KHRT ND News – 10/20/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 102021 – 1200
CASSELTON, N.D. – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has released more information about a fatal shooting this week in Casselton. Sherriff Jesse Jahner says the shooting happened just before 2 AM Monday at a home connected to Club 94, a bar and grill. Jahner says dispatchers received a call from 54-year-old Edwin Charles Kester Jr. who stated that he had just shot someone. A Sheriff’s deputy was across the parking lot when the call came in and arrived on scene almost immediately. The deputy found a female, and 58-year-old Randell Ray Burton who was lying on ground with gunshot wounds. Burton was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Jahner says the woman and Burton were recently involved in a domestic dispute and the woman told a friend recently that she was afraid of what Burton may do. Kester was apparently staying at the womans home the night of the shooting to protect her. Jahner say the investigation continues.
BISMARCK, ND – A Wyoming man was injured in a single vehicle crash in the oil patch. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that the accident happened about 3 miles south of Grenora around 7:15 PM Tuesday. Troopers say 48-year old Scott Rayburn of Casper, Wyoming was driving a pickup truck and failed to negotiate a curve entering the ditch, striking an approach, and rolling the vehicle. The Patrol says Rayburn transported by ambulance to the hospital in Williston and then flown to Minot. His condition is not know. Rayburn was charged with DUI. The Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Plans for North Dakota’s first carbon dioxide storage project are moving forward. State regulators granted several
approvals Tuesday for the underground storage of carbon emissions from Red Trail Energy’s ethanol plant near Richardton. Gas from the plant will be compressed and injected into a 6,400-foot well, then form a plume within the underground rocks that make up the Broom Creek formation. The Industrial Commission’s approvals are for underground storage below Red Trail’s proposed injection site in Stark County. ├íResearchers say the state’s rocks could store as much as 250 billion tons of carbon dioxide. Red Trail produces a fraction of that amount annually with 180,000 tons.
BISMARCK, ND – Deaths among those positive with COVID-19 continue to rise in North Dakota. Today’s information from the Department of Health lists 8 more deaths (1698), now 72 for the month of October. There are 583 new positives today with 438 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 6.34%. Active cases rise by 160 to 3470. Hospitalizations are up one to 199, with 18 of those in ICU.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot Police Department is working with the Minot Public Schools to investigate the report of a student bringing a weapon to Central Campus. Officers say a weapon was located outside of school property and a juvenile was referred to Juvenile Court for possession of a dangerous weapon. Police say their investigation into this matter has given them no reason to believe the student intended to harm staff or students. They also say there is no reason to believe there is any further danger to the public.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an executive order granting an hours of service waiver for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting anhydrous ammonia and other fertilizers. After drought conditions limited use of anhydrous ammonia and other fertilizers during the growing season, recent rainfall has now created favorable conditions for applying the fertilizers at a time when fertilizer supply is extremely limited. Waiving the hours of service requirements will ensure that haulers can deliver greater volumes of fertilizer in shorter periods of time to meet growers’ needs. State Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring requested the waiver. The waiver will remain in effect for 30 days. All road safety and vehicle compliance regulations still apply.
STANLEY, N.D. – Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) Caring Foundation provided funds to Mountrail County Health Foundation enabling its team to participate in a mental health training designed to build character, confidence and courage.
Stephanie Everett, foundation director for the Mountrail County Health Foundation, stated, “There has been so much pressure on the health care industry, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Through this training, our leaders were able to participate in self-development sessions and many other team-building activities that they were able to take back and share with their individual teams. It has helped so much in boosting their motivation and our employee morale. We very much appreciate BCBSND Caring Foundation in helping with a portion of the expenses so our team could participate in this leadership training.”
“We commend Mountrail County Health Foundation on recognizing the importance of employee mental health; it is such a vital part of our overall well-being,” shared Pam Gulleson, BCBSND Caring Foundation executive director. “By allowing staff to attend this offsite conference to recharge and reconnect, they are able to continue to find fulfillment and grow both personally and professionally.”
BISMARCK, ND – Deer hunters who can’t find their deer license should contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department soon to make sure they have their tag before the season opens. The Game and Fish Department must be contacted by phone at 701-328-6300, or email, to authorize the online purchase of a replacement tag. Printable applications are not available. The deer gun season opens Friday, Nov. 5 at 12 noon Central Time.
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