Crime

Spirit Lake Man Sentenced for 2016 Murder

Thundershield was convicted of second-degree murder and three assault charges

A man convicted of fatally stabbing another man and injuring his nephew on the Spirit Lake Reservation last spring has been sentenced to life in prison. Dallas Thundershield, 36, was found guilty of killing Richard Demarce Sr. and injuring Elvis Demarce in an April 2016 fight. It began while the three were driving around with Thundershield’s girlfriend. A jury in…

Jane Fonda Gathers Protesters of DAPL at Trump International Hotel

Fonda says President Trump has signed the executive orders illegally when it comes to the construction of controversial pipelines

  North Dakota Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has asked President Trump to pay for law enforcement costs at the pipeline protest site near Cannon Ball and provide federal police to protect construction workers as protests intensify. Actress Jane Fonda joined protesters in New York last night to denounce President Trump’s executive order clearing the path for the controversial Dakota…

Former Sawyer Superintendent Guilty of Sex Crimes Wants Electronics Returned

Soper says since the trial is over, the state should return a computer, iPad and a cellphone to his family members

A former school superintendent in Sawyer who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three teenage boys wants his electronics returned. Charles Soper argued in court Tuesday that the state should return a computer, an iPad and a cellphone to his family so they can sell or use the devices. A Ward County deputy state’s attorney argued the computer and iPad both…

Officers Around the Country Pay Respects to Fallen Rolette County Deputy

After giving the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty last Thurday, officers from around the country are paying their respects

Funeral services were held for the Rolette County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty last Thursday. The service for Colt Allery was held at Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt. “Colt was a son, grandson, fiancĂ©, and a parent,” said Rolette County Sheriff, Gerald Medrud. “If you ever knew him, he had the natural…

Local Officers Lend Support for Fallen Rolette County Deputy

Officers from multiple local agencies went to Rolette County to fill in for officers who attended the funeral for Deputy Allery

Law Enforcement officers from multiple agencies from around the area are lending their support at Deputy Allery’s funeral in Belcourt. Officers from Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office attended the funeral. They are also assisting the Rolette County Sheriff’s Office in this time of need. “We’re a family and so we feel that it’s very important…

President Trump Takes Action on Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines

People are speaking out after President Trump has agreed to advance the pipelines

President Trump signed executive actions to advance two controversial pipelines. The actions signed by President Trump would advance the approval for the Dakota Access pipeline which was stalled by the Obama Administration last year. Protests against the pipeline started in August of 2015 in Morton County. Native American tribes worry the pipeline will harm the environment. “It’s very unfortunate,” said…

Former Deputy U.S. Marshal Takes Plea Deal on Federal Child Porn Charges

Michael Rivera admitted to downloading pictures and videos of young girls from the internet

A former deputy U.S. marshal who is accused of peeping at women in dressing rooms plans to plead guilty to a federal child porn charge. According to a plea agreement signed last week, Michael Rivera admitted to downloading pictures and videos of young girls from the internet. The images were found on Rivera’s computer as police were investigating state allegations…

MN House Approves Bill Charging Protesters for Law Enforcement Costs

The lawmakers were unable to take up a second measure on the issue due to protesters at the hearing chanting "shame"

  A Minnesota House committee has approved a bill that would charge protesters for law enforcement costs associated with disruptive demonstrations. The House Civil Law Committee passed the bill 6-3, amid outcry from critics who say it could be used to silence dissent. People at the hearing shouted “shame, shame!” after the vote, prompting lawmakers to walk out without taking…

Rapid City Police Investigating Motel Homicide

Police say they found a man in his 30s at the Dakota Rose Inn on Monday.

  Police in Rapid City are investigating a homicide at a motel. Officers were called to the Dakota Rose Inn about 8 p.m. Monday where they found the body of 30-year-old Jeremy Little . Police say a knife was apparently used in the homicide. Nathan Chase, Jr., 25, from Rapid City was arrested and police believe they knew each other….

North Dakota Senators Remember Slain Deputy

Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp reach out to Deputy Allery's family, friends and the law enforcement community

  Both U.S. Senators from North Dakota took to the floor of the Senate to pay tribute to Deputy Colt Allery. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven also commended law enforcement for their work to keep the state’s families safe. “I know this is an incredibly tough time for Rolette County Sheriff Medrud and his deputies right now as well,”…