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BISMARCK — A bill that would delay parts of North Dakota's new medical marijuana law awaits Gov. Doug Burgum's signature. The House passed Senate Bill 2154 with just one dissenting vote Friday, Jan. 20. The bill would suspend provisions of the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act to give the state Department of Health more time to set up rules. The suspension would last through July 31 or the effective date of legislation authorizing the prescription, dispensing, growth and use of medical marijuana, whichever comes first.
BELCOURT, N.D — The funeral for a Rolette County sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24. An obituary for Colt Eugene Allery, 29, states the funeral will be at 1 p.m. at Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt. The obituary, posted on the Elick Funeral Home website, says Allery was a "true hero among us, selflessly defending his community in the line of duty."
BISMARCK — Crime victims, law enforcement and prosecutors can now access information about the recently passed Marsy's Law at the North Dakota Attorney General's website, www.attorneygeneral.nd.gov . The site aims to provide a single resource for victims and criminal justice agencies that highlights new rights and responsibilities under Marsy's Law. Among the new requirements is that law enforcement must provide a Marsy's Card to victims at the time of the initial response. Guidelines about the law and the official state Marsy's Card are on the "Criminal Justice Resources" tab of the w
BELCOURT, N.D — The funeral for a Rolette County sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24. An obituary for Colt Eugene Allery, 29, states the funeral will be at 1 p.m. at Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt. The obituary, posted on the Elick Funeral Home website, says Allery was a “true hero among us, selflessly defending his community in the line of duty.”
FARGO—Fargo Police Chief David Todd has posted a condolence note on his department's Facebook page to the Rolette County Sheriff's Department, which is mourning the loss of a deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday night, Jan. 18. "Our hearts, prayers and thoughts go out to the Rolette County Sheriff's Department in their incredible loss of Deputy Colt Allery," Todd wrote.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk has resigned from state office after accepting a job at the Energy and Environmental Research Center, he announced Thursday, Jan. 19. Kalk's last day serving on the three-member commission is Jan. 31. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum will appoint a successor for Kalk, who has served two years of his second six-year term.
ROLLA, N.D.—Rolette County Sheriff's Deputy Colt Allery was fatally shot and two other deputies are on paid administrative leave after a vehicle chase turned deadly Wednesday, Jan. 18. Rolette County Sheriff Gerald Medrud said Allery, 29, had been working with the department for about three months. He previously worked for the Rolla Police Department and as a tribal police officer before joining the Sheriff's Department.
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MINOT, N.D. - A wrongful death civil lawsuit against Trinity Hospital and emergency room Dr. Jeffrey Sather asking for $50,000 or more is in the process of being settled. Melissa Ann Mandan, who lives in Mountrail County, sued the hospital and Dr. Sather after her mother, 49-year-old Jennifer Fyten, who was a lawyer for the Three Affiliated Tribes, was found dead in her home on Dec. 25, 2013. According to Mandan's complaint, her mother had gone to the hospital earlier that day complaining of radiating chest, back and shoulder pain and flu-like symptoms.
MINOT, N.D.—A 26-year-old Minot man is now charged with accomplice to attempted murder, a Class A felony, in the shooting of a man at a Minot residence on Jan. 7. Randolph Dashiell Garbutt had previously been charged with robbery and burglary, both Class B felonies, in connection with a weekend crime spree. Garbutt is being held on $1 million bond in the Ward County Jail.