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Defense requests mistrial for second day in a row

April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

LITTLE FALLS — Judge Douglas Anderson denied Byron Smith’s defense attorney’s request for a mistrial in the murder case for the second time Wednesday. 

Defense counsel Adam Johnson addressed the court during a morning break following te…continue reading on

Nuke officers left blast door open

October 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials have told The Associated Press. Continue Reading

Defense challenges FBI interrogator of slayings suspect

September 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The defense on Friday challenged the chief FBI interrogator of the man on trial and charged with murdering a brother and sister on the Spirit Lake reservation. Continue Reading

Plenty of depth for Vikings defensive line

August 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MANKATO, Minn. When Minnesota’s veteran defensive linemen are pulled from a game for a play or two to rest, the coaches are well-prepared for the response. Continue Reading

Obama to nominate Hagel for Pentagon

January 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON President Obama will nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican and Vietnam veteran, to be secretary of defense as early as Monday, according to a person close to the process.
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Sheriff goes on the defense: Judge to report to governor

July 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

It’s up to the governor now. Continue Reading

Lawmakers plead with Obama to help avoid defense cuts

March 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The reductions $50 billion in the first year and $492 billion over a decade won’t kick in until January 2013, but lawmakers argued that Congress and the Obama administration can’t wait months to deal with the issue and leave it to a lame-duck session in December. Jobs are at stake as well as long-term Pentagon contracts, they said. Continue Reading

Civil defense siren testing this week

March 19, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The Nobles County Dispatch Center will be testing civil defense sirens Thursday throughout the day to ensure maintenance is up to date, according to Worthington Public Safety Director Mike Cumiskey. Continue Reading

Brian Kalk, Bismarck, column: Obama’s defense plan is a big step back

February 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As someone who spent 20 years in the Marine Corps, I know that defending America is Job 1. Sometimes, Washington needs to be reminded of that. Continue Reading

THOMAS: War through weakness?

January 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

One of the memorable slogans from the Reagan administration was “peace through strength.” Reagan believed a strong defense was a safeguard against enemy attacks and the best hope of victory should America go to war. Continue Reading

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