Minot Daily News
MINOT, N.D. -- Virtually all of the United States, with the exception of North Dakota, Minnesota and a portion of South Dakota, is expected to experience warmer than usual temperatures through October. That's the latest prognostication provided by the Climate Prediction Center.
PICK CITY, N.D. – The marina at Lake Sakakawea State Park is returning to normal after high winds and waves hit the marina during a June 10 storm, turning walkways to slips into twisted metal. Although none of the large boats in the marina sustained severe damage, many had to vacate the marina as a precaution against further storms. Repair work included the use of a large crane mounted on a barge.
RIVERDALE, N.D. – Extensive runoff from a combination of melting mountain snowpack and rainfall over the Missouri River drainage caused a rush of water to enter Lake Sakakawea the past several weeks. The surge pushed the level of Lake Sakakawea to less than a foot from spilling. The water level of massive reservoir reached a peak of 1,853.16 feet on the Fourth of July. Full capacity is 1,854 feet.
MINOT -- A 29-year-old former Minot Air Force Base airman from Littleton, Colo., pleaded guilty on Monday, July 9, in district court in Minot to three Class A felony charges of uploading child pornography to Twitter and to five Class C felony charges of possession of child pornography.
MINOT, N.D. -- Lake Sakakawea was less than a foot from spilling on Friday with more water entering the upper end of the reservoir than being released through Garrison Dam. The level of Sakakawea was 1,853.14 feet, just shy of the spillway level of 1,854 feet.
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – An investigation is continuing into a Minot Air Force Base machine gun that Air Force Office of Special Investigations' special agents recovered from an airman's off-base residence this week. Special agents from Detachment 813 of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations at the Minot base obtained a federal search warrant and recovered the M240 machine gun at an airman's residence on Tuesday, according to a news release issued by the base's Public Affairs office late Wednesday.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 19-year-old Belcourt man is accused of assaulting his girlfriend in Minot on Feb. 20 and interfering when she tried to make a 911 call. Delane Ross McLeod is charged in district court in Minot with reckless endangerment - extreme indifference, a Class C felony, interference with an emergency call, a Class C felony, and simple assault -- domestic violence, a Class B misdemeanor.
VELVA, N.D. – Kawasaki technicians are examining a Jet Ski as the McLean County Sheriff's Department continues its investigation into an collision last weekend on a north-central North Dakota lake that resulted in the death of a 10-year-old girl and severe injuries to another girl.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 44-year-old Minot man who was hit by a Taser several times is accused of assaulting police officers and resisting arrest early Monday, June 11, after officers responded to a fight at a Minot residence. Bradley Joseph Thrailkill is charged with felony burglary, simple assault and resisting arrest and a misdemeanor for providing false information to police.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 33-year-old northern North Dakota man will be on probation for almost a year for assaulting his cellmate in a fight over Ramen noodles in the Ward County Jail in Minot. Jesse Levi Jones of Kenmare pleaded guilty on Friday, June 8, to Class A misdemeanor assault. He had originally been charged with Class C felony aggravated assault and accused of breaking the other man's jaw.