WILLISTON, N.D. -- Williston’s new airport will get another federal cash infusion of $20 million to support its construction. The money is in addition to other federal investments on the project, including a little more than $27 million in Sept. 2015 for a land grant and $26 million to support construction in Sept. 2016.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- A Watford City man is accused of causing a grass fire Tuesday by setting off fireworks. Jose De Jesus Montes Lepe is charged with reckless endangerment and violating the McKenzie County burn ban and was being held on $15,000 bond in the McKenzie County jail. Watford City police responded to a grass fire around 9 p.m. Tuesday and were told that Montes Lepe had been lighting fireworks, according to charging documents.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A former Williston taxi driver is facing extradition from Canada to face accusations of raping a 19-year-old woman. Christian Desir, 23, is being held in the Calgary Remand Centre after being detained by immigration authorities in Canada. A warrant charging Desir with gross sexual imposition filed in Northwest District Court Monday says that he had sex with the woman while she was unconscious after drinking.
WILLISTON, N.D -- A 2015 graduate of Williston High School was among the sailors on the USS Fitzgerald when it was struck by a cargo ship Saturday off the coast of Japan. Grant Friesz is a Fire Control Technician Third Class with the U.S. Navy and was part of the crew of the ship. He joined the crew in April, according to public records provided by the Navy.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Legislators voted down a bill this week that would have set aside millions promised by the state to Williston’s new airport, but city officials say the defeat isn’t likely to mean disaster for the project as it may be reconsidered later in the session.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- The Williston City Commission will vote Tuesday evening on whether to accept the resignation of Williston Airport Director Steven Kjergaard. The commissioners were called to a special meeting at City Hall, Monday afternoon to discuss Kjergaard’s immediate resignation, but it was canceled before a quorum was present.
BISMARCK -- A woman who federal prosecutors say embezzled more than $2 million from her former employer and bought numerous luxury jewelry items and more has been sentenced to 33 months in prison this week. Daphney Harstad appeared in a Bismarck courtroom on Thursday, about four months after pleading guilty to wire fraud for stealing money from Borsheim Crane, a heavy equipment company headquartered in Williston. Harstad, 44, of Williston, is to start serving the term on March 17..