April Baumgarten / Forum News Service
FARGO — Six years ago, North Dakota tested the boundaries of Roe v. Wade by passing a law that would ban abortions if a heartbeat could be detected — the first of its kind in the country.
A recent study revealed juvenile drug arrest rates in North Dakota are among the highest in the country, and federal numbers show those numbers have increased over the last decade. Services aimed at prevention and recovery have been limited for children in North Dakota, but behavioral health experts said they have seen a shift in thinking.
FARGO — A North Dakota State University administrator has been put on leave after being accused of sexually assaulting an underage teen in Bismarck and while awaiting trial for a similar charge in Clay County.
A movie star, politician and aviation pioneer will soon be doctors. Well, sort of. Actor and North Dakota native Josh Duhamel , former U.S. Sen.
FARGO — The vice president of workforce affairs for the North Dakota State College of Science was at the center of harassment and bullying allegations from college staff, including a claim he threatened to fire one staff member if another subordinate didn’t retire.
FARGO — North Dakota workers are dying at one of the highest rates in the country, according to a labor union federation report released the same day locals honored those who died while on the job last year in the state. The state had 38 workplace deaths in 2017, up 26 percent from 28 deaths in 2016, according to the AFL-CIO’s Death on the Job report released Thursday, April 25.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A South Dakota man, whose girlfriend admitted to being a Russian agent who tried to influence U.S. policy as the 2016 election approached, allegedly defrauded investors in several fake ventures, including one to develop housing for oilfield workers in western North Dakota, according to federal documents.
FARGO — Federal agents who testified Tuesday, April 16, denied threatening an accused fentanyl ringleader’s family during an interview in Panama so he would confess to charges related to a Grand Forks man’s overdose death. But the defense for Daniel Vivas Ceron, a 38-year-old Colombian national, questioned what happened to notes taken during the interview, asked why agents showed the defendant pictures of his then-girlfriend and mother and suggested recording interviews, which was not done in this case, was more reliable than referring to reports from law enforcement.
FARGO — After serving 12 years in a Canadian prison, Daniel Vivas Ceron thought he was going home to Colombia. He arranged for his mother to meet him in the country’s capital of Bogota. He boarded a commercial flight July 17, 2015, from Montreal.
ZEELAND, N.D. — When the Rev. Wenceslaus Katanga didn’t show up Sunday, April 7, for Mass at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Zeeland, parishioners thought he was sick. Then a statement was read to the congregation, explaining that Katanga was under investigation for alleged misconduct involving a child when he was a priest at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo.