A convicted felon and the female jailer who allegedly helped him escape from the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center in Devils Lake in March will face federal charges June 23 in U.S. District Court in Fargo. Wesley E. Brown III, 35, the escaped prisoner, and Rachel Marie Chepulis, 26, Devils Lake, will stand trial before Chief Judge Ralph Erickson. They were extradited last week from North Bend, Ore., where they were captured by deputy U.S.
Northeast Regional Water District will move ahead with plans to move water 60 miles from an aquifer near Devils Lake to some 2,300 customers in Cavalier and Pembina counties, providing it gets matching funding from the North Dakota State Water Commission. Meanwhile, the Cavalier-based water district is waiting to learn if the city of Langdon will be part of the project. "Regardless of what Langdon decides, we're going to move forward with this," said Gordon Johnson, manager of the Northeast water district. The overall project carries an estimated price tag of $24 million, including $14.5
The 7-mill, $1.5 million Outdoor Sports Complex bond issue in Hillsboro (N.D.) School District that narrowly passed in a special election last week has been confirmed. The official margin is 401-254, for a 62.22 percent majority, after the canvassing board examined the results Monday.
One woman was injured late Sunday when a car and train collided at an abandoned railroad crossing north of Hillsboro, N.D. The 27-year-old woman, whose name has not been released,...
Northland Community and Technical College will host a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for a 23,000-square-foot addition at Thief River Falls Regional Airport. The addition will include space for classroom labs and an aircraft hangar. The new facility will connect all areas of the aerospace site, including labs and hangars. The college, which has offered aviation maintenance technology education for more than 50 years, has expanded in recent years to an Unmanned Aerospace Systems program and imagery analysis program. The event begins at 10:30 a.m.
Strong Communities is the theme of the Eighth Annual Community Connect Forum, which will be held Saturday in Cavalier, N.D. The program will focus on helping small towns become stable and vibrant, and it will be organized around three key areas: "Strong Civic Engagement," "Strong Civic Infrastructure," and "Strong Community Culture." The forum, developed and coordinated by the Center for Community Engagement at UND, will feature keynote speaker Becky McCray, a nationally recognized expert on helping small communities, who will talk about building strong communities and the "10 trends in ou
The Hillsboro (N.D.) Regional Airport is planning a $3 million expansion project. The airport authority recently reached an agreement in principle to purchase 100 acres of land to expand to the south of the airport, according to a report in the Hillsboro Banner. The project, which will provide more hangar space, has been in the works for about five years, according to Larry Mueller, airport authority president. The airport currently has 11 hangars.
Traill Rural Water District will sell excess equipment trucks, tractors, trailers and more at an auction Saturday in battle a rising tide of debt. "If we don't get $60,000, we'll have to raise our rates," Manager Neil Breidenbach said of the auction. "We've got to do everything we can to not raise them." The auction begins at 10 a.m.
A Grand Forks man is the new commander of the North Dakota National Guard's 68th Troop Command. Col. Scott Fontaine took over this week from Col. Scott Boespflug, who has led the unit since 2013. The Bismarck-based 68th Troop Command is a command and control headquarters for more than 1,400 soldiers who are organized into three battalions and 25 subordinate companies and detachments, a National Guard news release said.
Sanford Health-Thief River Falls in remodeling its campus in downtown Thief River Falls. The $4.4 million project involves converting the former second-floor medical/surgical area into an expanded inpatient behavioral health unit, according to a report in the Thief River Falls Times. The project is expected to be completed by Oct.