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West Nile cases confirmed in LaMoure, Barnes counties
U.S. Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote
Hedderich's building in downtown Williston burns for second time in 2 weeks
Mott to lose National Guard unit; final formation planned for Saturday
Body of boater missing since June recovered
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Residents meet in Belfield for Q&A about proposed Davis Refinery
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
'Green.com' and 'megabyte blue:' Crayola's '90s tribute to the internet
Another use for summer's sweet cherries: In a simple grain salad
DHS students win national TSA awards
Dickinson has its own song: lyrics written by Mexican troubadour Roman Sanchez
A recipe for lasting marriage: 'He takes care of me, and I take care of him'
Bellinger's latest homer lifts Dodgers past Twins
Stroh takes 14th in saddle bronc riding at National High School Finals Rodeo
Vikings put Latavius Murray on PUP list, Sharrif Floyd on non-football injury list
Twins finalize trade with Braves for Jaime Garcia
Reinforcements have Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano excited for season
Christmas already? Consider this gift-giving practice
Port: Over 94 percent of Heidi Heitkamp’s second quarter fundraising came from outside ND
Column: Drought, an old foe, returns in strength
Veeder: This rugged, imperfect place
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
Robert Leroy Lowenstein
Stanley Orin Oberg
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
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Honoring our Firefighters
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
March 14, 2015
Man escapes from Devils Lake jail
Devils Lake, N.D. - A federal prisoner has escaped from the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center. U.S. Marshals were informed Saturday morning...
News/crime and courts
March 14, 2015 - 4:45pm
February 27, 2015
Ward County approves larger jail project
MINOT — Ward County residents have approved doubling the size of a jail expansion project in Minot. Almost 82 percent of the 3,808 voters in this week’s election were in favor of keeping an existing sales tax in place to borrow another $37 million to expand the jail by 100 new...
February 27, 2015 - 9:19pm
April 3, 2014
Man who pleaded guilty in major Moorhead pot bust is arrested again
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Dilworth man sentenced to one month and 10 days in jail after pleading guilty in what police said was Moorhead’s biggest one-time pot bust has been arrested again. Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson said police arrested Lawrence Kent Brink, 34, at his Dilworth...
News/crime and courts
April 3, 2014 - 11:13pm
February 13, 2014
Assault alleged at Cass County jail after repeated farting, racial slur
FARGO — A Cass County jail inmate faces a felony assault charge for allegedly knocking another inmate unconscious, a scuffle that was reportedly prompted by repeated farting and a racial slur. Court documents filed Wednesday in Cass County District Court allege the incident happened...
February 13, 2014 - 11:28pm
January 24, 2014
Dutton pleads guilty to reduced charges in Leith terrorizing case
BISMARCK – One of two men accused of terrorizing residents of the small North Dakota town of Leith pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges in a plea agreement that calls for him to testify in the case against the white supremacist who invited him to the town. Kynan Dutton should...
News/crime and courts
January 24, 2014 - 4:08pm
August 25, 2013
Jail staff expansion banks on more federal inmates
FARGO -- Sheriff Paul Laney has found an unexpected solution to the staff shortage at the Cass County Jail: accept more inmates. Laney is asking for 13 new positions at the jail in his 2014 budget request as the facility prepares to quadruple the number of beds reserved for federal...
August 25, 2013 - 12:00am
August 16, 2013
Cass County jailer resigns after pepper spraying incident
FARGO -- The senior sergeant at the Cass County Jail recently resigned after an internal investigation found he used excessive force when he pepper-sprayed an inmate in the hand and face while the inmate was strapped to a restraint chair. In a separate incident two days earlier,...
August 16, 2013 - 10:32pm
March 9, 2013
The Byrd's Nest: Are we really too drunk to jail?
Earlier this week while watching my 10-month-old son playing with his toys on our living room floor, I tried to imagine what life would be like...
March 9, 2013 - 12:00am
February 28, 2013
Report: ND, Minn., juvenile lockup rates drop significantly
FARGO -- Incarceration rates for juveniles dropped significantly in North Dakota between 1997 and 2010, and even more drastically in Minnesota,...
February 28, 2013 - 12:00am
January 22, 2013
Belfield murderer sentenced to 30 years
A judge sentenced Dirk Huber to 30 years with the North Dakota Department of Corrections today in Southwest District Court in Dickinson for...
January 22, 2013 - 1:11pm
December 27, 2012
Report: Pine Ridge's jail overcrowded
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Offenders Facility in Pine Ridge operated at 432 percent of its rated capacity in June 2011, making it the most overcrowded American Indian correctional facility in the country. The facility, which has a rated capacity of 34 inmates, housed 147 inmates during...
December 27, 2012 - 12:00am
April 3, 2011
The cost to do time
Far less juveniles than adults are in lockup in North Dakota, but it costs more than twice as much to keep them in a corrections center, officials say. Stark County Commissioners signed an agreement with the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation last month to...
April 3, 2011 - 12:00am
November 26, 2010
Area inmates up 27 percent
The number of inmates booked at the Southwest Multi County Correction Center through October has increased by 27 percent compared to the same time period last year, according to information provided by SWMCCC. Six counties utilize the facility and area officials are pointing to increases...
November 26, 2010 - 12:00am