The team of prosecutors that made the federal case against Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. said at a news conference Tuesday they were glad but not surprised to learn that the Crookston man’s death sentence appeal in the Dru Sjodin case was rebuffed by a federal court in Minneapolis.
A federal appeals court Tuesday affirmed the death sentence of a convicted rapist for the 2003 kidnapping and killing of a UND student in a case that led both Minnesota and North Dakota to toughen their sex-offender laws.
A Bemidji man appeared in court Thursday after being arrested during an undercover drug bust in the parking lot of Columbia Mall in Grand Forks.
Brian Cordova, 26, is accused of delivering 9 ounces of cocaine to an agent with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Monday.
“When we were out, people would see him and say, “Hey, there’s the shoe man,” said Glenna, Jack’s wife of 31 years. “He had such a loyal following. He treated each customer as an individual. He knew their shoe size as well as their name.”
Contractors and construction crews are busy in Columbia Mall in Grand Forks, as half a dozen stores are taking advantage of space vacated by other retailers in the building. The biggest move will be by Victoria’s Secret, which is increasing by 50 percent.
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