Steele Woman Charged With Forgery

STEELE, N.D. ( – A Steele, ND woman has been charged with forgery after attempting to cash a check from a KEM Electric account.

40 year-old Michelle Biegler present a check in the amount of $250,000 on February 20th to a bank in Steele. Biegler was employed by a client of KEM Electric in Mandan, where she had access to the account information. A portion of the check went towards a new home and the remaining amount was deposited into a bank account.

On February 24th, KEM Electric learned of the forged check and contacted law enforcement. Biegler has been charged with Forgery and is currently being held at the Morton County Correctional Center.

Additional charges are pending in Kidder County.

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Jamestown Man Injured In Crash Near Streeter

STREETER, N.D. ( – A Jamestown man was injured after he failed to stop at an intersection on Highway 30 near Streeter on April 25th.

At around 2:10 AM, 55 year-old Steven Miller was traveling on Highway 30 when he failed to stop at the intersection and drove through a traffic sign, across the ditch, through a fence and into a pasture. The vehicle rolled several times and he was ejected. Nearly seven hours later, a motorist noticed the crash scene and contacted law enforcement.

Miller was flown from Jamestown to a Fargo Hospital and the crash remains under investigation.

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Litchville Man Dies In Crash Near Valley City

VALLEY CITY, ND – A Litchville man died after he lost control of his vehicle and drifted into a ditch and hit a rock pile along Highway 1 about a mile south of Interstate 94 west of Valley City on Saturday.

Highway Patrol Sgt. Tom Herzig said the driver, 63 year-old Dennis Shape suffered a medical condition while driving his pickup around 10:25am Saturday morning. Dennis Shape was pronounced dead at a Valley City Hospital.

Herzig says the passenger Diane Shape suffered a non-life threatening injury in the crash.

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N.D. Cowboy Hall of Fame To Dedicate New Exhibits May 2 (Audio)

MEDORA, ND – The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame will open the 2015 season with Another Cowboy Moment dedication of two exhibits at the Center of Western Heritage & Cultures Saturday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. (MT) in Medora.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place for the upgraded exhibits installed for Wayne Herman, 1992 PRCA world bareback riding champion and Steve Tomac, nationally renowned PRCA rodeo clown. Marketing Director Kevin Holten spoke about the event with Steve Urness on KOVC’s Voice of the Valley.

NDCHF interim Executive Director Phil Baird says there is a lot of western history to be proud of in North Dakota and our cowboys, cowgirls and Native Americans deserve to have their stories told.

The premiere will feature an appearance by the 1982 PRCA world bull riding champion Charlie Sampson of Cave Creek, Arizona.  The event will also feature a one-of-a-kind Native American and Western cuisine prepared especially for the N.D. Cowboy Hall of Fame.

The season opener will feature a red carpet entrance, skylights, sponsored-beverages, a new Cowboy & Indian art show, updated Native American displays, a military Veterans memorial, western musical entertainment, and the official debut of the new I.Keating Cowboy Lounge.

Tickets for the event are $55. For more information regarding hotel reservations and event activities, call the NDCHF at (701) 623-2000.

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