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Search warrant nets guns, drugs

Multiple people are facing drug, gun and child endangerment charges after the Northwest Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant Friday, March 22. In all, seven people were charged Monday, March 25 with offenses ranging from possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver to weapons v


$1 million Powerball winner in North Dakota says previous winner inspired them to play

BISMARCK - The winner of the $1 million Powerball announced Monday said they were inspired by January's million-dollar winner in the state and thought the online Pick & Click would be fun to try.


Blitz! North Dakota Highway Patrol pushes safety with inspections

The North Dakota Highway Patrol is running a two-day commercial vehicle enforcement blitz in Williston. The operation, which is based at the weigh station on U.S. Highway 85 south of Williston, started Monday, March 25, and is scheduled to continue Tuesday.


50 homes flooded due to high water on Yellowstone River

McKenzie County emergency manager Karolin Jappe said about 50 homes have been evacuated due to flooding on the Yellowstone River. There are ice jams for miles along the Yellowstone River to the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, the National Weather Service in Bismarck said Tuesday.


North Dakota civil asset forfeiture reform begins Senate path with some common ground

Reform of civil asset forfeiture in North Dakota has found some common ground on its Senate path. After a nearly two-hour hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Diane Larson, R-Bismarck, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the committee may look at amendments to House Bill 1286 in committee work on We


Tuesday is Diabetes Alert Day

National American Diabetes Association Alert Day is observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March. That means today is the perfect time to use this alert as a wake-up call. The effort is to inform the public about the seriousness of diabetes and encourages all to take the diabetes risk test and l


North Dakota Senate again rejects medical marijuana edibles bill

BISMARCK — Backers of a North Dakota bill allowing medical marijuana patients to buy edible products failed to gain any extra support in state Senate redo vote Tuesday, March 26.


North Dakota company bidding to build border wall

DICKINSON, N.D. - The Pentagon told Congress Monday that it had approved $1 billion for construction of the border wall at the U.S./Mexico border. In response to this news, Sen. Kevin Cramer tweeted: “If you tasked a private North Dakota contractor to build a wall, he would start tomorrow.”


Flooding continues to cause concern for emergency management in Williams and McKenzie Counties

Flooding continues to cause issues in the region, as waters from the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers threaten to close more roads and displace residents from their home. McKenzie County Emergency Manager Karolin Jappe spoke with the Williston Herald the morning of Tuesday, March 26 and explained tha


Gas prices on the rise in North Dakota

Gas prices have been going back up again. In North Dakota, it's risen an average 8.5 cents per gallon in the past week. Analysts say it's normal when the weather starts warming up.


Cartwright Florist Brings High-End Floral Design To MonDak Region

What began as a hobby turned unexpectedly into a successful business for Cartwright's Erin Roedeske, owner and floral designer for Wild Prairie Floral Designs. Roedeske worked for a high-end florist during her time at Oklahoma State University. "She's the one who taught me the ropes, what it takes t


Track and field meets beginning indoors

The Williams County Firestorm track and field co-op between Tioga and Ray has scheduled two indoor meets to begin the season. The Northwest Conference indoor meet at Minot State University was Tuesday after press time, and a quadrangular with Stanley, Powers Lake and Divide County will take place Mo


Q and A with Coyotes softball coach Todd Remus

The Williston Coyotes softball team will play their first game of the 2019 season on the road against Bismarck Century on April 5. In preparation, the Williston Herald asked second-year Coyotes head coach Todd Remus his thoughts on what he expects to see from his club this season. Here is what he ha