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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…

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…

Former Grand Forks Teacher Admits to Sexual Relationship with Student

James Whalen, 42, will be sentenced on April 24th

A former Grand Forks teacher has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student. In a plea deal, James Whalen pleaded guilty to sexual assault and two counts of corruption of a minor. A third corruption of a minor charge was dropped. The 42-year-old Whalen will be sentenced on April 24. His plea deal calls for a five year…

Pro-Life Office Vandalized After Planned Parenthood Prayer Service

Police say the pro-life office was vandalized with messages against Christians and President Trump

  The St. Paul office of an anti-abortion group has been vandalized with spray painted messages against children, Christians and President Trump. Brian Gibson is executive director of Pro-Life Action Ministries. He says a staff member found the messages containing expletives when she arrived at work this morning. One was against President Trump. Another refers to a child as another…

Fargo Police Make Arrest in Casey’s General Store Robbery

This isn't the first time Dida has been in trouble with the law

Fargo Police have made an arrest in an armed robbery of a gas station in December. Valeri Dida, 25, was taken into custody and charged with the robbery of Casey’s General Store. Dida allegedly entered the gas station at 2202 25th Street South and pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money. The employee said the suspect got away…

DAPL Protesters Continue to Trespass, Vandalize Backwater Bridge

The Morton County Sheriff's Office says they arrested 21 more people, bringing the total to 624

For a third consecutive night, pipeline protesters trespassed and tried to force authorities from the Backwater Bridge. The Morton County Sheriff says around 150 people gathered on the bridge Wednesday night. Three tire fires were started on the bridge along with two fires on each side of the bridge. Protesters attempted to get behind the law enforcement line several times….

Two Teens Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Rapid City Gas Station Employee

Police say the teens have been charged with murder and robbery

Two teens arrested in the stabbing of a Rapid City gas station clerk have been charged with murder and robbery. Carlos Quevedo, 17, of Rapid City, was charged as an adult with first- and second-degree murder and robbery. Cody Grady, 19,of Rapid City, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery. Police say they went into a Loaf N’ Jug…

Judge Refuses Lower Bail for Wahpeton Man Accused in Breckenridge Shooting

Matthew Allard, 27, is jailed on a minimum of $200,000 bail

  A judge has refused to lower bail for a Wahpeton man charged with attempted murder in a shooting at a home in Breckenridge last month. The lawyer for 27 year-old Matthew Allard asked that his bail be reduced. He’s jailed on a minimum of $200,000. Allard is accused of shooting another man in the stomach during an argument. Witnesses…

Police: Rapid City Gas Station Clerk Stabbed to Death Over Beer

Rapid City Police say the female clerk was in her 20s and left to die in front of the store

  A gas station clerk was stabbed to death during a robbery in Rapid City. “Unfortunately we had a robbery,” said Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris. “Actually, it appears to be more of a beer theft in progress and when our officers arrived, they found a young female clerk that was brutally stabbed and left to die right in…

Sen. Hoeven Accuses Obama Administration of DAPL Delays

Senator John Hoeven says the Trump Administration should approve the final easement on DAPL immediately

  Senator Hoeven claims the Obama administration is again trying to delay the Dakota Access Pipeline project by changing the rules. He says a new environmental impact study will impose months and perhaps years of additional delay and difficulty on the people who live and work in the pipeline area. He says the company has complied with all federal and…