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We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.

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KHRT ND NEWS - SATURDAY - 08/05/17 - MORNING EDITION

Gov. Doug Burgum has ordered the reinstatement of suspended McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger....

     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Gov. Doug Burgum has ordered the reinstatement of suspended McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger. A special commissioner appointed by the governor last month had recommended that Schwartzenberger return to his post. Karen Klein said in her report to Burgum that the state hasn't provided enough evidence for Schwartzenberger's removal.
 
     Schwartzenberger is accused of bullying, retaliation and misusing a county credit card. He's scheduled for trial in September on a misdemeanor charge and was suspended from his sheriff's position last November by then-Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
 
     Burgum said in his order that Schwartzenberger's return to the post gives him an opportunity to lead "with humility, integrity and respect."

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     MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Minot residents who want to own a pet that's currently on the city's list of banned animals may soon be able to push for a change in ordinance. The Minot Daily News reports that the City Council on Wednesday supported the creation of two ad hoc committees that would review the list and consider how to address wild, nuisance animals.
 
     The decision came after Minot resident Marshal Platz requested that the North Dakota city allow nonvenomous snakes as pets. Platz is a member of the U.S. Association of Reptile Keepers.
 
     Animals currently banned within city limits include crocodiles, felines other than a domestic house cat, goats, horses, mules and rabbits. Some exceptions are made for people with disabilities who have animals for service, assistance or emotional support.
 
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     MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A judge has rejected a plea deal for a Minot man accused of assaulting and terrorizing his wife.
 
     The agreement called for Jeremiah Tallman to serve about a year and a-half of additional time with nearly 10 years of probation on multiple felony charges. The 31-year-old Tallman was prepared to enter Alford pleas in which he maintains his innocence, but acknowledges the state has enough evidence for conviction.
 
     The Minot Daily News reports North Central Judicial District Judge Gary Lee said he would not accept the Alford pleas after also hearing a state request to bar Tallman from contact with the couple's 2-year-old daughter, even during probation. Tallman is accused of breaking his wife's collarbone, threatening her with a knife and refusing to let her leave their apartment last September.
 
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     FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The attorney for a suspended Fargo police officer says allegations that his client lied are false and the matter should be dropped. KFGO radio reports that Officer David Boelke has been placed on paid administrative leave while the department looks into a personnel complaint. Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd is defending the investigation.
 
     In a letter to Todd, Fargo attorney Mark Friese says the probe "assails the good character and reputation" of a 15-year veteran of the force. Friese says Todd has committed a crime by furthering a "defamatory matter." The attorney is asking that Boelke be reinstated without discipline. Todd denies any wrongdoing in creating the investigative report and says he hopes to "bring this to a conclusion very soon."

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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota legislators may be having second thoughts about suing the new governor over his veto powers due to concerns about the costs and calendar. Gov. Doug Burgum used his line-item veto to change parts of several spending bills. The head of a committee of 17 lawmakers that oversees the Legislature's business between sessions acknowledged there are fears about the price tag and the fact lawmakers can only meet three more days.
 
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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A suspect in a large-scale Jamaican lottery scam accused of bilking mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars has pleaded not guilty in a U.S. federal court. Gregory Gooden was arrested in Jamaica in June and brought back to the U.S. last week. He entered his plea Tuesday in federal court in North Dakota, where the case is being prosecuted. Authorities say at least 90 victims lost more than $5.7 million to the scam, including a North Dakota woman who lost her life savings.
 
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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring are hosting a public drought meeting in Mott on Monday. The meeting is from 5-8:30 p.m. Mountain time at the Knights of Columbus building. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 82 percent of the state in some stage of drought. Most of central and western North Dakota remains in extreme or exceptional drought, the two worst categories.
     
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      BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A large construction project is underway in central North Dakota to stop erosion at a Mandan Indian village where hundreds of burial sites are at risk.
 
     The Bismarck Tribune reports that contractors are in the process of scraping and leveling dirt at the Double Ditch Indian Village Historic Site. Preservationists and members of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation fought for funding for the project during the most recent legislative session.
 
     Fern Swenson is the director of the archaeology and historic preservation division at State Historical Society of North Dakota. She says nearly 150 burials have been unearthed since contractors began scraping the eroding river bank. The contractors' next steps include building a rock trench at the river's edge and putting in pipe pilings along the bluff to stabilize it.

 

 


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