BISMARCK -- The North Dakota School Boards Association has hired Alexis Baxley as its new executive director. Baxley serves as the government affairs manager at the North Dakota Petroleum Council. Prior to that, she worked for Clearwater Communications, a public relations firm based in Bismarck. She has a bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University. Baxley will begin her job as NDSBA's executive director on July 1.
BISMARCK --- The man who told police he had hostages and was shot by officers for the second time in five years pleaded guilty on Tuesday afternoon. South Central District Judge Bruce Romanick sentenced Glen Lovgren, 49, of Bismarck, to serve five years in prison followed by three years of probation for the two Class C felony counts of terrorizing.
BISMARCK — A national symposium on child protection issues in Indian Country will be held Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2, in Bismarck. The National Criminal Justice Training Center's "AMBER Alert in Indian Country: Child Protection Symposium" will feature tribal officials and national experts who will address child exploitation, human trafficking and endangered and abducted children. The free training includes how to use Amber Alerts, the prevention of missing and exploited children and resources available for tribal law enforcement officials.
MANDAN, N.D. — The family of a man who has been missing since May 11 found a body while searching along the Missouri River on Tuesday morning, May 30. According to the Morton County Sheriff's Department, the body is undergoing an autopsy and has not yet been positively identified. The body was recovered from the shores of the Missouri at the mouth of the Cannonball River south of Mandan around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
BISMARCK -- A woman outside the City/County Building held a sign reading, "There is more to Bismarck than downtown," Thursday as city staff announced petitioners attempting to recall Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary were deemed to be 160 signatures short. The petitioners needed 1,898 valid signatures for the recall election to take place.
MANDAN, N.D. -- The Morton County Sheriff's Department is looking for a 57-year-old Mandan man, who may have drowned near the Fort Rice boat ramp on the Missouri River. The man was last heard from around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, when he was fishing in the Missouri River, authorities said. On Thursday morning, around 8:15 a.m., a boater reported an idling boat in gear near the shore. Authorities identified it as belonging to the missing man.
BISMARCK — When Darryl Jarvis grew up in West Virginia, he didn't care much for school. In fact, he dropped out when he turned 16. "If I couldn't understand it, they wouldn't explain it," he said. "When I got behind on classes, it got old." Now, Jarvis, 28, is locked up at the North Dakota State Penitentiary. He was dealing drugs in Fargo, he said, and police caught him with methamphetamine in August. When they tried to arrest him, he reportedly kicked and tried to bite an officer.
BISMARCK -- An inmate serving time at the state penitentiary for shooting a Williston man and hiding his body under a mattress pleaded guilty on Wednesday afternoon to a prison assault. South Central District Judge John Grinsteiner sentenced 51-year-old Tovias Cerna Carrillo to 20 years in prison for attempted murder and possessing a weapon in a correctional facility. Carrillo is accused of stabbing an inmate multiple times with a homemade tool in the weight room on Dec. 9, 2015.
MANDAN, N.D. — The Mandan Police Department released the identity of a 24-year-old man who was killed Friday, April 14, by an officer responding to a domestic dispute on the city’s northeast side. Police identified the man as Ivan Wilson of Mandan.
BISMARCK — A record number of influenza cases have been reported this year, according to the North Dakota Department of Health. There have been 7,045 total number of flu cases for the 2016-17 season, according to a weekly summary sent Monday by the Department of Health. In comparison, the 2014-15 season, which was a severe flu season, there were 6,443 cases. The 2015-16 season saw just 1,942 cases.