BISMARCK --A dive team with the Morton County Sheriff's Department worked on Wednesday to retrieve a downed plane in the Missouri River, near the Fort Rice Recreation Area. Recovery efforts were halted Tuesday night as darkness settled in, but restarted at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to Maxine Herr, a public information officer with the sheriff's department.
BISMARCK—Efforts to maintain safe transport of livestock has resulted in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issuing final regulatory guidance regarding the agriculture commodity exemption, including less strict rules when drivers are within 150 air miles of their destination.
BISMARCK -- Another horse was euthanized last week after contracting a rare neurologic disease caused by equine herpes. A Stutsman County horse in south-central North Dakota became noticeably ill on Friday and was euthanized the following day, according to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. Lab results confirming equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy, or EHM, came back Tuesday, May 15.
BISMARCK—North Dakota has joined 12 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block laws in California requiring any eggs sold there to be from hens with specific space requirements in their cages. The lawsuit, filed by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, alleges that the California law violates the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and is pre-empted by federal law. Other states joining in the suit are Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.
BISMARCK—"Essence of Healing: Journey of American Indian Nurses," a documentary, received the 2017 Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Media Award at the group's 44th biennial convention in Indianapolis, Ind., in October and the Best Service Film Award from the 42nd American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco in November. The documentary captures the journeys of 14 American Indian nurses from the Northern Plains as they follow their calling into the nursing profession.
TIOGA, N.D. -- All but 55 customers of Montana-Dakota Utilities customers in Tioga had their natural gas service restored by 3 p.m. Wednesday after a citywide outage the day before. Tioga is a city of about 1,600 residents in northwestern North Dakota, about 40 miles east of Williston.
BISMARCK -- Less than two weeks after his charges related to infant child abuse, a Bismarck man is now accused of raping the same child. Andrew Glasser, 32, is charged with Class AA felony gross sexual imposition. Court documents say a doctor's examination showed sexual abuse of the infant girl.
MANDAN, N.D.-- Released from a 12-day jail sentence, Alexander Simon has filed to appeal his case related to protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Simon and Mary Redway were the first defendants sentenced to serve jail time for convictions related to the pipeline protests. Surrogate Judge Thomas Merrick convicted them Oct. 19 in a misdemeanor court trial with three others, including photojournalist Sara Lafleur-Vetter, whose charges he dismissed.
BISMARCK -- A federal judge has given Red Fawn Fallis permission to move from a jail in Rugby to a halfway house. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland ordered on Tuesday that Fallis be released as soon as space is available at Centre Inc. in Fargo. Hovland had previously denied a similar request for Fallis, who is accused of shooting at police officers during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest on Oct. 27.
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. -- A 42-year-old Bismarck hiker was found dead in the West Yellowstone area on the fringes of Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday morning. Montana authorities had been searching since Sunday night for Mike Petersen, who failed to show up at a designated rendezvous point, according to a press release from the Gallatin County (Montana) Sheriff's Office.