Williams County

Guard Called In To Help With Explosive Materials Found in Williston Apartment

WILLISTON, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — A man is in custody in Williston after the discovery of more than 1,000 pounds of explosive materials in an apartment. Charges are pending for 28 year-old Ross Petrie in Williams County. Minot and Bismarck Bomb Squads and Williston Police and Fire have been working to secure the scene since the explosive items were discovered during…

15 year old dies in accidental shooting

Sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a gunshot wound found the boy’s body.

WILLISTON, N.D. – The Williams County Sheriff’s Department reports that a 15-year-old boy died after apparently accidentally shooting himself. Sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a gunshot wound found the boy’s body. The sheriff’s office says that initial findings show the boy accidentally shot himself. Authorities transported his body to the North Dakota Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy….

Missouri man drowns near Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. (KVRR) – A Missouri man is dead after drowning in the Little Muddy River near Williston. The Williams County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a drowning Monday near 135th Ave NW and 56th St NW. The victim, 18-year-old Elijah Edmonds, who was transported to CHI St. Alexius, where he was pronounced dead. Williston police, firefighters, and…

NDDoH Reports 46 New COVID-19 Cases, Brings Total to 439

Cass County alone reported an additional 29 cases.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–A total of 46 new COVID-19 cases have emerged since 11 a.m. on Thursday, bringing the total to 439 in North Dakota. The new numbers mark a record-high number of positive cases recorded in a single day in North Dakota. The counties with new cases include Burleigh, Cass, Grand Forks, Dunn, Richland, Stark and Williams. Cass County alone…

Fire in Williams County Releases 280 Barrels of Brine

All brine was contained on location and cleanup has started.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)–A fire at a well in Williams County led to the release of 280 barrels of brine. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says the fire happened Saturday at a well 5 miles east of Alamo. Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. reported the brine release Sunday. All brine was contained on location and cleanup has started. A…

ND oil patch hiring is on the rise

If you’re looking for a job, a recent report shows jobs are steadily increasing in the oil patch. Job Service North Dakota found that job openings in Divide, McKenzie and Williams counties were at their highest level last month since July 2015. The three counties have a significant need for health care professionals and teachers. But that’s not all. More…

Williams County Deputy Named Sheriff Office’s “Deputy of the Year”

Deputy Spenser Miller was recognized for his efforts in the Weight Enforcement Division

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Williams County Deputy is recognized for his hard work for the sheriff’s office. Deputy Spenser Miller was named the Williams County Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Year. Miller joined the Williams County Sheriff’s Office in May 2015. He currently serves as a patrol deputy, specializing in weight enforcement. Miller previously received an accommodation award for his work…