TJ Nelson

Wisconsin Man Tied To Moorhead Overdose Death Found Guilty

Jovan Harris of Milwaukee was convicted of six counts of possessing and distributing drugs

FARGO, N.D. — A federal jury in Fargo has found a Wisconsin man guilty of several drug crimes tied to numerous overdoses. 28-year-old Jovan Harris of Milwaukee was convicted of six counts of possessing and distributing drugs. The trial lasted six days. Harris was linked to heroin that caused one overdose death in Moorhead and two nonfatal overdoses in Fargo…

Honor Flight Veterans Visit War Memorials On Final Day of Trip

They were surprised with a visit by Horizon Middle School students

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Veterans on the Honor Flight of North Dakota and Minnesota are wrapping up their trip to our nation’s capital. But before they made their way back to Fargo, they were surprised with a visit by Horizon Middle School students. The veterans’ last day was filled with some pretty special moments but they’re saying one of the highlights…

Catch-And-Release Record For Lake Sturgeon In Minnesota

Burke said they knew there were big fish in the river because they had already caught six sturgeon over 60 inches over the last few days

Photo: Minnesota DNRKOOCHICHING COUNTY, Minn. — An angler from Stillwater, Minnesota, set a new state catch-and-release record for lake sturgeon with a 73-inch long fish caught on the Rainy River earlier this month. Jake Burke reeled in the record-breaking lake sturgeon while fishing on the Rainy River in Koochiching County with his fishing buddy Michael Orgas on May 4, according…

Bail Set For Men Charged In Bar Beating Death of a Firefighter

Steven Hlinsky was found bleeding from his nose and ear outside the Muddy Boot bar on May 5

Troy Traut and Jacob Larson 1/1 Steven Hlinsky Show Caption Hide Caption DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — Bail is set for two men charged with manslaughter in the death of a firefighter who was found beaten outside a bar in Douglas County. Unconditional bond for Troy Traut of Alexandria and Jacob Larson of Kensington was set at $250,000. 46-year-old Steven Hlinsky…

Republican Secretary of State Gets Back Into The Race As An Independent

74-year-old Al Jaeger is the longest-serving Republican official in the North Dakota Capitol

BISMARCK, N.D. — Secretary of State Al Jaeger has decided to step back into the race for his office as an independent. Will Gardner had beaten Jaeger for the Republican Party endorsement for the office in April. But on Sunday, Gardner withdrew from the race over his 2006 disorderly conduct guilty plea for peeping in widows at NDSU. The 74-year-old…

Angler Lands Record-Breaking Walleye On The Missouri River

The previous record had stood for nearly six decades

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s longest-standing fish record has fallen. The state Game and Fish Department says Bismarck angler Neal Leier hauled in a 15-pound, 13-ounce walleye from the Missouri River near Fox Island on Friday. That broke the record by one ounce. The previous record had stood for nearly six decades. It was a fish from Wood Lake landed…

Vehicle Runs Into KFC In West Fargo

Police say it was an accident

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo KFC has some damage to the outside of its building after a driver hit the accelerator instead of the brakes. The West Fargo Police Department say the driver accidentally hit the gas, hitting the outside of the building leaving a large hole. Police say it was an accident. The restaurant had customers…

Secretary of State Candidate Ends Race “In Light of Recent Events”

Will Gardner Pleaded Guilty To Disorderly Conduct in 2006

Will Gardner for Secretary of State Campaign Facebook PageMANDAN, N.D. — Will Gardner has dropped out of the race for North Dakota Secretary of State. In a short post on his campaign’s Facebook page the Republican-endorsed candidate wrote: “In light of recent events, I have decided to withdraw from the election of Secretary of State. This is the best decision…

Climax Man To Appear On “American Pickers” Monday Night

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz stopped by and sorted through John Vraa's museum of treasures

Climax, Minn. — As they say one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Well, one local man had his “treasures” picked over by the men of “American Pickers” and you’ll be able to see it Monday night. If you want to catch the new episode of “American Pickers,” starring John Vraa of Climax, you will have to tune in Monday…