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ND soldiers beginning year of duty in Afghanistan

January 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Eight North Dakota Army National Guard soldiers are beginning a year of duty in Afghanistan. Continue Reading

817th gets alert: Jamestown unit could be mobilized in 2014

January 9, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

A Jamestown-based North Dakota Army National Guard unit has received an alert notification for possible mobilization.
The 817th Engineer Co. (Sapper) has been notified recently of its possible mobilization by its leadership. Continue Reading

SD AG requests new sentencing hearing for prison guard killer

January 4, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has asked the 2nd Judicial Circuit to schedule a resentencing hearing for a man who helped kill a guard at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.
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ND soldier laid to rest

December 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

20-year-old had ‘a passion for the military’ Continue Reading

Court sets Oct. 1 appeal hearing for guard’s killer

September 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear arguments Oct. 1 in the appeal of a man sentenced to death for murdering a State Penitentiary guard during a failed escape attempt.
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Prison guard killer Eric Robert to be executed in mid-October

August 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says Judge Bradley Zell has approved his request to schedule a mid-October execution for a State Penitentiary inmate who killed a prison guard.
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High stakes: Guard soldiers test skills in Sapper Stakes

July 16, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

A day-long training event around Jamestown Saturday put many North Dakota National Guard soldiers to the test.
It’s called Sapper Stakes and nearly 90 members of the 817th Engineer Co. (Sapper) spent all day pushing their physical limits.
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Prison officer injured in incident with inmate

June 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A corrections officer at the South Dakota State Penitentiary is out of the hospital after being injured in an incident with an inmate.
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SD DOC denies negligence in prison guard killing

May 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The South Dakota Department of Corrections and several of its staff acknowledge many of the facts surrounding the slaying of prison guard Ronald Johnson last year but deny they knowingly contributed to his killing, according to a response filed Wednesday to a wrongful death lawsuit. Continue Reading

VSO helps Guard troops returning home

April 30, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON National Guard troops from across southwest Minnesota will be coming home within the next week or so, and before they arrive, they’re getting a little extra help preparing to reintegrate with their families and communities. Continue Reading