An FBI agent was shot near here Monday evening while assisting in a widespread drug investigation on and around the Fort Berthold Reservation.
The Minot-based agent suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released at a local hospital, FBI spokesman Kyle Loven said.
Authorities say alcohol is believed to be a factor in an unusual traffic fatality in Watford City. The Highway Patrol says a 29-year-old man from Grand Junction, Colo., died after he apparently crawled out the sunroof of a pickup truck, fell off the vehicle and was run over.
Watford City's school enrollment is expected to double to 1,600 students in the next three years because of the western North Dakota oil boom, and officials are discussing the best way to accommodate the growth.
Troopers say the Hummer crashed in to the rear of a semitrailer that was backing up after its driver had missed a turn on U.S. Highway 85. The crash happened about 1:30 a.m., about 35 miles south of Watford City.
With recent reports of Oil Patch crew camp mayhem, including murder, garnering headlines, it’s not shocking that people’s perception of such residential complexes isn’t exactly bright. Trent Mindeman said that’s not so at the Bakken Residence Suites crew camp he oversees just south of Watford City.
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