Minot Daily News
MINOT, N.D. -- A 28-year-old northwest N.D. man pleaded not guilty Tuesday, May 8, to charges that he beat and raped a young woman who was working as a prostitute at the Sleep Inn in Minot on Feb. 19. Scott Andrew Flood, of Bowbells, N.D., has been held at the Ward County Jail since his arrest in February.
GARRISON – Ice remains on a good portion of Lake Sakakawea and it may remain that way for at least another week. The upper end of Lake Sakakawea has been ice free for several days. However, the middle and lower ends of the reservoir remained coated in a great sheet of ice. On Saturday, the southern shore of Lake Sakakawea in the Beulah and Hazen areas had plenty of open water, particularly in Beaver Bay and other large inlets. Lake Sakakawea's latest ice-free date is May 17, 1979.
MINOT, N.D. -- According to the May outlook issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the amount of snowmelt runoff over the Upper Missouri River Basin has jumped from 30.2 million acre feet of water a month ago to 33.2 maf in May. The amount is 131 percent of the historical average.
MINOT, N.D. -- A lawyer for a 28-year-old Minot man who pleaded guilty to killing his brother two years ago says a judge was wrong to deny his motion to withdraw his guilty plea last fall.
MINOT, N.D. -- Lake Sakakawea's boating season is already assured of being one of the latest on record. Thick ice remained on much of the sprawling reservoir. However, there are reports of increasingly open water on the upper end of Lake Sakakawea from the Williston area to the east for several miles. Traditionally, warmer water entering Lake Sakakawea's upper end begins the spring melt of the ice pack.
MINOT -- A memorial was held in Minot on Thursday, April 26, to remember Minot Policeman Patrick Devaney and Agent Kersey Gowin of the Attorney General's Office who were killed in the line of duty on April 26, 1918. Devaney and Gowin were investigating a theft of automobile tires when they were ambushed by the thieves. Devaney died instantly of gunshot wounds, while Gowin returned fire and was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Minot.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 36-year-old Minot man is accused of continuing to stay in a room at the Fairview Lodge after he had been ordered to leave a week before and of trashing the hotel room. Robert Highley is charged with criminal trespass, a Class A misdemeanor, in district court in Minot.
MINOT, N.D. -- Prominent Minot lawyer Thomas Wentz Jr. was given a suspended 10-day jail sentence and 360 days of unsupervised probation on April 13 for violating a disorderly conduct restraining order and violating a judicial order last year stemming from conflicts in his divorce case.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 22-year-old Makoti man was ordered to serve 10 months in prison Wednesday for smashing a window at a downtown Minot business on Jan. 4, trashing the store, setting it on fire and afterwards rifling through a motor vehicle outside that did not belong to him.
MINOT, N.D. -- A child neglect charge will be dismissed against a 23-year-old Minot woman who was accused of leaving her 3-year-old son alone last December because she couldn't afford child care and was living “in poverty.”