Author: TJ Nelson

Detroit Lakes Drug Bust Lands Three People From Chicago Behind Bars

a search turned up 196 grams of heroin, 2 grams of cocaine and nearly $6,300 in cash

BECKER CO., Minn. — Three Chicago people were arrested in a drug bust in Detroit Lakes earlier this month. Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says a state patrol trooper pulled over a vehicle and a search turned up 196 grams of heroin, 2 grams of cocaine and nearly $6,300 in cash. 38-year old David Verner, 57-year-old Vincent Verner, and 38-year…

Moorhead Public Service GM Stepping Down Over New Appointment To Commission

Bill Schwandt says his last day on the job will be January 27

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The longtime general manager of Moorhead Public Service is stepping down.   Bill Schwandt says his last day on the job will be January 27. Schwandt says he’s resigning because he believes city councilor Heidi Durand’s appointment to the Moorhead Public Service Commission creates a conflict of interest. He says how can you sit on both sides…

Code Red Issued for Chaffee, North Dakota Due To Individual In Crisis

People are asked to stay clear of the area

CHAFFEE, N.D. — An individual in crisis has authorities issuing a Code Red in rural Chaffee, North Dakota, about 40 minutes west of the metro. Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the individual is dealing with a mental health crisis. They ask that everyone stay clear of the area until the situation is resolved. Sheriff Jesse Jahner is on-scene and will…

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Advances Through More Senate Committees

Sen. John Hoeven says USMCA will provide much needed certainty for our agriculture, energy and other industries

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Our local congressional delegations are praising the advancement of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the trade deal. It has also been approved by the Finance, Energy and Public Works and Budget committees. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Commerce and the Foreign Relations committees still have to weigh in before going to the full…

City of Fargo Reaches Settlement With Fired Firefighter

Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners have awarded a former Fargo firefighter 63 thousand dollars to settle a discrimination lawsuit. Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality after he was diagnosed with a work-related disability. He was fired in 2016. Appeals to the City Commission and the City Civil Service Commission upheld his…

State Lawmaker Blames Political Opponents For Anti-Islam Posts On Facebook

Rep. Jim Kasper of Fargo says his account may have been hacked

FARGO, N.D. — A Republican state lawmaker from Fargo says he doesn’t know how two anti-Islam posts appeared in his Facebook feed. Rep. Jim Kasper says his account may have been hacked by political opponents. Kasper posting an apology on his personal page to those who can see his posts. He says he has about 4,000 Facebook friends, most of…

Former FM CVB Director Passes Away After Cancer Battle

Vince Lindstrom passed away in Maple Grove, Minnesota

Vince Lindstrom/FacebookMAPLE GROVE, Minn. — A former Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director who was often called a bigger than life character, has died. Vince Lindstrom passed away in Maple Grove, Minnesota after a lengthy cancer battle. His wife says he died peacefully in his beloved recliner. Lindstrom first came to Fargo as Cultural Director for Fargo Public Schools….

Fargo City Commissioners Approve Memo of Understanding, Details Still Kept Private

The Municipal Airport Authority has a meeting planned for Tuesday and could vote on the agreement

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners have signed off on an agreement reached in mediation between the city of Fargo and the Municipal Airport Authority. The vote was unanimous but the public is still out of the loop about what the deal is until a vote possibly tomorrow by the authority. “I think it is also important that we clearly…

West Fargo Woman Found Guilty of Drowning Newborn Son

verdict handed down by a Cass County District Court jury against 37-year-old Ginny Lubitz

FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo woman accused of drowning her newborn child in 2018 has been found guilty of murder. That was the verdict handed down by a Cass County District Court jury against 37-year-old Ginny Lubitz. Court documents say Lubitz placed her newborn child face down in about an inch of water in her bathtub to cause his…

Grand Forks Woman Cited After Driving In Path of Slow-Moving Train

Theresa Knutson's SUV was pushed off the roadway by a slow-moving BNSF train

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — An 87-year-old Grand Forks woman is cited after she drives in front of an oncoming train. Police were called to Demers Avenue and 42nd Street around 11 a.m. Sunday. They say Theresa Knutson’s SUV was pushed off the roadway by a slow-moving BNSF train. Knutson was taken to Altru Hospital for possible minor injuries. She was…