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FARGO — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum was among the victims of bicycle theft as a confessed thief was sentenced on Monday, Jan. 23, in Cass County District Court to three years in prison for stealing thousands of dollars worth of bikes. Matthew John McCroskey, of Fargo, was arrested in October following an investigation into a burglary at a downtown Fargo underground parking garage. Burgum, who took office in December, had submitted a restitution claim of $935.
BISMARCK — North Dakota House lawmakers voted 81-9 Monday, Jan. 23, to prevent workers’ compensation from paying for medical marijuana. House Bill 1156 was introduced in response to the measure approved by voters last November that legalizes medical marijuana in North Dakota for defined medical conditions. The bill prevents North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance, the state’s workers’ compensation system, from paying for medical marijuana for a workplace injury.
THOMPSON, N.D. - A Thompson-area resident is dead after being struck by a train early Monday morning near the intersection of Fourth Avenue Northeast and 13th St. -- about halfway between Thompson and Reynolds, N.D. Lt. Gary Grove of the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office said the incident was reported by officials with BNSF shortly before 7 a.m. Monday. The circumstances surrounding the death of the victim, a 44-year-old man, are still under investigation.
ROLLA, N.D. — A man is dead after authorities say he was shot after trying to break into a home near Rolla. The Rolette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
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.