Highlights on this date from the inforum.com archive:
Five years ago
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – The lawyer defending former Fargo resident Joseph Duncan III, accused of killing three people, has asked for details about Idaho’s method of execution in what could be a first step in challenging its constitutionality.
Public defender John Adams earlier this week requested the state’s protocol on the method of execution from prosecutors. He wants to know what drugs the state would use during lethal injection and how they would be administered.
Four years ago
Donny Schatz says he isn’t focused solely on big-money races. But after winning a $150,000 race Saturday, the earnings are piling up.
The Fargo driver won the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa, this weekend for the second straight year, collecting the most lucrative purse in sprint car racing.
“Last year it was kind of like we finally got over the hump after finishing second four times,” said Schatz, who won the World of Outlaws sprint car championship last season. “(Saturday), it was like, ‘Wow, we just won the Knoxville Nationals.’ ”
Three years ago
WAHPETON, N.D. – Residents were drying out here after more than 6 inches of rain fell on parts of the city Monday, flooding streets and infiltrating some basements.
“I know there’s some people with just some minor water in their basements, just a few of them, not a lot,” said Brett Lambrecht, Richland County emergency manager.
The National Weather Service in Grand Forks received an unofficial report of 6.7 inches of rain Monday at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, meteorologist Vince Godon said.
Lambrecht said he emptied 7.25 inches from his rain gauge Monday in Wahpeton, and about 4.75 inches of that came between 6 and 9 p.m.
“It was coming down like cats and dogs,” he said.
Two years ago
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A Grand Forks mother who pleaded guilty in a case of breast-feeding while drunk has been arrested on a warrant stemming from her previous arrest just hours after her sentencing on a child neglect charge.
County deputies arrested 26-year-old Stacey Anvarinia on Tuesday on a warrant that resulted from her run-in with city police Friday night, the same day she received a suspended sentence for breast-feeding her 6-week-old baby while drunk.
One year ago
Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against the man accused of shooting Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Dewey.
Thomas Fairbanks now faces second-degree murder instead of attempted murder for the February 2009 shooting in Mahnomen, Minn., when Dewey was responding to a drunken driver call.
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