BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A convicted murderer serving a life prison sentence in North Dakota has been given an additional 40 years for attacking a prison guard. John Bridges pleaded guilty yesterday to charges of attempted murder and possession of contraband. Authorities say Bridges stabbed officer Daryl Lawson in August with a homemade knife.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - State Representative Scot Kelsh has pleaded not guilty to drunken driving. The charge against Kelsh is a misdemeanor, which carries a maximum punishment of 30 days in jail. The Fargo Democrat was stopped by a Highway Patrol trooper on November 18th.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Voters in Minot have rejected a proposed $125 million school bond issue. Yesterday's vote was almost evenly split, with 4,340 in favor and 4,349 opposed. The bond issue would have raised money for several projects, including a new elementary school.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Supreme Court is slated to hear arguments on a 2011 state law that seeks to limit the use of drugs to terminate pregnancies. State lawyers will urge the justices today to reverse a district court ruling on abortion. The judge ruled in July that the state law is unconstitutional.
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