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Roundtable highlights unmanned aircraft business potential
Today's poll question: What is your favorite western North Dakota summer activity?
Grand Forks County hopes to combat fentanyl use
Caring Hearts Wall dedicated in Larimore
Next court date set for man accused of terrorizing
crime and courts
nation and world
Oil falls as dollar strengthens
Oil prices gain as firm demand outweighs dollar strength
Landowners wary of huge pipeline project: Hearings upcoming on $3.7 billion, 1,134-mile project
North Dakota rig count stays steady, down 1 this week
Landowners protest proposed Bakken pipeline in Iowa
Honoring America's veterans: Memorial Day a time to remember a Vietnam War hero
Patrick Hope: U Canton touch this
Jackie Hope: Spring cleaning: One project inevitably leads to another
Service to country during wartime: Jim Fisher recalls tour of duty in Vietnam
Dance studio to present recital
Unlikely candidates: Young DHS team shines in West Region for top spot in state tournament
Titans, Cougars locked at second
MacDonald: I’ll forever be grateful to Dickinson
Dickinson boys golf misses state tournament berth
Holten: A new North Dakota hero
Jacobs: Veto messages show governor wields 2 tools
Omdahl: Reducing America’s dependent population
Zaleski: More ‘wildflowers, grasses of North Dakota’
Justice denied to Stark County landowners
Carla Fay Michelsen
Karen Jan Johnson
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...
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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...
news / north dakota
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...
local / news
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 say.
local / news
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...
local / news
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