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White House threatens to bypass hard-line conservatives on tax reform
Merkel's conservatives make big gains in German Saarland election
Trump ally Stone offers to testify in Russian meddling probe
Russian police detain opposition leader, dozens of protesters
NDSU team works to create cybersecurity systems for self-driving cars
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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
Who do you think you are?
Remembering what Lent is for
Monopoly kicks three classic pieces out of board game
Millennial credit history may be leading to higher interest rate loans
It's time to move: ABLE sets campaign goal of $500,000 to complete construction of 4 group homes
Kinglets can brighten a March day
Professor weighs in on declining walleye stocks in Lake Winnipeg
Dokken: Having a blast with a fishing partner from the past
Cook: Late-ice lake trout prove cooperative
Berrios proud to have played for Puerto Rico, even if it means starting season in minors
Veeder: Motherhood means holding on tight as you're letting go
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Karl J. Paluck
Edwin "Ed" V. Novotny
Robert "Bob" E. Hanson
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
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
Perfecting 'Players': Restaurant manager on delicious mission
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
Honoring our Firefighters
March 20, 2017
Co-conspirator trial beings for brutal attack and rape of woman in northwest ND
WILLISTON, N.D.—Trial for a man accused of being a co-conspirator in a brutal 2015 attack and rape of a woman in a rural area in far northwest...
March 20, 2017 - 6:25pm
March 18, 2017
ND toughens up penalties for misdemeanor sex assault
FARGO—North Dakota has toughened up its lightest penalties for sexual assault. Gov. Doug Burgum signed a law last week that increases the...
March 18, 2017 - 8:28pm
March 2, 2017
20 years after stranger raped Minnesota woman, a suspect is charged
ST. PAUL—It was a summer day in 1998 when a man offered to help a woman he just met fix her phone. He followed her to her apartment just...
March 2, 2017 - 8:52pm
October 31, 2016
'Justice was not served': Some want gap in ND sex-crime laws fixed
FARGO—When Brooke Sauskojus woke up to find her friend sexually assaulting her, she was so shocked she couldn't move. She pretended to...
October 31, 2016 - 10:27pm
October 13, 2016
Minot man accused of raping a child in Bismarck in 2011
BISMARCK -- A 37-year-old Minot man was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting a young boy in 2011.Authorities allege Russell Everett Jr....
October 13, 2016 - 5:39pm
June 7, 2016
Pressure builds on judge over California sexual assault case
Senator Barbara Boxer on Tuesday decried a California judge's decision to sentence a college athlete to just six months in jail for sexual assault,...
News/Nation and World
June 7, 2016 - 10:55pm
May 31, 2016
Man pleads not guilty to rape, giving meth to minor
DALLAS, S.D. -- A Dallas man pleaded not guilty recently to raping a minor and giving her methamphetamine, among other charges. Donald Story, 51, pleaded not guilty on May 17 to 10 criminal charges related to harming a 14-year-old, including two counts of rape, two counts of distributing...
News/crime and courts
May 31, 2016 - 3:37pm
December 29, 2015
Islamic State ruling aims to settle who can have sex with female slaves
WASHINGTON - Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when "owners" of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid to curb what they called violations in the treatment of captured females. The ruling or fatwa has the...
News/Nation and World
December 29, 2015 - 6:25pm
November 25, 2015
Men officially charged in rape, attempted killing
WIILISTON, N.D. -- Two Williston men accused of raping and attempting to kill a 24-year-old woman and leaving her almost naked in freezing temperature last Friday were charged Wednesday in Northwest District Court. Jean-Michael Kisi, 21, was charged with gross sexual imposition, criminal...
November 25, 2015 - 9:02pm
November 10, 2015
Man sentenced to 15 years in rape of two NDSU students
FARGO--An Argusville man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for the rape of two international college students here last winter. "I...
November 10, 2015 - 11:35pm
Williston man has felony rape charge dropped to misdemeanor
WILLISTON - A Williston man who was facing a possible life sentence if convicted of rape will not go to trial after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges as the judge and the man’s attorney questioned the validity of the charges and took a dig at law enforcement. Dominic...
November 10, 2015 - 4:30pm
October 13, 2015
Masked man in Cavalier charged in raping woman for ‘ruining’ his life
CAVALIER — A masked Cavalier man is being held on a $500,000 bond after a woman accused him of dragging her by the hair into her garage, threatening her with a knife and raping her. Daniel Wirtz, 47, is sitting in jail on one count of gross sexual imposition, a Class AA felony,...
News/crime and courts
October 13, 2015 - 6:17pm
September 22, 2015
70-year-old man pleads not guilty to sexually abusing child relative
GRAFTON, N.D.--A rural Pisek, N.D., man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges alleging he sexually abused his child relative when she was between the ages of 3 and 6. Floyd William Sirman, 70, was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, a Class AA felony, in Walsh County...
September 22, 2015 - 11:39pm
June 19, 2015
State asks court to dismiss charges against Knodel
FARGO — Prosecutors say the media, the public and even the judge caused the case against teacher Aaron Knodel to drag on. In a motion to dismiss the remaining two charges against the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year accused of having sex with a former student in 2009, state...
June 19, 2015 - 12:43am
May 30, 2015
Rights activists protest award for ex-Montana judge who blamed victim of rape
A small group of women's rights activists rallied in Montana on Friday to protest a lifetime achievement award for a state judge censured for suggesting that a 14-year-old girl was partly to blame for her rape by a teacher. More than two dozen protesters led by the Montana chapter...
News/crime and courts
May 30, 2015 - 11:51pm