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Dickinson Police Department and the Badlands Crimestoppers are offering a cash reward in seeking help identifying the perpetrator behind a string of vandalism targeting residents and business in Dickinson. On Dec. 12th and 13th, the Dickinson Police Department received multiple reports of vehicles and businesses being vandalized by a person shooting a BB gun. Between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m., individuals driving a dark colored SUV, of unknown make and model, fired a BB gun at multiple business and vehicles around town.
The saying goes that a highly observant person has "eagle eyes." For those who have "eagle eyes,"—or at the very least, an eye for eagles—the Audubon Society could make use of your skills during its annual Christmas Bird Count. Each Christmas season, tens-of-thousands of volunteers join forces across the western hemisphere and conduct annual counts of individual birds and bird species in their local area.
The Dickinson Water Utilities Department will be working on an emergency water break which occurred in the morning hours. According to the City of Dickinson, the water break is on 4th Avenue East between Benton Street and 10th Street East. Affected residents, indicated in the red area highlighted in the included graphic, will experience a water outage for the duration of the repair.
The Dakota Women's Correctional and Rehabilitation Center now faces the hangman's noose after 15 years in service following the governor's announced plans to relocate the facility to Bismarck during his annual budget address last week. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation addressed the concerns prompting their recommendation to relocate the women to the Missouri River Correctional Center in Bismarck.
After last week's budget address by Gov. Burgum, when he proposed relocating the Dakota Women's Correctional and Rehabilitation Center (DWCRC) in New England to Bismarck, many residents in the region were concerned with what the future could hold. None more so than the DWCRC's Warden, Rachelle Juntunen. "We have had a wonderful relationship with the Department of Corrections," Juntunen said. "They've been very good to us and included us in meetings, shared their policies with us, invited our staff to do training and have assisted where we need assistance."
The North Dakota Fraternal Order of Police—West River Lodge and members of the Dickinson Police Department and the Stark County Sheriff's Office hosted their annual Shop-with-a-Cop event, which gave police officers an opportunity to bring more attention to the "service" part of protect and serve.
"Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary." — Jim Rohn In an effort to help deliver the gift of reading to the less fortunate children in the country, UPS store locations throughout North Dakota will be, once again, joining forces with the United States Marine Corps' Toys for Tots Literacy Program.
North Dakota ranks second in the nation for the most impaired-driving deaths per capita, studies show. In 2017, the percentage of motor vehicle crash deaths that had alcohol involvement in North Dakota was 47 percent, according to the 2018 North Dakota Behavioral Health System Study. Nearly half of all motor vehicle fatalities involved alcohol, so law enforcement members regularly caution drivers to have a plan and be especially watchful during the holidays because more people tend to consume alcohol during that season.
When you leave The Sweet Melange, owner Jessica Cote wants you to look and feel like you've "inspired your style," whether that is through apparel or home décor. "Our slogan is to empower your style. We always want women to feel beautiful, no matter what," she said. "Whether it's your home or your person, you have to treat it like a temple. We want all our patrons to feel comfortable when they walk out having tried something new, because if they don't try it, they won't know they like it."
The City of Dickinson are asking residents to keep clear of a portion of 5th Street West, between 8th Avenue West and 11th Avenue West near Dickinson State University, where the Water Utilities Department are working to repair an emergency water break. Affected residents will experience a water outage for the duration of the repair, according to the city. Expectations are that the repairs will be completed by the end of the day.