BISMARCK -- The family of former first lady Grace Link and the State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation will host an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3. Link, who is nearing her 100th birthday, was born Sept. 13, 1918. The event will be held in the Northern Lights Atrium of the North Dakota Heritage Center, 612 East Boulevard Ave ., on the Capitol grounds in Bismarck.
BISMARCK -- Bismarck police have identified the man who died during a five-hour standoff Sunday in south Bismarck. Willie Leam Peoples, 59, died of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound July 15 after barricading himself inside his house, according to police. The standoff began after police were called at about 3 p.m. Sunday by a man who said he had been robbed and shot at by Peoples after attempting to purchase a vehicle that Peoples had listed for sale.
The case of a volunteer firefighter accused of setting multiple fires in Elgin last winter is moving to federal court. John Iszler, 25, is charged in U.S. District Court with malicious destruction, by fire, of a business operating in interstate and foreign commerce for allegedly setting a New Year’s Eve fire that destroyed a John Deere dealership, a $3.3 million loss. Related story:
A Bismarck man accused of stalking an underage girl and sending child pornography is facing felony charges. Curtis James McGarvey, 50, is charged in U.S. District Court in Bismarck with production or attempted production of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors and possession of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. Related stories:
BISMARCK -- A man who died after a five-hour standoff Sunday in south Bismarck was selling a vehicle he had listed for sale to another man, according to Bismarck police. Bismarck Police Sgt. Tim Sass said the man's name is withheld pending family notification. Officers from multiple agencies responded to the house on the 200 block of South First Street in Bismarck after a 911 call came in around 3 p.m. Sunday of a possible robbery in progress, with one gunshot possibly fired into the air.
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..
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.