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TV anchor suing Minnesota agency after fall on icy sidewalk
February 13, 2019 - 3:25pm
ST. PAUL - A Twin Cities television anchor is suing after he slipped and fell on a patch of ice in 2017 near the state Capitol, claiming the...
Lengthy hearing for killer of UND student underscores seemingly endless nature of death-row appeals
February 9, 2019 - 2:56pm
FARGO — The recent post-conviction hearing for Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. underscored how prolonged the appeal process can be for a federal death...
Session sees 'momentum' for North Dakota juvenile justice legislation
February 9, 2019 - 2:07pm
BISMARCK -- Those associated with North Dakota's juvenile justice system are optimistic about the 2019 legislative session. Several bills offer...
Four pipeline activists face felony charges in Minnesota
February 6, 2019 - 6:22pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — Charges were filed Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Itasca County against four pipeline activists. Four Catholic Workers were arrested...
Judge convicts on one count in last scheduled DAPL trial
February 5, 2019 - 5:53pm
BISMARCK - What may be the last trial related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests ended in a mixed verdict on Tuesday, Feb. 5. South Central...
Former attorney for killer of UND student says IQ tests no longer main factor in mental competency
January 28, 2019 - 6:26pm
FARGO — A former attorney for Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. testified at a hearing in federal court on Monday, Jan. 28, that prior to Rodriguez's kidnapping...
Former Grand Forks State's Attorney Peter Welte nominated to be federal judge
January 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
GRAND FORKS - Former Grand Forks County State's Attorney Peter Welte has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as U.S. District Court...
Similarities found in cases of Jasmine Block, Jayme Closs
January 15, 2019 - 10:49am
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — The news of Jayme Closs being found alive hit Sarah Block pretty hard, and was eerily all too familiar. The Alexandria...
North Dakota to receive $1.2 million from Wells Fargo Bank
January 2, 2019 - 5:24pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota will receive $1.2 million from Wells Fargo under the terms of a national settlement agreement. According to Attorney...
North Dakota sees progress in reducing drunken-driving deaths
December 29, 2018 - 4:57pm
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota has topped several lists for drunken driving, with statistics ranking the state high for the rate of alcohol-related...
Northwest Minn. man receives counterfeit bills from online buyer
December 19, 2018 - 9:06pm
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead man says he was paid in counterfeit bills when he made a sale to a person he met online. The incident on Tuesday,...
DEA reports huge jump in North Dakota meth seizures in 2018
December 18, 2018 - 12:11pm
BISMARCK - The Drug Enforcement Administration saw a huge jump in methamphetamine seizures in North Dakota in 2018 as the drug becomes more accessible...
In court, man accused of killing stepson of ND higher ed board member claims self-defense
December 18, 2018 - 10:07am
WILLISTON, N.D. - A man accused of murder in a July 2017 shooting death will testify he was afraid for his life when he pulled the trigger, a...
Nearly half of ND motor vehicle fatalities involve alcohol, study says
December 10, 2018 - 2:58pm
DICKINSON, N.D. -- North Dakota ranks second in the nation for the most impaired-driving deaths per capita, studies show. In 2017, the percentage...
Bismarck joins opioid litigation
November 28, 2018 - 10:56pm
BISMARCK — The Bismarck City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday, Nov. 28, to participate in the multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers...