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FESSENDEN, N.D.—A change of plea hearing in the case against former Wells County Sheriff Johnny Lawson is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26, in Fessenden. Lawson, 41, Fessenden, is charged with felony conspiracy to deliver meth and felony bribery-unlawful influence of public servants. He is also charged with three Class A misdemeanors: false reports to law enforcement or other security officials, public servant refusing to perform duty and ingesting meth.
WIMBLEDON, N.D., and BOWDON, N.D.—Wimbledon and Bowdon are separated by about 75 miles in southeast North Dakota, and the two towns have seen schools in their communities close because they consolidated with other schools and major employers leave. But when it came to their grocery stores closing, both communities rallied and found ways to keep the stores going.
FESSENDEN, N.D.—Gunner's Mate 1st Class Arthur C. Neuenschwander was a little over two weeks shy of his 34th birthday on Dec. 7, 1941. He never made it to his birthday as he was in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Oklahoma, which was one of the first ships on Battleship Row at Pearl Harbor that was damaged by the Japanese Navy.
FESSENDEN, N.D. -- A former North Dakota sheriff was officially charged with conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and bribery Tuesday, May 30, in Southeast District Court on Fessenden.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Local and state law enforcement officers expect an upcoming change in the state's concealed carry weapon law to affect how they approach a crime scene. On Aug. 1, a law passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Doug Burgum will allow eligible North Dakota residents to have a Class 2 concealed carry weapon permit.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—A Milaca, Minn., man is accused of stealing a white minivan parked in a residential garage in southeast Jamestown early Tuesday morning, just hours after posting bond involving another stolen vehicle, according to the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office. Justin Hatten, 28, was arrested around 12:40 a.m. Tuesday after a white van he was driving on eastbound Interstate 94 was stopped by Stutsman County Sheriff Deputy Brian Davis.
WIMBLEDON, N.D. — Under a gray sky, the statue of a soldier that will sit on top of the veterans monument in Wimbledon was slowly lifted into place Saturday afternoon. Watching from the side, Jim Martin, his wife, Jan, and a group of volunteers saw the completion of the first part of the Wimbledon Veterans Memorial. The memorial is located along N.D. Highway 9 on the west side of Wimbledon. Martin said a T-33 aircraft on a pedestal will be located north of the memorial. The T-33 was a jet airplane trainer used by the U.S. Air Force from 1948 into the 1960s.
CARRINGTON, N,D.—Chris Zenker drove from Gackle to a farm just north of Carrington in east-central North Dakota Wednesday morning to pick up enough industrial hemp seed to plant 100 acres. Zenker is one of 35 farmers and growers who received a special license from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp for 2017—an increase from just five farmers last year. "We heard it (industrial hemp) grows good on poor soils," Zenker said, "so we're going to try it on some poor soils and see how it does."
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A former Jamestown Police Department detective who was terminated in March 2016 for violating 19 policies recently filed a civil suit in federal district court claiming his termination violated his civil rights. The suit was filed on April 4 in U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, against the city of Jamestown and Police Chief Scott Edinger, according to court documents.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Part of President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year released Thursday would eliminate the Essential Air Service program, which provides commercial passenger service to airports in Jamestown, Devils Lake and Dickinson. Under Trump's proposed budget, eliminating the U.S. Department of Transportation's Essential Air Service program would save $175 million. Essential Air Service provides federal subsidies to airlines that provide commercial passenger service to rural and small-community airports.