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FESSENDEN, N.D. — A Southeast District Court judge rejected a plea agreement for former Wells County Sheriff Johnny Lawson on Thursday, Oct. 26, who is accused of accepting and consuming illegal drugs and not performing his duties as a public official. Judge Daniel Narum rejected the agreement reached between the Wells County State's Attorney's Office and Lawson in which Lawson would plead guilty to a Class A misdemeanor in exchange for testifying against Alexander Lail.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Laetitia Mizero Hellerud fled her home country of Burundi as a child due to political unrest. She lived in France, Rwanda and Burkina Faso before she and her children settled in Fargo in 1998.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — When Jim Reuther acquired Chloe, a bloodhound, in August 2016, he did so with the idea of training the dog to be an asset in search and rescue and people tracking. This week Reuther, the fire chief in Jamestown, and Chloe trained along with two other bloodhounds, Boudro and Tank, and their handlers Steve Mayer and Cody Harstad with the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
FESSENDEN, N.D.—A change of plea hearing in the case against former Wells County Sheriff Johnny Lawson is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26, in Fessenden. Lawson, 41, Fessenden, is charged with felony conspiracy to deliver meth and felony bribery-unlawful influence of public servants. He is also charged with three Class A misdemeanors: false reports to law enforcement or other security officials, public servant refusing to perform duty and ingesting meth.
WIMBLEDON, N.D., and BOWDON, N.D.—Wimbledon and Bowdon are separated by about 75 miles in southeast North Dakota, and the two towns have seen schools in their communities close because they consolidated with other schools and major employers leave. But when it came to their grocery stores closing, both communities rallied and found ways to keep the stores going.
FESSENDEN, N.D.—Gunner's Mate 1st Class Arthur C. Neuenschwander was a little over two weeks shy of his 34th birthday on Dec. 7, 1941. He never made it to his birthday as he was in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Oklahoma, which was one of the first ships on Battleship Row at Pearl Harbor that was damaged by the Japanese Navy.
FESSENDEN, N.D. -- A former North Dakota sheriff was officially charged with conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and bribery Tuesday, May 30, in Southeast District Court on Fessenden.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Local and state law enforcement officers expect an upcoming change in the state's concealed carry weapon law to affect how they approach a crime scene. On Aug. 1, a law passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Doug Burgum will allow eligible North Dakota residents to have a Class 2 concealed carry weapon permit.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—A Milaca, Minn., man is accused of stealing a white minivan parked in a residential garage in southeast Jamestown early Tuesday morning, just hours after posting bond involving another stolen vehicle, according to the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office. Justin Hatten, 28, was arrested around 12:40 a.m. Tuesday after a white van he was driving on eastbound Interstate 94 was stopped by Stutsman County Sheriff Deputy Brian Davis.
WIMBLEDON, N.D. — Under a gray sky, the statue of a soldier that will sit on top of the veterans monument in Wimbledon was slowly lifted into place Saturday afternoon. Watching from the side, Jim Martin, his wife, Jan, and a group of volunteers saw the completion of the first part of the Wimbledon Veterans Memorial. The memorial is located along N.D. Highway 9 on the west side of Wimbledon. Martin said a T-33 aircraft on a pedestal will be located north of the memorial. The T-33 was a jet airplane trainer used by the U.S. Air Force from 1948 into the 1960s.