Dear Attorney General Eric Holder (and federal lawmakers),
A mentally disabled Colorado man is fit to stand trial in the killing of a Montana teacher who disappeared after going out for a morning jog, according to a Friday ruling from a state judge in a case that has highlighted the social changes brought by an oil boom sweeping the Northern Plains.
SIDNEY — In this frontier farm town of sugar beets and oil wells, spring arrives with the turn of an iron wheel.
Billings-based Yellowstone Bank officials said Friday they will make their first big move into the Bakken region, acquiring the Sidney branch of 1st Bank.
William Bradley Carnduff, 29, has been identified as the Sidney man who died in a motorcycle crash Monday.
A man was killed and another injured after being thrown from a motorcycle near Sidney on Monday night.
Paige Hodges pitched a five-hitter and hit a home run in leading Laurel past Sidney 14-4 on Friday in Eastern A softball.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A 16-year-old Sidney girl died in a crash in McKenzie County.
Defense attorney Al Avignone, right, speaks with Richland County Attorney Mike Weber, center, at the competency hearing for murder suspect Michael Keith Spell on Tuesday in Sidney.
Montana District Judge Richard Simonton addresses the prosecution during a competency hearing for murder suspect Michael Keith Spell on Tuesday in Sidney.
SIDNEY — Sharply divergent images of a Colorado man charged with killing a Montana teacher during a random abduction attempt emerged during a hearing Tuesday to determine whether the suspect is fit for trial.
Sidney’s Ryder Peterson celebrates his win in the 171-pound class with coach Guy Melby at the 2013 state wrestling tournament.
Addicted to oil. Drug dealers continue to target the Bakken region, drawn by the booming economy and potential customers with high-paying jobs. Last week, the last of 10 suspects in a large methamphetamine ring pleaded guilty; all await sentencing in U.S. District Court.
SIDNEY — In the City Council chambers of this Bakken boom town hangs a crude map of Montana dividing the east’s oil revenue makers from the west’s oil revenue takers.
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.
Armed robberies. Three West End businesses reported robberies in which a gunman got away with undisclosed amounts of cash.
A Denver energy company will begin drilling an oil well near Belfry — and possibly use hydraulic fracking — this spring, despite protests in Billings on Wednesday by about 80 opponents.
A dozen people have been indicted on federal charges alleging they were involved in a ring that distributed methamphetamine in the Bakken oil patch along the North Dakota border, and in other cities and towns across Montana, authorities said.
The future of rural Montana air service could be in for a bumpy ride when Congress returns to work next month.