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ND Tax Commissioner Gets Suspended Jail Sentence for DUI

His blood-alcohol level was .20, more than twice the legal limit for driving

MANDAN, ND — North Dakota’s Tax Commissioner has pleaded guilty to drunk driving. Ryan Rauschenberger was arrested late last month by the North Dakota Highway Patrol in Mandan. His blood-alcohol level was .20, more than twice the legal limit for driving. Under a plea agreement, Rauschenberger was given a suspended jail sentence and put on probation for one year. During…

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…

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…

Judge: Anti-Vaxx Michigan Mom Headed to Jail

Bredow says she takes full responsibility for her actions

  PONTIAC, Mich. — The decision is final. The Michigan mother, threatened to be put behind bars if she doesn’t vaccinate her nine-year-old son, is headed to jail. Rebecca Bredow has been sentenced to seven days in jail after she refused to comply with the judge’s ruling and did not allow her son to get vaccinated. The anti-vaxx mom said…

Former Moorhead Man Accused of Torturing, Killing Cats Makes Plea

Greer entered the plea to a charge of mistreatment and torture of animals

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A former Moorhead man accused of torturing and killing three cats at an apartment in January has entered an Alford plea. That means Jalen Greer isn’t admitting guilt, but says if he went to trial, he would lose. Greer entered the plea to a charge of mistreatment and torture of animals. Two other charges against him were…

Minot Man Arrested After Reports of a Child Eating from a Trash Can

They found 31-one-year-old Cory Walhood allegedly too drunk to care for the children

MINOT, ND — A Minot man is accused of being too drunk to care for the four children in his house. Officers responded on August 25 after a report of a child eating out of a trash can. They found 31-one-year-old Cory Walhood allegedly too drunk to care for the children. They ranged in age from 2 years to 12…

Lidgerwood Man Arrested After Six Hour Standoff

People living nearby were evacuated during the standoff

  LIDGERWOOD, ND — A Lidgerwood man is facing a felony reckless endangerment charge after a six-hour standoff with authorities. The incident on Monday began when officers responded to a report that 39-year-old Michael Skroch was allegedly terrorizing someone with a sword. Authorities say attempts to negotiate with Skroch were unsuccessful. Officers twice fired tear gas into the home and…

President Trump Not Sorry About Pardoning Arizona Sheriff

He called the former Arizona sheriff a "patriot" who loves his country

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump is defending his decision to pardon Joe Arpaio. Trump was asked about his controversial decision during a joint press conference with the president of Finland. He called the former Arizona sheriff a “patriot” who loves his country. Arpaio faced a possible jail sentence due to a federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols. Trump…

Lakeville Man Sentenced in Death of Minnesota Woman Found in Cass County

Timothy Barr is sentenced to seven years in prison

  CASS COUNTY, ND — A judge has sentenced a Lakeville man in the death of a Minnesota woman. Timothy Barr is sentenced to seven years in prison. Barr plead guilty to leaving the scene of an accident that caused the death of 45-year-old Michelle Newell of Vadnais Heights. A manslaughter charge was dismissed. Newell’s body was found in rural…

Relative of Gordon Winrod’s Victims Worried He’s Re-Establishing Cult in Kulm

The new owners of the former Kulm High School are the daughter and son-in-law of white supremacist Pastor Gordon Winrod

  KULM, ND — Some people in Kulm, North Dakota are worried that a cult leader is moving into their small town. The new owners of the former Kulm High School are the daughter and son-in-law of white supremacist Pastor Gordon Winrod. He served about 10 years in a Missouri prison for kidnapping his grandchildren from their home near Edgeley…