Morton County

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…

Archambault Acquitted for Early Protests of DAPL

Archambault is running for re-election

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Dave Archambault has been acquitted of charges filed during early protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman and Tribal Councilman Dana Yellow Fat were both found not guilty during their trial on disorderly conduct charges. The men were arrested last August for allegedly pushing back against a line of…

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Standing Rock Chairman

The lawsuit claimed Archambault threatened pipeline workers and interfered with pipeline work

BISMARCK, ND — A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit from Dakota Access LLC against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault, but it may not mean he is in the clear. The judge said the company failed to prove its claim that Archambault and four others caused more than $75,000 in damages for Dakota Access during the protests in…

Bills for DAPL Protests Still Coming in for Reimbursement

The bills cover salaries, overtime pay, meals, lodging, mileage and other expenses

BISMARCK, ND — The bills for the Dakota Access pipeline protest costs continue to come in from several law enforcement agencies across the state. The state Division of Disaster Emergency Services says they have paid $719,000 to the Fargo Police Department. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office submitted a final bill for $819-thousand dollars but so far, has only received $62,000…

Authorities Release Little Details Behind Death of California DAPL Protester

They're arranging to send his body back to family members in the Republic of Macedonia

MORTON COUNTY, ND — Authorities are releasing little details behind death of a California man who was found dead near the Cannon Ball River. Authorities say 35-year-old Damjan Nedelkovski of Glendale had alcohol in his system, but no drugs. They say Nedelkovski was a known DAPL protester. Morton County officials say his cell phone had no records since late October…

ND Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp Working to Secure Funding for DAPL Costs

WASHINGTON D.C. — North Dakota could receive millions of dollars in federal funding to help reimburse the state for costs incurred during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Both Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven have worked to include grant funding in the Department of Justice’s budget. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The state must submit an application to…