September 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO North Dakota’s top federal prosecutor says a program to reduce violent crime on American Indian reservations is working and his office will continue to dedicate time and money to the project. Continue Reading
August 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced sweeping directives on federal drug prosecutions, but North Dakota’s top lawyer says increased drug use in the western part of the state already has attorneys here following Holder’s philosophy of focusing on big fish, not small offenders. Continue Reading
August 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
North Dakota’s Oil Patch is quickly becoming a battleground for the war on drugs. And it’s not just marijuana, officials say. It’s the hard stuff. Continue Reading
April 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
GRAND FORKS A new federal law giving tribal courts limited jurisdiction in domestic violence cases involving non-Indians gives new hope to Indian women while safeguarding due process rights of the accused, according to U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon and a leading victims advocate. Continue Reading
September 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK Criminal prosecutions have soared on American Indian reservations in the Dakotas in the past year, though tribal officials told federal prosecutors Thursday that more needs to be done to quell crime. Continue Reading
September 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO Federal prosecutors have offered to make the Spirit Lake Tribe’s prosecutor a special U.S. attorney and to help the tribe develop a strategic plan to protect children from violence. Continue Reading
June 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
U.S. Attorney for N.D. unveils ‘Anti-Violence Strategy’North Dakota’s U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon said he wants to improve the safety of the state’s tribal communities by cracking down on the prevalence of violent crime there. Continue Reading
October 1, 2010 in INFORUM
Death penalty case to go to Jordheim
The new U.S. attorney for North Dakota won’t handle the state’s only federal death penalty case.
August 6, 2010 in INFORUM
Purdon says he expects to spend much of his time in Fargo
For the first time in more than 25 years, North Dakota’s U.S. attorney plans to base his headquarters out of the Bismarck office.
August 5, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
Bismarck attorney Timothy Purdon will be North Dakota’s next U.S. attorney. The Senate confirmed Purdon’s nomination, along with 16 other U.S. attorney and U.S. marshal nominees, by a voice vote Thursday evening.