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Clinton, Trump take off the gloves in first debate
Police Blotter: Dickinson man arrested after pushing, threatening officer
PORT: North Dakota Department of Health tweets anti-Trump messages during presidential debate
Agricultural merger mania fuels fears among small seed sellers
Cedar Rapids flooding at most critical and dangerous phase, officials warn
crime and courts
nation and world
RockPile gets bought out, expands
Sunoco, behind protested Dakota Access pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts
Tribal official urges respect in pipeline debate
Brady Wind farms south of Dickinson to be completed by December
Port: Burgum says Obama blocking Dakota Access Pipeline could spark recession
Looking for your first credit card? Here’s how you choose
Engagement: Schank and Hofland
Engagement: VanDoorne and Johnson
DSU to showcase artwork by Donna Watts
How to prevent childhood obesity
Titans volleyball rolling in early part of Region 7 schedule
Pressure has increased on Ryder Cup captains
Ryder Cup neighborhood gets no-pedestrian zone in Chaska
Palmer's last course he had under construction in Minnesota
Blue Hawks golf in 6th at NSAA meet
Veeder: Connecting with grandma's memory over a slice of apple pie
Our View: Feds should pay for Dakota Access protest costs
Port: Marsy's Law campaign has been bizarre, insulting, inaccurate
Other Views: Mask comes off of Voter ID laws
Letter: BLM's duty is to protect tribes from wasting natural gas
good bad and ugly
Roderick "Rick" Wilhelm
Regina M. Bruha
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
July 6, 2016
Ohio man waits more than 445 days for trial in Williston
WILLISTON -- A Williams County judge has ruled that the case against a man accused of kidnapping and assaulting his former girlfriend in Williston last year must continue through the justice system, despite the man’s claims that his right to a timely trial has been violated. Omar...
July 6, 2016 - 3:18pm
July 2, 2016
'The wrongness of it': Drug rehab lacking in local jails, where it's needed
MOORHEAD, Minn. —After hours of heavy boozing, Shane Curtis was struggling to steady himself outside Anchorage Recovery, a drug rehab center...
July 2, 2016 - 4:44pm
May 16, 2016
Woman whose case lingered in court, drawing judge’s ire settles case
BISMARCK -- A prolonged case involving a California woman who drove a stolen rental car to Bismarck and sat in jail for nearly 180 days for the crime -- drawing a judge’s ire for the delays -- was resolved within a matter of minutes Monday. Jessica Tsao, 30, signed a plea agreement...
May 16, 2016 - 6:12pm
March 25, 2016
Grand Forks inmate adds to long list of crimes
GRAND FORKS — A Grand Forks jail inmate has been charged after video captured him bending parts of two cell doors so they wouldn’t lock, according to court documents. Billy Ray Hackler, 58, was charged Thursday in Grand Forks District Court with criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor....
News/crime and courts
March 25, 2016 - 9:41pm
March 12, 2016
Judge keeps parental kidnapper in jail despite tribal court ruling
FARGO -- A Fargo woman who whisked her two children away in the middle of the night to a South Dakota Indian Reservation 1 1/2 years ago to avoid custody orders will remain in the Cass County Jail, a judge ruled Friday. Tricia Taylor, 33, was hoping in the court hearing to be released,...
March 12, 2016 - 9:05pm
January 23, 2016
New Town woman has been in jail a year and a half awaiting trial
WILLISTON — A New Town womanwho’s been behind bars in Williston for a year and a half on dozens of felony theft and other charges may go...
January 23, 2016 - 3:52pm
December 15, 2015
Outbreak at Cass County jail in Fargo sickens more than 100
FARGO -- Authorities are investigating an outbreak of mystery illness that sickened more than 100 inmates at the Cass County Jail overnight Tuesday,...
December 15, 2015 - 9:41pm
December 8, 2015
Release for inmates presents a whole new host of challenges
BISMARCK -- When inmate David Mitchell learned he was getting out on probation, he wasn't happy or excited. "I was terrified," said the 47-year-old...
December 8, 2015 - 10:57pm
November 17, 2015
State inspection finds 18 too many female inmates at Williams County facility
WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County jail has been ordered by the state to immediately reduce and maintain its female population to rated capacity after an inspection found the facility had 18 more females than the 20 it is presently allowed. The matter was discussed at the...
November 17, 2015 - 11:39pm
October 30, 2015
New federal rules could change jail phone system industry
GRAND FORKS -- New federal rules aimed at reducing the cost of communicating with jail and prison inmates by phone will hit a Grand Forks company,...
October 30, 2015 - 7:08pm
October 21, 2015
N.D. prison chief welcomes group calling for reforms to reduce incarcerations
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s top prison official welcomed news Wednesday that more than 100 current and former law enforcement leaders from across the country – including several with ties to the region – will push for reforms to reduce incarcerations and boost public safety....
October 21, 2015 - 4:28pm
October 10, 2015
Inmates claim they're going hungry in jail
FARGO -- Being in jail isn't supposed to be a picnic, but some Cass County inmates claim their mealtime experience is more like a prison camp....
October 10, 2015 - 6:00am
October 2, 2015
Cass jail inmate suspected of dealing acid-laced Jolly Ranchers
FARGO -- An inmate at the Cass County Jail is suspected of selling LSD-laced Jolly Ranchers to his fellow inmates. The investigation was revealed in a search warrant affidavit filed Wednesday in Cass County District Court. A Cass County Sheriff's Office detective successfully...
October 2, 2015 - 6:51am
July 10, 2015
Pilot program in Cass County aims to cut down on injustices for ND minorities behind bars
FARGO — Cass County court officials have launched a pilot program designed to improve the legal process for defendants who haven't yet gone to trial. The action was taken after a state minority justice commission found that minorities arrested in North Dakota may spend more...
July 10, 2015 - 11:07pm
June 2, 2015
Oil county breaks ground on new jail, law enforcement center
WATFORD CITY – As dozens of law enforcement officers lined up here Tuesday to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new jail, it was hard to believe...
June 2, 2015 - 11:15pm