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Trump Interior nominee would review Obama's limits on oil drilling
ND Senate votes to delay parts of medical marijuana law
Suspect in custody in Minot shooting as shooter taken to hospital
Former 'Apprentice' contestant files defamation suit against Trump
ND House passes bill to limit governor bonuses
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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
Bo Jackson expresses concern for Panthers' Newton
Steelers coach Tomlin apologizes; WR Brown to face discipline
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
Port: Gov. Doug Burgum has broken his pledges on tax and fee hikes
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
Shirley A. Dvorak
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 2, 2017
Jail hires behavioral health specialist in effort at reforms
BISMARCK—Burleigh County Detention Center is focusing on addressing mental illness and addiction — seen in a large percentage of...
January 2, 2017 - 7:16pm
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