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Who's out there?

2/16/12 (Thu)

Who's out there?

By JILL DENNING GACKLE
BHG News Service

National media reports remind us daily that west-central North Dakota is changing.
It’s reported that crime is on the upswing and sales of handgun and pepper spray are skyrocketing. The headlines of a half dozen area weekly newspapers from once relatively crime-free communities screamed last week with headlines of burglaries, drugs and murder.
Crime statistics for 2011 are not yet available, but one area of crime – sexual offenses – is monitored regularly and made available to the public through a website. The state Attorney General’s office keeps a website updated with a list of registered sexual offenders. The site – www.sexoffenders.nd.gov – offers maps, addresses and email alerts of a registrant’s status.