WARD COUNTY

Bond Set For Minot Woman Arrested in 2007 Cold Case Murder

ANITA KNUTSON 031622 Anita Knutson MINOT, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — A Minot woman arrested in a 15-year-old cold case murder has her initial appearance in Ward County court. 34-year-old Nichole Rice appeared by video and heard the charge against her: class AA felony murder. The judge set bond at $120,000 cash. Rice was arrested Wednesday at Minot Air Force base for…

Petition backs ban on ‘illegal immigrants, aliens, refugees’

Ward County CommissionMINOT, N.D. – A petition in a northwestern North Dakota county backs the idea of a ban on illegal immigrants and the notion of declaring the county a Second Amendment “gun sanctuary.” Language on the resolution led by county resident Nicole Egeberg offers support “to ban sanctuary cities, illegal immigrants, aliens, refugees in Ward County, North Dakota, and…

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. –…

North Dakota sets daily record for new COVID-19 cases and tests

BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota’s daily positivity rate moved to just over 5% in Saturday’s report from The Department of Health. Of the 9,603 total tests administered, 468 came back positive. There have now been 15,151 positive tests. Active cases climbed to 2,534 with 191 more reported. Cass County saw 70 positive tests,Ward County 63 and  Burleigh County 61. The…

46 New COVID-19 Cases In North Dakota

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Health conducted 2,022 test for COVID-19 resulting in 46 new cases. Of the latest results, 30 came from Cass County with the next highest total coming from Ward County with 4. North Dakota now has 1,153 reported cases. An additional death came from Cass County, a man in his 70s from Cass…

Man Arrested for Threatening Employee with Knife at Mall

An employee followed the man out of the mall and the suspect pulled a knife and threatened the employee.

MINOT, N.D.–Police say a man armed with a knife who made threats at the Dakota Square Mall in Minot is facing possible terrorizing charges. Authorities say the Minot man went to a business at the mall Tuesday afternoon to speak with a female employee and became disorderly when he wasn’t allowed to talk to her. Police say a male employee…

Two Minot Men Dead After Rollover Crash

The state patrol says the Solis-Morales was driving the vehicle when he went off the road

  WARD COUNTY, ND — Two Minot men are dead after a rollover crash in Ward County. David Rocha, 37 and 29-year-old Travis Gillen died after they were ejected from the vehicle as it rolled. Javier Solis-Morales, 23, of Minot and 37-year-old Ernie Gant of Surrey were injured. The state patrol said Solis-Morales was driving the vehicle when he went…

Minot Man Drowns in Ward County

They were unable to bring him to shore and then lost sight of him

WARD COUNTY, ND — A man who lost his inflatable device, drowned on Nelson Carlson Lake in Ward County. Authorities say two bystanders heard the man’s calls for help Monday about 6:30 p.m. and tried to help him. They were unable to bring him to shore and then lost sight of him. Rescue divers found the man’s body about 8…