KSJB News Update 11/14/18

Attorneys say North Dakota’s Health Department didn’t improperly discount its own concerns when it permitted the construction of a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park earlier this year. Meridian Energy Group, which is the department and developer of the project, requested a state judge reject a challenge to an air quality permit allowing the company to begin construction that was issued by environmental groups. Construction began last summer at the Davis Refinery site about 3 miles from the park.

 

KSJB News Update 11/13/18

The Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the state Capitol began with bells that tolled 11 times as part of a national commemoration called Bells of Peace. The names of nearly 1,400 soldiers from North Dakota who lost their lives in World War I were read at the All Veterans Memorial.

 

Basin Electric Power Cooperative is hopeful that a financially troubled synthetic natural gas plant in North Dakota could break even by 2024 following staff cuts and other cost-saving measures.

 

KSJB News Update 11/12/18

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the U.S. and North Dakota flags at half-staff as a sign of respect for the victims of the shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. The order is in effect until sunset Saturday. Burgum is encouraging North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses.

 

Police say an 88-year-old woman has died in a three-vehicle crash in Fargo. The collision happened Wednesday shortly before 3 p.m.

 

KSJB News Update 11/09/18

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the U.S. and North Dakota flags at half-staff as a sign of respect for the victims of the shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. The order is in effect until sunset Saturday. Burgum is encouraging North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses.

 

Police say an 88-year-old woman has died in a three-vehicle crash in Fargo. The collision happened Wednesday shortly before 3 p.m.

 

KSJB News Update 11/08/18

A record number of North Dakotans turned out to the ballot box for Tuesday’s election. More than 329,000 Ballots were cast, a record for midterm elections and nearly reaching the record-breaking 2016 election turn-out. The 329,086 votes tallied on the Secretary of State’s website reflect all ballots received as of Tuesday, including early voting and absentee votes.

 

An airman from Minot Air Force Base was found dead Tuesday. The airman was from the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base,

 

KSJB News Update 11/06/18

Today is Election Day. In Jamestown ballots will be cast at the Civic Center between 7 am and 7 pm. The race for North Dakota’s Senate seat between incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp and her challenger, US Representative Kevin Cramer has dominated headlines, but North Dakota voters will also be deciding on the legalization of marijuana in the state, a sweeping ethics overhaul measure, an open seat in Congress, and other local measures.

 

 

KSJB News update 11/05/18

In the aftermath of a report suggesting the city of Minot needs a more coordinated approach to economic development, city officials are debating what actions can be taken to boost the city’s brand. The Minot Daily News reports that International Economic Development Council President and CEO Jeffrey Finkle recently met with the Minot City Council about unifying the city’s economic development efforts. Topics discussed include the Minot Area Development Corp, downtown activities, and tourism.

 

 

KSJB News Update 11/02/18

A man died while working at a landfill in McIntosh County after he drowned in a retention pond. The man, who was 66 years old, was doing chemical testing at the Jahner Landfill pond near Wishek when he fell in and drowned Wednesday afternoon, according to Sheriff’s officials. According to Sheriff Laurie Spitzer, the man was swlf-employed and alone at the time.

 

Just days before the midterm election, a request from an American India tribe in North Dakota to block the state’s voter ID law has been denied by a federal judge.

 

KSJB News Update 11/01/18

As Election Day for the midterms draws closer, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker will visit North Dakota to campaign for incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Booker will be in Mandan and on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation with Heitkamp on Friday. Former Vice President Joe Biden will also be campaigning for Heitkamp, as he’ll visit Fargo Thursday.

 

The four large American Indian tribes in North Dakota are providing free identification with street addresses to thousands of members in advance of Tuesday’s election.

 

KSJB News Update 10/30/2018

A man who was working at the Jamestown Landfill on Saturday was struck and killed by a dump truck and payloader. The man was a contractor working in an area of the landfill and was walking in front of an unoccupied dump truck. A payloader was pushing the dump truck from behind when the contractor was run over by both vehicles. The Driver was uninjured. The contractor was transported to Jamestown Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.