Critics of Stark County Sheriff Clarence Tuhy described him as hostile to co-workers and unable to get along with people in the county's emergency dispatch center during a hearing on whether Tuhy should be thrown out of office.
Environmental violations at a fracking waste water disposal well near Dickinson, N.D., that threatened drinking water have prompted North Dakota’s largest civil case and the first ever criminal case against an oil and gas operator.
A coal mine developer has won a North Dakota Supreme Court victory in a zoning dispute. The court ruled Thursday that the Stark County Commission acted properly when it approved the zoning and land use changes.
Local policymakers and business officials from Stark County received a better look at plans for a $250 million to $325 million diesel refinery that would pump up to 10,000 barrels of fuel or kerosene per day into the region, MDU Resources Group Inc. representatives said Tuesday.
n oil well problem caused a mist of oil to spray over about 10 acres of land in southwestern North Dakota. The accident happened near a Fidelity Oil and Exploration well about five miles northwest of South Heart in Stark County. A pressure problem caused a plume of oil and water to shoot up into the air. A strong wind then carried it onto a nearby field.
Stark County commissioners have approved an Oklahoma company's plans to build an oil waste facility near the southwest North Dakota town of Belfield. Neighbors of the proposed Location Services Inc. facility have voiced worries about an increase in truck traffic and possible drainage problems.
Stark County Sheriff Clarence Tuhy is under investigation for an alleged theft he calls a mistake. In a seemingly unrelated matter, the Stark County Sheriff’s Office will soon be investigated for its alleged hostile work environment, officials said Wednesday.
A Montana bus driver who was warned by police that a passenger could be problematic said it was helpful that she has experience working with a mentally impaired relative when it came time to get a delusional man off of the bus this morning. Dickinson, N.D., area law enforcement arrested a passenger 18 miles east of Dickinson on the Trailways bus headed to Miles City, Mont., from Fargo at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, bus driver Cindy Ward of Miles City said.
Stark County companies pay the big bucks for mining and oil and gas extraction. The county paid the highest wages in the third quarter of 2011, allowing employees to pocket more than $2,000 a week, according to a Job Service North Dakota report released Tuesday.
Dickinson State University campus reopened at about noon Wednesday after halls were evacuated because of a bomb threat, law enforcement confirmed. A person with an unidentified number called an employee of the Alumni Foundation reporting they had placed bombs in multiple buildings, according to a Dickinson Police Department press release. The caller also gave a specific time of detonation.
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