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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."
BEMIDJI—Local law enforcement are reporting a series of thefts of Minnesota State Lottery "scratch-off" lottery tickets from area businesses. In a release, Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said that in many instances, a male suspect enters a store and requests lottery tickets, usually the higher-cost tickets, and then distracts the employee in some manner. When the employee is distracted, the male takes the tickets and other items and leaves the story without paying.
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.
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.
OTSEGO, Minn. -- Three students were injured when a pickup driver passed through a school bus stop sign Thursday morning, Jan. 19, and struck them in this north Twin Cities metro community, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office said. Around 6:50 a.m., law enforcement and medical personnel responded to calls that several pedestrians were hit as they were about to load an Elk River School District bus.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota House passed a bill to “harmonize” state law with the recently passed constitutional provision known as “Marsy’s Law” Thursday, Jan. 19. House Bill 1194 passed with only two dissenting votes. Rep. Lawrence Klemin, R-Bismarck, said it doesn’t change any of the provisions of the measure that voters approved in November, but rather amends inconsistent parts of state law.
The Rolette County Sheriff's Department will hold a press conference from Rolla, N.D. at 10 a.m. to address the shooting of a police officer and suspect . Join us for live coverage of the press conference on our live video page beginning at 9:45 a.m.
PORTAL, N.D. – Winter weather contributed to a spill at a saltwater disposal well last weekend but the contamination was contained to the site, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said Wednesday, Jan. 18. RIM Operating Inc. reported that 400 barrels, or 16,800 gallons, of produced water spilled and was contained and recovered at the site about 8 miles east of Portal.
BISMARCK - North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk is a candidate for a job at the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. Kalk said he has had two interviews for the director of energy systems development and would resign from the Public Service Commission if hired for the position. "I'm hopeful that a formal offer is coming our way," Kalk said Wednesday, Jan. 18.