WISHEK, N.D. (AP) – The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation is looking into the death of a man who had been in police custody in south central North Dakota. McIntosh County Chief Deputy Jon Kaatz says Daniel Seminole had a medical emergency while a deputy was transporting him to jail in Bismarck Thursday night. Kaatz wouldn’t say why Seminole was being taken to jail. He says the man died after he’d been flown from the hospital in Wishek to one in Bismarck.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Last winter’s darkhouse spearfishing season in North Dakota was record-setting. The state Game and Fish Department says 3,717 participants speared 28,138 northern pike during the 2017-18 season, setting records in both categories. The majority of spearfishing anglers were from North Dakota, though nearly 1,200 Minnesotans also registered last winter.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota man who helped found a business in North Dakota’s oil patch has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud in a stock manipulation scheme. Ryan Gilbertson also was fined $2 million and ordered to pay more than $15 million in restitution. Co-defendant Douglas Hoskins is to be sentenced Friday. Dakota Plains Holdings filed for bankruptcy in December 2016.
VELVA, N.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a California man who died in a weekend crash in northern North Dakota. The Highway Patrol says 24-year-old Bryce Belden, of San Bernardino, California, was driving a pickup truck that went off a highway, crashed through a fence and rolled in a cattle pasture in McHenry County. The crash happened about 10 a.m. Sunday, 4 miles south of Velva. Belden died at the scene. He was alone in the vehicle.
JAMESTOWN, N.D (The Sun) – A reported gas leak Monday turned out to be a safety valve release and posed no obvious danger, said Joel Guthmiller, assistant chief of the Jamestown Rural Fire Department. A call about a possible natural gas leak was made to Stutsman County Communications at 4:42 p.m. JRFD was on scene in the ditch alongside Interstate 94 in the 8000 block of 36th Street Southeast at 4:55 p.m., and cleared the scene as technicians from Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. arrived at 5:02 p.m.