A Minot man has been killed in what is described as an oil field accident.
According to a good friend of the family, Kris Barnes of Minot died in the accident in the Killdeer area.
The friend says Barnes had been working for some time in the oil industry in western North Dakota.
So far, we have not been able to confirm the accident with any law enforcement officials, but the family friend says a fund has been set up to help the wife and three children of Kris Barnes.
You can make a donation to the family at any Gate City Bank location in North Dakota by referring to the "Kris Barnes Benefit."