Minot Daily News
BISMARCK -- The number of flu cases has dropped slightly across the state but widespread flu is expected to continue for some time, according to the newest state report. The North Dakota Department of Health reports 748 cases of influenza – the flu – in North Dakota for the week ending Feb. 3. The previous week ending Jan. 27 had 816 cases of the flu.
LAKE SAKAKAWEA, N.D. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Missouri River reservoirs will have full flood storage available to handle runoff in 2018. That claim was made Tuesday, Feb. 6, by John Remus, chief of Missouri River Basin Water Management, in a conference call.
KARLSRUHE, N.D. – Tracks reopened and service resumed shortly after noon Tuesday following a derailment Monday of 19 cars of a westbound BNSF loaded grain train southeast of Minot. Amy McBeth, Minneapolis, BNSF public relations director for this region, said the derailment occurred Monday at 5 a.m. about one mile northwest of the small town of Karlsruhe. She said there were no injuries in the incident. The train was carrying soybeans.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 53-year-old Minot man is accused of strangling and beating his dog . Wesley John Peltier is charged with Class A misdemeanor animal abuse in district court in Minot.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 22-year-old Minot woman is accused of driving into the front of a Minot liquor store, injuring the clerk, on Tuesday night, Jan. 23, while drunk and later lying to the police about the accident. Mariah Hope Brien is charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident, a Class A misdemeanor, and false reports to law enforcement or to other security officials, also a Class A misdemeanor.
FARGO – The North Dakota Veterans Coordinating Council has approved the design for the new ‘funeral honor coin.” It’s officially called the North Dakota Commemorative Memorial Coin. The council is comprised of three members from each of the North Dakota veterans organizations: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS and Vietnam Veterans of America.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota’s Supreme Court has overturned a ruling requiring a former New Town teacher to pay $3,790 for a printer he smashed with a hammer.
MINOT, N.D. -- A Ward County Jail inmate who was taken to Trinity Hospital in Minot and later died has not triggered further investigation by the Department of Corrections. According to Don Redmann, director of facility operations for the DOC which oversees jail inspections, a preliminary report regarding the death of inmate Oscar Wilkie III of Minot, based on initial information, did not indicate the need to request further investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
LAKE SAKAKAWEA, N.D. -- Current conditions indicate near normal snowmelt runoff can be expected in the Missouri River Basin this spring. While the outlook issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is notable, it is subject to change in the coming weeks as the winter season still has the potential to add to the snowpack. Historically, only about 45 percent of peak mountain snowpack is reached by this time of year.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 28-year-old Minot man facing multiple felony charges in Minot including armed robbery is being held on other charges in Las Vegas, according to the Ward County Sheriff's Office. Jose Victor Gonzalez will eventually be extradited back to Ward County to face charges in Minot. The sheriff's office received notification last month that he is being held in Nevada.