Crime

Mahnomen County Authorities Investigating Shooting

The woman's condition is unknown at this time

  MAHNOMEN COUNTY, Minn. — Mahnomen County authorities were alerted after a woman came into the Naytahwaush Clinic with a gunshot wound. They got the call Tuesday afternoon around 1 o’clock. The woman was first taken to the Mahnomen Health Center and then airlifted to Fargo. Her condition is unknown at this time. Her name is being withheld. The shooting…

Minnesota Authorities Make More than 2,500 DWI Arrests During Holiday Season

Officers made 200 more DWI arrests than they did during the same period in 2016

  MINNESOTA — Extra enforcement on Minnesota’s highways and interstates resulted in 26-hundred DWI arrests during the holidays. The extra enforcement lasted from November 22 through December 31. Officers made 200 more DWI arrests than they did during the same period in 2016. Of the more unusual cases, Fairmount Police arrested a woman for DWI on Christmas Eve and again…

Bismarck Man Arrested After Waving Around Machete in Walmart

Jean Mary was arrested on a possible charge of terrorizing

  BISMARCK, ND — A man waving a machete and yelling incoherently at a Walmart store in Bismarck was arrested. Officers were called to the store around 11 a.m. and tried to talk 25-year-old Darvens Jean Mary into putting down the machete. Police say the Bismarck man would not comply, so an officer used a stun gun to take him…

More Details Released in Fatal Mobile Home Fire in Alexandria

The deaths have been ruled accidental

  ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Investigators have determined that a mobile home fire in Alexandria that killed two people was caused by careless smoking. The state fire marshal and Alexandria police and fire officials say the fire started in the living room near a couch and recliner. Forty-nine-year-old James Chandler and 59-year-old Rose Couillard died in the fire last Friday. The…

NDSU Police Investigating Death of a Student on Campus

The name of the student has not been released

  FARGO, ND — A student has been found dead in a private room at Mathew Living Learning Center West at NDSU. A University Relations Vice President said in a statement that officials are investigating, but there is no indication of foul play and no threat to public safety. The name of the student has not been released.

Funeral Arrangements For Two Year Old Killed In Car Crash

Visitation for the 2 year-old will be held Friday, January 12 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton.

Wahpeton, ND — Funeral services will be held for 2 year-old Zaiden Engen Ness this Friday and Saturday in Wahpeton, ND and Breckenridge, MN. Ness was killed over the weekend in a car crash in Moorhead. The two year old was transported to Sanford Medical Center where he died from his injuries. Ness was with his parents, Logan Ness and Alyse…

State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash in Clay County

The driver of the SUV, a 28-year-old female, died at the scene

  HAWLEY, Minn. — Authorities are investigating an early morning crash between an SUV and a semi that happened just south of Hawley. Lieutenant Mark Empting with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office says emergency responders arrived at the intersection of County Highway 31 and 20th Avenue South at about 7:30 a.m. The driver of the SUV, a 28-year-old female, died…

Healing and Hurt Award Recognizes Those Who Help End Violence and Sexual Assault

The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center Honors Andrea Berg and Higher Power Automotive Ministries For Their 2018 Award

FARGO, ND — The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center is honoring an organization and an individual as recipients of its 2018 Healing the Hurt Award. The award, which recognizes efforts towards ending violence and sexual assault, went out to Andrea Berg and Higher Power Automotive Ministries. Higher Power is a non-profit that repairs cars for members of the community in…

Three More Native American Tribes Join Opioid Lawsuit

Allegations include deceptive marketing and fraud

  REGIONAL — Three more Native American tribes in the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors. The tribes allege that they concealed and minimized the addiction risk of prescription drugs. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate sued 24 opioid industry groups in federal court on Monday. The lawsuit follows more than 70…