Burgum pardons 24 low-level marijuana offenders

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has pardoned 24 people convicted of low-level marijuana crimes, in the second wave under a new policy that gives former pot offenders a second chance. The policy adopted last year allows people with low-level marijuana convictions petition to have their records wiped clean if they avoid unlawful behavior for five years. The…

Ongoing Fargo drug investigation leads to significant seizure of drugs

As a result of the investigation, several people are facing state and federal charges.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department, with the help from several other agencies, served three search warrants on Tuesday as part of an ongoing drug investigation. The warrants, which were conducted at two residences and one local hotel, recovered approximately 1,400 M30 Fentanyl pills, nearly two ounces of Heroin, a few grams of Methamphetamine, a small amount of Marijuana, a Glock…

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…