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Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as protest site turns tense
ND man gets 19 years for killing co-worker, dumping body in field
Winning in court, losing on the ground: uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights
1 killed, 1 injured in crash near Wahpeton
Woman accused of chasing 11-year-old with stun gun
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Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
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
Ark Encounter brings biblical story to life: Faith Expressions to showcase Noah’s Ark collection
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
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
MURPHY: Vikings' Zimmer needs to get off stuffed kittens, onto Bears
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Vikings have no fear over Bradford's bad play
UND hopes to reach the top of the Big Sky this season
ERICKSON: False hope and lies from the Trump campaign
MURDOCK: Hillary's new hires would go FAR beyond the Supreme Court
HEDGER: Time to finish the job, for jobs
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Martin R. Harnisch
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
June 20, 2016
Another name released in federal drug case linked to Grand Forks murder
GRAND FORKS -- The name of another defendant facing charges in a federal drug conspiracy case linked to a Grand Forks murder was released Monday. Lorie Ortiz, 31, was added as defendant 10 out of 12 in the case, but two people’s cases have not been made public yet. Ortiz pleaded...
News/crime and courts
June 20, 2016 - 10:01pm
June 11, 2016
Grand Forks man appeals sentence of life in prison from federal drug trafficking case
FARGO--A Grand Forks man sentenced to life in prison for trafficking drugs throughout the region is appealing his time behind bars, arguing again that he should be acquitted and receive a new trial. Jose Luis Delacruz, 38, also known as Joe Delacruz, received the hefty sentence in...
June 11, 2016 - 11:57pm
March 13, 2016
Death follows sudden discharges from Fargo drug rehab center
FARGO – Six recovering drug addicts were abruptly discharged from a state-funded residential treatment program late last month – a decision...
March 13, 2016 - 6:17am
December 9, 2015
22 arrested in large-scale warrant operation
FORT TOTTEN--Law enforcement officers have made 22 arrests in a large-scale warrant operation on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation and in the Devils Lake area after the tribal council has expressed worry about a drug epidemic. During Operation No Sanctuary, the U.S. Marshals Service's...
December 9, 2015 - 10:41pm
October 29, 2015
Jury remains undecided in Williston sex, drug trafficking case
BISMARCK -- Jurors in the federal case against alleged Williston human- and drug-trafficker Keith Graves went home shortly before 4:30 p.m. Thursday without a verdict and will resume deliberations this morning. The jury began weighing the 11 charges — including sex trafficking...
October 29, 2015 - 11:25pm
October 28, 2015
Jury to begin deliberations in Graves trial
BISMARCK -- The jury in the federal trial for Keith Graves, accused of sex and drug trafficking, will take up deliberations today, after both sides rested their case Wednesday. Graves is charged with 11 counts related to sex trafficking by force or coercion, distribution and possession...
October 28, 2015 - 11:17pm
November 23, 2013
Felony drug charges against 4 tossed amid doubts about investigation
The state this week dismissed serious drug charges against four men after a Southwest District judge suppressed key evidence over issues with the investigation. The state had charged Dylan Maki, Paul Trawick, Victor Ryan and Brandon Lee Thomas with multiple felony crimes related...
November 23, 2013 - 7:05pm
October 18, 2013
Fargo woman who drove drug dealers gets prison
FARGO -- A Fargo woman who drove local crack cocaine dealers around town in exchange for small supplies of the drug was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison. Karin Ilene Condon's sentence, handed down in U.S. District Court in Fargo, was much lighter than it could have been....
October 18, 2013 - 12:00am
October 9, 2013
Dickinson police testimony for warrant false
With defense attorneys arguing that the Dickinson Police Department may have obtained a search warrant with false information, defendants in a multi-charge drug case will have to wait to see if Judge Zane Anderson dismisses their case or decides to continue with a jury trial scheduled...
October 9, 2013 - 12:00am
August 15, 2013
ND prosecutors on track for new drug law guidelines
Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced sweeping directives on federal drug prosecutions, but North Dakota's top lawyer says increased drug use in the western part of the state already has attorneys here following Holder's philosophy of focusing on big fish, not small offenders. For...
August 15, 2013 - 12:00am
April 3, 2013
Dunn Co. Sheriff Dept. dog missing since Saturday
The Dunn County Sheriff's Department confirmed Monday that a drug-sniffing dog has been missing since Saturday. The sheriff's department is relying on word of mouth to hopefully locate the dog and declined to release further information on the missing dog for security purposes.
April 3, 2013 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
50 grams of cocaine nets year sentence
A man facing life in prison will serve a year after officers found his cocaine in a tree outside his apartment. Matthew French, who was born in 1988, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon during a hearing at the Stark County Courthouse to possessing and intending to deliver 50 grams...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
September 24, 2011
Hospital drug shortages deadly
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
June 6, 2010
Study: Radiation boosts prostate cancer survival
CHICAGO (AP) -- Doctors are reporting a key advance in treating men with cancer that has started to spread beyond the prostate: survival is significantly better if radiation is added to standard hormone treatments. Results of the study were given Sunday at a cancer conference, where...
June 6, 2010 - 5:40pm
March 13, 2009
Time to put end to drug wars
For five years in the 1980s, I lived in El Paso, often crossing the Rio Grande to Juarez and always encountering charm and conviviality and, once, great hope. On that occasion, I witnessed a parade of candles held high as Mexican citizens in the city celebrated the breakthrough...
March 13, 2009 - 12:00am