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North Dakota Highway Officials Increase Littering Fines by 400 Percent

The bill was passed during the last legislative session

FARGO, ND — You may want to reconsider tossing a cigarette out your car window from now on. Highway officials are cracking down on litter by imposing a 400 percent fine increase. Anyone caught tossing trash out on the highway will now have to pay a $500 fine as opposed to the standard $100. The bill was passed during the…

Judge Won’t Dismiss Charges Against McKenzie County Sheriff

Schwartzenberger later paid for the charges but a criminal affidavit alleges they were made in violation of a county policy

  MCKENZIE COUNTY, N.D. — A judge has declined to dismiss criminal charges against the McKenzie County sheriff accused of misusing his office credit card. The judge didn’t offer a reason for the decision. Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger is accused of making excessive charges during the 2015 Western State’s Sheriff’s Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Schwartzenberger later paid for the…