Author: Kendra Beneke

Semi Driver Charged with Negligent Homicide in Fatal Crash

The semi driver told a witness he knew his brakes were not working properly.

Watford City, N.D.–The driver of a semi involved in a fatal crash near the Missouri River last fall has been charged with negligent homicide. Authorities say James Whitcomb was driving on Highway 85 last October when he crashed into a pickup truck, pushing it into another vehicle and killing Terry Lynn. A criminal complaint says Whitcomb told a witness at…

Grand Forks Taxi Driver Assaulted with a Gun in Attempted Robbery

The driver was struck in the face by what he said was a large caliber revolver.

A Grand Forks taxi driver was assaulted with a gun in an attempted robbery on Wednesday. Officers responded to the call around 4:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Oak Street. The driver had been called to the area to pick up a customer when he was struck in the face by what he said was a large caliber revolver….

Fire Causes Heavy Damage To Apartment Garages In Moorhead

Assistant Fire Chief Gary Larsen says there was fire coming from all six units of the detached garage.

A fire heavily damaged a row of apartment garages at 208 16th Street South in Moorhead Monday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Gary Larsen says there was fire coming from all six units of the detached garage. A van and a large number of personal items stored in the garages were destroyed in the fire. Larsen says the items made the…

ND Officials Are Outlining A Program To Allow Armed First Responders In Schools

The state's superintendent, Kirsten Baesler, expects the draft to be complete by June 13.

With school shootings increasing in the headlines, North Dakota and federal officials are developing the rules for a state program that would allow armed first responders to be posted in schools. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is working with the attorney general’s office and Department of Homeland Security officials to create an outline for the program. The state’s…

Man Who Threw 5-Year-Old Off Balcony Has Been Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison

The man pleaded guilty last month to attempted premeditated first-degree murder

Emmanuel Aranda, the man who threw a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota, has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. Aranda showed little emotion and said almost nothing as he was sentenced Monday in Minneapolis. During the sentencing, victim impact statements from the boy’s parents were read in court. The boy’s father…

Six People Found Unconscious And Not Breathing After Possible Overdose

First Responders used Narcan on the six unconscious young adults.

South St.Paul police are trying to piece together what happened when six people were found unconscious and not breathing at a home Saturday night. First Responders used life-saving measures on the six unconscious young adults including the use of Narcan, the medication that blocks the effects of an opioid overdose. Police Chief Bill Messerich says it is not yet known…

ND Governor Directs All Government Agencies to Fly Flags at Half-Staff

Burgum is encouraging North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and state flags at half-staff until sunset Tuesday. Burgum is encouraging North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses to show respect for the victims of Friday’s shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Twelve people were killed and several others wounded when a…

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Made His First Public Statement About the Russia Investigation

Mueller said charging the president with a crime was not an option.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller said in his first public statement about the Russia probe that charging the president with a crime was not an option due to the longstanding Justice Department opinions that say a president cannot be indicted while in office. Mueller made the comments Wednesday as he ended an almost 10-minute statement about his two-year investigation into Russian…

Memorial Day Activities in FM Area

Cemetery ceremonies will include prayer, rifle salutes, and taps

Several organizations are hosting activities throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area in honor of Memorial Day. Here are a few of the events being offered on Monday: At 7 a.m. a ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Bridge. At 9:30 a.m. the Fargo Air Museum is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony. This event was previously held at the Veterans Memorial Bridge….

RedHawks Game Postponed Due To Weather

Schools that have purchased game day lunch meals are still welcome at the stadium.

FARGO, ND —The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks have postponed today’s school day game against the Milwaukee Milkmen, scheduled for 11:00am, to Thursday, May 23rd at 12:30pm as part of a 7-inning double header. The game was postponed in order to give schools traveling to the stadium enough time to change plans as more rain is expected throughout the day. Schools that have…