BISMARCK — Red Fawn Fallis will proceed to trial in December, but not in Bismarck. The Dakota Access Pipeline protester accused of shooting at officers will go to jury trial beginning Dec. 5 in Fargo. On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Chief Judge Daniel Hovland granted defense attorneys' requests for a change of venue. Hovland wrote that a change of venue from Bismarck to Fargo "is warranted under the circumstances," but not for moving the trial out of state. "The alleged acts in this case occurred in North Dakota; thus, venue in North Dakota is proper," Hovland wrote.
BISMARCK — A religious slaughter of a sheep in town Friday morning, Sept. 1, led Bismarck Police to request an opinion for future, similar matters. Lt. Steven Scheuer said officers, including animal control, responded to a report of a sheep being killed in a common parking area for apartments on the 2500 block of North Eighth Street. Police spoke with the man and woman there who were performing a ceremony in accordance with their Muslim faith, Scheuer said.