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Man charged with attempted human trafficking

September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Authorities here have charged a second man in two days with attempting to pay for sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl who was actually an undercover officer.

Travis Michael Koropatnicki, 30, Mandan, was charged Tuesday in Burleigh …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dalrymple appoints assistant attorney general to labor commissioner’s post

September 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Friday appointed Assistant Attorney General Troy Seibel to replace Labor Commissioner Bonnie Storbakken, who is leaving the post to become the governor’s legal counsel.

Seibel will take the helm o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fed comments accepted in Indian child welfare case

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A federal judge is allowing the U.S. Justice Department to weigh in on a lawsuit over South Dakota’s handling of foster care for American Indian children.

The Rapid City Journal reports U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken grant…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Day County township boards vacating roads to keep anglers off flooded lands

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Farmers with flooded lands are using their elected township boards to legally shut down many miles of public roads in Day County this summer.

The 66-feet wide strips are returned to the adjoining landowners to become private property.

The strat…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Supreme Court overturns Montrose man’s DUI charge

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has overturned a drunken driving conviction for a Montrose man who accidently bumped his parked truck into neutral while reaching for a cigarette almost two years ago.

Fifty-four-year-old Donald Nek…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Suspect in man camp stabbing goes on trial in Grand Forks

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — A Grand Forks jury heard opening statements and the first batch of witnesses Tuesday in the murder trial of Ryan Neil Anderson.
The Iron River, Mich., man stands accused of stabbing his longtime friend and co-worker Christopher King …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Suspect in man camp stabbing goes on trial in Grand Forks

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — A Grand Forks jury heard opening statements and the first batch of witnesses Tuesday in the murder trial of Ryan Neil Anderson.
The Iron River, Mich., man stands accused of stabbing his longtime friend and co-worker Christopher King …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD advocacy group wants to see Montana judge’s racist emails

July 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A group of American Indians wants a court to preserve and eventually release an investigative file containing inappropriate emails sent by a federal judge, including a racist message involving President Barack Obama.

Two…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Judge rules parts of Sander interrogation are inadmissible in court

July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Key elements of the state’s arson case against former Trinity High School principal Tom Sander were suppressed during a pre-trial conference Tuesday at the Stark County Courthouse.

Southwest District Judge William Herauf ruled that hours of inte…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

High court union decision threatens Minnesota law

July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Opponents to establishing unions for child care and personal attendant businesses say they think a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a related Illinois case also will result in overturning a 2013 Minnesota law.
The court ruled Monday that in…continue reading on dglobe.com