BURLEIGH COUNTY

Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department Receives Permission to Operate Drones

The sheriff's department says it can now operate unmanned aircraft systems over urban areas in which people live or gather.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have received federal approval to operate drones over people. The Bismarck Tribune reports the four-year authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration was granted Aug. 5. The North Dakota Highway Patrol received permission two days later. The sheriff’s department says it can now operate unmanned aircraft…

High Risk Sex Offender On The Move In Moorhead

Jesse Syverson has a history of possessing child pornography on his computer

MOORHEAD, MN  — A high risk sex offender has a new address in Moorhead. Police say 31-year-old Jesse Syverson is now living in the 700 block of 8th Street South. They say Syverson has a history of possessing child pornography on his computer. He was convicted of two separate counts of possession of child porn in 2008 in Burleigh County, North…

Fargo Man Arrested After Ramming Squad Car

It happened in Larimore, west of Grand Forks.

GRAND FORKS, ND (KFGO) – A Fargo man is in the Grand Forks County jail after he rammed a sheriff’s department squad car while he was driving a stolen car. It happened in Larimore, west of Grand Forks. Deputies spotted an unoccupied car and saw two people get into the car about 90 minutes later. They tried to box the…

High Risk Sex Offender Moves To South Fargo

Michael Jans was convicted of gross sexual imposition in Burleigh County

FARGO, ND — A high risk sex offender has moved into 103 22nd Street South in Fargo. 29-year-old Michael Jans was convicted of gross sexual imposition in Burleigh County. The victims were three 14 year old females. Jans was also convicted in 2008 of sexual assault in Burleigh County. His victim was a 15 year old female. He is a lifetime…

CDC: Measles Case Testing In Burleigh County Comes Back Negative

North Dakota Department of Health has determined that the threat of measles for this specific situation to be over

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota does not have its first case of measles since 2011 after all. After subsequent testing, the C-D-C found the individual believed to have measles in Burleigh County actually does not have measles. The North Dakota Department of Health has determined that the threat of measles for this specific situation to be over. The last case…

First Measles Case In North Dakota Since 2011

The measles case was reported Tuesday in a person in Burleigh County

BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — North Dakota has its first measles case in seven years. Health Department officials say the case was reported Tuesday in a person in Burleigh County. They did not reveal the person’s gender or age but say they likely contracted the disease out of state. That person has since recovered but went to numerous spots in the…

Human Case of West Nile Reported In Grand Forks County

North Dakota Has 38 Human Cases in 2018

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — A human West Nile case has been reported in Grand Forks County. The North Dakota Department of Health could not release any details about the person who was infected. It is the first report of human West Nile in the county this year. There have been 38 human West Nile cases and no deaths reported…

Bismarck-Mandan Region Working to Raise Money for Emergency Housing

The Burleigh County Commission has put together $6,000 to help with assistance

  BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — The Bismarck-Mandan region is closer in meeting the funds needed to help the homeless with emergency housing. The Burleigh County Commission has put together $6,000 to help with assistance. This is in addition to the Bismarck City Commisson’s $10,000 and the United Way’s raising of $292,000. City leaders say they need about $325,000 to keep…

Authorities Identify Body Pulled from Burnt Creek

A water rescue team recovered the body of Greg Wentz last Thursday

  BURLEIGH COUNTY, ND — Authorities have identified a 70-year-old Bismarck man who died after falling through the ice on a creek north of the city while walking his dogs. A water rescue team recovered the body of Greg Wentz last Thursday from Burnt Creek, which flows into the Missouri River. The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Office says all evidence points…

Update: Bismarck Woman Dies of Injuries from Rollover Crash on I-9

Sailer died later from her injuries and Backer was seriously injured

BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — The Bismarck woman who was thrown from her vehicle after a rollover crash on April 16th has died from her injuries. The highway patrol says 55-year-old Gail Sailer and 57-year-old Mark Backer were in a vehicle that was rear-ended on I-94 by a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Joran Griffin, also of Bismarck. The patrol says Sailer…