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Addressing addiction, mental health to fight Bakken crime

“Thing are slowing down? I can unequivocally say they are not here for the court system,” Northwest District Judge Robin Schmidt told KX News. Although the oil and gas market is in a downturn, Schmidt and McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger testified to North Dakota legislators that crime is still on the rise while the Energy Development and Transmission Committee ...

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Bakken crime: Watford City law enforcement center on time and under budget

To combat the growing crime rates that came along with the frantic drilling rates, regional, state and county entities have been working together, along with ICON Architectural Group, to help keep western North Dakota safe. The exponential growth of North Dakota’s oil patch has left state agencies scrambling to catch up with the population boom and the infrastructure needed to ...

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North Dakota’s 11 drug task forces awarded federal grant

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s congressional delegation says the 11 narcotic task forces are sharing a federal grant to continue illegal drug-fighting efforts. The delegation says the $447,000 grant comes from the U.S. Justice Department. North Dakota’s attorney general’s office will administer the grants. The funds can be used for such things as training, personnel, equipment and supplies. In related ...

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Law enforcement plans announcement on Bakken crime fighting

BISMARCK, N.D. — Law enforcement officials are announcing a “major development” relating to crime-fighting efforts in the oil-producing region of North Dakota and Montana. Details of the development will be discussed Wednesday during a news conference in Bismarck. State and federal law enforcement officials earlier this year announced the Bakken Organized Crime Strike Force. It will target the criminal networks ...

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