Officers in Grand Forks were lead on a high speed chase after trying to pull over a vehicle that failed to stop at a red light Saturday. The vehicle proceeded to go through multiple stop lights and stop signs, according to police. The vehicle hit the porch of a residence as well as a stopped patrol vehicle before the driver parked in an alley and fled on foot. Officers eventually caught up to the suspect, who was later identified as Cory Hanson. Hanson faces charges of driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, preventing arrest, leaving the scene of an accident on two occasions and fleeing in a motor vehicle. No one was injured in the incident. The investigation is ongoing.
One person in Northern North Dakota is dead after being injured while working around a piece of farm equipment, according to authorities. The Ward County Sheriff’s Department was called to a farm on Friday after receiving an ambulance request. People on the scene when the male victim was injured began to provide first aid and CPR. Deputies and first responders continued trying to revive the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Glenburn woman is accused of abandoning three dogs in an apartment in Bismarck. 21-year-old Leoda Fowler allegedly left the dogs with no food or water and locked in cages at least three days, according to authorities. They were found sitting in their own waste. Fowler faces a maximum punishment of six years in prison on misdemeanor counts of animal neglect and animal abandonment.
Minot City officials are now looking for ways to improve communication after a woman was trapped in a downtown parking ramp for an hour and a half. The incident happened when a ticketing machine declined to take Angela Brabandt’s pass. She says it was troubling to be a woman alone, trapped in a parking garage at night in freezing weather. The city is investigating why its parking equipment failed and why emergency responders took as long as they did to get to the scene.
North Dakota set oil and gas production records in September, but a slowdown is expected in the coming months due to a sharp drop in oil prices. The state’s director of mineral resources, Lynn Helms, says oil production surged to a record 1.36 million barrels per day, while natural gas output hit an all-time high of 2.5 billion cubic feet per day in September.