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'Welcome to Leith,' the story of Craig Cobb in N.D., to air on PBS
LEITH, N.D. — "Welcome to Leith" is coming to a TV near you. The documentary, which chronicles white supremacist Craig Cobb's attempted takeover of Leith, N.D., will air at 7 p.m. April 6 and 1 p.m. April 24 on Prairie Public. Cobb moved to the town of 20-something in 2012 and was...
March 19, 2016 - 6:02am
November 4, 2015
Nebraska town citizens pay taxes on property to keep white supremacist Cobb out
RED CLOUD, Neb.—A resident of Red Cloud, Neb., expressed relief that white supremacist Craig Cobb won't be moving in after private citizens put up the money to pay taxes on property Cobb wanted in town. Webster County Attorney Sarah Bockstadter said she cancelled a...
November 4, 2015 - 7:05am
August 25, 2015
Film on white supremacist to be shown
BISMARCK —“Welcome to Leith,” a documentary of the attempted white supremacist takeover of a village in Grant County will be shown for the first time in North Dakota in theaters in Bismarck and Mott. The showings at the Grand Theater in Bismarck will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 25...
August 25, 2015 - 7:25am
June 17, 2015
Let us avoid repeat of Leith
A white supremacist who tried and failed to establish an enclave of like-minded people in Leith, N.D., is trying again. This time Craig Cobb and his people are eyeing Antler, N.D., a town of about 20 people near the Canadian border in Bottineau County. After his run-in with the law...
June 17, 2015 - 8:03am
June 12, 2015
North central N.D. location sought by white supremacists .
ANTLER, N.D.—A group of white supremacists is once again eyeing a small North Dakota town as the potential location for a community of their own. In an email, Craig Cobb, who attempted to turn Leith, N.D., into an all-white enclave, included a number of links regarding plans...
June 12, 2015 - 6:36am
Cobb’s new town watchful, but open-minded
SHERWOOD, N.D. — Near the end of U.S. Highway 28, past fields of wheat, soybeans and lemon-yellow canola lies a sleepy town where residents...
July 12, 2014 - 8:32am
June 17, 2014
Cobb denied request to transfer probation
BISMARCK — The state of Missouri has refused to supervise the probation of a white supremacist convicted of terrorizing and menacing residents in the small North Dakota town he tried unsuccessfully to turn into an all-white enclave. Craig Cobb was sentenced April 30 to four years...
June 17, 2014 - 9:14am
June 16, 2014
White supremacist Cobb denied request to transfer probation to Missouri
BISMARCK – The state of Missouri has refused to supervise the probation of a white supremacist convicted of terrorizing and menacing residents in the small North Dakota town he tried unsuccessfully to turn into an all-white enclave. Craig Cobb was sentenced April 30 to...
June 16, 2014 - 10:14am
April 29, 2014
White supremacist Cobb set for sentencing today
BISMARCK – A white supremacist accused of terrorizing people in the small North Dakota town of Leith will find out today whether he will spend more time in jail or be released on probation as part of a plea agreement. In deciding Craig Cobb’s sentence, South Central...
April 29, 2014 - 9:35am
April 14, 2014
Cobb says suspect in Jewish center shootings is ‘very good friend’
BISMARCK — White supremacist Craig Cobb said Monday the suspect in the Sunday shooting deaths of three people at two Jewish centers in a Kansas City suburb is “a very good friend of mine.” In a phone interview from jail, Cobb said he knows 73-year-old shooting suspect Frazier...
April 14, 2014 - 4:48pm
White supremacist Cobb set for sentencing April 29
BISMARCK – A sentencing date is set for April 29 for a white supremacist accused of terrorizing people in Leith, the small southwestern North Dakota town he targeted for a takeover last year. Craig Cobb entered guilty pleas Feb. 27 to one charge of felony terrorizing and five...
April 14, 2014 - 11:38am
January 15, 2014
White supremacists will go to trial on terrorizing charges
CARSON, N.D. --White supremacists Craig Cobb and Kynan Dutton are heading to trial after a judge found probable cause for all seven terrorizing charges brought against them in Grant County District Court. Cobb bought up property in the small town of Leith southwest of...
January 15, 2014 - 3:22pm
January 9, 2014
Leith mayor says city can’t condemn white supremacist’s house
LEITH, N.D. – This tiny southwestern North Dakota city has scrapped its plans to condemn and demolish the house of a white supremacist who moved to the city and bought up property with aims of turning it into an all-white enclave. Leith Mayor Ryan Schock said Wednesday that...
January 9, 2014 - 1:49pm
December 28, 2013
Judge sets Cobb’s bail at $1 million
BISMARCK — A judge Friday set cash-only bail at $1 million for a white supremacist charged with terrorizing residents in the tiny town of Leith. When South Central District Judge Cynthia Feland asked from a Bismarck courtroom if he had any questions about his bail, Cobb, appearing...
December 28, 2013 - 7:45am
December 27, 2013
N.D. Supreme Court: Cobb entitled to ‘reasonable’ bail; hearing set for Friday
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Supreme Court has ordered a judge to set “reasonable bail with reasonable conditions” for a white supremacist...
December 27, 2013 - 7:19am