Crime

Charges: Driver admitted to using PCP before crash that killed woman, unborn child

MINNEAPOLIS – Charges show the driver in a deadly, wrong way crash in Minneapolis admitted to using PCP before getting behind the wheel. The driver crashed into five cars Thursday night, killing a pregnant woman and her baby. Authorities say an SUV hit a parked car before continuing on and hitting the other vehicles. 36-year-old Mark Franklin Junior faces criminal…

Man Seen With Gun Near MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A security alert was issued for Minnesota State University Moorhead at 3:5o Friday afternoon after a report of an armed man near campus. Police say the man stole a gun from someone and was seen three blocks north of the university. He’s described as Hispanic, 5’9″ tall wearing a grey sweatshirt and red pants. Authorities add there’s…

Pregnant Woman Killed, 3 Injured in Minneapolis Crash

Police say drug use and speed are possible factors in the crash.

MINNEAPOLIS–Police say a pregnant woman was killed and three others were injured when a speeding vehicle hit a minivan and several other vehicles in Minneapolis. Authorities say police and fire department personnel worked for nearly an hour to extricate the woman, who was eight months pregnant, from the minivan Thursday about 11 p.m. Police say she and her unborn child…

Police Intercept Supply of Oxycodone Headed to Reservation

Police arrested two men who said they had more than 200 oxycodone pills in their possession.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Law enforcement officers say they’ve intercepted a supply of oxycodone headed for the Berthold Indian Reservation. Police arrested two men Wednesday in Bismarck during a traffic stop who said they had more than 200 oxycodone pills in their possession. Authorities say each pill can sell for $80 on the reservation. Thirty-two-year-old Michael Ellington and 31-year-old Byron Cooper made initial…

Fargo Police Addresses Public’s Concern Over New Headquarters Location

Some are worried there will no longer be a police presence downtown

FARGO, N.D. — The new Fargo Police Headquarters on 25th Street and 1st Avenue North is open. The Fargo Police locations in downtown and on 25th Street South are closed to the public. Some people are sharing their concerns online about the department’s move. One of the biggest worries is no longer having a police presence downtown. Fargo Police officials…

Lilly Field: The Ghost of Otter Tail County

A real-life murder that haunts the lakes country of our region to this day.

It was 1887, and in Otter Tail County, a jury was about to make history. A handyman had committed a murder so atrocious that their only recourse, they decided, was to sentence him to death. It would be the first-ever hanging in Otter Tail County, and it would also be the ending to one of the saddest and most violent…

Officials Say Man Who Fired at Pursuing Officers Shot Himself

The man was taken to the hospital. There's no word on his condition.

LITTLE FALLS, Minn.–State investigators say a driver who fired at pursuing law enforcement officers in central Minnesota shot himself after crashing his vehicle. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Todd County sheriff’s deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop Tuesday evening near Browerville. A pursuit with speeds exceeding 100 mph led into Morrison County. The BCA says the driver…

Fargo Man Arrested for Threatening Man with Handgun in Apartment

He was arrested for terrorizing and felony possession of Meth paraphernalia.

FARGO, N.D.–A Fargo man was arrested Thursday morning after threatening another man with a handgun at an apartment complex. Fargo Police Officers reported to the 1100 block of 22 Street South and learned the victim recognized the man as someone who frequents the apartment complex. Officers set up a perimeter and discovered the man was inside the apartment. They began…

Man Charged in 2016 Pipeline Protest Surrenders

The 23-year-old Sisseton man is charged with felony criminal mischief and engaging in a riot.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A South Dakota man who authorities say is linked through DNA evidence to a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago has turned himself in to sheriff’s officials in North Dakota. Prosecutors in Morton County filed charges against Lawrence Malcolm Jr. last month after state investigators were informed by the State Crime Lab that DNA from…

Moorhead Police Release Video of Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

The stolen vehicle is a 2011 orange Dodge Avenger last seen with Minnesota license plate CEP627.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Police are asking the public’s assistance locating the driver of a stolen vehicle who fled from police on Thursday, October 10. Police reported to the area of 100 5 Street South for a fireworks complaint. While officers were checking the area, they noticed an occupied vehicle in the Moorhead Library parking lot. An officer ran the license plate…