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ND man sentenced for firearms offense

November 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – A Minot man is set to serve seven years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, federal prosecutors said Monday.

North Dakota U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon said Brian Lamont Sweeney, 47, was sentenced Friday for…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND man sentenced for firearms offense

November 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – A Minot man is set to serve seven years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, federal prosecutors said Monday.

North Dakota U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon said Brian Lamont Sweeney, 47, was sentenced Friday for…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Letter: Recent shootings shouldn’t have happened

September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Romane Dold, Currie

Friday’s Daily Globe carried two articles about police fatally shooting their suspect. One was in St. Paul, where the aggressor was ‘threatening’ with a rock. The other was in Ramsey, where the suspect, while runn…continue reading on dglobe.com

Target doesn’t welcome guns; stops short of ban

July 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is “respectfully” requesting gun-owners not to bring firearms into its stores after a series of open-carry demonstrations alarmed some customers.
The open display of firearms in its stores “creates an environment that is…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Target doesn’t welcome guns; stops short of ban

July 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is “respectfully” requesting gun-owners not to bring firearms into its stores after a series of open-carry demonstrations alarmed some customers.
The open display of firearms in its stores “creates an environment that is…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

More than 200 new South Dakota laws taking effect

June 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — More than 200 new laws are taking effect in South Dakota this week, including requiring the recitation of the pledge of allegiance in schools — just in time for Independence Day. The new laws range from expanding…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Man shot in shoulder during ‘disarming practice’ with friend

April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

Officers are investigating a shooting incident over the weekend that left a Dickinson man wounded.

The victim, 52, and his friend, 39, also from Dickinson, were “fooling around with a handgun” when the gun went off, Dickinson Police Capt. Davi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Man shot in shoulder during ‘disarming practice’ with friend

April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

Officers are investigating a shooting incident over the weekend that left a Dickinson man wounded.

The victim, 52, and his friend, 39, also from Dickinson, were “fooling around with a handgun” when the gun went off, Dickinson Police Capt. Davi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

House OKs reporting mentally ill to FBI’s criminal system

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The state House of Representatives decided Thursday that South Dakota should become part of the national system for identifying people whose mental defects prohibit them from legally purchasing firearms in the United States.

The vote wa…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

POWERS: SD’s pistol permit system faster than a speeding … snail

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Pat Powers

Dakota War College

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"517776","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"226","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"225"}}]]When I was with the Secretary of State’s Office,…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com