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Man accused of Propositioning People For Sex at West Acres Has Been Charged

FARGO, ND – Fargo Police have identified a man accused of lurking around and sexually propositioning people at West Acres Mall as 50-year-old Lonnie Weiand of Minot. Two charges of disorderly conduct has been filed against him. On Wednesday, police said officers responded to two separate but similar incidents involving Weiand. He’s described as white man taller than 5’7″ with a medium build…

Minot Man Convicted Of Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend To Death

25-year-old Sharmaine Leake Was Stabbed during an apparent domestic dispute

MINOT, N.D. — A Minot man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend last year has been found guilty of murder. A jury deliberated 2 and a half hours Thursday before convicting 28-year-old Bradley Morales. Morales was accused in the stabbing last August of 25-year-old Sharmaine Leake during an apparent domestic dispute. She died six days later when her family took…

Report Of Man Sleeping In His Vehicle Turns Into A Chase And Arrest

The Minot Man Was Spotted In Polk County Early Monday Morning

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A report of a man sleeping in his vehicle sets off a chase in Polk County. Deputies say 24-year-old Brady Werre of Minot had just woken up and drove off as deputies attempted to stop him. It happened early Monday at the intersection of Polk County 46 and Highway 2. The pursuit ended near Mentor after…

Bill Would Allows Loans Out Of Legacy Fund For Roads And Bridges

Two Republican Minot Lawmakers Proposed The Legislation

BISMARCK, N.D. — Part of North Dakota’s oil tax savings account could be used to make low-interest loans to communities facing big and expensive infrastructure projects. Backers of the Republican drafted legislation want to use up to 15 percent of the Legacy Fund’s principal every two years for projects such as flood protection and water systems. Two Minot lawmakers are…

Judge To Decide If Charges Will Be Dropped Against Former Nurses

Accused of Stealing medication From patients In Hospice Care

April Beckler and Kim KochelMINOT, N.D. — A judge will decide whether charges of endangering a vulnerable adult should move forward against two former nurses. April Beckler and Kim Kochel worked at Trinity Hospice in Minot and are accused of stealing prescribed drugs for hospice patients. Attorneys disagree over whether the charges should stand because of the victims’ ages. Documents…

Inmate Assaults Fellow Inmate Over Stolen Ramen Noodles

Victim's Jaw Suffered Two Fractures During Fight

MINOT, N.D. — A Ward County Jail inmate in Minot is charged with breaking another inmate’s jaw in two places during a fight over Ramen noodles. 32-year-old Jesse Jones of Kenmare is charged with aggravated assault. Court documents reveal that 26-year-old inmate David Pieper Jr. accused Jones of stealing seven Ramen noodle packages and a bowl from Pieper’s cell. Authorities…

State Representative Gets Out Of Hospital After Two-Vehicle Crash

Andrew Maragos Has Served Minot In State House Since The 1990's

MINOT, ND — A state representative from Minot is out of the hospital after a crash last night near Larimore on Highway 2. Representative Andrew Maragos and another man were hurt in the two-vehicle crash sending both men to Altru in Grand Forks. Maragos hit a SUV driven by 33-year-old Travis Holt of Grand Forks after Holt crossed too close…

State Lawmaker From Minot Hurt In Crash Near Larimore, North Dakota

Drivers Of Both Vehicles Taken To The Hospital In Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS CO., ND — A state lawmaker from Minot was hurt in a car crash on Highway 2 near Larimore. The highway patrol says 33-year-old Travis Holt of Grand Forks was attempting to turn onto a residential driveway but crossed too close in front of a car driven by 73-year-old Andrew Maragos. Both vehicles ended up in the ditch….

Gov. Burgum Emphasizes Innovation in His State of the State Address

The governor hopes the people of North Dakota can find solutions to the state's challenges

MINOT, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum took the governor’s office one year ago and has been active in sharing his vision for North Dakota. Today, he delivered his second State of the State Address from the campus of Minot State. In his nearly 90–minute speech, Governor Burgum highlighted the challenges faced in 2017 and his vision for 2018. The governor’s…

Search for Missing Native American Woman Expands Beyond Fort Berthold

  NEW TOWN, N.D. — The search for Olivia Lone Bear is moving beyond the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Lone Bear’s family says they’re expanding the search and seeking volunteers in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and other cities. The 33-year-old woman was reported missing in October. She was last seen driving her pickup in New Town. Her brother, Matthew,…