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Past articles by Joe:

“Not Guilty:” Donald Cooper, Jr. acquitted on all four charges

A jury acquitted 30-year-old Donald Cooper, Jr., Tuesday of all charges he faced in a Jan. 2020 shooting in Minot. → Read More

Donald Cooper, Jr. testifies in own defense, case goes to jury

Cooper faces four charges, including accomplice to murder, in the death of Dominick Stephens. → Read More

Lead detective testifies in Minot accomplice to murder trial

The lead investigator in a Minot murder case testified Friday for the state. → Read More

Witness refuses to testify in accomplice to murder trial in Minot

The trial for a man charged as an accomplice to murder in Minot took an unexpected turn Thursday, after one of the witnesses refused to take the stand. → Read More

Teen killed in collision with train in Mountrail County

The patrol said the 14-year-old was headed westbound on 66th Street NW around 3:51 p.m. when he approached a railroad crossing with stop signs. → Read More

Human remains found in Ward County in October identified

The Ward County Sheriff’s Department said it partnered with a private forensic lab based out of Woodlands, Texas, to develop a DNA profile from the remains. → Read More

Minot man sentenced in fatal stabbing case that saw two trials

The family of 25-year-old Sharmaine Leake may have some closure, six years after her death. → Read More

Courts hand down life without parole sentence in 2020 fatal stabbing in Minot

A man will serve life in prison without the chance of parole in the fatal stabbing of another man at a north Minot motel in 2020. → Read More

Next hearing in case of killing of Anita Knutson pushed to June

Nichole Rice will appear for a pretrial conference June 14 at 11 a.m. in district court in Minot. → Read More

Roosevelt Park Zoo mourns loss of resident bobcat

The Roosevelt Park Zoo announced Thursday the death of its resident bobcat Bodie. → Read More

Suspect in Minot murder also facing weapons charge

The suspect arrested and charged in a fatal shooting Monday night in Minot now also faces a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. → Read More

Power outages reported in Minot, surrounding communities

Minot area customers experiencing power outages Tuesday morning. → Read More

Turtle Mountain Community Schools to hold remote learning Monday amid wind chills

The district educates roughly 1,350 students from grades PreK-12, according to its website. → Read More

Legislative forums begin Saturday in Minot

Legislators are spending their weeks in the state capital this session, but starting this weekend, those in the Minot area will have the chance to discuss some of the hotly-contested bills with their lawmakers in person. → Read More

Crash knocks out stoplight at Burdick & Broadway in Minot

A crash Thursday afternoon in Minot knocked out one of the stoplights at the city’s main intersection. → Read More

John Ratzenberger to appear at 2023 iMagicon

Actor John Ratzenberger will be coming to the Magic City in April for this year’s iMagicon. → Read More

Victim in Hwy 52 crash remembered as National Guard airman, local teacher and coach

Maj. General Alan Dohrmann described Brewer as “a true patriot". → Read More

UPDATE: Names released of the two men killed in head-on crash near Velva

Investigators said neither driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, and conditions were clear. → Read More

Trial set in Williams County murder case

Jacob Long is charged in the death of 30-year-old Megan Lindquist, of Washington. → Read More

ND Supreme Court upholds convictions for Steven Rademacher

Steven Rademacher is currently serving a life sentence in the death of 24-year-old Dyson Bastian. → Read More