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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- About 500 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into Devils Lake on Tuesday, May 16, after a fuel dispenser malfunctioned at the North Dakota Army National Guard Camp Grafton, the state Department of Health said. The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday as an operator was fueling a tanker truck and the fuel dispenser failed to shut off, said Karl Rockeman, director of the health department’s Division of Water Quality.
WILLISTON, N.D.—A lightning strike at a saltwater disposal well over the weekend caused about 325 barrels, or 13,650 gallons, of produced water to spill near Williston, the North Dakota Department of Health said. The spill occurred Sunday, May 14, at a facility owned by Oasis Petroleum about 15 miles northwest of Williston, the health department said. Produced water, or brine, is a waste byproduct of oil and gas production.
It'll be warm today with a chance of scattered showers. An increased chance for rain and more unsettled weather is on tap for Tuesday and the rest of the week. Watch for more.
WDAY - The University of North Dakota and head men's basketball coach Brian Jones are in a bit of an awkward situation. After leading the Fighting Hawks to their first appearance ever in the NCAA Tournament, Jones is currently on just a two month contract extension while the two sides negotiate a longer deal.
FARGO—Making its eighth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last nine years, North Dakota State's softball team found out Sunday night, May 14, it will be traveling to Norman, Okla.—the same place where the Bison won a 2009 regional. The Bison, with a 28-31 record, will play host to defending national champion Oklahoma (50-8) in a 1:30 p.m. game Friday, May 19. The Bison earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament by beating Indiana Purdue-Indianapolis in two straight championship games, 13-4 and 5-3, Saturday, May 13, at NDSU's Ellig Sports Complex.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Three new cases of measles were confirmed in Crow Wing County, bringing the total of confirmed cases in the north-central Minnesota county to four --although all appear to be from the same household. The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday the cases are linked to the original Crow Wing County case that was confirmed May 4. The new cases were announced in a release from Crow Wing County Community Services.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — A Worthington Police Department sergeant is facing a gross misdemeanor charge of unauthorized use of a stun gun and is now on administrative leave. A complaint filed on April 13 states that Josh McCuen invited members of his extended family to his home on Dec. 25, 2016. Some of the family members allegedly said they'd like to know what it felt like to be shocked.
HIBBING, Minn. -- A northern Minnesota man with a history of illicitly recording naked and partially unclothed women has admitted that he spied on a Hibbing woman while on probation for his earlier offenses. Kevin James Petroske, 36, pleaded guilty Thursday in State District Court in Hibbing to a felony charge of interference with privacy.
MANDAN, N.D. — A toxicology report shows the man found dead on the shore of the Cannonball River had alcohol in his system when he drowned in April. The Morton County Sheriff's Department said in a Friday, May 12 press release Damjan Nedelkovski, 35, of Glendale, Calif., had no drugs in his system, but a toxicology report did find alcohol.
KEENE, N.D. – Human error caused an oil storage tank to overflow in McKenzie County, causing an oil spill of 610 barrels, or 25,620 gallons, the North Dakota Health Department said Thursday, May 11. Crestwood Midstream discovered the spill Friday, April 28, at a transmission pipeline distribution point about 11 miles southeast of Keene, said Karl Rockeman, director of the Division of Water Quality.