Minot Daily News
BISMARCK - A 37-year-old Minot man was sentenced Monday, March 18, to more than 12 years in federal prison after being convicted on drug, gun and money laundering charges. Dennis Allen Corwin was the leader of a ring distributing meth in the Minot and Bismarck area, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. When he was arrested in Bismarck, authorities found approximately five pounds of meth and 30 firearms in his vehicle and shop in Minot. The drug ring had transported more than 70 pounds of meth from Mexico to North Dakota.
MINOT, N.D. - The mountain and plains snowpack throughout the Missouri River drainage increased considerably during February, a month in which record or near-record snowfall occurred in many regions of the northern United States. Increased snowfall has led to an increased snowmelt runoff forecast for the Missouri River basin.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — An unpaid bill related to removal proceedings of a former Ward County sheriff has resurfaced. In a letter to the governor, attorney general and Ward County, the Traynor Law Firm in Devils Lake is requesting payment of $66,475.02 as reimbursement for services rendered while appointed as special prosecutors to assist in the removal proceedings of Sheriff Steve Kukowski. The Ward County Commission tabled action Tuesday, March 5, while waiting to hear from the Attorney General's Office on the matter. The county's position is the state should pay the bill.
MINOT — The developer of a proposed medical marijuana dispensary is seeking a zoning permit for a center in southwest Minot. The Minot Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Monday, Feb. 25, on a request for rezoning and a conditional use permit for a “compassionate care center” near Dakota Square Mall. The commission meets at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. The dispensary is called Solevo North Dakota, which registered as a business last fall, based in Berthold.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. – A 50-year-old New Rockford man received a sentence of 12 years behind bars during a lengthy hearing here Wednesday, Feb. 6. Alexander Lail faced a total of 10 felony and two misdemeanor charges, the most serious of which were two counts of attempted murder. Attempted murder is a Class A felony with the possible penalty of 20 years imprisonment. He was given credit for the 651 days he has been incarcerated since his arrest in May 2017.
MINOT, N.D. - A 24-year-old Belcourt man is accused of stabbing a 30-year-old woman on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at a southwest Minot residence. The woman sustained multiple stab wounds, according to police. The suspect reportedly fled the scene in a vehicle, but Minot police stopped the vehicle near the Ward County Courthouse. Jesse Azure was taken into custody and will be charged with attempted murder, terrorizing, and theft of a motor vehicle.
MINOT, N.D. - A district judge has denied the North Dakota Attorney General's request for summary judgment in a consumer fraud case against a Minot event planner. The decision by Northwest District Judge Todd Cresap on Friday, Jan. 25, means the case against Terpsehore Maras Lindeman will continue to move toward trial. The Attorney General's Office alleges Lindeman committed fraud in 2017 in organizing "A Magic City Christmas." The office had asked the judge to rule in its favor based on the court filings.
MINOT, N.D. - Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped from her home at age 14 and held captive for nine months, will speak April 17 at Minot State University's Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The speech will be free and open to the public. Since she was rescued, Smart has gone on to marry and have three children, to become an author, activist for victim rights, and a national speaker. "Her story is very compelling," said Robert Kibler, chair of the English and Foreign Language Department at MSU.
MINOT, N.D. - The Ward County Historical Society must remove its Pioneer Village Museum from the fairgrounds to its new location in Burlington by June 15 under an agreement with the North Dakota State Fair Association, historical society board members said Tuesday, Jan. 15. Under the terms of the agreement, the State Fair will give the association a cash settlement of $50,000 if the buildings are removed by that date.