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Jail cells full to overflowing in Bakken oil country

Jail cells full to overflowing in Bakken oil country

GLENDIVE — Sheriff Craig Anderson scans the inmate roster for Dawson County Detention Center and sees real problems. There’s an inmate charged with murder and another for petty crime. He can’t put them together, but he’s four inmates over capacity, so he can’t easily keep them apart.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Pickup loses wheel, rolls, killing Libby woman near Glasgow

The Valley County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman who died early Thursday morning outside of Glasgow after a wheel fell off the late-model Chevrolet truck she was driving, causing it to roll down an embankment.

October 11, 2013 8:56 pmLoading…
Semitrailers — one moving military ordnance — collide in Valley County; highway closed

Semitrailers — one moving military ordnance — collide in Valley County; highway closed

A crash involving two semitrailers — one of which was carrying military ordnance — has closed Highway 2 in Valley County. Traffic was rerouted while a crew from Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls responded.

November 15, 2012 1:00 pmLoading…

Sheriff IDs Glasgow boy killed by pickup truck

Valley County Sheriff and Coroner Glen Meier identified a Glasgow boy who died Monday when a pickup truck struck him as Joseph Calhoone Braaten, 9.

July 25, 2012 5:10 pmLoading…
Sheriff: Montana hitchhiker shooting suspect cleared

Sheriff: Montana hitchhiker shooting suspect cleared

The suspect in the seemingly random shooting of a photographer hitchhiking along a rural Montana highway has been cleared of the crime and the investigation is continuing, authorities said Thursday.

June 14, 2012 7:47 pmLoading…
Man suspected in hitchhiker drive-by shooting appears in court

Man suspected in hitchhiker drive-by shooting appears in court

A Washington man suspected of randomly shooting a hitchhiker near Glasgow over the weekend made his initial court appearance in Roosevelt County Justice Court on Monday morning.

June 11, 2012 12:45 pmLoading…

Bail set after hitchhiker writing book on kindness shot near Glasgow

A West Virginia man who told authorities that he was hitchhiking across the country and writing a memoir about kindness was injured in a seemingly random drive-by shooting near Montana's booming Bakken oil patch.

June 10, 2012 3:00 pmLoading…

Valley County sheriff pleased with new jail one year after opening

A year after the new $3.6 million jail in Valley County opened to its first prisoners, the county sheriff said it's running smoothly and is even bringing in a little money for the county.

April 21, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…
Construction workers would need to live in man camps

Construction workers would need to live in man camps

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would cross 282 miles of some of the most sparsely populated country in Montana.

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Cause of Gateway Inn fire still unknown; owner in good condition

Cause of Gateway Inn fire still unknown; owner in good condition

The owner of a historic Valley County building that burned to the ground on Saturday morning is in good condition, according to hospital officials.

October 24, 2011 3:16 pmLoading…

Fort Peck restaurant burns down; owner flown to hospital

One of the oldest businesses in Valley County burned to the ground on Saturday and its owner was flown to a Billings hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

October 22, 2011 10:09 pmLoading…

Wolf Point teen drowns in Fort Peck dredge

The Valley County sheriff has identified a Wolf Point teenager who drowned as Blair Anthony Dorner, 18.

July 06, 2011 1:05 pmLoading…

Wolf Point man drowns north of Fort Peck

GLASGOW - Valley County officials say an 18-year-old Wolf Point man has drowned at a fishing access site north of Fort Peck Reservoir.

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15 arrested in Valley County drug busts

Law enforcement officials in Valley County arrested 15 people Wednesday in a series of drug busts across the county after nine months of investigations.

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Sandbagging under way east of Glasgow; levees remain sound

Sandbagging under way east of Glasgow; levees remain sound

Volunteers are working to shore up a levee with sandbags east of Glasgow to keep the Milk River at bay.

June 08, 2011 3:26 pm Photos

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Valley County buys air support on the cheap

Valley County buys air support on the cheap

The Valley County Sheriff’s Office already had its regular patrol cars and a few boats at its disposal.

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Northeast Montana braces for new storm

Northeast Montana braces for new storm

Farmers and ranchers in rural northeastern Montana finally dug out from last weekend's storm only to face a new one this weekend that could strand them even longer.

April 01, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Snow, snow everywhere: Northeastern Montana on track for record-setting winter

Snow, snow everywhere: Northeastern Montana on track for record-setting winter

GLASGOW — Northeastern Montana has set a record for snowfall this winter, but you wouldn't know it was anything unusual by talking to residents.

February 01, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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Glasgow man killed in car crash Sunday

A Glasgow man was killed after driving over a patch of ice on a bridge Sunday morning just three miles south of Glasgow.

November 14, 2010 1:07 pmLoading…
Despite problems, Valley County jail construction under way

Despite problems, Valley County jail construction under way

Construction on a new $3.16 million jail in Valley County is progressing despite a lawsuit and uncooperative weather that held the project up for more than a month earlier this year.

July 05, 2010 11:45 pm Photos

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