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Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be 'removed from the land'
Hemp may be next gold mine for Native American tribes
AARP sues U.S. agency over employee wellness programs
Obama trolls Trump over 'mean tweet' on late-night TV
Leak at nuclear reactor in Norway is contained
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Siemian, Broncos ruin Osweiler's homecoming
Dickinson State women's basketball has sights set on NSAA crown
Dickinson State cross country shows well at Mt. Marty Invite
Hype building for No. 17 UND football vs. Weber State on Saturday
One year after Saunders' death, heartbroken players give him credit for bringing emerging elite team together
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Martin R. Harnisch
F.W. "Bob" Dahlman
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
September 12, 2016
Arson erupts at Orlando shooter's mosque
The Florida mosque where Omar Mateen, who committed the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, prayed was damaged on Monday in an arson attack,...
September 12, 2016 - 8:54am
August 2, 2016
Arson suspected at three Dakota Access pipeline sites in Iowa
NEWTON, Iowa -- Three fires that scorched heavy equipment being used to build the Bakken oil pipeline — which investigators believe to be arsons — won’t slow construction, the developer has vowed. Jasper County Sheriff John Halferty said his office was investigating two fires...
August 2, 2016 - 8:24pm
May 24, 2016
Man who set fire to Somali restaurant asks to be released until sentencing
GRAND FORKS -- An East Grand Forks, Minn., man who admitted to setting fire last December to a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks wants to be released...
May 24, 2016 - 5:21pm
April 11, 2016
Man sentenced for manslaughter, arson
MANDAN -- A man was sentenced Monday for shooting a man to death and lighting a Mandan mobile home on fire as the man died. South Central District Court Judge David Reich sentenced Rodney Friesz to 10 years each for manslaughter and arson, to be served consecutively and with five...
April 11, 2016 - 11:29pm
February 5, 2016
Friesz convicted of manslaughter, arson
BISMARCK -- A Morton County jury returned a lesser verdict of manslaughter Friday in the case against Rodney Friesz, who killed his friend and...
February 5, 2016 - 8:34pm
January 19, 2016
Defendant in Juba arson case makes first appearance in federal court
GRAND FORKS -- An East Grand Forks, Minn., man accused of setting fire to a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks made his first appearance Tuesday...
January 19, 2016 - 6:15pm
January 15, 2016
Man arrested for starting Dickinson house fire
A Dickinson man is facing felony charges in connection to a Thursday morning house fire. Dickinson Police originally arrested Matthew Fridley,...
January 15, 2016 - 4:46pm
January 8, 2016
Man charged in Hardee's fire case going to trial
DEVILS LAKE -- A Devils Lake man charged in connection with an October fire that destroyed a Devils Lake Hardee's restaurant is going to trial. Michael January Ott, 24, is scheduled for a jury trial May 16 to 20 in Ramsey County District Court on charges of arson, a Class B felony,...
January 8, 2016 - 9:20pm
February 10, 2015
Bismarck military recruiter charged with arson faces retrial
BISMARCK — One day after a federal judge declared a mistrial in the case of former military recruiter and accused arsonist Anthony DeGroot, an assistant U.S. attorney said her office would re-try the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Holmes and Justin Vinje, attorney for DeGroot,...
February 10, 2015 - 9:59pm
October 28, 2014
Two sentenced for church arson
VALLEY CITY — Little more than a year after a fire claimed Faith Lutheran Church in Valley City, the two individuals responsible were sentenced. Andrew Michael Miklas, who is 25 or 26, Fargo, and Nicole Ellen Lindermann, who is 19 or 20, Kathryn, were sentenced by Southeast District...
News/crime and courts
October 28, 2014 - 11:18pm
October 10, 2014
Man charged with murder, arson after shooting, mobile home fire in Mandan
MANDAN – A Mandan man faces murder and arson charges after the body of his neighbor was found inside the suspect’s burned mobile home Thursday,...
News/crime and courts
October 10, 2014 - 11:04pm
July 8, 2014
Judge dismisses arson charges against former Trinity High School principal
Felony arson charges against former Trinity High School Principal Thomas Sander were dropped Monday. Southwest District Judge William Herauf signed off on the state’s motion to dismiss charges against Sander, who the state had alleged started the March 3 fire that caused millions...
July 8, 2014 - 12:24pm
June 28, 2014
Pivotal Sander hearing to be held Tuesday: Former THS principal faces 20 years in jail
Tom Sander could win big Tuesday. Sander, the 30-year-old former principal of Dickinson’s Trinity High School, is charged with starting the early March fire at the school that displaced students for the rest of the school year. He’s scheduled to go to trial on his felony charges...
News/crime and courts
June 28, 2014 - 9:47pm
June 16, 2014
Assault charges, possibly more pending for woman who set home on fire
A Richardton woman is facing charges of aggravated assault after she allegedly set fire to her home following a dispute with her boyfriend. Authorities said April Lopez, 32, used gasoline as an accelerant to start a fire shortly after midnight Saturday at her home near First and...
News/crime and courts
June 16, 2014 - 4:42pm
April 25, 2014
Sander trial pushed back
The trial for Tom Sander, the former principal of Trinity High School who’s charged with setting it on fire in early March, has been pushed back. A new date hasn’t been listed on the court docket but the June 24 pretrial conference and July 16 trial have been canceled. Sander’s...
April 25, 2014 - 6:13pm