Morton County

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…

Man Charged in 2016 Pipeline Protest Surrenders

The 23-year-old Sisseton man is charged with felony criminal mischief and engaging in a riot.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A South Dakota man who authorities say is linked through DNA evidence to a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago has turned himself in to sheriff’s officials in North Dakota. Prosecutors in Morton County filed charges against Lawrence Malcolm Jr. last month after state investigators were informed by the State Crime Lab that DNA from…

One Dead in Rollover Crash in Morton County

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Morton County Road 139.

NEW SALEM, N.D.–A Dickinson man died in a rollover crash in Morton County on Tuesday when his SUV left the roadway. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Morton County Road 139. The SUV hit the ditch and rolled coming to rest on its side. The driver, 26-year-old Christopher Hageman, was pronounced dead…

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…