Herald Staff Report
FARGO—Different lawyers may represent a man who is on death row for the murder of a UND student. Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. was sentenced to death for kidnapping, raping and murdering 22-year-old Dru Sjodin more than 12 years ago. In his lengthy appeal, Rodriguez has been represented by court-appointed attorneys Michael Wiseman and Joseph Margulies. But Wiseman and Margulies asked Monday to be replaced by the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
The Towner, Granville, and Upham School District in North Dakota will receive funding for early education programs, according to the state's congressional delegation. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families Offices of Head Start has awarded $1,075,791 to the School District to support their Head Start and Early Head Start programs. This Head Start Program Grant is directed towards assisting lower-income families in order to increase their access to early education.
MINOT - Jared Walter was one of three Shiloh Christian players in double figures as the Skyhawks downed Grafton 45-36 on Thursday in the opening round of the North Dakota...
New in GF/EGF "Allegiant": Tris and friends escape the wall that encircles Chicago to discover what lies behind it. With: Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Jeff Daniels. (2:01) Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some partial nudity. "The Bronze": A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist fights for her local celebrity status when a young athlete's star rises. With: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole and Haley Lu Richardson. (1:48) Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout and some drug use.
Girls basketball Minn. Class AAA tournament Wednesday’s quarterfinals In Minneapolis Becker 62, St. Paul Como Park 57 Winona 76, Grand Rapis 56 Today’s semifinals At Williams Arena Thief River Falls...
Local clipboard Briefly Track & Field: North Dakota State redshirt freshman Ryan Enerson, of Grand Forks, was named to the Summit League all-academic team. Enerson won a league title in...
CAVALIER, N.D.—Democrats in North Dakota's District 10 have endorsed candidates for the upcoming state legislative races. Quentin Wenzel of Langdon was endorsed as the candidate for the state Senate, while Elsie Magnus of rural Langdon and Daryl Passa of Drayton were endorsed for House runs. The candidates were endorsed March 5 at the District 10 Democratic-NPL Party convention in Cavalier, according to a news release issued Wednesday.
HILLSBORO, N.D.—A 37-year-old man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Traill County District Court to having sex with a 15-year-old girl. Larry Eugene Shinnaberry II of Fargo has been charged with two counts of corruption or solicitation of minors, both Class C felonies. Shinnaberry told law enforcement in January that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl on Dec. 21 in Hillsboro and again on Dec. 24 near Hillsboro, according to court documents. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and $20,000 fine for both charges.
With tax season comes scams, and the Grand Forks Police Department is reminding taxpayers to beware of imposters looking "to take advantage of people." One of the most common scams is the "fake IRS call" in which someone pretends to be calling from the IRS and threatens a taxpayer with arrest unless payment is made. "No one wants to get into trouble with the IRS, and that's what the scam artists are counting on," Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said. Stenehjem encourages residents that if they answer a call from a scam artist, "just hang up."
A Grand Forks man was arrested Monday after police said he took a co-worker's phone and texted himself nude pictures he found on the phone. Patrick Michael Foley, 32, was formally charged Tuesday in Grand Forks County District Court with one count of dissemination of sexual images, a Class A misdemeanor. Foley was working at Bank Forward North in Grand Forks Dec. 18 when he persistently asked to see the apps on a co-worker's phone, according to court documents.