The 8-year-old quarter horse mare, one of about 150 malnourished and ailing horses seized last week by Burleigh and Morton county authorities, was sold last year by Gary Bernhardt, of Bernhardt Quarter Horses in Milnor, N.D., to Bill Kiefer, owner of the ranches where the horses were seized.
A North Dakota man accused of killing his mother and stealing her car is scheduled to stand trial in November. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the trial of Dean Grenstiner is set for Nov. 27 to 30 and Dec. 3 to 7 at the Burleigh County Courthouse in front of South Central District Judge David Reich.
Officials say growth in Bismarck and Burleigh County is putting a strain on staff and resources. Burleigh County commissioners say county department heads are requesting that 17 new employees be hired, including 12 positions directly related to the oil boom.
Burleigh and Morton county residents who are still fixing damaged homes from last year's flooding are eligible to receive portions of a $1.3 million grant. About 150 homeowners will be awarded money through the grant.
A Burleigh County commissioner wants to stop the demolition of the 101-year-old former Wilton train depot. The building once housed the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation office and the Lewis and Clark Riverboat ticket office. It was condemned by a Bismarck building official after sustaining damage from the 2011 Missouri River flood.
A man convicted a decade ago in Grand Forks of home intrusions pleaded not guilty Monday to similar charges in Bismarck. Donald Lee Gerald, 46, is required to register as a sex offender for life based on his Grand Forks crimes. He faces 16 felony counts in state district court in Bismarck, including burglary, surreptitious intrusion and criminal trespass, according to state court records.
The Highway Patrol has released the names of three men killed in a two-car crash Thursday morning crash in Bismarck. Officials say 31-year-old Jose Manuel Villareal-Ramirez, 45-year-old Jose Pina-Moreno and 48-year-old Martin Meza-Bravo, all of Mandan, were killed.
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