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Minneapolis beefs up security before trial in Floyd’s death

George FLoyd memorial (CNN)MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis city leaders are beefing up security plans, preparing to close streets and keeping residents and businesses informed as the trial approaches for the former police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. Mayor Jacob Frey said security will be a top priority during the trial. Former police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with…

Appeals Court won’t delay ex-cop’s trial in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Court of Appeals has dismissed prosecutors’ request to delay the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. Derek Chauvin is scheduled to go to trial on murder and manslaughter charges on March 8. The appeals court also dismissed the state’s request to hold a joint trial for Chauvin and…

Local defense attorney explains changes to Derek Chauvin’s trial

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A local defense attorney says the fact that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will be tried alone could benefit either him or his co-defendants, depending on the arguments brought forth in court. Chauvin’s co-defendants are former officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao. Leah Carlson of Ohnstad Twichell Law Office in West Fargo…

School bus driver found not guilty in bus crash that injured 18 kids

The incident sent five children aboard the bus to the hospital with serious injuries, one suffering a broken back.

WAHPETON, N.D. —  After a year long battle, a judge has found a Wahpeton school bus driver not guilty in a crash that injured 18 children. The 70 year old driver, Michael Skroch was found not guilty of reckless driving after a train hit the bus in December of last year. The incident sent five children aboard the bus to…

ND women share experiences of taking part in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Both women joined the trial at the end of October/beginning of November.

NORTH DAKOTA – Two North Dakota women take part in the COVID-19 vaccine trial. Danielle Pinnick has seen firsthand the impact COVID-19 has had on her friends and family. Being part of the COVID-19 vaccine trial was just a way for her to make sure no family has to suffer the loss of a loved one. “I thought it was…

Sen. Tina Smith pushes for witnesses in impeachment trial

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith has been sending out her notes and thoughts on the impeachment trial on social media after every day of the impeachment trial. Former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s book manuscript claims President Trump froze aid to Ukraine so the country would investigate the Bidens. Smith believes the trial must include information from key people….

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…

Woman Pleads Not guilty to Forgery and Theft of $800,000

Morell will stand trial beginning Feb. 19.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A Bismarck woman has pleaded not guilty to using fraudulent letters and a judge’s forged signature to swindle more than $800,000 from people who thought they were loaning her money. Thirty-two-year-old Autumn Morrell entered the pleas Tuesday to three counts of theft and three counts of forgery. Each felony carries a maximum 20 years in prison upon conviction. Prosecutors…