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.
LEITH, N.D. -- A vote to turn the south-central town of Leith into an unincorporated village and do away with city government will be delayed until fall. A vote by the 16 or so residents whether to dissolve was to be held Monday, but now is set to be part of the November general election. The July date set by the Grant County Commission was too early to meet state law.
MAXBASS, N.D. -- An equipment failure caused an oil and brine spill on Sunday at a well site in Bottineau County in far north-central North Dakota near the Canadian border, according to a statement released by the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division on Wednesday. Energyquest II LLC reported on Tuesday that 550 barrels, or 23,100 gallons, of brine and 120 barrels, or 5,040 gallons, of oil spilled at a well about 9 miles northwest of Maxbass.
BISMARCK --A 35-year-old man is dead after his plane crashed Tuesday into the Missouri River near the Fort Rice Recreation Area about 30 miles southeast of Bismarck.. The man, whose name has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin, was found dead inside the cockpit, according to a Morton County Sheriff’s Department press release. The pilot was not a crop duster as earlier reported.