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  • Trial Scheduled in Enderlin Shooting
     Paul Miller LISBON, ND (AP) - An Enderlin man accused in the shooting death of another man in that city last February is to stand trial next March. Twenty-eight-year-old Paul Miller is charged with murder and reckless endangerment in the death of Billy Holladay...
  • Some Park Bison Headed to Jamestown
     WATFORD CITY, ND (AP) - More than 200 bison were rounded up at the north unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park this week, in the first such operation in six years...
  • UPDATE: Authorities Drop Charges Against Suspect in Missing Woman's Case
     Michelle Newell  ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Authorities have dropped murder charges against a Minnesota man suspected in the disappearance of a woman who's been the subject of searches in the Dakotas.Fifty-one-year-old Timothy James Barr, of Lakeville, was charged with second-degree murder and criminal vehicular homicide. He was accused of killing 45-year-old Michelle Lee Newell, of Vadnais Heights, who was last seen with him in late August.Barr pleaded guilty Wednesday to fleeing police. But Ramsey County prosecutors dropped the more serious charges, saying the court lacks jurisdiction because there's no evidence the alleged crimes were committed in Minnesota.Prosecutors allege Barr indicated to informants he argued with Newell and ran her over before disposing of her body, possibly in North or South Dakota.Authorities say Barr remains a suspect and the charges could be refiled. On October 5, we reported:FARGO, ND (AP) - Authorities believe the body of a missing Minnesota woman might be in the Dakotas, and they're seeking the public's help. Sheriff's offices in Minnesota's Ramsey County and North Dakota's Cass County are asking people who live east of Jamestown, North Dakota and Aberdeen, South Dakota, to search barns and other rural buildings for anything suspicious. Authorities are trying to find the body of 45-year-old Michelle Newell, of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota.  She was reported missing by her family September 8.   Fifty-one-year-old Timothy Barr, of Lakeville, Minnesota, is charged with second-degree murder without intent and criminal vehicular homicide.  Authorities believe he ran over Newell with his car, killing her, and traveled through the Dakotas before returning to the Twin Cities area. 
  • Cattle Shot in Sioux County, ND
     NDSA exec. vice pres. Julie Ellingson BISMARCK, ND - Less than an hour after the state's Congressional delegation called on the Obama administration to lend assistance to law enforcement in the region, authorities reported more cattle shot in the area near an on-going protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The North Dakota Stockman's Association and Sioux County Sheriff's Department responded to a report by a cattle rancher on Monday of two cows shot near Cannon Ball, ND.  Authorities say one cow was shot with a small caliber firearm and the other with multiple arrows.  Both were injured and received treatment from a veterinarian. The most recent shootings follow two earlier cases of multiple dead and missing animals in the same vicinity. Stockmen's Association Chief Brand Inspector Stan Misek urged livestock producers to on the watch for any unusual activity and/or strange vehicles in their area and to notify the Association or law enforcement about anything deemed suspicious. The Stockmen's Association has a standing reward of up to $14,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Misek at 701-223-2522 or 701-720-2430 or Sioux County Sheriff Frank Landeis at 701-854-3481. 
  • Watne Speaking to United Nations Group Tuesday
     (JAMESTOWN, ND) – (Pam Musland) - North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne is speaking in Rome today before the United Nation’s Committee for World Food Security (CFS), as a representative of the World Farmers Organization (WFO)...
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