U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland recently sentenced a young man to 30 years in prison for sex crimes perpetrated in part through the use of social media.
The North Dakota Supreme Court has let stand the conviction of a man who died by suicide while serving life sentences in the 2019 deaths of four people in Mandan, and dismissed as moot the appeal of his guilty verdict.
Officials in southwest North Dakota are investigating a fire that apparently was intentionally set at the home of narcotics detective. The Adams County Sheriff's Office says a man who was working on the detective's home has been arrested after investigators determined he set the fire on Marc…
No criminal charges will result from petition fraud allegations that surrounded the ballot measure North Dakota voters approved last fall for term limits on the governor and state lawmakers.
Authorities say three people found dead inside a Minnesota township home were all shot to death and a person of interest in the case was found dead at another location. The Chisago County Sheriff's Department said the victims' bodies were found Sunday at a home in Fish Lake Township. They we…
Attorneys general in eight states including North Dakota have won court judgments against an operation they say was responsible for billions of illegal robocalls to people across the country.
A northwestern Montana woman has been given a six-month deferred imposition of sentence after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge alleging she shot a 6-month-old husky puppy believing it was a wolf. The misdemeanor animal cruelty case drew international attention because the woman po…
A transgender woman has been brutally assaulted near a light rail station in Minneapolis, suffering a rib fracture, collapsed lung and brain bleed. Police responded Monday morning after receiving a call that a woman was lying on the ground near Lake St. Station. According to criminal complaints, officers are concerned the assault was motivated by anti-transgender bias. A spokesperson for the county attorney’s office says the case is being investigated, and more evidence is needed to determine the motive. Two men were arrested and charged with first-degree aggravated robbery and third-degree assault. A third person has not been identified.
A Bismarck pharmacist has joined a Texas-based lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s attempt to require pharmacies that receive federal funding to dispense abortion-inducing drugs.
Idaho has joined a Texas lawsuit against the Biden administration's waterway protections, claiming the rules are too vague and violate state sovereignty rights. The lawsuit was originally filed in southern Texas’ federal courts Jan. 18, and amended to include Idaho on Monday. The states contend that a new interpretation of a Clean Water Act rule is too vague, oversteps the bounds of federal authority and puts the liberties of states and private property owners at risk. The rule defines which U.S. “waters of the United States” qualify for protection under the Clean Water Act. A similar lawsuit was filed by a group of 24 states earlier this month.
NEW ENGLAND -- A plan for a vastly different approach to incarcerating and rehabilitating female inmates in North Dakota is being heard again by state lawmakers, and advocates hope this time it will become reality.
Law enforcement across North Dakota will have extra patrols on the roads to remove impaired drivers during March.
Three men are facing charges after their fleeing vehicle smashed into several police cars and nearly hit a deputy Saturday morning. The Ward County Sheriff’s department says the chase started in McLean County before continuing into Ward County and ending in Minot. At one point, the fleeing vehicle aimed directly for a sheriff’s deputy who was trying to set out a device to deflate its tires. The deputy jumped out of the way and then fired two shots at the vehicle. Later, the fleeing vehicle struck three different law enforcement vehicles as it continued through the streets of Minot. The chase finally ended when the fleeing vehicle and a McLean County vehicle became disabled, and another deputy fired at the vehicle.
Some top Idaho officials are raising alarms after the state's Republican attorney general declined to join a 24-state lawsuit against Biden administration waterway protections. Opponents say the new water rules could impact public and private land across the state. Instead, Idaho Attorney General Raul Labrador’s office says the state will soon join a lawsuit filed in Texas. He says it’s a better fit for the state’s interests. The decision surprised some state leaders. Idaho Governor Brad Little recently led the multistate coalition of Republican governors opposing the new rules, which restore federal protection to thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways.
Twenty-four states have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in North Dakota challenging recently finalized federal regulations dealing with navigable waterways across the country, calling the rule "an improper federal power grab over state waters."
State senators have unanimously approved an amended budget bill for the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office that includes an interim study of the State Crime Lab.
The North Dakota Senate has shown overwhelming support for mandatory minimum sentences when it comes to gun-related crimes, but it comes with a compromise.
A law enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving in North Dakota resulted in 66 DUI arrests.
A Bismarck woman convicted of plotting and attempting to cover up her husband’s death with the help of a Canadian man was sentenced to life in prison Friday but with a chance for parole.
The North Dakota Senate gave unanimous approval Thursday to a bill that aims to punish high-level drug dealers, including those tied to overdose deaths.
The North Dakota Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill that provides more time for sexual assault victims to file civil lawsuits going forward, after stripping the bill of a provision that would have helped past victims who are barred by law from bringing claims.
Officials have rescheduled a retirement party for North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Gerald VandeWalle, and set the investiture ceremony for his successor.
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Federal officials and environmental groups are asking a judge to reject North Dakota's request that he order the government to allow oil and gas lease sales on federal lands while a legal battle plays out over the Biden administration’s halting of the practice.
The delayed sentencing for a Bismarck woman convicted of plotting to kill her husband has been moved up now that a presentence investigation report has been filed.
U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer picked Burleigh County Sheriff Kelly Leben to be his guest at President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech Tuesday night.
When West Fargo Police Officer Tim Brown suffered a heart attack on duty, the community rallied around him, but a state-run workers' compensation agency couldn't cover him during the recovery process.
North Dakota will receive nearly $425,000 in a multistate settlement with the cryptocurrency platform Nexo Capital Inc., which was accused of selling unregistered securities.
Two Williston police officers involved in the nonfatal shooting of a suspect in December have been cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to active duty.
Minot police have a suspect in custody in a shooting death that they're treating as a homicide.
North Dakota's newest Supreme Court justice doesn't believe in judicial activism and says he won't let personal ideology influence his decision-making on the high court.