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'Non-threatening' individual forces Jamestown police to block roads, evacuate nearby residents
British American Tobacco agrees to buy Reynolds for $49 billion
Putin says he doubts Trump met with Moscow prostitutes
Judge exceeds prosecution's recommendation, gives 20-year sentence in Fargo beating death
Bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation introduced again in North Dakota
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MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
5 Ways to Ensure Your Small Business is In Lending Shape in 2017
Blue Hawks men’s hoops edges Vikings
Dickinson State women’s basketball tops Valley City
Introspective off days are key to Karl-Anthony Towns' improvement
U.S. high school soccer concussions on the rise, study finds
Packers-Cowboys, Steelers-Chiefs draw huge audiences
Welle: 15 things I want my children to know about me
Jacobs: NDSU's Bresciani notes 'unusual' ND media environment in application for Ohio job
BENSON: A monarchy in America
OMDAHL: A high tech governor offers great promise
Port: NDDOT attaches ridiculous fiscal note to bill to increase speed limit
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Hilma K. Sargent
Kim F. Krull
Thomas F. Murtha
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
January 16, 2017
ND man accused of dragging horse down road with trailer, hitting man with rifle
MINOT, N.D. -- A 34-year-old Minot man has been accused of dragging a horse down a road as it was tied by a rope to a stock trailer and later...
20 hours 27 min ago
August 8, 2016
N.D. ag commissioner takes aim at animal cruelty training for law enforcement
BISMARCK — North Dakota's top agriculture official warned Monday that training provided by the Humane Society of the United States on how...
August 8, 2016 - 4:54pm
May 12, 2016
Law enforcement learn about animal cruelty
Area law enforcement learned how to be better equipped to deal with an animal cruelty call on Thursday. A training held by the Humane Society...
May 12, 2016 - 9:42pm
December 16, 2015
ND ranks near bottom in laws penalizing animal cruelty, including those linked to domestic violence
BISMARCK -- Animals in North Dakota rank among the worst-off in the nation in terms of protection against cruelty, a leading nonprofit said Wednesday. The Animal Legal Defense Fund released its national Rankings Report and found that North Dakota is 46th out of 50 states in legal...
December 16, 2015 - 10:49pm
Owner who abandoned 29 cats in apartment sentenced for animal cruelty
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A Grand Forks man was sentenced this week to 15 days in jail for animal cruelty after leaving 29 cats in a Grand Forks apartment. Billy Ray Hackler, 57, pleaded guilty Monday in Grand Forks Municipal Court to a Class B misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals...
December 16, 2015 - 10:46pm
February 27, 2015
Woman wins award for animal protection work
LEAD, S.D. — The Black Hills woman who led the charge in getting South Dakota to become the 50th and final state to make malicious animal cruelty a felony has won a national award. Shari Kosel, who lives in Lead, was named one of winners this year of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s...
February 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
October 28, 2014
Farm, animal groups ‘generally pleased’ with animal cruelty law
BISMARCK — Groups that crafted an animal cruelty bill approved by the North Dakota Legislature last year are “generally pleased” with how the law is working and aren’t seeking any changes to it, a livestock association spokeswoman said Tuesday. Julie Ellingson, executive...
October 28, 2014 - 10:34pm
September 2, 2014
Judge denies change in bond conditions for animal cruelty convict: Kiefer required to stay in state
MANDAN — A Fargo man who was convicted of animal cruelty and mistreatment and is now accused of possessing horses in violation of his probation won’t be allowed to leave North Dakota without court permission, a judge ruled Tuesday. William Kiefer, 64, pleaded guilty in December...
News/crime and courts
September 2, 2014 - 8:38pm
August 21, 2014
Animal cruelty convict ordered to wear ankle bracelet: New charge filed in McHenry County related to trail ride
MANDAN — A judge here increased bond to $3,000 cash and ordered electronic monitoring Thursday for a Fargo man who was convicted of animal cruelty and now stands accused of violating his probation by possessing horses and a mule. William Kiefer also faces a new charge in McHenry...
News/crime and courts
August 21, 2014 - 5:20pm
August 12, 2014
Judge: Man convicted of mistreating horses can leave N.D. for work
BISMARCK – A Fargo man convicted of animal cruelty and mistreatment in the deaths of more than 100 horses can leave North Dakota for work while a case alleging he violated his probation by buying a horse is pending, a judge ruled Tuesday. “Right now, I’m working on a business...
News/crime and courts
August 12, 2014 - 5:48pm
May 31, 2014
Minn. man charged with killing cat
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A Fergus Falls man faces a felony charge after killing his cat with a butcher knife, police said. Keith Dement, 26, had an argument with his girlfriend around 1 a.m. Thursday, said Fergus Falls police Officer Nathan Lien. Dement’s girlfriend told him to...
News/crime and courts
May 31, 2014 - 8:56pm
July 11, 2013
170 dogs seized from rural Cass County property
WHEATLAND -- Cass County sheriff's deputies say they have seized 170 dogs from two people at a rural property near Wheatland. Sgt. Tara Morris tells The Forum that the dogs were being kept in "very poor conditions" in dirty cages. They were taken to a Casselton veterinarian. Morris...
July 11, 2013 - 6:03pm
April 24, 2013
Senate passes animal cruelty bill; House to take it up
BISMARCK -- A bill to beef up penalties for people who harm animals has one last hurdle before it is sent to Gov. Jack Dalrymple for his signature. Senate lawmakers passed Senate Bill 2211 on Tuesday by a 43-3 vote. The bill is before the House, which will have to agree to the changes....
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am
April 4, 2013
ND man faces charges in starved cattle case
BISMARCK -- A North Dakota man faces charges stemming from what authorities say are the starvation deaths of more than 100 cattle on his McIntosh County farm. James Schnabel, 44, faces four misdemeanor counts of mistreating animals. He is scheduled for his first court appearance...
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April 4, 2013 - 4:12pm
November 2, 2012
Opinions vary on animal cruelty measure in Dickinson forum
Finding someone in favor of animal abuse might be hard to do. Representatives of both sides of a measure to increase the penalty for abuse to...
November 2, 2012 - 12:00am