BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup is underway after 21,000 gallons of brine oilfield wastewater leaked from an underground pipeline in western North Dakota and into an unnamed tributary of the...
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health says the state's third medical marijuana dispensary is expected to open in Williston later this week.
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Police in Williston say a group of dogs bit two adults and two juveniles at a school.
Officers were called Monday to Rickard Elementary School on a report that the...
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Administrators of a city in the North Dakota oil patch say residents should get a break on property taxes in 2020, due in large part to financial assistance from the state...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Petroleum Council and state officials say a new oilfield safety training program, 18 months in the making, will be a time-saver for tens of thousands of...
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who died at an oilfield worksite near Williston.
Williams County sheriff's officials say 34-year-old Jesus Herrera died Saturday...
Parents of baby who died held on $1 million bond
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The parents of a 1-month-old baby have been charged with child abuse after the boy died at a hotel in Williston.
Twenty-seven-year-old Tank McMillin and 18-year-old...
1-month-old baby dies in Williston, parents arrested
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Police have arrested the parents of a baby who died in Williston.
Officers responded to a call Friday about a 1-month-old child who wasn't breathing. The baby was...
Officials discuss parameters of North Dakota oil study
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal estimate of recoverable oil in North Dakota and the surrounding area needs to factor in more geologic formations and rapidly advancing technology, state and energy...
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Chicago man convicted by a jury of distributing heroin and fentanyl that caused the death of a man in the North Dakota oil patch has been sentenced in federal...
Montana man charged in crash that killed teen
TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — A Montana man is charged with vehicular homicide in a traffic crash that killed a 16-year-old girl and injured another teen in North Dakota.
Foggy conditions present in 2 fatal crashes
TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says foggy conditions were present during two separate fatal crashes in Williams County.
The latest happened shortly before midnight Sunday...
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A 37-year-old Williston man is dead after a crash involving a van and a semitrailer north of the city in foggy conditions.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department has chosen operators for medical marijuana dispensaries in Devils Lake, Dickinson, Jamestown and Minot.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Follow-up testing indicates that chronic wasting disease isn't widespread in an area of northwestern North Dakota where an emaciated dead deer was discovered in late February...
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A woman who authorities say was providing unlicensed day care services in Williston is accused of severely injuring a 2-month-old baby in her care.
Child care provider charged with injuring baby
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Willison day care provider is accused of critically injuring a baby in her care.
Twenty-two-year-old Corey Gardner is charged with felony child abuse involving a...
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Chronic wasting confirmed in deer found near Williston
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has documented its first deer death caused by chronic wasting disease and officials are concerned because it happened in an area where the devastating wildlife...
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A former northwestern North Dakota law officer convicted of having sex with a teenage boy will not serve prison time if he stays out of trouble over the next three...
Saltwater spilled, recovered at Williams County well
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Equipment failure is being blamed for the spill of about 11,000 gallons of saltwater at a well in Williams County.
North Dakota's Oil and Gas Division says Equinor...
Explosion at rural Williston business injures 2 workers
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — An explosion at a rural Williston business injured two people.
The Williams County Sheriff's Office says the blast happened about midday Wednesday. The business wasn't immediately named.
Two employees were taken to a local hospital with unspecified injuries. They weren't immediately identified.
Extreme cold leads to saltwater spills at North Dakota wells
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cold temperatures contributed to three recent saltwater spills at oil and gas wells in the North Dakota oil patch.
The state Oil and Gas Division says the spills happened Friday near New Town and Williston and Saturday near Manning. They totaled 940 barrels, or nearly 39,500 gallons.
All three leaks were contained on-site, and most of the spilled saltwater has already been recovered. Saltwater, or brine, is a byproduct of energy production.
Leak spills 10,300 gallons of brine at Williams County well
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A valve or piping connection leak is being blamed for a spill of nearly 10,300 gallons of saltwater at a well in Williams County.
The state Oil and Gas Division says Oasis Petroleum North American LLC on Wednesday reported the spill of 245 barrels of brine at the well about 7 miles southeast of Williston. Brine, or saltwater, is a byproduct of oil production.
