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North Dakota woman pleads guilty to stealing $1.5M from company
April 16, 2019 - 10:26am
WILLISTON, N.D. - A 56-year-old Williston woman accused of stealing about $1.5 million from her employer between 2009 and 2017 pleaded guilty...
Perham police officer brings Hollywood home by playing cop in movies
April 11, 2019 - 12:14pm
PERHAM, Minn. - When the vigilante action movie “Hollow Point” hits theaters across the country later this spring, residents of the Detroit...
South Dakota children's facility botched response when 9-year-old ran off, reports say
April 10, 2019 - 10:04am
ROCKERVILLE, S.D. - The staff of the Black Hills Children’s Home should have called 911 immediately rather than waiting one hour and 41 minutes...
Noor trial: Sounds, figures, fears surface in first day of testimony
April 10, 2019 - 9:10am
MINNEAPOLIS — Was there a thump, or not? Did two officers in a dark Minneapolis alley have reason to fear for their lives, or not? Those crucial...
South Dakota saw more simple assaults in schools than in bars in 2018, report says
April 9, 2019 - 9:03pm
The number of criminal offenses reported in South Dakota’s schools has increased across the board in recent years, and the number of assaults...
Washburn residents shaken after chiropractor’s arrest
April 6, 2019 - 8:04pm
WASHBURN, N.D. − The arrest of a Washburn man in connection with the killings of four people at a Mandan business left residents of the small...
North Dakota is no stranger to mass killings. Here's a history of shootouts, family murders
April 5, 2019 - 6:12pm
FARGO — North Dakota may be known as the Peace Garden state, but it's not immune to mass shootings or mass killings. The state has a history...
The trial of ex-cop Mohamed Noor: What you need to know
March 30, 2019 - 9:00am
A former Minneapolis police officer faces trial Monday, April 1, in the killing a 40-year-old woman who had called 911 for help. The shooting...
Former Thief River Falls council member pleads guilty for role in city hall brawl
March 27, 2019 - 6:29pm
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — A former Thief River Falls City Council member pleaded guilty last week for his part in a brawl that ended with...
Elizabeth Smart tells her story, offers advice to members of Jayme Closs’ community
March 15, 2019 - 9:17pm
BARRON, Wis. — Two months later, the “Welcome home, Jayme” signs still adorn businesses and government buildings in this close-knit community...
Children sue companies after fatal North Dakota home explosion
March 14, 2019 - 7:30am
MANDAN, N.D. - The children of a couple who were killed in a Morton County home explosion in December 2016 have filed a lawsuit against a local...
Ward County attorney shortage emblematic of bigger N.D. trend
March 13, 2019 - 2:35pm
MINOT, N.D. -- The Ward County State's Attorney's Office expects to be operating with only about half of its allotted staff at the end of this...
Drug overdose deaths decrease for first time in North Dakota
March 13, 2019 - 7:00am
BISMARCK — After a record number of 77 drug overdose deaths in North Dakota in 2016, that number has declined slightly. The Centers for Disease...
Attorney: Small North Dakota city retaliated against cops by firing them
March 7, 2019 - 11:32am
ARNEGARD, N.D. — A sharply divided city council in western North Dakota voted Wednesday, March 6, to fire both of the city’s police officers,...
Federal court allows 2 boys to join Twin Cities girls dance teams
March 6, 2019 - 9:04pm
ST. PAUL — Two teenage boys must be allowed to try out for the girls competitive dance teams at their Twin Cities high schools, a federal appeals...