SIDNEY — Out in the epicenter of the oil and gas boom, communities are growing so quickly they can’t keep up with their basic infrastructure needs such as water and sewage treatment facilities, housing and roads and bridges.
A Colorado man who pleaded guilty in the killing of a teacher in the Northern Plains oil patch faces sentencing Dec. 15 in Montana.
SIDNEY — A Colorado man is set to plead guilty to killing a popular high school teacher in a slaying that shone a harsh light on the darker side of the Bakken oil boom.
Grief? Let Deb Prevost tell you about grief.
A Montana judge will decide whether a suspect's alleged confession to his involvement in the slaying of a woman jogging through her town in the Bakken oil patch should be suppressed because the defendant is mentally disabled.
A school bus soon will resume its afternoon route taking McKinley Elementary students to downtown motels where they are staying with their parents. Another bus will transport children from the Montana Rescue Mission Women’s and Family Shelter to Washington Elementary. All around Billings, ch…
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.
Montana District Judge Richard Simonton addresses the prosecution during a competency hearing for murder suspect Michael Keith Spell on Tuesday in Sidney.
Defense attorney Al Avignone, right, speaks with Richland County Attorney Mike Weber, center, at the competency hearing for murder suspect Michael Keith Spell last spring.
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.