ROLETTE COUNTY

North Dakota has 13 additional Covid-19 related deaths, eight more people in hospitals

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota is reporting 13 more covid-related deaths, pushing the total to 915. Two of the deaths in the Sat. report were of Cass County residents, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s. Cass County reported 135 new positive infections. The number of people hospitalized statewide is up by eight to 317. –…

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 hit high mark in North Dakota

North Dakota continues to lead the nation in the number of cases per capita over a two-week period.

BISMARCK, ND – State health officials say hospitalizations due to illness from the coronavirus reached an new high in North Dakota with 105 people receiving treatment in medical centers. The record reported Monday comes a day after state officials met with leaders at two hospitals in Bismarck who told a governor’s task force they are nearing capacity because of COVID-19….

Murder Defendant Now Facing Weapons Charge

The 50-year-old Wootan was charged this week with the weapons felony.

Ronald WootanROLLA, N.D.–A man awaiting trial for murder in Rolette County is now facing an additional charge of possessing a weapon in a correctional facility. According to a criminal complaint, Sheriff Nathan Gustafson says Ronald Wootan was found with “a weapon assembled out of a razor blade and other parts” while he was in the Rolette County Jail. The 50-year-old…

Active Shooter In Custody After Stand Off In Rolette County

One person is in custody after shots were fired shortly after 1:00 a.m. and an 8 hour stand off.

Rolette County, ND — An active shooter situation has been resolved in Rolette County, North Dakota. According to the Rolette County Attorney on the Rolette County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page the situation played out overnight. Rolette County 911 dispatch received a call during the early morning hours Tuesday regarding an armed individual in the City of Rolette, in Rolette County….

Woman At Center Of “Silver Alert” Found Safe

76-year-old Karen Roy of Pahoa, Hawaii came upon the command post set up to search for her

ROLETTE COUNTY, N.D. — A missing woman at the center of a Silver Alert issued Saturday has been located and is safe. 76-year-old Karen Roy of Pahoa, Hawaii came upon the command post set up to search for her Sunday morning. Roy was last seen Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at the junction of Lake Upsilon Road and Hudson Bay…

ATV Passenger Killed By SUV Identified

Crash Happened Saturday Evening Near St. John, North Dakota

ROLETTE CO., ND — An 18-year-old woman was killed when an SUV struck a stalled all-terrain vehicle in Rolette County. The highway patrol says the crash happened around 8 p.m. Saturday near St. John. Taitum Eller of St. John was a passenger on the ATV that was being pulled by another ATV and she was killed. The driver of that…

Dunseith Man Making Plea in Alleged Attempted Murder of Rolette County Deputy

During a struggle Marion grabbed Benning's gun and pointed it toward the officer and fired twice

ROLETTE COUNTY, ND — A Dunseith man accused of trying to kill a Rolette County deputy in February has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder. Authorities allege Deputy Keith Benning was trying to arrest Michael Marion after a vehicle chase. They say during a struggle, Marion grabbed Benning’s gun and pointed it toward the officer and fired twice. Benning wasn’t…

Dunseith Man Identified in Fatal Rollover Crash

The patrol says Gooden was driving about 5 miles northeast of Dunseith on Monday night when he entered a closed road

  ROLETTE COUNTY, ND — The highway patrol has identified the man killed on a washed out road in Rolette County. He is 56-year-old Errol Gooden of Dunseith. The patrol says Gooden was driving about five miles northeast of Dunseith on Monday night when he entered a closed road. He hit a washed out portion of the road, rolled and…

Bank Robbery Suspect Back in Rolette County Jail

Police in Rolla say 58-year-old Jay Barker was able to escape the facility around 8 p.m. Sunday

  ROLETTE COUNTY, N.D. — A bank robbery suspect briefly escaped from the Rolette County Jail. Police in Rolla say 58-year-old Jay Barker was able to escape the facility around 8 p.m. Sunday. Around 3:20 this morning, The Rolette County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page that Barker was back in custody. He was originally arrested in connection with…