The new Griggs County Commission severed ties with the Barnes County State’s Attorney’s Office and approved a joint powers agreement with Nelson County to provide the county with legal services. The new commissioners, elected in a recall vote last month, also questioned how money is being spent on a controversial courthouse project.
When Rodney Brossart’s trial on charges of terrorizing of deputies and theft of cattle opens Tuesday in Grand Forks, the prosecutor wants to introduce evidence that the Lakota, N.D., farmer resisted arrest years earlier by the same deputy who shot him with a stun gun and arrested him in June 2011 over six stray animals.
Nelson County (N.D.) Sheriff Kelly Janke has promised to push for a citizen-initiated grand jury as part of his protest of a plea agreement in the Rodney Brossart terrorizing case. That led to a change of prosecutors in the case.
The city of Grand Forks is getting federal and state grants worth $291,000 to improve public transportation for veterans and other riders in six northeast North Dakota counties. The money would be used to create a system to coordinate transit throughout the region.
Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke told county commissioners here Thursday it was time to remove State’s Attorney Doug Manbeck from office. He’s complained for months about Manbeck’s work habits, Janke said.
Barns and quilts are two of the images perhaps most associated with rural life. Today through Sunday, a tour of quilts painted on eight-foot wooden panels and hung on barns will debut near Michigan, N.D.
Community Action agencies distributed some of the Sunland Inc. peanut butter to clients in August. Postcards with disposal instructions have been mailed to about 800 clients served in Grand Forks, Nelson, Walsh, and Pembina counties.
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