Former ND State Senator Uses Drive To Donate Over 1,000 Books For Inmates

Flakoll says he's gotten books from more than 10 states and more kept coming in to show their support.

FARGO, N.D. — Tri-College Provost Tim Flakoll is giving a big helping hand to the Cass County Jail. The former North Dakota State Senator dropped off over 1,500 books as a part of his book drive for inmates. Flakoll says he was going to wait until after the pandemic to make the delivery, but changed his mind after he found…

Cass County Jail Inmate Tests Positive For COVID-19

The inmate has mild symptoms and is in isolation

FARGO, N.D. — An inmate currently in custody at the Cass County Jail tests positive for the coronavirus. Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner says the staff at the jail has been preparing for this exact situation. “We predicted that at some point, we would probably have an individual who would come in who was, you know, who was infectious with…

Cass County Jail Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19

CASS COUNTY, N.D. – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that an inmate, who currently remains in custody, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The male individual was booked in on Tuesday, April 7th and held in isolation through the screening process. All new intakes are subject to the isolation screening process and at no time do they have direct…

Former ND Senator Launching Book Drive for Inmates

Donations will be accepted until March 15.

FARGO, N.D.–A former North Dakota Senator is working to launch a book drive for inmates. Tim Flakoll was a member of the North Dakota State Senate for 18 years. Now he is attempting to collect books to donate to jails for inmate reform efforts. Studies have shown that giving prisoners access to educational tools such as books can lower recidivism…

Man Accused Of Killing His Parents In Long Prairie Returned To Minnesota From Mexico

Dylan Bennett was booked into jail pending charges of second-degree murder

TODD CO., Minn. — Dylan Bennett, the man wanted for the double murders of his parents in Long Prairie, Minnesota, is back in Todd County. Bennett was booked into jail Monday morning pending charges of second-degree murder. He was arrested Saturday at a hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Barry and Carol Bennett were found dead in their home Tuesday by deputies…

Inmate Accused of Assaulting Jail Guards

Knowles was in jail on two misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and giving false information to law enforcement.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A Bismarck man is accused of assaulting two guards at the Burleigh Morton Detention Center. Authorities say 27-year-old Efrain Knowles was being escorted by the guards Aug. 7 when he began resisting. After being taken to the ground, Knowles proceeded to kick the guards in the abdomen. The guards sought medical treatment. The Bismarck Tribune says…

Man Released From Clay County Jail Returned Two Hours Later On Murder Warrant

an arrest warrant was issued in Ramsey County for antonio Johnson

MOORHEAD, MN — It didn’t take long for a newly-released Clay County jail inmate to find himself back in custody. 31-year-old Antonio Johnson was released around 1:30 p.m. after being held for disturbing the peace and obstruction. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says about a half hour later, an arrest warrant was issued in Ramsey County where Johnson is wanted…

Becker County Reveals New Jail

Construction for the New Facility began in August 2017

With an increase in population size and a need to better serve both inmates and correctional officers, a new jail for Becker County has been in the works since August of 2017. In December, the new and improved Facility was finally complete. “We needed a new jail because we were boarding out 30 to 40 inmates daily and at the…

Former Victoria’s Secret Worker Sentenced For Stealing $35,000 In Merchandise

Authorities say 19-year-old Pru Bray of Minot took the items out of the store in bags or wore them under her clothing

MINOT, ND — A Minot woman has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for stealing $35,000 in merchandise from the Victoria’s Secret where she worked. Authorities say 19-year-old Pru Bray took the items out of the store in bags or wore them under her clothing, then sold them at rummage sales or gave them as gifts. If Bray stays out…

Man Charged With Manslaughter In Hunting Death Appears In Court

Morris Dodd Jr. appeared for a hearing and will be back in court on January 7

BECKER COUNTY, MN — An Ogema, Minnesota man arrested in the shooting death of former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson appears in court. 54-year-old Morris Dodd Jr. appeared for a hearing and will be back in court on January 7. He remains in custody in Becker County. Dodd faces 2nd degree manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm charges….