Minot Daily News
MINOT, N.D. -- According to the May outlook issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the amount of snowmelt runoff over the Upper Missouri River Basin has jumped from 30.2 million acre feet of water a month ago to 33.2 maf in May. The amount is 131 percent of the historical average.
MINOT, N.D. -- A lawyer for a 28-year-old Minot man who pleaded guilty to killing his brother two years ago says a judge was wrong to deny his motion to withdraw his guilty plea last fall.
MINOT, N.D. -- Lake Sakakawea's boating season is already assured of being one of the latest on record. Thick ice remained on much of the sprawling reservoir. However, there are reports of increasingly open water on the upper end of Lake Sakakawea from the Williston area to the east for several miles. Traditionally, warmer water entering Lake Sakakawea's upper end begins the spring melt of the ice pack.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 36-year-old Minot man is accused of continuing to stay in a room at the Fairview Lodge after he had been ordered to leave a week before and of trashing the hotel room. Robert Highley is charged with criminal trespass, a Class A misdemeanor, in district court in Minot.
MINOT, N.D. -- Prominent Minot lawyer Thomas Wentz Jr. was given a suspended 10-day jail sentence and 360 days of unsupervised probation on April 13 for violating a disorderly conduct restraining order and violating a judicial order last year stemming from conflicts in his divorce case.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 22-year-old Makoti man was ordered to serve 10 months in prison Wednesday for smashing a window at a downtown Minot business on Jan. 4, trashing the store, setting it on fire and afterwards rifling through a motor vehicle outside that did not belong to him.
MINOT, N.D. -- A child neglect charge will be dismissed against a 23-year-old Minot woman who was accused of leaving her 3-year-old son alone last December because she couldn't afford child care and was living “in poverty.”
MANDAREE, N.D. — It's a dream come true for Norma Baker Flying Horse — and any designer — to have one of her fashion designs worn at the Academy Awards show. Flying Horse, owner of Red Berry Woman, a fashion designing business at Mandaree on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota, has been named the first contemporary Native American fashion designer to have a gown worn at the Oscars.
FESSENDEN N.D. -- A 38-year-old north-central North Dakota woman who conspired with former sheriff Johnny Zip Lawson to deliver meth has pleaded guilty to four felony and two misdemeanor charges.
MINOT, N.D. -- A trial for murder suspect Bradley Joe Morales, 27, of Minot, will likely be held a month later on May 17-25. It had originally been scheduled to begin April 16. Morales is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Sharmaine Leake, 25, to death at a Minot residence in August 2017 during an apparent domestic altercation.