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Belcourt Man Sentenced in Grand Forks Stabbing of Man, Pregnant Woman

Jordan Parisien, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary

  GRAND FORKS, ND — A Belcourt man is headed behind bars for eight years for stabbing two people, one of whom was a pregnant woman in Grand Forks. Jordan Parisien, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary. The judge sentenced Parisien to 20 years in prison with 12 years suspended. In early…

Jamestown Woman Sentenced After Fatal Crash in Bismarck

Voldness admitted to using meth before the deadly crash

BISMARCK, ND — A Jamestown woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for causing a fatal crash in Bismarck. Darci Voldness, 29, pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and ingesting a controlled substance in September. Authorities say Voldness made a U-turn in front of a motorcycle being driven by 33-year-old Denver Glas in August 2016. The 33-year-old Linton man…

Former Fergus Falls Teacher Sentenced for Child Pornography

He was a sub for the Fergus Falls School District for 15 years

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A former Fergus Falls substitute teacher has been sentenced on child pornography charges. Joshua Noble, 39, is sentenced to five years in prison and he must pay $26,000 in restitution. He must also pay $5,000 in a special assessment to the Domestic Trafficking Victims Fund. Authorities say Noble was active on an internet-based messaging service…

Grand Forks Woman Sentenced in Flying J Murder

The investigation resulted in the indictment of 13 conspirators in connection with a meth ring in Grand Forks

Krystal FeistGRAND FORKS, ND — A Grand Forks woman has been sentenced for her role in a murder at the Flying J Truck Stop in Grand Forks. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson sentenced 32-year-old Krystal Feist to 30 years in prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release. Feist and Modesto Torrez were charged with the March 2016…

Wahpeton Man Sentenced in Breckenridge Shooting

A jury convicted 27-year-old Matthew Allard of assault, making terroristic threats and firing a gun

  BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A Wahpeton man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for shooting a man last December. A jury convicted 27-year-old Matthew Allard of assault, making terroristic threats and firing a gun. He was found not guilty of attempted murder. Allard shot Isaac Herrera in the stomach during an argument in Breckenridge. Allard left the scene…

Ohio Man Accused of Sexual Abuse of Minot 8-Year-Old Sentenced

He pleaded guilty in March to gross sexual imposition

MINOT, ND — An Ohio man who fled to Thailand after he was accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy in Minot has been sentenced. Mark Rogers, 65, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Rogers had to be extradited to the United States from Thailand after he was charged in 2014. He pleaded guilty in March to gross sexual…

California Man Sentenced for Transporting More than Half a Million Dollars in Marijuana Across ND

Miller said he was on his way to Illinois with the load

BISMARCK, ND — The California man, who was arrested during a traffic stop in North Dakota for having nearly 200 pounds of marijuana, has been sentenced. Harold Miller, 71, of Sacramento, California will serve one year in prison on felony and misdemeanor drug possession charges. Miller was arrested following a traffic stop on I-94 near Bismarck. In his vehicle, he…

Fargo Man Sentenced in Mapleton Gas Station Sex Assault Case

Ali was convicted on five felony counts, including gross sexual imposition

  CASS COUNTY, ND — The Fargo man who sexually assaulted an employee of a Mapleton gas station has been sentenced. Abdulrahman Ali, 37, has been sentenced to 26 years in prison. Ali was convicted on five felony counts, including gross sexual imposition. Authorities say Ali entered Gordy’s Travel Plaza in Mapleton, attacked the woman employee by punching and kicking…

Susan Bala Requesting a Certificate of Innocence from Federal Judge

She spent a year and a half in prison before her conviction was overturned and she was set free

  FARGO, ND — A woman who was convicted and later cleared of running an illegal gambling business based in Fargo wants to clear her name. Susan Bala’s attorney, Bob Hoy, is asking a federal judge to grant Bala a “certificate of innocence.” Bala was the founder of Racing Services Incorporated. She spent a year and a half in prison…

Attorney for Minnesota’s Denny Hecker Corrects Earlier Statements About His Release from Prison

The attorney said the phone call was not collect and she had no reason to doubt him

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — It appears a former auto dealer from Minnesota is not a free man after all. Denny Hecker’s bankruptcy attorney said he called her and said he was in a halfway house, but the Federal Bureau of Prisons says the shamed auto dealer remains behind bars. The attorney said the phone call was not collect and she…