BISMARCK -- A Mandan man was indicted Wednesday, June 6, on federal charges, including attempted sexual exploitation of a child. Court documents indicate allegations of child sex abuse involving boys younger than 15 date back to 1998. Kyle Rollin Kennedy, 33, has been charged with federal counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a child, possession of images depicting the sexual exploitation of children and transfer of obscene materials to a minor.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- A pipeline struck during construction last week in McKenzie County caused a brine spill of 200 barrels, or 8,400 gallons, according to a statement from the North Dakota Department of Health released on Wednesday. The spill occurred May 29 about 15 miles southeast of Watford City when a produced water pipeline was struck during installation of a water line, the health department said.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Public Service Commission approved a pipeline conversion project Tuesday, May 29, that will deliver more crude oil to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Hess proposed to convert about 19 miles of gathering pipelines in McKenzie County to transmission lines and add three booster pumps to increase capacity, said Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak.
BISMARCK -- Former Burleigh County sheriff’s deputy and narcotics officer Kerry Komrosky of Bismarck pleaded not guilty Tuesday, May 29, to charges related to drugs state investigators say were found in his home including ones possibly taken from the state crime lab. The 31-year-old faces charges of felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and felony theft of property, as well as two misdemeanor counts.
SOLEN, N.D. -- A man escaped serious injury Sunday morning following an explosion at his home near Solen south of Bismarck-Mandan. The victim had just walked out of the residence when it exploded, resulting in an injury to his arm. A Morton County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the scene after a call came in at about 6:30 a.m. and found the victim able to drive himself to meet the ambulance.
BISMARCK -- First-responders administered six doses of Narcan early Friday, May 25, to revive a 22-year-old Bismarck man after a suspected heroin overdose. Police and ambulance crews were called out about 1:48 a.m. to assist a man who was not breathing, Bismarck police Sgt. Mark Buschena said. A witness said the man had used heroin, police said. Ambulance crews administered six doses of Narcan and revived the man after he was unresponsive for eight minutes, Buschena said. Narcan is a medication that can rapidly reverse opioid overdose.
MANDAN, N.D. --The Morton County Courthouse in Mandan was closed for about three hours Thursday, May 24, after security found a strange package near the entrance. At first, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department said the package found about 8 a.m.contained items consistent with making an improvised explosive device As a precaution, the sheriff's department evacuated the courthouse and the Bismarck Police Department's Bomb Squad was called in.
BISMARCK -- A 29-year-old Bismarck man who led law enforcement on a three-hour chase in two different vehicles on Monday in Morton and Sioux counties had warrants for various drug crimes and fleeing police.
BISMARCK -- The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission member states voted unanimously to adopt the 2019 slate of officers during their annual business meeting in Oklahoma City, Okla., earlier this month. Gov. Doug Burgum will serve as 2019 chairman, with Richard Simmers, of Ohio, as vice chairman and Charlie Burd, of West Virginia, as second vice chairman. Burgum succeeds the 2018 chairman, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, of Arkansas.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota Tourism is joining an effort to rebrand a five-state region, including Idaho, Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming, as The Great American West as part of an international marketing strategy. Bismarck-Mandan Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Sheri Grossman said the multistate international promotional cooperative strives to increase international visitation which fuels local economies.