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Roza Larson reelected Ward County State’s Attorney

Long-time Ward County State’s Attorney Roza Larson won reelection Tuesday after a tough race against her challenger, Minot defense attorney Andrew Schultz. “I’d like to thank the voters for their support and their trust in me,” said Larson, who was first elected State’s Attorney in ...

ND measures vote tallies

With 366 of 424 precincts reporting as of press time, North Dakota four measures were as follows: Measure 1. Pertaining to the transparency of funding sources, lobbyists, conflicts of interests, and the establishment of an Ethics Commission. Yes, 134,598 (52.72%); No, 120,722 ...

Armstrong wins US House

Republican Kelly Armstrong has defeated Democrat Mac Schneider to keep North Dakota's U.S. House seat in GOP hands. Armstrong, a state senator from Dickinson and former state party chairman, will take the seat Kevin Cramer left to run for Senate. The 41-year-old Armstrong has strong ...

Tristan Enck, Kenmare, pleads guilty to continuous sexual abuse of a child

Tristan Eugene Enck, 37, Kenmare, entered a guilty plea on Tuesday to a Class AA felony charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child. Enck had been set to go to trial on Tuesday on the charge, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole. Judge Stacy Louser ordered him ...

David Reed, Minot, sentenced for possession of child porn

David Alexander Reed, 23, Minot, will serve about four years in prison, followed by three years of supervised probation, for possession of child pornography. Reed entered Alford pleas in July to five Class C felony counts of possession of child porn. Sentences on the charges are ...

Three charged with conspiracy or delivery of marijuana

Three people are charged with delivery or conspiracy to deliver marijuana in district court in Minot. Colt James Hudson, 23, Minot, is charged with conspiracy to deliver marijuana, a Class B felony, possession of a controlled substance, a Class B felony, and two counts of possession of drug ...

Jesse White charged with uploading child porn

Jesse Gene White, 41, is accused of uploading child porn to the internet on May 23. According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, White is a registered sex offender. The image uploaded was of a pre-pubescent girl. It was uploaded from White’s address in Ward County. The ...

Supreme Court orders new competency hearing for Mark Rogers

The State Supreme Court has ruled partially in favor of a 66-year-old Elyria, Ohio, man who appealed his conviction for sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy in Minot in 2014. Mark Allen Rogers is serving a 12-year prison sentence for Class A felony gross sexual imposition. His defense ...

Flood project not authorized this round

A key feature of the flood protection project being built through Minot was not among projects listed as eligible for federal funding in legislation signed into law last month. The Souris River Joint Board and City of Minot had hoped to have the $55 million Maple Diversion authorized in the ...

Brine release occurs at site near Watford City

WATFORD CITY – An equipment failure caused the release of 960 barrels of brine at a saltwater disposal well about 10 miles northwest of Watford City on Monday. Continental Resources Inc. reported the release at the Norka saltwater disposal well on Monday to the North Dakota Oil and Gas ...

Foreclosure sale

North Dakota Port Services has until the end of December to redeem property sold in a foreclosure sale by the Ward County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 31. First Western Bank & Trust submitted the only public auction bid and will take possession of the intermodal facility east of Minot if not ...

Tribal chairman comments, judge denies injunction

NEW TOWN – The chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes has commented on a complaint filed in Fort Berthold tribal court late this past week for an injunction to delay the final vote count in the tribal election being held today on Fort Berthold Reservation. Raymond Cross of Tucson, Ariz., ...

Equipment failure causes brine release near Maxbass

MAXBASS – An equipment failure at a water injection well near Maxbass caused the release of 2,000 barrels of brine on Sunday. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of the release at the Stratton C-3 water injection well, about five miles northwest of Maxbass. Scout Energy ...

Today is election day

Election polls will be open today from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The Minot polling place is located in the Minot Municipal Auditorium’s armory. Other Ward County polling places are: Afton, Our Savior Lutheran Church; Berthold, Senior Citizens Center; Burlington, City Hall; Harrison, Ward County ...

Travis Yoney, Minot, sentenced for criminal trespass

Travis Eugene Yoney, 44, Minot, who is currently facing an attempted murder charge in district court in Minot, was sentenced last week on an earlier Class A misdemeanor criminal trespass charge that dated back to April 23. Court records show that Yoney was sentenced to 120 days in jail, all ...

Rachael Patnaude, Minot, sentenced for driving drunk with her baby in the car

Rachael Marie Patnaude, 28, Minot, was sentenced to 60 days in jail, all suspended but the 11 days she already served, for driving under the influence while accompanied by a minor child and striking an unattended vehicle on Oct 17, 2017. Patnaude pleaded guilty last week to the two Class A ...

Derick Doran, Minot, charged with intent to deliver marijuana

Derick Charles Doran, 20, Minot, is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a Class B felony, and possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor, in district court in Minot. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Doran was stopped on Sunday for ...