A community meeting will be held Tuesday Tuesday in Cooperstown, N.D., to discuss a proposed plan to replace the 129-year-old Griggs County Courthouse, which has been plagued by mold and other health problems.
In a starting lineup that included four players standing 6-foot-2 or taller last season, Lucas Dick averaged a double double. With the rest of that height graduating last spring, the 6-foot-5 junior is even more dominant on the boards.
The Griggs County Commission likely will decide today whether to put an estimated $1.5 million bond issue on the November ballot to build a new courthouse, replacing the historic, but hazardous building now in use.
Jurors took 2 hours to decide on ‘overwhelming’ evidence The jury here took only two hours Tuesday to decide Daniel Wacht was guilty of murdering Kurt Johnson 16 months ago. The swift verdict by seven men and five women on the seventh day after Wacht’s trial opened came on what would have been Johnson’s 56th birthday.
The case of a Cooperstown man accused of killing and beheading a North Dakota State University researcher has gone to a jury. Daniel Wacht has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of 54-year-old Kurt Johnson, whose severed head was found in Wacht's basement.
The jury in the murder trial of Daniel Wacht could get the case today. After calling about 31 witnesses over five days in the murder trial of Daniel Wacht, Griggs County prosecutor Marina Spahr rested her case Monday afternoon. Wacht’s defense attorney, Steve Mottinger, told court officers, he would be done today.
On the fifth day of the murder trial for Daniel Wacht, a state crime agent described how investigators located the buried severed head of Kurt Johnson — the man Wacht is accused of shooting and decapitating.
A state investigator testified Thursday that when he informed Daniel Evan Wacht the severed head of missing North Dakota State University researcher Kurt Johnson had been dug up in a crawl space in Wacht’s basement, the 31-year-old paused, his complexion turned red and he sunk down in his chair.
During opening arguments in the murder trial of Wacht, 31, of Cooperstown, N.D., Spahr told jurors that Johnson, 54, was celebrating New Year’s Eve when Wacht snuffed out his life “as suddenly and quickly as the cork popping off a champagne bottle.”
The first murder trial here in more than 80 years will feature a defendant with a machine-gun tattoo on his head and reported ties to a white supremacist gang, a victim whose severed head was found in the alleged killer’s basement and the oldest working courthouse in North Dakota.
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