Woman Accused of Threatening Official in Court

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(AP) — A woman accused of threatening the family of North Dakota’s lieutenant governor has turned herself in to authorities.

Seventy-nine-year-old Alice Olson made her first court appearance Wednesday in McKenzie County. 

Olson is accused of showing up at the Watford City home of Brent Sanford last fall and threatening his wife and children. Sanford was mayor of Watford City at the time and was running for lieutenant governor. Court records say Olson is also accused gesturing as if she had a concealed gun.

Olson says she’s innocent of charges. She’s due back in court Aug. 3.

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