North Dakota native finds success in the NFL
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Brent Qvale has taken a pragmatic approach to his NFL playing career.
So far, that plan has worked out quite nicely.
The former Williston High School standout recently finished his fifth season with the New York Jets and knows nothing is ever guaranteed in America's most popular sport.
1 killed, 1 injured in McKenzie County crash
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the driver who died in a head-on collision between two pickup trucks in McKenzie County.
Thirty-year-old Bryan Ray Walker, of Alexander, was killed and the driver of the other pickup was injured in the crash on a road west of Mandaree Thursday morning.
Man convicted of dealing drugs leading to Williston death
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Chicago man accused of distributing heroin and fentanyl that led to the death of a Williston man.
Thirty-nine-year-old Yancey Myers was found guilty by a federal jury of three charges, including distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.
Texas man killed in North Dakota oil patch crash identified
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Texas man who died in a crash in the western North Dakota oil patch.
The Highway Patrol says 26-year-old Daniel Navarrete-Resendiz of Perryton, Texas, was driving a pickup that went in the ditch and struck a light pole in the Williston area shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday.
The pole fell on the driver's side of the pickup, which was licensed by a well service company. Navarrete-Resendiz was declared dead at the scene.
Pickup crash kills 1 in Williston
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — One person is dead after a pickup crashed into a light pole in Williston.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the pickup drifted into the ditch and struck the pole, which fell on the driver's side. The pickup continued to spin in the ditch. The 26-year-old driver died at the scene of the early Monday crash.
The name of the driver was not released. The crash remains under investigation.
Man found guilty in Williston shooting death
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Minot man accused in a shooting death in Williston.
KFGO radio reports 28-year-old Alex Eggleston was found guilty Friday of murder and having a gun as a felon. Eggelston claimed self-defense in the shooting death of Vance Neset in the parking lot of a Williston hotel in July 2017.
3 Williston residents killed in McKenzie County crash
KEENE, N.D. (AP) — Three Williston residents died when a sport utility vehicle crashed head-on into a semitrailer in McKenzie County.
The Highway Patrol says the SUV crossed into the wrong lane at a roundabout on state Highway 23 north of Keene shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, hitting the semi.
The three SUV occupants died at the scene. They were identified as 68-eight-year-old driver Jim Livengood and two passengers — 68-year-old Elizabeth Livengood and 45-year-old Tina Livengood.
Williston family-run drug testing lab among top in country
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Minot native Robert Howard has found just the right chemistry in Williston for operating one of the country's top clinical drugs testing laboratories.
The president and chief executive officer of the family-run MedScan Laboratory and Advanced Drug Testing, Howard said he finds himself in a position he never would have dreamed when he left for college in Chicago after graduating from Minot High School in 1970.
No injuries reported after private jet veers off runway
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An airport official says no one was hurt when a small private jet veered off a runway after landing in Fargo.
Fargo Municipal Airport Authority executive director Shawn Dobberstein said the Cessna Citation II left the runway after touching down Friday afternoon. Dobberstein did not know how many people were aboard the plane.
Flight records indicate the plane had left Williston, in northwestern North Dakota, at 12:51 p.m. and landed in Fargo at 1:49 p.m.
Celebration of lives set for 3 killed in air ambulance crash
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The three people killed in an air ambulance crash in Morton County will be remembered at a public service Monday.
A joint celebration of lives will be held at 10 a.m. at the Bismarck Event Center for pilot Todd Lasky and nurse Bonnie Cook, both of Bismarck, and paramedic Chris Iverson, of Mandan. Doors open at 9 a.m.
Lasky and Iverson worked for Bismarck Air Medical and Cook for CHI St. Alexius Health.
Victims of air ambulance crash in North Dakota identified
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified the three people who died when an air ambulance plane crashed in western North Dakota.
Morton County identified the victims as 48-year-old pilot Todd Lasky and 63-year-old nurse Bonnie Cook, both of Bismarck, and 47-year-old paramedic Chris Iverson, of Mandan.
Lasky and Iverson worked for Bismarck Air Medical and Cook for CHI St. Alexius Health.
