Police Nab Suspect After Attempted Robbery at Grand Forks C-Store

It is unclear if he had a weapon

GRAND FORKS, ND — A Grand Forks man is behind bars after attempting to rob Cenex on Gateway Drive. Police said 22-year-old Robert Smith Jr. entered the store around 3:45 this afternoon and demanded money. The clerk refused and Smith fled. It is unclear if he had a weapon. Employees followed Smith and he was arrested by officers a few…

Trial Scheduled for Rapid City Man Accused in Killing of C-Store Clerk

A 17-year-old co-defendant is asking to move his case to juvenile court

  RAPID CITY, SD — A Rapid City man accused of killing a convenience store clerk during a robbery is scheduled for trial in December. Cody Grady, 19, is charged with first-degree murder or manslaughter in the January stabbing death of 45-year-old Kasie Lord at the Loaf `N Jug. He’s also charged with aiding and abetting first-degree robbery of grand…

President Trump Nominates Former U of M Professor to U.S. Court of Appeals

His nomination requires Senate confirmation

  WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump has nominated Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice David Stras to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Stras formerly clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The 42-year-old former University of Minnesota Law School professor was on Trump’s short list of possible U.S. Supreme Court nominees. His nomination requires Senate confirmation. It would give…