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Judge Rules Against Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes on DAPL

The Army Corps and Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners had said the claim was lacking

  WASHINGTON D.C. — It’s another loss in federal court for the Sioux tribes. Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled against their efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. A lawsuit was brought by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes saying the pipeline threatens their right to practice their…

Fargo Man Accused in Liquor Store Robbery in Court

No weapon was shown and he left in a car with an undetermined amount of cash

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man accused of robbing Bernie’s Wines & Liquors in West Fargo on Sunday has made his first court appearance. Christopher Burns, 36, was arraigned on a felony robbery charge. He’ll be back in court for a preliminary hearing on April 12. Burns is accused of entering the liquor store on Sheyenne Street shortly…

Wadena Man Indicted on First Degree Murder Charge

Antonio St. Marie had been released from jail the day before the shooting

  WADENA, Minn. — A Grand Jury has indicted a Wadena man with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in November. Antonio St. Marie had been released from jail the day before the shooting. Margaret St. Marie, 27, was found dead in their apartment. Her brother and a child were held at gunpoint. St. Marie was arrested…

Ponsford Man Makes Plea in Fargo Woman’s Murder

The 23-year-old Ponsford, Minnesota man killed 40-year-old Cory Terlecky in her south Fargo townhouse in May 2016.

  FARGO, N.D. —¬†The man accused of raping and killing a Fargo woman last May has pleaded guilty to her murder in a plea deal. A gross sexual imposition charge against Landon Lauwagie was dropped. The 23-year-old Ponsford, Minnesota man killed 40-year-old Cory Terlecky in her south Fargo townhouse in May 2016. Lauwagie fled the area after the murder and…

DAPL Protester Accused of Abuse Makes Plea

The elderly woman was taken to the hospital during a blizzard in December where staff said she was frail and malnourished

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A Las Vegas woman accused of abusing her elderly mother during the pipeline protests has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say Kathleen Bennett left her 82-year-old mother, who has dementia, tied to a chair while she attended demonstrations. The elderly woman was taken to the hospital during a blizzard in December where staff said she was…

Charges Dismissed in Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Protest Shooting

Defense attorneys have also filed motions to dismiss charges against two co-defendants

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Charges are dismissed against one of four men accused in the November 2015 shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters outside a Minneapolis police precinct. The men were at a protest over the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark by police. A judge has ruled prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to support charges of felony riot against Daniel…

Grand Forks Woman Makes Plea in Drug Trafficking Murder

Authorities say the drug ring distributed mass quantities of meth in North Dakota and Minnesota

Krystal FeistGRAND FORKS, N.D. — A woman accused of killing a man over a drug deal has pleaded guilty in federal court. Krystal Feist, 32, admitted¬†guilt in three counts, including murder in furtherance of a drug trafficking conspiracy. Authorities say Feist shot 24-year-old Austin Forsman in March 2016 while he sat in a vehicle at Flying J in Grand Forks….

Cox-Sever Makes Plea Deal in Two-Year-Old Bogus Bomb Threat Case

His threats forced flights from Virginia to Chicago and from Minneapolis to Dickinson to make emergency landings

  NORTH DAKOTA — A flight attendant accused of making bogus bomb threats on two Skywest flights in 2015 has signed a plea deal to avoid trial. Justin Cox-Sever, 23, of Tempe, Arizona, is expected to plead guilty to four of the five charges against him related to interfering with an aircraft. Prosecutors will drop a fifth count, reducing the…

Sioux Falls Teen Charged with Murder in Drug Deal Double-Cross

Police say three minors in the car stole some marijuana during a drug deal and were chased by a pickup

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Police say a drug deal involving teens led to a fatal crash in Sioux Falls. Kareem Cisse, 15, was killed when the car in which he was a passenger slammed into a tree Wednesday. Police say three minors in the car stole some marijuana during a drug deal and were chased by a pickup driven…

Man Makes Plea Deal in Moorhead Home Invasion

Mudey and three others were arrested after breaking down an apartment door in the 1100 block of Belsly Boulevard

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A man involved in a home invasion in Moorhead last October has reached a plea deal. Kaahin Mudey, 22, has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting assault with a dangerous weapon. Other charges including kidnapping were dropped. He’ll be sentenced March 20. Mudey and three others were arrested after breaking down an apartment door in the…