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September 30, 2014
Northwood, N.D., man faces federal child porn charge
A Northwood, N.D., resident accused of owning thousands of computer files of child pornography is now facing federal charges. Alan Douglas Eslinger, 43, was booked into the Grand Forks jail Monday evening on federal charges and made his initial appearance in federal...
September 30, 2014 - 9:41pm
September 25, 2014
Smacking game leads to aggravated assault warrant
HILLSBORO, N.D. – A Hillsboro teenager faces felony charges after prosecutors say a smacking game between him and another teen turned nasty, leaving one young man unconscious with a broken nose. According to charges filed Tuesday in Traill County District Court,...
September 25, 2014 - 8:26pm
September 16, 2014
Drug Offender Returns to Prison
A Fort Totten, N.D., woman on probation from a prior conviction tied to the drug overdose deaths of two women in 2012 is headed back in prison on another drug charge. Patsy Ann Owlboy was sentenced Monday in state district court in Devils Lake on a felony drug delivery charge,...
September 16, 2014 - 3:59pm
September 2, 2014
Trial set for man accused of abusing infant
DICKINSON, N.D. -- An Arizona man charged with sexual and physical abuse of an infant will go to trial Sept. 24. Dan Pruett faces a Class AA felony charge of gross sexual imposition and a Class B felony charge of aggravated assault for his alleged actions early the...
September 2, 2014 - 8:19pm
August 15, 2014
Police frequent Simplot strike
Police have been called to the J.R. Simplot Co. plant in Grand Forks more than 30 times since a strike began two weeks ago. Callers have reported incidents ranging from traffic issues, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and assault. Between the strike’s first day...
August 15, 2014 - 3:33pm
Rape case goes to jury
The jury went into deliberation in the rape case against Antonio Raheem Matthews at about 10 a.m. in Grand Forks. Matthews, 21, is charged in state district court with eight felonies, the most serious of which are three counts of gross sexual imposition, each carrying a maximum...
August 15, 2014 - 11:18am
August 14, 2014
UPDATED: Prosecution rests in Grand Forks rape trial, defense will not call witnesses
Updated 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14: The prosecution in the rape trial of Antonio Raheem Matthews, 21, Grand Forks, rested its case this afternoon. Defense Attorney David Ogren said Matthews had decided not to testify. The defense will not call any witnesses either. Court...
August 14, 2014 - 3:14pm
July 18, 2014
Attorney: Evaluation says murder suspect, Sherry Midstokke, mentally fit
Finley, ND - One of Sherry Midstokke’s two court-ordered mental evaluations states she was competent when she allegedly murdered her husband at their Finley, N.D., home in February, according to her lawyer. Attorney Blake Hankey said he and his colleagues still believe...
July 18, 2014 - 11:14am
Thief River Falls man sought sexual relations with deputy posing as 15-year-old
Thief River Falls man pled guilty Tuesday in Kittson County District Court in Hallock, Minn., to three counts of soliciting a minor online after he made sexual advances toward an undercover sheriff’s deputy. Marty Dale Johnson, 52, responded to an advertisement posted...
July 18, 2014 - 9:52am
July 17, 2014
Man pleads not guilty in sex trafficking case
BISMARCK – A Wisconsin man charged with transporting women to North Dakota and forcing them to engage in prostitution pleaded not guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court. Levell Lee Durr, 31, pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of coercion and enticement, which...
July 17, 2014 - 1:24pm
UND says thieves ransacked scientific buoy
A scientific buoy owned by UND was apparently damaged by thieves sometime this winter while it was stuck in the ice in Devils Lake, according to a university researcher. “The buoy was one piece. When we got it back, it was two pieces,” said Xiaodong Zhang, an earth...
July 17, 2014 - 10:05am
July 16, 2014
Apple agrees to conditional $450 million e-books antitrust accord
Apple Inc has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve U.S. state and consumer claims the iPad manufacturer conspired with five major publishers...
July 16, 2014 - 11:49am
Maplewood pastor takes stand, denies allegations he abused 2 young relatives
ST. PAUL -- A Maplewood pastor accused of sexually assaulting two girls emphatically denied the allegations in court Tuesday and described his relationship with the girls, now teens, as “beautiful.” Jacoby Kindred Sr., 61, took the stand in Ramsey County District...
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July 16, 2014 - 9:34am
North Dakota violent crime, drug arrests up in 2013
BISMARCK – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he plans to request more funding and personnel to help tackle the ongoing rise of drug trafficking, prostitution and violent crimes in North Dakota, especially in western oil-producing counties that saw a 23 percent spike in aggravated...
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July 16, 2014 - 9:24am
Police officer seen punching suspect on video returns to work
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- A Superior police officer who was placed on leave after the video release of him punching a female suspect returned to work Tuesday. Officer George Gothner was assigned to administrative duty, “working on response plans to critical incidents,”...
July 16, 2014 - 9:18am