WILLISTON (AP) - Williston police say they can't confirm that a gunshot was fired at a girl on a bicycle last week but the investigation is continuing.
Police received a report that two men fired a single shot from a vehicle at the 7-year-old girl on Thursday night. Detective David Peterson says neither a bullet nor a bullet casing has been found, and authorities can't confirm a gunshot was fired.
Peterson says there is damage to the bike but he's unable to confirm if it is from a bullet or another projectile. He says forensic testing is being done to determine what caused the damage.
Police say responding officers noticed minor injuries on one of the girl's knees. Peterson says authorities don't know what caused them.
Bobcat fur farm looks to move to Montana
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The owners of a commercial bobcat fur farm are looking to relocate from the bustling oilfield region in western North Dakota to a quieter area in central Montana.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park is taking public comments on the proposed 150-foot-by-140-foot animal facility where bobcats would be housed in separate pens inside the facility near Roy in Fergus County.
Larry Schultz, who owns the business with his wife, says the facility would raise bobcats for their furs, which would be sold in the commercial fur industry worldwide.
Schultz told the Associated Press that bobcat fur is used for trim, hats and coats in some countries.
Schultz says noise and dust from oil drilling near their farm in Arnegard in western North Dakota isn't good for raising bobcats.
Former DMV operator in Wahpeton sentenced
WAHPETON (AP) - The former manager of the state Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle office in Wahpeton has been sentenced for financial misconduct.
The Associated Press reports that 72-year-old Catherine Muehler pleaded guilty Monday to felony misapplication of entrusted property and was sentenced to three year of probation and $109,000 in restitution.
Muehler ran the DMV branch for several years as an independent contractor. The office was closed last May and then taken over by the Wahpeton-Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce.
Catherine Muehler is the wife of Harlan Muehler, who had served as Richland County's sheriff for 14 years when then-Gov. John Hoeven removed him from office in August 2001 in part due to illegal spending.
Man arrested after threatening family
BISMARCK (AP) - Police in Bismarck say a man is facing a terrorizing charge after threatening family members with a butcher knife.
Police say 39-year-old Craig Yazzie made stabbing motions with the knife toward relatives, which included three children.
News outlets report the family ran out of a mobile home and called police.
The man is in custody at the Burleigh County Detention Center. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.
The terrorizing charge is a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Sheriff's deputy hurt in scuffle with suspect
WAHPETON (AP) - A Richland County sheriff's deputy suffered minor injuries in a scuffle with a drunken driving suspect over the weekend.
The sheriff's office says 49-year-old Darrel Loeb, of Breckenridge, Minnesota, fought with deputies while being handcuffed during a traffic stop on Interstate 29 in southeastern North Dakota on Saturday evening.
The deputy who was injured was treated at a hospital in Breckenridge and released. The sheriff's office didn't name him.
Loeb faces several charges including drunken driving, simple assault on a law officer and trying to disarm a law officer. Court documents do not list an attorney for him.
Milk production drops in second quarter
FARGO (AP) - Milk production in North Dakota during April, May and June was down 7 percent from the second quarter of 2013.
The Agriculture Department says production during the three-month period this year totaled 83 million pounds, down from 89 million pounds the previous year. The average number of milk cows during the quarter was 16,500.
Milk production nationally during the second quarter totaled 52.8 billion pounds, up 1.6 percent over the year.
Tribal group asking for hearing on water rights
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Native American leaders in the Dakotas are working to preserve water rights they say are guaranteed by a century-old treaty.
Representatives of the Standing Rock, Oglala and Rosebud tribes are part of the Great Plains Water Alliance, which the Associated Press said is pushing for a congressional hearing to discuss the issue.New UND staff plan 3-day tour of North Dakota
GRAND FORKS (AP) - New faculty and administrators at the University of North Dakota are going on a three-day tour of the state next month.
The event is meant to give the new staff a look at the state and introduce them to alumni and others.
This year's event starts on Aug. 18.
Planned stops include Hillsboro, Jamestown, Edgeley, Bismarck, Medora, Washburn, Cooperstown and Mayville.
Former UND President Tom Clifford started the bus tour 24 years ago.