A Northwood, N.D., rancher pleaded not guilty Monday to three misdemeanor charges of letting his cattle run at large last month.
Lloyd Thorsgard, 76, who keeps cattle on land alongside state Highway 15, was previously accused of allowing his animals to get loose six times in 2009. In some cases, authorities said, the cattle walked onto the highway.
A Northwood, N.D., rancher facing six counts of letting his cows run at large has reached an agreement with prosecutors that would result in the dismissal of the charges if he can avoid committing any crimes for a year.
GF County rancher faces six criminal charges of loose cattle While his peers fish, golf and play bridge, 75-year-old Lloyd Thorsgard says he’d rather spend time with his “mama cows.”
“They’re my retirement cows,” he said. “I have extremely good calf drops.”
Despite the bliss of having roughly 600 productive mamas, Thorsgard has lately experienced heartache when it comes to his cattle: Grand Forks County prosecutors have charged him with six counts of letting his livestock run at large.
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