Morton County

More than 400 DAPL Cases Have Been Closed

Judges from the South Central District wanted the change since no new cases have been filed

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The North Dakota Supreme Court has denied a petition by some judges who argued out-of-state lawyers were no longer needed to represent Dakota Access pipeline protesters. Judges from the South Central District wanted the change since no new cases have been filed. In January, the court allowed out-of-state attorneys to assist pipeline protest-related cases if…

Archambault Says He’ll be an Advocate, Despite Being Voted Out of Office

Faith says he's not sure how big of an issue that was in the campaign

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The Standing Rock Sioux chairman has been voted out of office. Dave Archambault got 37 percent of the vote in Wednesday’s tribal election and Mike Faith got 63 percent. Archambault conceded defeat saying he’ll “continue to advocate for the issues facing our community.” His call earlier this year for large-scale Dakota Access pipeline protest camps…

Morton County Farmer Accused of Sexual Assault of Teens

Charges state the sexual contact started with back rubs

FLASHER, ND — A farmer is charged with sexually assaulting two teen boys in Morton County. James Hopfauf, 50, of rural Flasher, was arrested Monday and charged with felony sexual assault. Charges state the sexual contact started with back rubs. Both teens said they were about 15 when the assaults began. Hopfauf said the teens, now 18 and 19, were…

Trial of DAPL Protester Moved to Fargo

Red Fawn Fallis, 37, is pleading not guilty to multiple charges, including discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon

  FARGO, ND — A Denver woman who is accused of shooting at law enforcement during the Dakota Access pipeline protests is getting her trial moved to Fargo. Red Fawn Fallis, 37, is pleading not guilty to multiple charges, including discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Her attorneys requested the trial move from Bismarck…

Energy Transfer Partners Responds to NDPSC on Discovery of Artifacts

It's in response to state regulators who say Energy Transfer Partners did not properly report the discovery.

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The company which built the controversial Dakota Access pipeline responded to an offer made about their discovery of American Indian artifacts. It’s in response to state regulators who say Energy Transfer Partners did not properly report the discovery. The North Dakota Public Service Commission made an offer with the company on August 14th saying they…

South Dakota Man Dies After Crashing Car into a Bull in Morton County

The McIntosh man was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — A 24-year-old South Dakota man died after his car hit a bull. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says around 11:20 p.m. Saturday, Blake Huber was northbound on Highway 31 in Morton County. His car first hit a bull standing on the road and then crashed into a bridge railing over the Cannonball River. The McIntosh…

President Trump Denies Request for Disaster Declaration for DAPL Protests

Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki says the governor was notified in May that the request had been denied

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The Trump administration denied a request for a “major disaster declaration” for the pipeline protest in Morton County back in May, and we are just now learning about it. Gov. Burgum made the request to help cover some of the estimated $38 million cost to police protests of the Dakota Access pipeline. Burgum spokesman Mike…

Six People Hurt in Chain Reaction Crash on I-94

The driver of a semi attempted to stop but was unable to and hit the rear of a Lexus which caused the chain reaction crash

MORTON COUNTY, ND — Six people were sent to the hospital after a chain reaction crash on I-94 in Morton County on the 4th. Four vehicles were stopped on the Grant Marsh Bridge around 5:30 Tuesday evening. The driver of a semi attempted to stop but was unable to and hit the rear of a Lexus which caused the chain…

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney Receives 2017 NSA President’s Award

Sheriff Laney is adamant that the award is a direct reflection of all of the men and women of the Cass County Sheriff's Office during the lengthy deployment

CASS COUNTY, ND — Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney has just received another prestigious award. During their annual conference in Reno, Nevada, the National Sheriff’s Association presented Laney with the 2017 NSA President’s Award. The recognition was for Laney’s role as incident commander in Morton County during the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests. Laney credited his staff back home with…

Woman Accused of Shooting at DAPL Officers Out of Jail and Awaiting Trial

Fallis is pleading not guilty to weapons and civil disorder charges

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The Denver woman accused of shooting at authorities during the protests in Morton County for the Dakota Access pipeline is moving out of jail and into Fargo. A federal judge granted a request by 38-year-old Red Fawn Fallis to move into a halfway house while she waits for her December 5th trial. Fallis is pleading…