BISMARCK -- A 28-year-old woman has been arrested for her alleged involvement in a Monday morning shooting in Bismarck that left one man hospitalized. According to Bismarck Police, Teresa Eckdahl, of Turtle Mountain, allegedly shot the 28-year-old victim at about 4:55 a.m. in an apartment building, located on the 300 block of Eastdale Drive.
BISMARCK—A North Dakota Senate committee has initiated a move to dissolve North Dakota's tobacco prevention and control agency. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 11-3 on Friday to give Senate Bill 2024 a do-pass recommendation. The bill would phase out the North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy, or BreatheND, by the end of the biennium and shift tobacco settlement funds to the state Health Department.
BISMARCK -- A freshman lawmaker was taken by medical personnel to a local hospital Monday for an undisclosed health issue. Rep. Bill Oliver, R-New Town, left the House floor Monday afternoon after majority leadership said he reportedly was feeling dizzy during the afternoon floor session. House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, didn’t disclose the cause of Oliver’s dizziness, but said it was not life threatening.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued notices Friday to protesters, warning that corps-managed federal property adjacent to the Cannonball River would be closed Feb. 22. In addition, the Bureau of Indian Affairs pledged its support in helping the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe close the protest camps within its reservation boundaries. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., lauded the federal government for its assistance.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting widespread flu activity across the state, and the number of influenza cases has doubled since the start of January. "Right now, we're seeing really high activity," said Jill Baber, influenza surveillance coordinator for the Health Department. "My guess it will peak in the next couple of weeks."
BISMARCK -- A lively discussion is expected Thursday morning when a Devils Lake senator’s plan that would make North Dakota like Arizona and decline to move the clock when time shifts to daylight saving time will be heard in a committee.. Republican Sen. Dave Oehlke has introduced a bill that would not only decline the one-hour time shift forward in spring and back in fall, it also would put the entire state on Central time and do away with Mountain time altogether in those southwestern counties where it still remains.
BISMARCK -- Bismarck man who accidentally shot a baby while working on a gun in his living room will serve no jail time. South Central District Judge Bruce Haskell said he believed a deferred sentence was appropriate for Christopher Simmons, who pleaded guilty to felony reckless endangerment on Tuesday morning. "Any lessons that would have been learned by this incident probably were learned within about a millisecond of it happening," Haskell said in court.
MANDAN, N.D.—A brief protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline late Sunday morning at the Backwater Bridge, consisting of mostly women and children, dispersed within an hour after law enforcement asked them to leave. Rob Keller, spokesman for the Morton County Sheriff's Department, said the protest of about 100 people started about 10:30 a.m. at the bridge and protesters placed the children at the front. The protesters prayed, but no aggressive or serious confrontations occurred, he said.
BISMARCK -- A shooting death at a rifle range south of Bismarck Sunday appears to have been an accident, according to the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department. Major Kelly Leben, of the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department, identified the victim as Jaide Tosseth, 14, of Bismarck.
BISMARCK -- Fall conditions arrived in full force in central and western North Dakota on Wednesday, with strong wind, low temperatures, raindrops and even a few snowflakes. The temperatures will...