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Police Pull Two From Car Parked On Railroad Tracks Right Before It’s Hit

Fargo Police say 23-year-old Ahmed Hussein parked his car on the tracks near the Amtrak Station

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man is arrested on multiple charges after his car is hit by a train. Police say 23-year-old Ahmed Hussein parked his car on the tracks near the Amtrak Station just before midnight and refused to move. Officers got Hussein and a male passenger out of…

North Dakota Seeking to Pardon More Low-Level Pot Offenders

Republican Gov. Doug Burgum pardoned 16 qualified offenders in January.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Pardon Advisory Board is seeking more applicants under its new policy wiping criminal records clean for people with low-level marijuana convictions. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum pardoned 16 qualified offenders in January under the marijuana policy adopted last year. Thirty-seven-year-old Craig Bjorland says he was thrilled to receive his pardon by mail months after applying for it….

Mandan Woman Accused in Large Drug Bust to Face Trial in May

Isaak faces six felony drug charges for possession with intent to deliver

MANDAN, N.D.–A Mandan woman accused of possessing more than $1 million in illegal drugs with intent to sell will face trial in May. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Megan Isaak sold more than half a ton of marijuana between March 2018 and April 2019. She was arrested after police executed a search warrant at her storage unit in Mandan. A criminal complaint…

Recreational Marijuana Petitions Approved for Circulation

The petition will need 13,500 signatures by July 6.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A group seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota can begin circulating petitions to try to bring the issue to voters. Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved the format of the petition on Monday. LegalizeND would need to gather and submit nearly 13,500 signatures by July 6 to get a proposed measure on the November ballot. The proposed…

Legalize ND Submits Paperwork For Statewide Vote

Legalize ND would need to gather nearly 13,500 valid signatures by July to get the measure on the ballot for the 2020 general election in November.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota has submitted the required paperwork to the secretary of state to begin the approval process. Secretary of State Al Jaeger and Attorney General Wayne Stenjehem have up to seven days to review the proposed measure and decide whether to approve it for circulation so the…

Fargo Student With BB Pistol & Marijuana Taken Into Custody

Woodrow Wilson High School officials were tipped off by another student who reported a marijuana smell in a bathroom

FARGO, N.D. — A Woodrow Wilson High School student is in police custody after he was found with an unloaded BB pistol and marijuana in his backpack. School officials were tipped off by another student who reported a marijuana smell in a bathroom. They reviewed security camera footage and brought the student in for a search. They say the student…

Few People Take Advantage Of Clearing Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says as many as 175,000 marijuana convictions over several decades could be eligible

BISMARCK, N.D. — Few people are taking advantage of a policy change that lets people with low-level marijuana convictions petition to have their records wiped clean. They have to apply and avoid unlawful behavior for five years. The change in law took effect in July. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says as many as 175,000 marijuana convictions over several decades could…

Few North Dakotans Seeking Pardons on Pot Offenses

Only about three dozen people have applied to date.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota’s attorney general says few people are so far taking advantage of a policy change that lets people with low-level marijuana convictions petition to have their records wiped clean if they avoid unlawful behavior for five years. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says as many as 175,000 marijuana convictions over several decades could be eligible. But only about three…