Morton County

Morton sheriff seeks info on damaged, stolen road signs

SOLEN, N.D. – The Morton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the vandalism and theft of road signs in south-central North Dakota, near the South Dakota border. Road crews on Thursday found that about 15 signs at intersections on a 6-mile stretch north of Solen had been run over or stolen. Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says replacement of each sign…

Jet skier dies, kayaker goes missing on Missouri River

BISMARCK, N.D. – A man died after a jet ski accident on the Missouri River south of Bismarck late Saturday, hours after a kayaker went missing in the same area in an unrelated incident. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says the incidents happened near a popular recreation area called Kimball Bottoms. The man driving the jet ski tipped over, sending…

Three High Risk Sex Offenders On The Move in Fargo

Aaron Bever MICHAEL SKELDUM 033121 Michael Skeldum GEOFFREY MILLER 033121 Geoffrey Miller FARGO, N.D. — One high risk sex offender in Fargo is homeless while two others have new addresses. Fargo Police say Aaron Bever has registered as homeless. The 35-year-old was convicted in 2003 in Dunn County, Wisconsin of sexual assault. Bever repeatedly sexually assaulted a 6-year old girl…

Violent DAPL Protest Still Being Investigated Four Years Later

MORTON CO., N.D. — A violent protest four years ago between Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and law enforcement is still being investigated. One protester has recently been jailed for refusing to provide grand jury testimony. No one has been criminally charged in the November 2016 clash, which severely injured 21-year-old Sophia Wilansky of New York City. She has sued law…

34 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in North Dakota Monday

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 34 new COVID-19 cases in the state. Twenty-five of the cases are from Cass County. The remaining cases are from Burleigh, Grand Forks, Morton and Stark Counties. The new cases bring the state’s totals to 1,225 positive cases, 31 current hospitalizations, 540 people recovered and 25 deaths. Cass County makes up…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For March 30, 2020

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is reporiting it’s second and third coronavirus-related deaths. They include a McHenry County woman in her 80’s and a Morton County man in his 70;s. Both had underlying conditions and both got the virus through community spread. North Dakota now has 109 positive cases, up 11 from Sunday. 19 people are currently hospitalized due to…

Eight Additional COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in North Dakota

A total of 15 people have tested positive for the virus in North Dakota.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Seven of the new cases are from Burleigh County and one new case from Morton County. The NDDoH says six of the cases have travel history and two cases are community spread.  A total of 15 people have tested positive for the virus in North…

ND announces community spread Coronavirus, recommends bars & restaurants to have to-go orders only

There are two more cases of Coronavirus in North Dakota, this time in Morton County. It’s the first instance of community spread of the illness in the state. Those cases are a woman in her 20s and a person age 10 to 19. Neither has a history of travel or has come into contact with someone who has Covid 19….

16-Year-Old Dies after Thanksgiving Day Crash

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigation the crash.

NEW SALEM, N.D.–A crash in Morton County on Thursday resulted in the death of a 16-year-old girl. The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Morton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of County Road 139 and County Road 84 at approximately 3:30 p.m. 22-year-old Brandon Spreen was traveling eastbound when his vehicle struck another another vehicle at the intersection of…