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BISMARCK -- – A North Dakota Powerball player made the trip to Bismarck Tuesday, Jan. 16, to claim the $100,000 Powerball prize. The lucky winner from Dickinson, who chose to remain anonymous, hit it big with a quick pick ticket. The person matched four white balls and the Powerball for $50,000, but then had purchased the multiplier to double the winnings. The winner said initial plans include paying off some bills and putting the rest away for a college fund.
BISMARCK, N.D. – About 630,000 gallons or 150 barrels of produced water has spilled in western North Dakota after a valve failed on a tank used in a carbon storage study by the University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Center. Produced water is water trapped in underground formations that is brought to the surface during oil and gas exploration and production
MINOT, N.D. -- Trinity Health officials as of noon on Friday, Jan. 12, have limited hospital visitations to due the flu virus. The restrictions are in effect until further notice at both of its hospital locations. The policy calls for visitations to be limited to immediate family members only, with no children under 18 allowed to visit at all.
BISMARCK -- One in four North Dakota consumer complaints in 2017 was about an illegal robocall, said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem who oversees his office’s consumer protection division. “Based on comments I hear daily from North Dakotans, and my own experience, it’s easy to see why these robocalls are the top complaint,” Stenehjem said.”The calls are annoying and most often are nothing but scams that have cost consumers money. Plus, they are illegal in North Dakota,
FARGO -- As far as family friendliness goes, North Dakota is near the top in the nation, according to a study by a financial website. A study by WalletHub listed North Dakota as the fourth best place to raise a family.
MINOT, ND. -- A 23-year-old Minot man is accused of brandishing a handgun and then fleeing when police officers tried to arrest him for shoplifting in a Minot mall store on Sunday afternoon. Eric Lee Skorick was then arrested about an hour later in his 1993 Buick LeSabre. Police said that at about 3:45 p.m., they were called to a store in Dakota Square Mall to investigate a report of a shoplifter in custody.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Authorities are still on the hunt for two people wanted in connection with the shooting deaths and robbery of two men in what police believe was a drug deal gone bad Friday, Jan. 5, in north Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls police public information officer Sam Clemens said Manuel Jesus Frias, 34, is wanted for first-degree murder, while Maria Shentel LeClaire, 27, is wanted for accessory to first-degree robbery. Clemens said police believe there was a drug deal that was going to happen and one tried to rob the other — then the shooting began.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Women’s Network, a statewide advocacy group focused on improving the lives of women, has named Kristie Wolff as its new executive director. Wolff said she found her true passion when she began working in the nonprofit sector, where she has spent nearly half of her career. Most recently, she managed a tobacco prevention program at a statewide nonprofit organization.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 23-year-old New Town man is in jail, accused of burglarizing a Minot business and then starting a fire in it early Thursday morning, Jan. 4. Anthony Carl Frederick is in the Ward County Jail awaiting his first appearance in court and facing charges of burglary, criminal mischief, endangerment by fire and unlawful enter into a motor vehicle, all felonies.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 22-year-old Minot man faces felony shoplifting charges, accused of putting $4,000 in merchandise from Hobby Lobby in a shopping cart over a seven-hour period, fleeing the Minot store and then running from the parking lot when his cart got stuck in the snow Dustin Johnson was arrested in the incident and is in the Ward County Jail awaiting his first appearance in court..