Author: Austin Erickson

Man arrested, Drugs & Guns Seized in Fargo SWAT Raid

Law enforcement serving a search warrant surrounded the home at 1019 4th Ave S. The SWAT team was brought in as a precaution because one of the main suspects is known to be violent and has a long criminal history.

1/3 Muhammad Abdul Shahid Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Courtesy: Fargo Police Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Courtesy: KFGO Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, ND – A 19-year-old Fargo man has been arrested and drugs and guns have been seized during a SWAT raid. Fargo Police’s Narcotics Unit, the Cass County and Lakes to River Drug Task Forces, and Drug…

Funding for NW MN Projects Hang in the Balance as Gov. Dayton Considers Signing or Vetoing Tax & Budget Bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Legislature wrapped up their session Sunday night and many questions are still unanswered. If Gov. Mark Dayton doesn’t sign a tax bill, which sync’s Minnesota’s tax code with the federal Republican law, it would create a complex filing season next year. Vetoing a budget bill would not give schools money to improve security. The…

Fire Does $50k Worth of Damage to a Garage in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, ND – A garage complex in Grand Forks is heavily damaged after a motorcycle catches fire. It happened around 7:30 Monday morning on the 2100 block of 29th Street South. Grand Forks Communication Specialist Peter Steele say crews found a garage of a  10-stall complex near an apartment building in flames. The fire then spread to another garage….

Father and Son Die After Their Kayak Overturns in Hubbard County

HART LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A four-year-old boy and his father, both of Northwood, Iowa, are dead after kayaking on a lake about 20 miles Southeast of Bemidji. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 1:30 Saturday about an overturned kayak on Hart Lake and the two people inside didn’t resurface. Authorities say first responders found the boy…

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Endorsed by ND AFL-CIO

FARGO, ND – The North Dakota AFL-CIO endorsed Sen. Heidi Heitkamp at its convention in Fargo Friday. Delegates there represented more than 17,000 North Dakota union members. The AFL-CIO supports the Democrat in her race for reelection against Congressman Kevin Cramer because they say Heitkamp has lead the charge to protect North Dakotan’s pensions. “One of the big issues in this…

Men Charged With Manslaugher After Alexandria Man Dies 1 Week After Bar Beating

Steven HlinskyALEXANDRIA, Minn. – Two men have been charged in connection with a rural Alexandria man’s death. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 46–year–old Steven Hlinsky was found beaten and unresponsive at his home on Sunday. On May 5th, he was found bleeding from the nose and ear outside the Muddy Boot Bar in Forada. Hlinsky was then airlifted to a St….

Owl Found Attached to Pickup Has Been Euthanized

FARGO, ND – Fargo Police says an owl that was stuck on a truck grill earlier Friday morning was humanely euthanized. The owl latched onto the truck’s grill near Kindred then proceeded to go onto a half hour  trip to Fargo. The bird was taken off the truck by officers and was transferred to the Red River Animal Emergency Clinic….

Rep. Peterson & Rep. Cramer React to House Failing to Pass a Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – The House fails to pass the Farm Bill as Republicans couldn’t get support from some Freedom Caucus Members. The group threatened to withhold their votes to get their way on an unrelated immigration issue. The measure addressed several issues like conservation, livestock disaster programs and farm loans. The top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, Minnesota Congressman Collin…

Mother and Son Involved in Grand Forks Shooting

Courtesy: KNOX RadioGRAND FORKS, ND – Investigators have identified the man killed and woman injured in a shooting Thursday morning as a mother and son. Grand Forks Police say 55-year-old Kevin Nelson was killed and 72-year-old Carole Glomstad was hurt. Both are from Grand Forks. Authorities received a call around 7:30 AM with reports of gunshots near an apartment on…

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Supports Gina Haspel’s CIA Director Nomination

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp meeting with CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel (Courtesy: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s office)Washington, DC – Democratic North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will join her Republican colleague, Sen. John Hoeven in voting in favor of Gina Haspel becoming the country’s first female CIA Director. In a statement, Heitkamp says after meeting with Haspel and other intelligence leaders, she has…