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Williston man changes plea to guilty of crashing and killing two in November 2021

WILLISTON, N.D. (KUMV) - A Williston man was in court Thursday over an accident last year that resulted in the death of two people. Exactly 11 months ago on November 6, 2021, North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers said 52-year-old Mark Bearce was driving drunk the wrong way on Highway 2 between Williston and Ray. His vehicle ended up striking and killing 44-year-old Stephanie Lee and a seven-year-old passenger.
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Fatal McKenzie Co. Motorcycle Crash Under Investigation

A 45-year-old Sidney man was involved in a motorcycle rollover, 3 miles north of Cartwright Sept. 29 at 8:08 p.m. CST. The 2016 Indian motorcycle was traveling southbound on Cty. Rd 16 and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The driver lost control, entered the ditch and rolled.

Charges Have Been Revealed For Fugitive Still At Large

Williston, ND (KEYZ) - A dangerous fugitive has been on the run in Williams county after evading police since last Thursday. Local Law enforcement are asking for your assistance in help bringing in the fugitive, who is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information that can assist with...

Williams County Property Crash

On Oct. 5, at approximately 8:54 a.m. CDT a 2012 Ford F-150 driven by Luis Peralta a 36-year-old, male, Williston, ND, was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of 52nd St NW and Hwy 85N bypass approximately 1 mile west of Williston. The 2020 Dodge Durango, Williams County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle, driven by Charles Stafford a 31-year-old male, Williston, ND, was traveling westbound on 52nd St. NW and failed to come to a stop and rear ended the Ford. Both drivers were not injured in the crash. Stafford was charged with following to close.

Sidney High School Graduate To Start With U.S. Coast Guard In December

A Sidney high school graduate did something almost unheard of in eastern Montana. On June 18, Breanna Frank graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Frank wanted to be a pilot after graduating high school in 2018. Her mother who owns Esprit Health Clinic and...

City Of Sidney Solid Waste Misuse & Abuse

The City of Sidney Solid Waste Department has been experiencing several cases of misuse and abuse of residential and commercial garbage disposal over the past few years. The following are a few bullet points of what residents and businesses need to know about proper disposal of their solid waste. •...

The Roundup 20th Annual Harvest Festival Sugar Days 2022

Agriculture is the backbone of the MonDak region and it's time to celebrate this year's harvest with The Roundup's 20th annual Harvest Festival 2022. Whip up your tastiest creations Friday, Oct. 28 and bring them to The Market, (formerly Reese & Ray's IGA), 203 2nd St. NW, Sidney, between 8-9 a.m. for a chance to win a $50 prize from area merchants. Cooks also receive a 5 lb. bag of sugar for each entry. The Peoples Choice winner will win a $100 gift card. Enter in cakes, cookies, pies, candy, breads and rolls, and other. The expert judges from Sidney Sugars will determine the winners.

Miller takes classmate on combine ride in durum field

WILLISTON, N.D. – The Miller family in northwestern North Dakota has finished harvesting crops for the year – except for a small, green spot. “I finished combining Monday (Sept. 19) except for one green spot of durum,” said Floyd Miller, who farms with his son, Casey, and brother, Rodney.

Williston, Here Are The Best Things For Your Yard This Fall

Fall is officially here. Did you know it's the best time of year for lawn care? Giving your lawn a little extra care now will help prepare it for the long winter ahead and jumpstart the growing process come spring. Mow Less. As cooler weather approaches, you want to mow...
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(Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series celebrating locally owned or operated businesses in honor of National American Women in Business Day.) Growing up in a household that found college to be intimidating, getting a degree was never something that was encouraged for Rene Johnson, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) of Johnson & Co., LLC in Watford City. Which makes it even more intriguing that she chose to pursue her field of expertise anyway.

Road safety features on highway from Belfield to Watford City now in place

WATFORD CITY (KXNET) — A Highway Safety Corridor project on U.S. Highway 85 from Belfield to Watford City is now complete, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The 70-mile stretch of highway now includes additional signage indicating reduced speed, no-passing zones, information about road conditions, and reminders to buckle up, drive sober, and […]

Pitchfork Fondue, Sidney, Oct. 6

On Thursday, Oct. 6 The Shinnick Memorial Charitable Foundation is sponsoring a pitchfork fondue of flat iron steak, salad, potato and dessert at the Sidney Elks Lodge. Beverages will be available for purchase at the Elks Bar. Tickets are $35. The social begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. There will be live music, dancing and a lot of fun.

New Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapist Comes To Sidney

Dr. Jodi Oakland, an area native, and traveling physical therapist has decided to bring her practice home. Dr. Oakland officially opened 406 Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy on Monday, Sept. 26. Oakland has been practicing since graduating with a Doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Mary in 2016....

Foundation Engraved Brick Fundraiser

This fundraiser is not only a way to raise funds for the Cancer Care expansion, but an opportunity to create a lasting tribute to your family and friends. These bricks will be placed in the new cancer center addition. Purchase a brick to honor a loved one, business or organization. All proceeds will go to the expansion of the Sidney Health Center Cancer Center. For more information contact us at [email protected] or 406-488-2273.

A Generous Gift May Benefit Those Traveling For Cancer Care

After the loss of both of his parents to cancer, Jay Williams and his wife Rhona gave the Sidney Health Center Cancer Center a very helpful gift. For 11 years, people from all across eastern Montana have been coming to Sidney Health Center's Cancer Care Center for cancer treatment. The center has offered TomoTherapy Hi-Art radiation from the start, making the cancer center the first of its kind in Montana and currently the only one within 200 miles. Typical health insurance policies do not cover the costs of lodging, meals, and gas that comes with traveling for treatment. According to Cancer Care Center Director, Beth Mindt, while chemotherapy patients may have days or even weeks between treatments, patients needing radiation often need it every day to be effective. For patients they have had that have come from out of the area, travel costs can quickly add up and, if their treatment should start or continue into winter the harsh Montana weather would add to their difficulty. A few people, businesses, and organizations have noticed the problem and longed to help with this for traveling patients.

Final Richland County Farmers Market October 8

The final Richland County Farmers Market of the season will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 from 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Courthouse parking lot, on the corner of 2nd St. NW and 2nd Ave. NW in Sidney. This market season has been a success for our vendors, thanks to the...

Fall Is In The Air, But Williston Is Seeing Green

As the leaves turn to the colors of fall, there is still some green to talk about in Williston. October 2-8 is National 4H week!. 4H week is an opportunity to celebrate this outstanding organization. This is the week that many events bring together 4‑H’ers from across the county to engage and learn on many topics, and have tons of fun while generating interest.