News: Ward County Commissioners vote to accept Sheriff’s resignation

The saga of Sheriff Steve Kukowski’s tenure as Sheriff is drawing to a close. Ward County Commissioners voted to accept Mr. Kukowski’s resignation following a two-hour executive session on Tuesday. It all stems from the death of Dustin Irwin, an inmate at the Ward County Jail, who died in October of 2014 while in the care of the County. Mr. Kukowski will still face misdemeanor charges related to...  summary by: Josh Wolsky

Read & Share  

News: ND Attorney General: Dakota Access Land Purchase is Legal

Earlier this fall, Dakota Acess purchased land near the site of the #NoDAPL protest camps from a private rancher. It was a move that sparked controversy because, at first look, it appeared to be in violation of North Dakota’s corporate farming laws. Now, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued an opinion that Dakota Access had cause to purchase the land for commercial purposes, but the manner in which...  summary by: Josh Wolsky

Read & Share  

News: Work toward levee safety continues in Minot

Part of the City of Minot’s flood protection efforts requires we bring our existing levees up to code. And one step in that process is examining all the storm sewer outfalls that pass through the levees and into the river by video. It’s all part of the System Wide Improvment Framework, and this portion process is getting started now and will continue until next summer.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

Read & Share  

News: #NoDAPL: Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council asks Red Warrior Camp to leave

Among the several protest camps, the Red Warrior camp has been reported to be home to the most extreme elements of the protest. And now it seems that Standing Rock Tribal officials have decided those elements are no longer welcome. At a November 1st Tribal Council meeting, the council voted 10-0 to ask that camp to leave.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

Read & Share