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Fire chief will challenge Killdeer mayor


By Katherine Lymn , The Dickinson Press KILLDEER — Killdeer’s fire chief is challenging Dan Dolechek, who’s been mayor of the city for eight years. Chuck Muscha, though, isn’t new to city politics — he was on the City Commission for 14 years. Muscha said he thought about running for mayor in the past, and now, with the changes town is seeing, ...

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Dunn County hosting meet-and-greet in Killdeer Thursday

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By Katherine Lymn , The Dickinson Press Dunn County will host an emergency responder meet-and-greet in Killdeer on Thursday afternoon. The event will give county residents a chance to get to know emergency responders like the fire department, Killdeer Area Ambulance, law enforcement and the Spirit Lifeline helicopter. Related: Killdeer, New Town runway projects may draw from funds intended for Williston airport The ...

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White supremacist Cobb set for sentencing today


By Mike Nowatzki , The Dickinson Press BISMARCK – A white supremacist accused of terrorizing people in the small North Dakota town of Leith will find out today whether he will spend more time in jail or be released on probation as part of a plea agreement. In deciding Craig Cobb’s sentence, South Central Judicial District Judge David Reich will consider a ...

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Western North Dakota getting several inches of snow

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Winterlike weather in western North Dakota on Monday kicked off Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week in the state. The irony didn’t escape National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Mathews, though he said snow at this time of year is not unusual. “Spring storms can certainly give North Dakota some snowfall,” he said. The snow, and rain in other ...

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Killdeer, New Town runway projects may draw from funds intended for Williston airport


By Mike Nowatzki, The Dickinson Press BISMARCK — Mike Schollmeyer doesn’t sugarcoat the poor conditions at Weydahl Field Airport near Killdeer, in the heart of North Dakota’s oil boom. “It’s kind of land at your own risk,” the chairman of the Dunn County Airport Authority said. Yet, despite the rough spots in the runway and its 5,000-pound weight limit — not ...

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PSC OKs line through Killdeer battlefield

By Nick Smith, The Bismark Tribune  A siting permit for a major electrical transmission line, part of which goes through the historic Killdeer Mountain battlefield, was approved Wednesday by the Public Service Commission. The approval came with stipulations in regard to sensitive areas along the route and final federal approval. The line goes through several western North Dakota counties. A ...

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Updated: N.D. shuts down handler of radioactive oilfield waste for violations in Killdeer


By Mike Nowatzki  BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health has ordered a company that handles radioactive oilfield waste to shut down its facility near Killdeer after state inspectors found several violations there earlier this month. The emergency order issued Thursday alleges that Dyad Environmental LLC failed to properly store and track the disposal of the waste, which was primarily ...

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Co-op wants Killdeer Cenex to ‘start from scratch’: Farmers, ranchers say store and shop have shifted focus too much to oilfield


By Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press KILLDEER — Membership of the Killdeer Farmers Union Cenex Co-op has petitioned to have the governing board removed, citing a focus on oilfield business that has left farmers and ranchers in the dust. Community members met in February to discuss their concerns over the changing products and services offered by the business. At the meeting, ...

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Decision on power line through ND battlefield study area held over

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By Mike Nowatzki  BISMARCK – The state Public Service Commission on Wednesday delayed action on a controversial plan to run about 200 miles of high-voltage power lines across part of western North Dakota, including the study area of an 1864 battle between American Indians and Army soldiers. A decision on Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s proposed transmission line was held over until ...

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