3 killed when air ambulance crashes in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An air ambulance on its way to pick up a patient crashed shortly after taking off in North Dakota, killing all three people on board, and military officials involved in the response said the plane may have broken up in midair.
Companies named for 2 more medical marijuana dispensaries
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department has selected companies to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Grand Forks and Williston.
The companies were chosen by a review panel. They'll now be invited to move forward with the registration process.
It's the latest development in the state's ongoing efforts to set up a system for medical marijuana, which voters approved two years ago.
Former law officer convicted of corrupting teenage boy
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A former northwestern North Dakota law officer accused of having sex with a teenage boy has been convicted of felony corruption or solicitation of a minor.
Bryton Dahl served as a Williston police officer and a McKenzie County Sheriff's deputy. He was charged in August 2017 and convicted at trial last week.
Dahl was accused of having a sex with the boy more than once while working for both law enforcement agencies. The boy was 16 and Dahl 22 at the time.
Former officer on trial for alleged corruption of teen boy
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A man who served as a Williston police officer and a McKenzie County Sheriff's deputy is on trial for allegedly having sex with a teenage boy.
Bryton Dahl was charged in August 2017 with felony corruption or solicitation of a minor. He later pleaded not guilty, and his trial is scheduled to last through the week. He could face up to five years in prison if convicted.
Williston man charged with threatening co-worker
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Williston man is jailed and accused of threatening to kill a co-worker and his family.
Driver killed in single-vehicle crash in Williams County
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says one person has died in a crash on Highway 2 in Williams County.
The patrol says 58-year-old Ronald Oster was killed when his SUV veered into the opposition lanes in Williston and struck a stop sign, utility pole and fences early Wednesday. The vehicle continued into a ditch and vaulted over an embankment.
Donald Trump Jr. to campaign for US Senate candidate Cramer
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son plans a stop in the heart of North Dakota's oil patch to campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Cramer.
Cramer's campaign says Donald Trump Jr. will be in Williston on Tuesday. Trump Jr. will be accompanied by his girlfriend, former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Trump Jr. is making his second headlining trip to North Dakota. He spoke last month at the North Dakota Petroleum Council annual meeting in Fargo.
Leaks cause 5,000 barrels of brine to spill at 3 locations
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says a pipeline leak caused 4,050 barrels of brine to spill at a saltwater disposal well south of Williston.
The division said Monday Oasis Petroleum North America recovered the majority of the brine, which was contained on site.
2 accused of trafficking woman in 4 North Dakota cities
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Two people are accused of trafficking a woman who worked as a prostitute last year in Fargo, Minot, Williston and Tioga.
Oil company employee charged with theft
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A former office manager for a Williston oil company is accused of stealing about $1.5 million from her employer.
Prosecutors say 56-year-old Barbara Langerud wrote checks to herself from the Imperial Oil account at First International Bank from 2011 to 2017. Authorities say Imperial Oil ask Langerud to close the bank account in 2011, but she failed to do so and as oilfield royalties came in, continued to syphon money. Langerud is charged with felony theft of property.
Pickup driver killed in crash with 2 semis
WILLISON, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the driver of a pickup truck was killed when his vehicle was caught between two semis in a crash in Williams County.
The patrol says the 58-year-old man from Alexander died at the scene Monday afternoon. The crash happened on Highway 85 near Williston when the pickup and the semi ahead of it started to slow down due to construction.
Victims ID’d in crash that killed woman, injured officer
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The Highway Patrol has identified the people involved in a crash in Williston that killed a woman and injured a police officer.
Authorities say a police sport utility vehicle driven by 33-year-old Sgt. Dustin Bertsch and a passenger car driven by 29-year-old Wendy Newsome collided at an intersection about 4 a.m. Tuesday.
The patrol says Newsome had a green light, and Bertsch was responding to a call and going through a red light with his emergency lights and siren activated.
Crash in Willison kills woman, injures police officer
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A crash in Williston involving a police sport utility vehicle and a passenger car killed the driver of the car and injured a police officer.
The Highway Patrol says the two vehicles collided at an intersection about 4 a.m. Tuesday. Details weren't immediately released. The investigation is continuing.