The case against Andrew Spofford, the Grand Forks man investigators say is the maker of synthetic drugs blamed for killing two young men and sending a handful of others to the hospital, became a federal one Monday.
Lakeland Fine Foods of St. Paul has filed a complaint in federal court against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in a dispute over a food stamp program. Lakeland says the USDA has wrongly accused the company of improperly using benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. (A previous version of this story from The Associated Press incorrectly identified Lakeland as a Grand Forks company.)
Three-judge panel rejects appeal by Darrin Anderson, 36, of his 12-year prison sentence for interstate travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a 13-year-old girl in East Grand Forks in 2009. The decision, filed Wednesday, also upholds lifetime bans on Anderson using booze or porn.
For at least a decade, as many as 6,000 of Indiana’s neediest adults have seen some of their state aid payments slashed simply because they receive food stamps — a practice that advocates and legal experts say is a clear violation of federal law.
A Red Lake, Minn., teenager is accused of murdering a man on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office. A criminal complaint alleges that Ryan Roy Cloud, 19, killed a 27-year-old Red Lake man on the night of Feb. 1.
A woman accused of taking part in a police standoff in Stark County, N.D., that ended in a barrage of gunfire has pleaded guilty to two lesser charges.Jacquelin Mink entered the plea Friday to charges of reckless endangerment and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Organizers of a fundraiser in Wadena are looking for a few good men manly enough to participate in a beauty pageant. And, yes, facial hair is OK. “What we need are a few men who are strong enough to compete like a woman,” said Bonnie Kingsley who is organizing the “Miss Tootsie” pageant in January as a fundraiser for the Miss Wadena Scholarship Pageant.
Associated Press/Forum Communications
, November 28, 2009
An Oklahoma man accused of hiring his handyman to kill a North Dakota dentist has waived extradition and will be returned to North Dakota to face a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. Gene Kirkpatrick, 63, Jones, Okla., is accused of paying Michael Nakvinda, 41, $3,000 to kill Philip Gattuso, who was Kirkpatrick’s son-in-law. Nakvinda is charged with murder.
Forum Communications/Associated Press
, November 21, 2009
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