A co-owner of a Mandan smoke shop has been sentenced to serve a year in prison for conspiring to sell synthetic marijuana. Big Willies co-owner William Nickel will not have to serve the sentence until an appeal is heard by the North Dakota Supreme Court.
United Steelworkers local president Javier Montoya tells The Bismarck Tribune the contract leaves current benefits in place along with a 40 percent cut to pensions. He says the company told workers if an agreement wasn't reached by May 22, bargaining would be for lesser options.
Police in Mandan have released the name of a man who was a suspect in the slaying of a Mandan woman before he was found dead Sunday. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 65-year-old Robert L. Mitchell of Mandan was found dead in a relative's bed Sunday morning.
Police Sgt. Mark Buschena tells the Bismarck Tribune that airport security officers saw the outline of a handgun in the man's carry-on bag with X-ray. Police say the man had two magazines with him and both were loaded. One of the magazines was in the .45-caliber pistol.
Authorities in Mandan say they're investigating an apparent homicide in the southeast part of the city. Police tell KFYR television that a relative of the victim called officers to the Park Town Trailer Court Friday morning after noticing indications of foul play. Officers responded and found the victim, a 60-year-old Mandan woman. Her name has not been release.
A former Roman Catholic priest won't have to spend more time in jail for stealing from a paralyzed man while he was caring for him. A judge sentenced 68-year-old Cyprian Meier to 18 months in prison for exploiting a vulnerable adult.
The husband of Mandan state Rep. RaeAnn Kelsch says he is to blame for the couple's income tax problems. North Dakota's Tax Department filed a lien against the Kelsches, saying they hadn't paid $304,000 in state income taxes, interest and penalties. Kelsch has declined comment on demands that she resign.
The Tax Department has put a $304,000 tax lien on Mandan state Rep. RaeAnn Kelsch and her husband Thomas D. Kelsch. North Dakota Tax Commissioner Cory Fong says the Republican state lawmaker won't get favored treatment on her overdue income tax bill.
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