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South Dakota considers buffer strip bill
Trump's defense chief says in Iraq: We're not here for your oil
Malaysian PM says probe into killing of North Korea's leader's half-brother will be fair
Suspect in North Dakota attack arrested on attempted murder charge
Farm bill process starts again: What could go wrong?
crime and courts
nation and world
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
Cafe 60 reaches out to baby boomers: Elder Care program offered in participating restaurants
Vacation with a purpose: Volunteers needed for a service trip to Zimbabwe
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
Wild recall F Graovac
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
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Port: Young legislators learn that in politics the people are never wrong (even when they’re wrong)
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
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
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