NEW TOWN, N.D. -- A spill occurred Thursday at the Myrmidon SWD 1 salt water disposal well, about six miles southwest of New Town, according to the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division. Marathon Oil Company reported Friday that 300 barrels or 12,600 gallons of brine released due to valve leak. All product released had been recovered at the time of reporting. Product was contained on-site.
BISMARCK -- From Almont to Zap, anyone in need of a ride can Uber — if there’s a driver nearby. The ridesharing mobile phone application announced Monday, Oct. 22, it’s expanding statewide, making North Dakota one of the first states for this breadth of service. The amount of time it takes for a driver to get to your location may vary based on where you are in the state, Uber spokeswoman Charity Jackson said.
BISMARCK -- "Dodging Bullets — Stories from Survivors of Historical Trauma" will be making its North Dakota premiere at the North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival. This award-winning documentary, which will be shown at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck, focuses on the intergenerational trauma that affects the Native community from first contact to present day.
BISMARCK -- Six vehicles were damaged at a Bismarck car dealership after a vehicle drove through a ditch Wednesday morning, Oct. 17. At about 11:20 a.m., a 37-year-old Bismarck man was driving a Kia minivan west on East Calgary Avenue, when the vehicle struck a street sign and a mailbox, then went into a ditch in front of the auto dealership, according to Bismarck police Sgt. Tim Sass.
BISMARCK -- Burleigh County District Court records show a teen is now charged in adult court with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with an incident in July south of Bismarck. Three teens were cited as juveniles following an investigation into an aggravated assault on July 28, the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Office has reported. Court records filed this week show John Holmberg Wilson, 16, is now charged as an adult with a class AA felony in connection with the incident.
BISMARCK -- Residents have filed at least 27 reports of vandalism in a spree of shattered vehicle windows across Bismarck since early Tuesday, Oct. 16. Bismarck Police Sgt. Tim Sass said the vehicle windows appear to have been shot out with a BB or pellet gun, most likely between 2 and 4 a.m. Some of the reports involved multiple vehicles, and damages were estimated from $300 to $500 per vehicle. Sass said the department believes the incidents, which were spread out across the community, are related.
BISMARCK — The second round of buyouts offered to North Dakota state employees has ended, with the state Insurance Department as the last participating agency.
BISMARCK -- A Bismarck man has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in connection to the death of his 12-week-old daughter. During Monday's five-minute hearing at the Burleigh County Courthouse in Bismarck, Jose Rivera-Rieffel, 22, waived his preliminary hearing and entered not guilty pleas to felony counts of murder and child abuse, as well as misdemeanor disobedience of a judicial order tied to a previous child abuse case. Burleigh County Senior Assistant State's Attorney Julie Lawyer requested a two-week trial due to "a lot of medical testimony.".
MANDAN, N.D. -- A 12-year-old boy reportedly got involved between a verbal dispute between his mother and a Mandan school bus driver Wednesday, with the boy allegedly assaulting the 73-year-old driver, police said. The bus driver was kicked a number of times in the chest area and had a cut to his chin, and blood on his lips and tongue, Mandan police Lt. Pat Haug said. He was not hospitalized. The 12-year-old boy was cited for simple assault, disorderly conduct, tampering with or damaging a public service and criminal trespass, Haug said.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread has announced dates for Medicare Plan D annual enrollment events throughout the state in October. “Just as your health needs change from year to year, so do Medicare Part D plans. It is critical for beneficiaries to review their plan and make sure that it is the most cost-effective option," Godfread said in a statement.