Author: Joe Radske

Chinese Nationals Indicted for Trafficking Opioids In North Dakota

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments Tuesday, saying the pair ran one of the world's most prolific drug trafficking and money laundering organizations.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ A pair of Chinese nationals has been indicted on charges that they manufactured tons of fentanyl and other powerful narcotics that were peddled in the United States and flowed, in part, through North Dakota. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments Tuesday, saying the pair ran one of the world’s most prolific drug trafficking and…

UND Athletic Director Stepping Down

UND Athletic Director Brian Faison will retire at the end of the year.

Grand Forks, ND — The University of North Dakota announced that Director of Athletics Brian Faison will retire at the end of 2017. Faison said his last day will be December 31. He will remain as a Special Advisor to UND Athletics from January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. The following is a release on Tuesday from the University of North Dakota:…

Miss America Homecoming Set for Bismarck

The 23-year-old Bismarck native won the competition last month.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A homecoming party is scheduled in Bismarck next month for newly crowned Miss America Cara Mund. The 23-year-old Bismarck native won the competition last month. She’s the first winner from North Dakota in the history of the nearly century-old scholarship pageant. The welcome-home party is scheduled Nov. 4 at the Bismarck Event Center, starting at 3…

Minot Vegas Shooting Victim Undergoes Surgery

Thirty-one-year-old Andrew Gudmunson's father and the real estate company that employs him say he underwent an operation Sunday at a Las Vegas hospital to close the wound in his abdomen.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A Minot man shot in the stomach during the recent attack by a gunman in Las Vegas has undergone a fourth surgery. Thirty-one-year-old Andrew Gudmunson’s father and the real estate company that employs him say he underwent an operation Sunday at a Las Vegas hospital to close the wound in his abdomen. Gudmunson was shot on…

Apartment Fire Overnight in South Fargo

At around 1:50 am fire crews responded to a kitchen fire on the third floor at 137 Prairie Wood Drive in Fargo.

Fargo, ND — Firefighters responding to a blaze at apartment building on the south side of Fargo this morning. At around 1:50 am fire crews responded to a kitchen fire on the third floor at 137 Prairie Wood Drive in Fargo. The fire started due to unattended cooking, creating heavy smoke. The residents were able to put out the fire…

Lockdown Over at Downtown Fargo Hotel

Swat team secures individual at Radisson Hotel Fargo.

Update: Fargo Police say the situation has been resolved at the Radisson Hotel in Downtown Fargo. The individual is in custody. — Fargo, ND — Fargo Police are on scene at the Radisson Hotel in Downtown Fargo dealing with what they call a “suicidal male”. He may have a gun but they could not confirm. The Radisson Hotel is on…

Sen. Heitkamp Introduces Savanna’s Act

The legislation would improve tribal access to certain federal crime information databases.

WASHINGTON – Federal legislation aimed at protecting Native American women and girls from violence, abduction and human trafficking is named for Savanna Greywind, the pregnant Fargo woman who was killed and whose baby was taken. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced Savanna’s Act Thursday in Washington. The legislation would improve tribal access to certain federal crime information databases. Heitkamp says that…

Fargo Police Officer and Shoplifting Suspect Nearly Hit By Motorcyclist

The man on the motorcycle is believed to be an accomplice in the incident at Scheels on 45th Street South.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo police officers and a shoplifting suspect narrowly missed injury Tuesday night when a motorcyclist tried to run them over. The man on the motorcycle is believed to be an accomplice in the incident at Scheels on 45th Street South. The woman ran from the store but was taken into custody in the parking lot. Police say…

Gunman Kills At Least 58, injuring more than 500 In Las Vegas Shooting

Authorities say 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock killed himself after the shooting. Police have yet to determine a motive.

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ A gunman killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, raining down rapid fire from the 32nd floor of a hotel for several minutes. Authorities say 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock killed himself after the shooting. Police have yet to determine a motive….

Officer Involved Shooting In Becker County

Sheriff Todd Glander says deputies became involved in a high speed chase in the western part of the county at about 7:30 Thursday night.

AUDUBON, MN –One person has been taken to a Fargo hospital after a shooting and police chase in Becker County. Sheriff Todd Glander says deputies became involved in a high speed chase in the western part of the county at about 7:30 Thursday night. They used stop sticks on the suspect vehicle and the pursuit ended on Highway 10 just…