KHRT ND News – 10/09/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 100921 – 0700
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his mother and a police officer as authorities tried to serve an eviction notice. Salamah Pendleton was convicted on two counts of murder in the May 2020 killings of Officer Cody Holte and Lola Moore. The 43-year-old Pendleton opened fire on Holte and other officers while they were trying to serve the papers to evict him and his mother from their apartment. Moore was killed as Pendleton fired wildly at officers. Pendleton had owed $800 in rent through April 2020.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota company said Thursday it will expand its ownership in a fleet of oil wells in North Dakota. Minnetonka-based Northern Oil and Gas said it will pay Texas-based Comstock Resources $154 million on the new properties, which are expected to produce 4,500 barrels of oil per day. Comstock Resources is controlled by Jerry Jones, who owns the Dallas Cowboys football team.
Northern Oil, which invests in leases and drilling projects, has traditionally operated in North Dakota, However, the company recently announced other deals in the Permian Basin in New Mexico and Texas for shale oil, and in the Marcellus natural gas formation in Appalachia, the Star Tribune reported. “This is our third major transaction this year in as many basins,” Adam Dirlam, Northern’s chief operating officer, said of the North Dakota deal.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Wisconsin man accused of illegally transporting a black bear carcass from Canada to North Dakota has reached a plea agreement, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Authorities said Joseph Stolarczyk, of Mosinee, Wisconsin, exceeded the Manitoba bag limit by killing two bears in the same year. He was arrested after bringing the bear across the Pembina Port of Entry in northeastern North Dakota. Stolarczyk pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of unlawful transportation of wildlife in foreign commerce, according to court documents.
“Mr. Stolarczyk has agreed to plead guilty to the charge issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office that in the exercise of due care he should have known he was allowed to take only a single bear in one calendar year in Manitoba,” Stolarczyk’s attorney, Richard Coad, said in a statement. “He accepts full responsibility for his actions.” Stolarczyk could face up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine, KVRR-TV reported.
MINOT, ND – The Minot Fire Department will host a drive-through vaccination clinic on Sunday for both COVID-19 and flu shots. Sanford Health will conduct the clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 1, located at 2111 10th Street SW. No appointment or pre-registration is necessary. Masks are required during the vaccination process. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 12 and older will be available. Anyone receiving their second or COVID booster shot must bring their COVID vaccination card with them. Flu vaccinations will be available for ages 6 months and older. High-dose flu vaccines for people 65 years of age and older will also be available. Vehicles will be directed to enter Fire Station 1 through the north parking lot; vehicles will exit from the building’s west end.
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