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PARSHALL, N.D. -- The victim in a fatal two-car crash on an icy state highway, with snow drifting across the road, near Parshall in western North Dakota on Saturday has been identified. She is Elizabeth Pohlman, 40, of New Town, the North Dakota State Patrol reported on Tuesday, March 13.
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health has been notified of a crude oil spill of 160 barrels or 6,720 gallons in McKenzie County about 16 miles southeast of Watford City. Initial estimates indicate those 160 barrels were released from the treater unit on a well pad. Of this amount, an estimated 24 barrels, or about 1,000 gallons, leaked onto nearby agricultural land. The rest was apparently contained on the well pad.
MINOT, N.D. -- A teenager was shot multiple times at an apartment complex in northwest Minot Wednesday night about 6:30 p.m. Minot police patrol commander John Klug said the 18-year-old man was taken to Trinity Hospital and it appeared he would survive. As of late Wednesday night, no suspects were in custody. However, Klug said that it appeared to be an isolated incident and there was no immediate danger to the public.
FARGO-- U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue will visit Fargo-Moorhead on Friday, March 9, to tour a research center, hold a roundtable discussion with commodity groups, have lunch with students pursuing degrees in agriculture and tour a sugar beet processing facility.
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 2, as a mark of respect for the memory of the Rev. Billy Graham. Individuals and businesses also are encouraged to fly the flags at half-staff during the same time period.
BISMARCK – North Dakota School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said North Dakota’s newly revamped student loan forgiveness program for teachers may offer up to four years’ worth of debt relief, which school districts may use to recruit or retain teachers.
RUTHVILLE, N.D. -- A 21-year-old airman stationed at the Minot Air Force Base has died from his injuries in a crash with a semi. William Buchanan, originally from Raleigh, N.C., was in a 1996 Toyota Corolla on Highway 83 traveling from the air base to Minot on Thursday, Feb. 15, about 10:45 a.m. when his vehicle was struck by the semi driven by Dennis Surprenant, 31, of Minot.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—Minnesota's most notorious drunken driver— arrested for DWI 28 times—is again in a state prison. New York Mills construction worker Danny Lee Bettcher, 65, was sent to the St. Cloud state prison for 4 1/2 years for his latest felony conviction for refusing to submit to a DWI test last week in Fergus Falls district court. The DWI charge was dismissed.
BISMARCK -- A 24-year-old New Town man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for using gasoline to start a home on fire on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in western North Dakota with residents inside, including children. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland gave Charles Valarian Smith Sr. three years and eight months in federal prison for his arson conviction in a court appearance on Thursday, Feb. 15.
MINOT, N.D. -- A man has died after being found unresponsive along a Minot residential street and police are releasing few details. Police said the man was found on Wednesday, Feb. 7, about 3:30 p.m. and was transported to Trinity Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. An autopsy is planned for this Friday, Feb. 9, to help determine a possible cause of death.