Author: Alison Voorhees

North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Still Undecided

Justices Lisa Fair McEvers and Jon Jensen advance to final ballot

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is still in limbo for a new chief justice. None of the three justices running received the majority votes needed to get the position. There will now be a runoff election. Justices Lisa Fair McEvers and Jon Jensen were the top vote-getters, followed by Daniel Crothers. The state’s 52 district court judges and each of…

Over 11 Anglers Rescued from Upper Red Lake

Several reports of people who were fishing and became stranded when the ice broke away

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — Over eleven people are rescued from Upper Red Lake. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to several reports of people who were fishing and became stranded when the ice broke away. Eleven people were rescued by a fire and rescue team while others were helped by local resorts. The sheriff’s office put out a warning to…

High-Risk Sex Offender Moves to Wheatland

Tina Haws now lives at 4404 147th Avenue Southeast

CASS COUNTY, N.D — Cass County Sheriff’s Office says a high-risk sex offender has moved. Tina Haws now lives at 4404 147th Avenue Southeast in Wheatland, North Dakota. The 38-year-old has offenses from 1999 where a 14-year-old girl was involved and again in 2012, where the victims were both male and female teens. Both times, Haws provided alcohol to the…

Escaping Terrorists: An MSUM Student’s Journey to the U.S.

23-year-old Varseen Khalil left Iraq with her family when she was a teenager

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The fears for one MSUM student go far beyond tests and presentations. She left her home country of Iraq when she was just a teen to flee terrorists who were threatening her family. The panic is still there as her relatives back home live in a state of war. Varseen Khalil is like most college students. She’s…

Three Cases of Meningococcal Meningitis in North Dakota

The three have been diagnosed within the past couple of months

BISMARCK, N.D. — Health officials say three people have been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis in North Dakota the past couple of months. The state’s Department of Health says two of those cases have been confirmed by laboratory testing. The disease is rare in North Dakota and in the U.S. Before this year, the last cases reported in North Dakota were…

Devils Lake Gun Dealer Charged After Discharging a Firearm at Show

71-year-old Eugene Serumgard pleaded guilty to a charge of discharging a firearm in city limits

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Devils Lake gun dealer charged with discharging a firearm during a show in Bismarck has been fined and placed on probation. 71-year-old Eugene Serumgard pleaded guilty to a charge of discharging a firearm in city limits. He’s ordered to pay $500 in fines and fees and placed him on unsupervised probation for a year. The incident…

Police Respond to Disturbance at Moorhead Business

It happened in the 2200 block of 14th Avenue South

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead police are investigating after a disturbance at a business was called in. It happened in the 2200 block of 14th Avenue South. The employee says someone broke down the door and “held him up” with a gun. When police arrived, the suspect drove away. The employee says he had a dispute over property with the man…

Update: Missing Fergus Falls Teen Found

Gage Davis has been missing since October 5th

Update: Gage Davis has been found.   FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A Fergus Falls mother is pleading for the return of her son. She’s says 17-year-old Gage Davis has been missing since October 5th. Davis is described as 6′ tall, 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen driving a tan or gold 2003 Honda Accord…

Three Junked Vehicles Found on Fire Near Wahpeton

The Dwight Fire Department was called to Berger's Body and Glass on Saturday night

WAHPETON, N.D. — The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three junked vehicles that went up in flames over the weekend. The Dwight Fire Department was called to Berger’s Body and Glass west of Wahpeton on Saturday night. The crew found three cars on fire but was able to put out the fire within minutes. No one was injured. All…

North Dakota Trooper Involved In Two-Vehicle Crash

The trooper's vehicle was hit while making a U-turn on I-29 near Colfax

RICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. — A North Dakota trooper was hit while trying to make a traffic stop on I-29. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened about a mile and a half south of Colfax around 6:30 Saturday night. The trooper was in a construction zone when he made a U-turn. The squad vehicle was hit on the…