Tag: Anita Knutson Trial

Anita Knutson Murder Case Delayed Again 

Accused pretrial now set for June 14  MINOT – One of the longest running murder sagas in Minot history will take a few months longer. A scheduled March 1 pretrial hearing for Nichole Rice, Minot, charged with the murder of Anita Knutson, has been moved to June 14.  The lifeless body of Knutson was discovered […]
by Kim Fundingsland
February 10, 2023

A Look Back at 2022

Sort of anyway..... MINOT – No. This is not your typical rehash of what happened in the past year, at least not the way it is normally presented by broadcast and print media year after year after year.  Informative? A little. Boring? Absolutely.  What's in the past is in the past. Sure, there’s some things […]
by Kim Fundingsland
December 30, 2022

Cold Justice Targets Killer  

Knutson Murder Case Delays  MINOT – A national television show investigative team is credited with murder charges being filed in one of the highest profile murder cases in this city’s history. However, the subsequent arrest of Nichole Rice, accused of murdering roommate Anita Knutson in 2007, has been slow to progress through the legal process.  […]
by Kim Fundingsland
October 12, 2022

Rice Pleads Not Guilty

ND woman pleads not guilty to killing roommate in 2007 MINOT (AP) — A woman accused of fatally stabbing her roommate 15 years ago in Minot pleaded not guilty Thursday after a judge determined there was sufficient evidence to send her to trial on felony murder.Nichole Rice, 34, appeared in Ward County District Court in […]
by AP - The Dakotan
September 8, 2022

Knutson Murder Case Delayed

MINOT – The lengthening murder saga of a Minot State University freshman has been extended once again.  Nichole Rice, Velva, was arrested in March of this year, charged with the 2007 murder of roommate Anita Knutson. Rice was scheduled to make a preliminary hearing August 4 in front of North-Central District Court Judge Richard Hagar. […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 29, 2022

Facts of Law: Anatomy of a Murder (Bond Hearing)

The Anita Knutson murder made huge headlines recently when Nichole Rice was formally charged and arrested in the case. She made her initial appearance the afternoon after her arrest. After being informed of her rights, the possible penalties of being convicted of murder, and setting future court dates, the Court held a bond hearing to […]
by Andrew Schultz
May 28, 2022

Killer Classmate or Friend

MINOT — They were both graduates of Velva High School. The following year they shared a northwest Minot apartment. Today one is a grave and the other, charged with murder, is out on bond. Killer classmate or friend? That is the question that may be put to a jury sometime in the future. Nichole Rice […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 26, 2022

Murder Bond Comparison

Release of Knutson Murder Suspect MINOT — Attention was widespread and immediate regarding the recent arrest of a suspect in the 15-year-old Anita Knutson murder case. The community was still absorbing the stunning news when came the revelation that the suspect had been released from jail. Minot Police had arrested Nichole Rice, 34, Minot, and […]
by Kim Fundingsland
March 23, 2022

Anita Knutson Case

MINOT — An unsolved murder draped over the Minot Police Department for 15 years finally resulted in an arrest this week. 34-year-old Nichole Rice, Minot, was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with murdering her roommate, Anita Knutson. Knutson was 18 years old at the time of her death. Rice, a civilian working as a […]
by Kim Fundingsland
March 17, 2022

Arrest Made in Anita Knutson Case

MINOT — Minot Police say they have made an arrest in the Anita Knutson investigation. Knutson was an 18-year-old Minot State student who was murdered in her Northwest Minot apartment back in June 2007. Chief of Police John Klug announced this afternoon at a press conference that police had taken Nichole Rice, 34, of Minot […]
by Nicole DesRosier
March 16, 2022
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