BISMARCK --A dive team with the Morton County Sheriff's Department worked on Wednesday to retrieve a downed plane in the Missouri River, near the Fort Rice Recreation Area. Recovery efforts were halted Tuesday night as darkness settled in, but restarted at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to Maxine Herr, a public information officer with the sheriff's department.
MAXBASS, N.D. -- An equipment failure caused an oil and brine spill on Sunday at a well site in Bottineau County in far north-central North Dakota near the Canadian border, according to a statement released by the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division on Wednesday. Energyquest II LLC reported on Tuesday that 550 barrels, or 23,100 gallons, of brine and 120 barrels, or 5,040 gallons, of oil spilled at a well about 9 miles northwest of Maxbass.
BISMARCK --A 35-year-old man is dead after his plane crashed Tuesday into the Missouri River near the Fort Rice Recreation Area about 30 miles southeast of Bismarck.. The man, whose name has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin, was found dead inside the cockpit, according to a Morton County Sheriff’s Department press release. The pilot was not a crop duster as earlier reported.
BISMARCK -- The family of former first lady Grace Link and the State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation will host an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3. Link, who is nearing her 100th birthday, was born Sept. 13, 1918. The event will be held in the Northern Lights Atrium of the North Dakota Heritage Center, 612 East Boulevard Ave ., on the Capitol grounds in Bismarck.
BISMARCK -- Bismarck police have identified the man who died during a five-hour standoff Sunday in south Bismarck. Willie Leam Peoples, 59, died of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound July 15 after barricading himself inside his house, according to police. The standoff began after police were called at about 3 p.m. Sunday by a man who said he had been robbed and shot at by Peoples after attempting to purchase a vehicle that Peoples had listed for sale.
The case of a volunteer firefighter accused of setting multiple fires in Elgin last winter is moving to federal court. John Iszler, 25, is charged in U.S. District Court with malicious destruction, by fire, of a business operating in interstate and foreign commerce for allegedly setting a New Year’s Eve fire that destroyed a John Deere dealership, a $3.3 million loss. Related story:
A Bismarck man accused of stalking an underage girl and sending child pornography is facing felony charges. Curtis James McGarvey, 50, is charged in U.S. District Court in Bismarck with production or attempted production of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors and possession of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. Related stories:
BISMARCK -- A man who died after a five-hour standoff Sunday in south Bismarck was selling a vehicle he had listed for sale to another man, according to Bismarck police. Bismarck Police Sgt. Tim Sass said the man's name is withheld pending family notification. Officers from multiple agencies responded to the house on the 200 block of South First Street in Bismarck after a 911 call came in around 3 p.m. Sunday of a possible robbery in progress, with one gunshot possibly fired into the air.
KEENE, N.D. -- A brine and oil spill was reported Thursday by Samson Oil and Gas USA Inc., according to the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division. The spill, which occurred Wednesday at the Pederson 1-10H well site, was located about 13 miles northwest of Keene in western North Dakota near Watford City..
BISMARCK—Class B embraced the underdog role going into Monday's Lions All-Star basketball game in Bismarck. They won't be able to do that again Tuesday night in Fargo, though. Not after pulling the upset inside a jam-packed Legacy High School gym.