Minot Daily News
MINOT, N.D. — Help hurries in when weather is at its worst. Preparations at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot for an okapi have been months in the making but Akili departed Florida as a Hurricane Irma evacuee. Akili, a 17-year-old male okapi, is most recently from Disney's Animal Kingdom, where he played a key role in the conservation of okapi, an endangered species according to the IUCN Red List.
SURREY, N.D. -- The former business manager at Surrey Public School is accused of embezzling more than $10,000 from the school district between July and November 2014. Carlina Marie Smith, 28, made an initial appearance on the Class B felony charge in district court in Minot on Monday. Surrey is 9 miles east of Minot.
MINOT, N.D. -- Minot police are investigating an incident where a man is reported to have had a gun exposed on his hip in the parking lot area of Minot High School-Souris River Campus. Capt. John Klug of the Minot Police Department declined to release more information because it is an open investigation.
BISMARCK — Hurricane Harvey's disruption to Gulf Coast refineries is not showing any impact on North Dakota's oil industry, according to Justin Kringstad, director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority. But it's early, he admits. Lack of impact now doesn't mean an impact isn't coming. It just depends on how long the refinery outages last, Kringstad said. "As of right now, it doesn't appear to be having any immediate effect, at least so far," Kringstad said. "The big unknown is how long the refining centers on the Gulf Coast are going to be impacted."
MINOT, N.D. -- A 24-year-old Minot man has been sentenced to time served and probation for stabbing his brother, who fought back in his home with a vacuum cleaner.
MAKOTI, N.D.-- A 28-year-old Meridian, Miss., man has been charged with aggravated assault after injuring his roommate of just a few days in a fight outside a Makoti bar on Tuesday evening. Daniel Wade Herring made an initial appearance in district court in Minot on Wednesday. He could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.
MINOT, N.D. -- More than 400 airmen and B-52 bombers from Minot Air Force Base who were deployed earlier this year are in the Middle East supporting U.S. Central Command's Operation Inherent Resolve, a combined joint task force operation to eliminate ISIS terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 28-year-old Minot man is accused of stealing more than $1,000 in cash that had been dropped on the floor and lost by another man in Acme Tool Crib on Nov. 11, 2016. Nicholas James Skelly is charged with Class C felony theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake. He could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled in a 3-2 decision this week that a 44-year-old Minot man should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea in a pot growing case.
MAX, N.D. -- Bystanders saved the lives of a Bismarck woman and three young children when their car went into a slough Sunday afternoon eight miles north of Max. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Ashley Colby, 22, of Bismarck, was driving a 2005 Buick Ranier that was pulling a 2001 Nissan Maxima south on U.S. Highway 83 about 30 miles south of Minot.