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Oregon militants acquitted of conspiracy in wildlife refuge seizure
Clash near Cannon Ball subsides as protesters, law enforcement report Thursday's toll
FBI to review more emails related to Clinton's private email use
Phillips 66 expects Dakota Access permit to be granted
Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as protest site turns tense
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nation and world
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
Cutler's back in time to face his fave foe
Thief River Falls' Bergland off to blazing start for Bemidji State
Bailey or Dunne? Bison expecting both to play against them on Saturday
Bismarck volleyball sweeps Midgets
Sickler’s playmaking on both sides an asset as Titans begin playoffs
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
James "Jim" Danks
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 30, 2013
Jamestown prison guard hospitalized after attack by inmate
JAMESTOWN - A Jamestown prison guard was hospitalized Sunday after being attacked by an inmate who authorities say will face felony charges. Guard Jeremiah MacDonald was talking to an inmate about 1:10 p.m. in one of the dormitories of the James River Correctional Center when another...
July 30, 2013 - 9:27pm
April 24, 2013
Stark County man gets prison for felony inappropriate contact with a minor
A Stark County man was sentenced Tuesday in Southwest District Court to 6-1/2 years in prison after he accepted a deal with the state to plead...
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 7, 2012
Former prison warden banned from property
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota's retired state prison warden will no longer be allowed on Corrections Department property after revelations that he did not inform authorities a decade ago that a State Penitentiary inmate had downloaded child pornography. Corrections Director Leann...
July 7, 2012 - 12:00am
June 12, 2012
Report: Time behind bars increases in ND
Inmates in North Dakota and across the country are spending more time behind bars than they did 20 years ago, according to a report from the Pew Center on the States in Washington, D.C. Officials said it is good for the public but not the defendant. "A lot of these cases are being...
June 12, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
New England's Dakota Women's Correctional Rehabilitation Center: Part II: Securing a prison
NEW ENGLAND -- Armed with nothing more than a can of pepper spray and knowledge of pressure points, Capt. Michelle Westling and Capt. Lenore...
April 20, 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
June 6, 2010
A year ago today 4 fugitives took on local law enforcement
Four Alabama fugitives who were involved in a standoff near Gladstone that ended a year ago today cost Stark County nearly $80,000, officials...
June 6, 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
February 19, 2009
Senate OKs $67 million for prison addition, remodel
BISMARCK - The state Senate this morning passed the bill that funds a $67 million construction project at the North Dakota State Penitentiary in Bismarck. Senate Bill 2030 includes replacement of a 100-year-old cell house, new medical and administration facilities and more segregation...
February 19, 2009 - 8:53am
January 15, 2009
Ex-FBI agent sentenced to 40 years in 1982 killing
Former FBI agent John Connolly was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for the 1982 mob-related killing of a Miami gambling executive. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Stanford Blake imposed the sentence after rejecting defense claims that a four-year statute of limitations had expired...
January 15, 2009 - 8:45am
February 20, 2008
Lawmakers juggle costs of new or remodeled prison
BISMARCK -- Remodeling the current State Penitentiary to hold 1,000 inmates would cost $32 million to $45 million less than building a new penitentiary from scratch, but the cost of operating the remodeled prison would cost about $33 million more over 20 years. That was the latest...
February 20, 2008 - 12:00am
January 30, 2008
Prison staff pleads for better facilities
BISMARCK -- The State Penitentiary's medical director and two corrections officers pleaded with legislators Tuesday to adopt a building plan that will ease the dangers and health hazards that exist in the older parts of the prison. They spoke at the Legislature's interim Correctional...
January 30, 2008 - 12:00am