Archive - Jul 19, 2012 - News Article
The North Dakota Stockmenâ€™s Associationâ€™s reward fund for two cases of livestock shootings in the state has risen from a combined $2,000 to $14,100.
The organization has had standing rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person caught stealing, butchering or shooting cattle, horses or mules in the state since 1929.
NDSA Board Chairman Steve Brooks said there is a growing groundswell of citizen support for the victims of such crimes.
At 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, local law enforcement was asked to help on a traffic stop on Interstate 94 westbound from Absaraka by two Cass County Sheriffâ€™s Deputies.
The deputies had pulled over Kelly James Davis, 36, of Bend, Ore., on I-94. Police in Hutchinson, Minn., had issued an â€˜attempt to locateâ€™ on him after he allegedly shot rounds from a semi-automatic hand gun into the ground and air in a dispute with another man in Hutchinson. Davis left the scene in a white, Ford Shelby Mustang and law enforcement received word he was heading west to Oregon.
West Main Street in Valley City is lined with local businesses and swarming with traffic, but hidden behind a bounty of vines, shrubs and trees is a quaint photo studio and long-time business of Valley City called Matsonâ€™s Studio.
The owner of the studio, Ken Matson, has been a photographer in Valley City for 58 years. He retired last year at the age of 85.
Although retired, Matsonâ€™s passion for photography never ran out. He still shoots photos for fun and remains the family photographer.