Crime

Record number of gun permits issued in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – A record number of permits to carry handguns in Minnesota were issued in 2020, a surge attributed to a rise in violent crime in the Twin Cities and the riots that followed the death of George Floyd. A report from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shows that more than 96,000 permits were issued…

Minnesota BCA identifies two men who died in Wadena County officer involved shooting

Minn. BCAST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the two men who died during an officer involved shooting Saturday night in Wadena County. Forty-two-year-old David Jay Savela and 36-year-old Shannon Michael Savela died of multiple gunshot wounds. The brothers were both residents of Sebeka. In addition, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified law…

Deputy shot, two suspects dead in Wadena County shootout

"A short time later, at least one of the motorists began shooting at the officers. One of the officers returned fire. All four were struck by gunfire."

WADENA COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — Two people are dead after an attempted traffic stop late Saturday evening in Wadena County. Around 8:48 Saturday night a Wadena County deputy attempted to stop a car for a traffic offence when the driver fled the scene. “We were driving home from Bemidji and we saw cars stopped on the road and we thought…

Sheyenne High School assistant principal arrested for DUI

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Schools officials say Sheyenne High School assistant principal Nathan Schleicher was arrested by Fargo Police for Driving Under the Influence and DUI Refusal on Saturday. Fargo Police will be handling the criminal investigation related to the arrest. West Fargo Public Schools sent a statement to Sheyenne High School staff and families saying: “After…

1 Injured, 1 Arrested After Valley City Shooting

Shooting Happened Thursday Night

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – A shooting in Valley City ends up with one person behind bars and another in a Fargo hospital. Police responded just after 7 p.m. Thursday to the 500 block of 11th Avenue Southwest. Valley City Police Chief Phil Hatcher says they found a man with a gunshot wound in the torso. He was taken to Mercy…

Former West Fargo teacher accused of soliciting a minor online

Luring a Minor by Computer or other Electronic Means is a Class B Felony

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A former West Fargo and Sheyenne high schools teacher, who recently resigned amid a police investigation, is accused of soliciting a minor online. Fifty-eight-year-old Ron Thompson faces a charge of Luring a Minor by Computer or other Electronic Means. “It is a Class B Felony. As a Class B Felony, that is something that has…

Arrests made in ND drug pipeline

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Outgoing U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Drew Wrigley announces key arrests in a major drug trafficking investigation. Several members of the Michigan Reub gang are currently in custody due to a joint investigation between North Dakota and Michigan agencies. Wrigley says the operation involves tens of millions of dollars of narcotics and thus far has targeted…