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Recent articles by Erika:

High caseloads for attorneys across nation opens discussion on access to legal representation in ND

In some areas across the country, those facing battles in court are having trouble finding representation. Shortages of attorneys, especially public defenders, funding and resources have created what some legal professionals say is a “crisis in the West.” → Read More

Man sentenced to 60 days for Bismarck shooting incident

A district court judge sentenced a 19-year-old to 60 days in jail for a Bismarck shooting incident. → Read More

Cause of Mandan home explosion believed to be accidental

Criminal activity was not the cause of an explosion at a Mandan home. → Read More

Woman to serve 1.5 years in prison for Menards altercation

A Bismarck woman involved in an altercation at Menards will serve one and a half years in prison. → Read More

Dickinson Museum Center to install lactation pod for nursing moms

Mothers visiting the Dickinson Museum Center will soon have their own space to feed their babies. → Read More

A discussion on true crime

Tragedies like the Idaho or the RJR murders often capture public attention. Discussions on social media share fear, anger and heartbreak, but for many the interest goes deeper. → Read More

Bismarck man pleads guilty to terrorizing for incident that led to multi-day police chase

Judge Bonnie Storbakken sentenced him to five years in prison → Read More

Bismarck police locate runaway 16-year-old

Bismarck police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing 16-year-old, believed to have run away. → Read More

On the frontlines of keeping Bismarck clean: a look at waste collection amid storms, holidays

Snow, sleet, or shine, some workers are out in the elements every day. Greg Backhaus hits the road around six in the morning. Most days he’s in for quite a workout as he collects items tossed out by residents. → Read More

Bismarck woman enters guilty plea to child abuse after baby was severely injured

A Bismarck woman has admitted she injured a five-month-old. → Read More

How long should holiday decorations stay up? Snow may be a factor this year

All winter, Bill Gabel has cleared the driveway of his home in Bismarck. The snow’s come off the driveway but it has piled up on last week’s Christmas decorations. → Read More

Bismarck-based massage parlor pleads guilty to promoting prostitution

Prosecutors filed a felony charge against the business last week. → Read More

Washburn teacher facing felony charges after deputies say he had relationship with student

Joshua Eddy is charged with luring minors by computer and three counts of corruption or solicitation of minors. → Read More

Bismarck remembers K9 Bala

K9 Bala, police dog and beloved member of the Bismarck Police force, passed away on Monday. → Read More

Karlsruhe man sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexually exploiting children

A U.S. District Court Judge sentenced a Karlsruhe man to 60 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting children. → Read More

Consumer protection experts: ‘be on the lookout for holiday scams’

As more people head online to shop for gifts, consumer protection attorneys say it’s a good idea to be aware of crooks lurking just behind the screen. → Read More

Dickinson police say rise in overdoses, laced meth found in area

Dickinson police say they’re responding to more narcotic overdoses and Southwest Narcotics Task Force agents have been finding methamphetamine laced with an opioid believed to be fentanyl in the Dickinson area. → Read More

Trial set in Bismarck murder case

A Bismarck man facing a murder charge is set for trial next February. → Read More

Bismarck man to see prison time for hammer attack

A district court judge has sentenced a Bismarck man to two years in prison for attacking a man with a hammer. → Read More

Police say K9 found $50,000 worth of fentanyl in Bismarck bust

A Detroit, Michigan, man is in custody in Burleigh County after police say they found him in possession of more than 1,200 fentanyl pills with a street value of roughly $50,000. → Read More