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Morton County deputies take man into custody following high-speed chase

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. (KFYR) - A New Town man has been arrested after deputies say he led them on a high-speed chase in Mandan Wednesday. Morton County Sheriff’s deputies say they saw 40-year-old Dustin Ward driving at a high rate of speed along Expressway near the BNSF bridge. They say as they tried to pull him over, he fled at speeds of around 110 miles per hour. Deputies say they stopped pursuing due to public safety but located Ward a short time later at the Flying J truck stop.
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Accident involving tractor, pickup near Ray leaves two injured

RAY, N.D. (KFYR) - A two-vehicle accident between a pickup and a tractor occurred 9 miles west of Ray Monday afternoon. Officers say both vehicles were traveling on U.S. Highway 2 when the pickup, driven by a 23-year-old male from Montana, rear-ended the tractor driven by 42-year-old Patrick Evanson of Williston.
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Valley City State University

INSTEM Academy sessions conclude for summer

The Valley City State University Great Plains STEM Education Center (GPSEC) hosted students on campus for INSTEM Academy sessions June 5-9 and June 19-23. A total of 38 students from New Town Public Schools and Eight Mile School District in Trenton, N.D. participated in a wide variety of STEM classroom and lab experiences taught by VCSU faculty. Students also took field trips to area STEM-related businesses including the Red River Zoo, Aldevron, Doosan-Bobcat and John Deere Seeding Group.

Williston Man Injured in Rear-End Collision on Highway 2

Williston, ND (KEYZ) A 42-year-old Williston man sustains minor injuries Monday, June 27 after being rear-ended on Highway 2 west of Ray. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that a Ram pickup driven by 23-year-old Beau Hyatt of Bainville, Montana struck the rear end of a John Deere tractor being operated by 42-year-old Patrick Evanson of Williston around 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. Both vehicles were traveling westbound on Highway 2, nine miles west of Ray.

Buffalo Trails Day Is Here Again, July 9-10

July 9-10, the Buffalo Trails Museum, Epping, will be pleased to present the 56th Annual Buffalo Trails Day. There are lots of activities planned this year. Saturday, July 9 will start at 9 a.m. with the vendors opening and a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament next to the museum. "Jump N Fun" opens at 1 the south lot of Epping Lutheran Church and the Falcon Brothers will begin playing in the park. The Eagles Nest Cornhole Tournament starts at 2 p.m. and at 4 p.m., food trucks will open on Main. Mayor Bemis will take his place in the dunk tank near the pavilion at 5 p.m. Ted and Keri will perform at the Main Street Pavilion at 8 p.m.. There will be fireworks at dark, weather permitting.

Tioga man sentenced to 5 years for 2018 manslaughter

WILLISTON, N.D. - A Tioga man was sentenced Friday for killing his passenger and leaving the scene of an accident four years ago. Williams County District Judge Joshua Rustad ordered 27-year-old Dacotah Hanson to serve 10 years in prison with five suspended, followed by three years of supervised probation. Hanson...
AG Week

North Dakota mother and daughter are double (Extension) agents

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A mother and daughter with a zeal for agriculture and an ambition to assist farmers and ranchers are using their skills as North Dakota Extension agents in adjoining western North Dakota counties. Kelly Leo accepted a position as North Dakota State University Extension agent for...

Grayson Mill Energy Contributes $15K To Watford City Fire Dept.

Watford City, ND - Grayson Mill Energy, an energy company operating in the Williston Basin, is donating $15,000 to the Watford City Fire Department to help purchase new portable handheld radios. This investment continues Grayson Mill Energy's commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the communities in which they operate.

McKenzie County to explore adding new childcare facility

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (KUMV) - McKenzie County was named the fastest growing county in the 2020 Census, and officials say they don’t expect to see it slow down any time soon. As families move into the region, officials say the need for more childcare services is vital. Nearly 8,000...
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NDHP: weekend crashes continue to pile up

— — — A Sunday night crash involving two motorcycles in Fargo sent one biker to the hospital with serious life-threatening injuries. The North Dakota Patrol reports both motorcycles were heading south of South University Drive when one lost control throwing the rider to the ground. The second motorcycle struck the rider on the first bike and was tossed as well.