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MINOT, N.D. - A couple is facing child neglect charges after they allegedly forced a girl to drink beer and vodka and smoked marijuana with her on Sunday night, April 28. The girl was found in a car in the Rock n' Horse parking lot in Minot at 11:46 p.m. Sunday. The woman, WillieJo Francis Knight, 30, was in the driver's seat and had a breath alcohol content of 0.19%, more than twice the legal limit. The girl told police that they started drinking at about 6 p.m. that day and Knight and her husband, Collin Jarrett Knight, 37, made her keep drinking even though she wanted to stop.
MINOT, N.D. — A jury awarded a South Carolina man approximately $13.1 million last week in his lawsuit against BNSF Railway, said one of his lawyers, Steve Lautt of the Pringle and Herigstad Law Firm.
MINOT, N.D. - A 28-year-old Minot woman is accused making false reports to police about a break-in and a shooting in separate 911 calls. Lupita Deannshae Davis is charged with Class C felony terrorizing, Class A misdemeanor harassment, and Class A misdemeanor providing false information to law enforcement.
STANLEY, N.D. - A 24-year-old Fargo man on Thursday, Jan. 10, is now facing a Class AA felony murder charge for the death of his girlfriend's 6-month-old son in Stanley on Nov. 16, according to a listing on the North Dakota Courts site.
MINOT, N.D. - A bill has been introduced in the North Dakota Legislature that would provide $2 million, or as much as is needed, to the Ward County Historical Society to relocate its Pioneer Village museum off the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. Ward County Historical Society President David Leite said in an email that historical society members plan to attend a hearing on Senate Bill 2146 at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the Capitol in Bismarck.
ALEXANDER, N.D. – A western North Dakota school has moved to a four-day week this school year and with great success, the superintendent said. About 35 minutes have been added to each school day in Alexander, which runs from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. "It was tiring in the beginning," Superintendent Leslie McDonald acknowledged, but she said the district built additional breaks into the schedule for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
MINOT, N.D. — North Central District Court Judge Todd Cresap has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a practicing Rastafarian whose baby was briefly taken into foster care in Minot three years ago when the mother tested positive for marijuana.
MINOT, N.D.—A jury in Minot found Kommika Katrice Gregory, 39, guilty of Class B felony manslaughter Wednesday, Oct. 10, after five hours of deliberation. Gregory went to trial Monday on a charge that she shot and killed Ronald Stanley Thompson, 58, on Nov. 16, 2017 at a Minot apartment. The jury received the case shortly before 11 a.m. on Wednesday and returned the verdict about 4 p.m. During deliberations, they asked questions, including about the definition of "negligent."
MINOT, N.D.—Kommika Katrice Gregory, 39, of Minot will argue that she was acting in self defense when she shot Ronald Stanley Thompson three times on Nov. 16, 2017, at her ex-boyfriend's apartment. Gregory went on trial Monday, Oct. 8, on a charge of Class AA felony murder and could face up to life in prison without parole if she is convicted.
FORT PECK, Mont.—A 58-year-old North Dakota man has been charged with the deliberate homicide of his brother in Montana.