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August 18, 2015
Stark County sheriff denies allegations made in former Trinity principal's lawsuit
BISMARCK—The final defendant in the former Trinity High School principal's federal lawsuit against the city of Dickinson and three law...
August 18, 2015 - 4:17pm
July 28, 2015
City of Dickinson denies all allegations in Sander's lawsuit
The City of Dickinson on Monday denied "each and every allegation, matter and thing" in former Trinity High School Principal Thomas Sander's lawsuit against the city, three law enforcement officials and 10 unnamed defendants. Sander filed a lawsuit June 8 in U.S. District Court...
July 28, 2015 - 4:28pm
June 9, 2015
Sander lawsuit defendants prepare, remain silent on case
The parties named as defendants in former Trinity High School principal Thomas Sander's federal lawsuit are preparing for the next possible step in the legal process. Sander filed his complaint against the City of Dickinson, two Dickinson Police Department detectives, Stark County...
June 9, 2015 - 8:18pm
June 8, 2015
Fired Trinity principal files federal lawsuit against city, sheriff, police detectives
The former Trinity High School principal who was charged with starting the March 3, 2014, fire at the school and later had his case thrown out...
June 8, 2015 - 11:30pm
August 9, 2014
The Dickinson Press Exclusive: ‘The real Tom Sander’ speaks out
Trinity High School burned, and Tom Sander’s reputation was about to go up in smoke. The former principal at the school, who was charged and...
August 9, 2014 - 10:58pm
July 26, 2014
Baumgarten: Guilty until proven innocent
In this day and age, it is hard to believe that there is a thing such as justice in the world anymore. This month marks a very important ruling in the justice system — some may say it is one of the biggest miscarriages of justice. On July 13, 2013, a jury acquitted 28-year-old...
July 26, 2014 - 12:11am
July 15, 2014
Letter: Handling of Sander case a letdown by veteran officers
I would like to comment on the editorial in Sunday’s paper, “What we learned from the Sander case.” I have read all the articles that The Dickinson Press published in the paper regarding this case and in my opinion, this case seems to have been botched from the get-go. Yes,...
July 15, 2014 - 5:13pm
July 13, 2014
Our View: What we learned from the Sander case
Police work is difficult, but more so in western North Dakota. Earlier this week, Southwest District Judge William Herauf accepted Stark County State’s Attorney Tom Henning’s motion to dismiss charges against Thomas Sander, the former Trinity High School principal who the state...
July 13, 2014 - 12:40am
July 12, 2014
Constructing a class: Classrooms take shape as Trinity continues to recover from fire
Modular buildings have become a common tool in western North Dakota. Oilfield and construction projects often necessitate the need for temporary...
July 12, 2014 - 11:31pm
July 9, 2014
Other Views: Dickinson arson investigation needs scrutiny
Flying is an extremely safe way to travel, and a huge reason is that the aviation industry learns from its mistakes. The National Transportation Safety Board gets the credit: The board rigorously investigates airplane accidents, and publishes its findings — which often describe...
July 9, 2014 - 11:24pm
July 8, 2014
Judge dismisses arson charges against former Trinity High School principal
Felony arson charges against former Trinity High School Principal Thomas Sander were dropped Monday. Southwest District Judge William Herauf signed off on the state’s motion to dismiss charges against Sander, who the state had alleged started the March 3 fire that caused millions...
July 8, 2014 - 12:24pm
July 4, 2014
DCS to review note left by Trinity student
The note a Trinity High School student left behind at the law enforcement center allegedly confessing to starting the fire at the high school in March has become one of the most talked-about pieces of evidence in the arson case against former principal Thomas Sander. The Dickinson...
July 4, 2014 - 11:08am
July 3, 2014
Sander charges may be dropped: State files motion to dismiss allegations against former principal
Prosecutors have filed a motion to dismiss charges against former Trinity High School principal Thomas Sander, who is accused of starting the...
July 3, 2014 - 6:46pm
July 2, 2014
Judge rules parts of Sander interrogation are inadmissible in court
Key elements of the state’s arson case against former Trinity High School principal Tom Sander were suppressed during a pre-trial conference...
July 2, 2014 - 6:06pm
June 28, 2014
Pivotal Sander hearing to be held Tuesday: Former THS principal faces 20 years in jail
Tom Sander could win big Tuesday. Sander, the 30-year-old former principal of Dickinson’s Trinity High School, is charged with starting the early March fire at the school that displaced students for the rest of the school year.
June 28, 2014 - 9:47pm