charged with negligent homicide related to a fatal vehicle crash near Mandan last August that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old. Jesse Marcus Burger’s initial appearance is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the Morton County Courthouse.
BISMARCK -- For the second time this year, a traveler at the Bismarck Airport tried to pack a gun in carry-on luggage. The .22 caliber handgun was unloaded when the man traveling from Bismarck to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport attempted to take it through security at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Upon seeing the image of the firearm on the X-ray screen, TSA notified an airport law enforcement officer who responded to the security checkpoint.
Police in Mandan are looking for one of two dogs reportedly involved in an attack on two people Sunday night. According to a news release, an adult and child were walking near Second Street Northwest and 10th Avenue Northwest in Mandan when two pit bulls got loose from their yard and attacked the two people. Witnesses and the dogs' owner reportedly intervened to stop the attack. Police responded and took one of the dogs into custody.
BISMARCK -- The Bismarck City Commission voted unanimously Friday, July 20, to extend an offer for the position of chief of police to Bismarck police Deputy Chief Dave Draovitch.