Crime

Suspect Charged in Fargo Christmas Eve Murder May Avoid Trial

The 31-year-old man is accused of stabbing 26-year-old Derek Bjarnason with a long knife during an argument at Porter's home

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo man charged with murdering a man on Christmas Eve could avoid a trial. The lawyer for Timothy Porter told a judge that settlement negotiations are ongoing with the Cass County State’s Attorney’s office. The 31-year-old man is accused of stabbing 26-year-old Derek Bjarnason with a long knife during an argument at Porter’s home. He died…

Sioux Falls Man Involved in Crash on I-29 Charged with Wife’s Murder

Irving Jumping Eagle showed up at a North Dakota Gas Station covered in blood and asked to use a bathroom to clean up. From Our Sister Station in Sioux Falls, KDLT Reporter Jill Johnson has more

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls man wanted for questioning in the death of his wife, and who was spotted in North Dakota, has been arrested and charged with her murder. Irving Jumping Eagle, 43, was spotted in blood soaked clothes yesterday in Streeter. This morning, he crashed along I-29 about 90 miles north of Sioux Falls and was detained….

State Fire Marshal Investigating Fire at Former Air Force Missile Alert Facility Near Dazey

A Barnes County deputy says someone pried off a lock to gain entry into the building

  DAZEY, N.D. — Investigators are trying to determine who is responsible for a fire at a former U.S. Air Force missile alert facility near Dazey, North Dakota. A Barnes County deputy says someone pried off a lock to gain entry into the building. The State Fire Marshal is investigating three areas inside the structure where a flammable liquid was…

Attorneys for St. Anthony Officer Charged in Castile Killing Wants Change of Venue

The judge says he hopes to rule by the end of the week

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — Defense attorneys are pushing to move the manslaughter trial of a St. Anthony police officer charged with fatally shooting a black man last summer. Attorneys for officer Jeronimo Yanez argued in court that the officer cannot get a fair trial in Ramsey County, where Philando Castile was shot, because of pretrial publicity. The judge says he…

Man Wanted for Questioning in Sioux Falls Murder Is In Custody

43 year-old Irving Jumping Eagle is considered a person of interest in the death of his 33 year-old wife, who was reporting missing on Sunday.

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KFGO KELO) – A man wanted for questioning in a murder in Sioux Falls has been arrested. 43 year-old Irving Jumping Eagle is considered a person of interest in the death of his 33 year-old wife, who was reporting missing on Sunday. Jumping Eagle was arrested Tues. morning in Deuel County, South Dakota. He was spotted in…

Two Arrested in Stutsman County for Butane Hash Oil

The deputy said he could smell marijuana and found the BHO oil along with $5500 in cash and prescription drugs

  STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. — Two people were arrested over the weekend in Stutsman County after they were found with large quantities of Butane Hash Oil. Adam McCarter, 35, and 31-year-old Sarah Birkholz were pulled over on April 1 for an equipment violation. The deputy said he could smell marijuana and found the BHO oil along with $5500 in cash…

Person of Interest in Sioux Falls Homicide Last Seen in Streeter, ND

He was last seen at the gas station with blood on him and asking to use a bathroom to clean up

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A person of interest in a Sioux Falls homicide was last seen at a gas station near Streeter, North Dakota. Authorities say they are looking for 43-year-old Irving Duane Jumping Eagle. They say he was last seen at the gas station with blood on him and asking to use a bathroom to clean up. He…

Minnesota House Votes to Keep Increased Protest Penalties in Bill

Lawmakers voted to keep it as part of the public safety finance bill

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota House has shot down an amendment to remove increased penalties for protests that block transportation. Lawmakers voted to keep it as part of the public safety finance bill. They battled over the issue for several hours and testimonies grew heated multiple times. Republicans say the bill is simply a matter of public safety….

North Dakota House Gives “Do Pass” Recommendation on Medical Marijuana

A big sticking point is the ease in which marijuana could be smoked as medicine

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota House committee has given a “do pass” recommendation on new rules governing the use of medical marijuana. The measure is expected to go to the full House on Tuesday. A big sticking point is the ease in which marijuana could be smoked as medicine. The bill passed by the Senate allows patients to smoke…

Grand Forks Police Searching for Driver After Hit and Run of Pedestrian

A witness says he was talking to someone through the window of a black pickup

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks Police are looking for anyone who witnessed a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian. Officers responded to the 500 block of 3rd Avenue South around 11 this morning and found a man lying on the street. A witness says he was talking to someone through the window of a black pickup. The driver…