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FARGO—As the daughter of Bill Guy, North Dakota's longest-serving governor, and after helping with the Democrat's six campaigns, you'd think Nancy Guy would already know all there is to know about running for office. But you would be wrong. "People joke that I'm genetically predisposed to run for office," Nancy Guy said from Bismarck, where she serves as city commissioner. "I really thought I knew what I was getting myself into. [But] it's one thing to be a helper."
NEW YORK — You’ll be seeing quite a bit more of actor and North Dakota native Josh Duhamel, thanks to a new campaign North Dakota Tourism officials launched Thursday starring Duhamel promoting travel to the state he calls the nation’s best-kept secret. Duhamel, who was raised in Minot, appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” Thursday morning to plug the campaign, which was shot in eight days last summer in locations across North Dakota. Duhamel said even he hasn’t seen some of the tourist spots before.
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Supreme Court has suspended a Fargo attorney for six months and a day after it found he failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in dealing with some clients and failed to refund some of the money they paid him. In its August decision, the high court accepted the recommendation of the state's disciplinary board concerning Fargo attorney Jesse Matson, based in part on his conduct in three separate cases.
BISMARCK—The Humane Society of the United States has released its 2015 rankings of states according to their animal protection laws, and North Dakota is once again near the bottom. North Dakota ranked 48th on the animal welfare organization's list released Monday that is based on 83 categories that include animal cruelty, exotic pets, puppy mills, companion animals, animals in research, fur and trapping, and equine protection.
FARGO—One man was hospitalized and another is headed to criminal court after a friendly game of beer pong took a dark turn here last month, according to court documents filed in Cass County District Court. Court documents say a dispute over cup placement in the drinking game turned violent, leaving one man with a broken eye socket, five stitches, and possible requiring facial surgery.
FARGO—Talk about the wrong room. A desk clerk's mistaken assignment of the same room to two sets of guests led to a drug bust in Fargo on New Year's weekend when police allegedly discovered one couple had holed up in the room with illegal drugs and a sizable wad of cash.
BISMARCK—Animals in North Dakota rank among the worst-off in the nation in terms of protection against cruelty, a leading nonprofit said Wednesday. The Animal Legal Defense Fund released its national Rankings Report and found that North Dakota is 46th out of 50 states in legal penalties for people who commit animal cruelty. Ranking below North Dakota in legal protection for animals were Utah, Wyoming, Iowa and Kentucky, said ALDF spokeswoman Natalia Lima. The ALDF found North Dakota failed to pass felony provisions for people who neglect or abandon animals, it doesn't require offen
FARGO -- Authorities are investigating an outbreak of mystery illness that sickened more than 100 inmates at the Cass County Jail overnight Tuesday, the second major outbreak in the past four years. The first inmates started reporting mild symptoms like upset stomachs and diarrhea, said Cass County Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Briggeman. By 6 a.m. Tuesday, 110 of the jail's 282 inmates had reported the same symptoms.
FARGO—A Michigan man faces felony charges after being accused of using a series of false names at Sanford Health facilities here to avoid paying a $50,000 bill. Court records filed Thursday in Cass County District Court say police got involved after emergency room nurses became alarmed when Scott Robert Bannan, who came in Tuesday under a false name, unintentionally coughed up blood on one of them. When officers responded to the scene, Bannan's nurse told them he recognized Bannan from a previous hospital stay, but that Bannan gave a different name then. When they investigated, ho
FARGO—Lawyers for the Norman Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kindred, N.D., are seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the church by a couple claiming the church defamed them over their views on homosexuality. Ray and Joan Grabanski of Kindred allege in a lawsuit filed this week in Cass County District Court that leadership of the church, which belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, tried to force them out following a clash between the Grabanskis and the congregation over the search for a new pastor. The Grabanskis say their beliefs don't match those of the