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Heated Twitter comments follow ND legislative forum
'It didn't look right,' says teen who helped save toddler at Fargo hotel pool
First bill in years will benefit North Country Trail that runs from NY to ND
Gas prices expected to make springtime increase soon
Chris Wallace to Reince Priebus: 'You Don't Get to Tell Us What to Do'
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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
Auxiliary selling Valentine cookies
Just a kid at heart: Buffington makes dollhouse for silent auction item
Learning for a lifetime: CommUniversity classes start Feb. 11
New Orleans hometown guy leads West All-Stars to win with record 52 points
Plan remains to alternate between Grand Forks and Fargo for state hockey
Twins' Vargas gets help from Manny Ramirez this time
Jacobs: A new bird mystery for a new week
Trinity finishes home schedule in fashion
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Port: Hey Shailene Woodley, come back to North Dakota and clean up your mess
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
Shaun L. Walton
Catherine "Katie" (Kessel) Steinke
Gladys Josephine Stenberg
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Kirkwood president committed to hometown, growth
More than a decade caring for the public
South Heart investing $13.1M into education's future
Clear Creek expands into residential heating and plumbing sector
Kids are "Acting Up!" during class
Honoring our Firefighters
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
March 14, 2010
Program keeps convicts at jobs
Some individuals who have been sentenced to serve time at the Southwest Multi County Correction Center in Dickinson are given the opportunity...
March 14, 2010 - 12:00am