More than 300 people from North Dakota’s two Catholic dioceses, Fargo and Bismarck, and 50 from the Crookston diocese, made the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life Wednesday. It draws hundreds of thousands each Jan. 22 to mark the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion.RELATED CONTENT
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., made her first visit Tuesday to the federally funded Human Nutrition Research Center on UND’s campus, stressing the importance of the scientific work there.RELATED CONTENT
To avoid a new trial on a charge he endangered his roommate’s life by firing a rifle toward him in December 2011, Travis Samshal pleaded guilty today to a lesser charge and walked out of court a free man after a year in custody.RELATED CONTENT
Prosecutors on Friday charged two men from the Twin Cities in the Dec. 29 theft of four bottles of liquor worth $2,800 from the Happy Harry’s Bottle Shop on the south end of Grand Forks, including a $2,600 bottle of cognac.RELATED CONTENT
Special rules for video evidence in sex assault trial, man faces life sentence in violent Cavalier case
Video evidence in a Cavalier, N.D., sexual assault case is so violent and explicit that the judge said Wednesday he plans to keep the court room audience from seeing the videos and figures some jurors will be “traumatized” by them.RELATED CONTENT
A high school sophomore testified Tuesday in a Grand Forks felony trial that his stepmother hit him with a broom last May, leaving welts on his head and red marks on his shoulders.RELATED CONTENT
Lakota, N.D., farmer Rodney Brossart was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison, with all but six months suspended during 2.5 years of supervised probation for terrorizing law enforcement officers who arrested him over a neighbor’s stray cattle in June 2011.RELATED CONTENT
Three sons of Rodney Brossart pleaded guilty this morning each to a misdemeanor charge of menacing law enforcement officers, reduced from the felony terrorizing charge they had faced, in an agreement with prosecutors. It meant a possible sentence of one year in jail, instead of five years, as a maximum.
Police Chief Jody Bueng said Monday that a Sept. 1 fire that destroyed a house in Ada, Minn., was intentionally set and a reward is being offered for information about it.
A UND anthropology major appeared Monday in court on a felony charge alleging she assaulted a Grand Forks police officer Sunday during an incident near where she lives north of campus in the 3500 block of 13th Avenue North.RELATED CONTENT
Delmore holds 8 vote lead over Dietrich
The Grand Forks County canvassing board tallied up the vote in the District 43 House race Monday, adding one vote to the margin incumbent Democratic-NPLer Lois Delmore holds over Republican challenger Don Dietrich for the second seat.