Morton County

High-Speed Chase Results in Drug Arrests of Two Men With Warrants

Both suspects had Burleigh County warrants at the time of the arrest.

MANDAN, N.D.–Two men were arrested and charged with various crimes after a high-speed chase in Morton County on Monday night. The Morton County Sheriff’s Office reported that a deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle exceeding the speed limit along County Road 139 near Hebron. The driver did not stop and headed east toward I-94¬†at speeds exceeding 100 mph. Near…

Teen Who Assaulted Officer Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Seventeen-year-old Gavin Johnson is one of four teens charged in the January 2018 disturbance.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A teen who pleaded guilty to assaulting an officer during a disturbance at the Youth Correctional Center in Mandan has been sentenced to 3 years in prison. Seventeen-year-old Gavin Johnson is one of four teens charged in the January 2018 disturbance. Morton County Assistant State’s Attorney Austin Gunderson says Johnson followed a correctional officer into a closet and assisted…

Air Ambulance Did Not Send Distress Signal Before Crash

The Nov. 18 Bismarck Air Medical crash in Morton County killed the pilot, a nurse and a paramedic.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – An air ambulance that crashed in western North Dakota and killed all three people onboard did not send out a distress call before apparently breaking apart in midair. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says that what caused the breakup is still a mystery, but there’s no indication the Cessna 441 turboprop was struck by anything, and…

Name of Pilot Killed Near Mandan Released

35-year-old Daniel Miller of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania died Tuesday afternoon

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Authorities have identified a man who died in a plane crash about 30 miles south of Mandan. Morton County sheriff’s officials say 35-year-old Daniel Miller of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania died Tuesday afternoon. Miller’s Cessna 152 crashed into the Missouri River near Fort Rice while he was taking low-altitude photographs. The plane is registered to an aerial photography…

Pilot Dies After Plane Crashes South of Mandan, North Dakota

The 35-year-old's identity was not immediately released

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A pilot died in an airplane crash Tuesday afternoon south of Mandan. The airplane crashed into the Missouri River near the Fort Rice Boat Dock, which is about 30 miles south of Mandan. A dive team has recovered the pilot’s body. The 35-year-old’s identity was not immediately released. The pilot was flying alone. The cause of…

Pipeline Protester Accused Of Poaching Deer Reaches Plea Deal

Charge Could Be Dismissed

MORTON CO., N.D. — One of four men charged with poaching deer during the Dakota Access pipeline protests has reached a deal with prosecutors to dismiss his case. Danny LeClaire of Pocatello, Idaho, was charged last year with a misdemeanor count of unlawful taking of a big game animal. Under the deal approved by a judge, the case will be…

DAPL Protester Reaches Plea Deal

Prosecutors will drop a more serious count of discharge of a firearm during a felony crime of violence

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Red Fawn Fallis has pleaded guilty to civil disorder and gun possession by a felon. The Denver woman will avoid a trial after she was accused of firing a gun three times in October 2016 at the Dakota Access pipeline protest in Morton County, North Dakota. No one was hurt. Prosecutors will drop a more…

Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux on DAPL; Keystone Pipeline Shutdown Due to Leak

The leak was discovered after a drop in pressure in the operating system

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux want a federal judge to reject the recent arguments made against their proposals for the Dakota Access pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers is conducting an additional court-ordered review of the pipeline’s impact on tribal interests. While that’s done, the tribes want emergency equipment staging at the pipeline’s…

Two Sent to Jail Over DAPL Protests

The Water Protector Legal Collective calls the judge biased because similar cases tried by other judges have resulted in suspended jail sentences

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — A man and a woman are the first people to be sent to jail for protesting the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. Alexander Simon, 27, a teacher in New Mexico who is originally from Fort Yates, was convicted of disorderly conduct and given 18 days in jail. Mary Redway, 64, of Providence, Rhode Island…

DAPL Protest Piece on its Way to the Smithsonian

It was created by activists to show how far they had traveled

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — A piece from the Dakota Access protests is headed for the Smithsonian. Their National Museum of the American Indian is adding this nearly 12-foot-tall mile-marker post. It was created by activists to show how far they had traveled. Since treaties were at the heart of the protest over the 3.8 billion dollar oil pipeline, it’ll…