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DICKINSON, N.D.—Gregory Paul Decker, 53 of Dickinson, has been given two prison sentences for Class AA felony continuous sexual abuse of a child and Class A felony gross sexual imposition. He was given 25 years on the first charge, with 10 years suspended, and 20 years on the second conviction, with five years suspended. However, the sentences will run concurrently. Decker has been convicted of inappropriately touching multiple juvenile girls under the age of 15 between 1997 and 2015.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — As actor Mark Ruffalo arrived to support their cause, protesters camping in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline braced Tuesday for action by a growing police and military force to the north after the pipeline company issued a foreboding statement saying trespassers will be prosecuted and "removed from the land."
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline called for a "national day of action" on Tuesday, Oct. 25, by asking supporters to share prayers and songs for more than 100 people arrested during protests this past weekend.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—The vacancy on the Northeast Central Judicial District Court bench left by the resignation of Judge Debbie Kleven soon will be filled by Grand Forks attorney Jason McCarthy. Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced Monday the appointment of McCarthy, who has served as chief deputy state's attorney for the Grand Forks County State's Attorney's office since 2013. McCarthy is expected to begin his time as judge Dec. 1 and will preside over cases in Grand Forks and Nelson counties.
BEULAH, N.D. — Authorities have released the name of a 95-year-old Dickinson man who was killed in a two-car crash early Saturday afternoon near Beulah. John Lorenz of Dickinson died at crash site after the eastbound vehicle he was riding in collided with a northbound 2004 Chevy K2500 pickup at the intersection of highways 49 and 200, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Alice Lorenz, 83, the driver of a Dodge Grand Caravan, was injured, along with her passenger Linnea Lorenz, 58, of Killdeer.
BISMARCK — Write-in candidates for governor, U.S. House and president have been certified to appear on North Dakota ballots. The candidates met state filing requirements for appearing on the ballots, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said in a news release Monday, Oct. 24. For write-in votes to be sorted and canvassed for the certified candidates, state law requires the total number of write-in votes cast for an office must exceed 5 percent of the votes cast for the candidate receiving the most votes for that office.
MINOT, N.D.—Minot Roosevelt Park Zoo visitors will have more days this year to spend there. "This is the first time the zoo is open for the winter season," said Becky Dewitz, Roosevelt Park Zoo director. The zoo's fall and winter hours are Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with the exception of holidays and extreme weather conditions. This Saturday, the day of the Boo at the Zoo event, the zoo will be open only from 1-4 p.m.
BRAINERD, Minn.—Wild rice is as synonymous with Minnesota cuisine as lakes are to the state's reputation. Wild rice has been used as a food source for centuries, and it's grown in more than half of Minnesota's counties. Clearly, it's a big deal. In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we visit a central Minnesota family which has made a living on harvesting wild rice for four generations. The crew also travels to Wisconsin for a very special pheasant hunt. See it all in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV."
MANDAREE, N.D. – A woman was killed after a single-car crash on four miles north of Mandaree early Friday morning, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The passenger of a...
FARGO — Police here recovered the body of a man during a search of the Red River. He was reported missing by his family. Scott Michael Fonder, 41, of Fargo...