Crime

Former Grand Forks City Council Member who Shot Judge Back in Jail

Reuben Larson, 68, finished serving 25 of a 26-year prison sentence for shooting Judge Lawrence Jahnke in Room 201 of the Grand Forks County Courthouse

  BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — A former Grand Forks City Council member who shot a judge in a courtroom in 1992 has been put back in jail. Reuben Larson, 68, finished serving 25 of a 26-year prison sentence for shooting Judge Lawrence Jahnke in Room 201 of the Grand Forks County Courthouse. Larson was in court for failing to make…

Officer Moszer Memorial Coins Selling Fast

Proceeds from coin sales will help cover travel costs for Moszer's family and friends

  FARGO, N.D. — Officers say they’ve sold more than 1,000 custom coins to honor Jason Moszer, a Fargo police officer who was fatally shot in February, 2016. Proceeds from coin sales will help cover travel costs for Moszer’s family and friends. They’re heading to Washington D.C. in May where Jason Moszer’s name will be added to the National Peace…

Grand Forks Police Say Fentanyl Abuse Growing Rapidly in the Area

Police say they want the public to understand how dangerous Fentanyl is and are asking parents and teachers to step in and talk to young people

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks Police are asking for help on combating opioid abuse in the community. Police say they arrested Michael Kotaska for being in possession of Furanyl Fentanyl, which is a schedule 1 controlled substance. Grand Forks Police say they arrested Michael Kotaska for being in possession of fentanyl. They said he concealed it in an…

Shoplifting Results In High Speed Chase

Police spotted the vehicle near the intersection of Highways 10 and 75 and attempted a traffic stop.

MOORHEAD (KFGO) – A brief, high speed pursuit from Moorhead into Fargo. It started with a shoplifter at Cashwise Foods on Highway 10 around 3 a.m. Friday. Police spotted the vehicle near the intersection of Highways 10 and 75 and attempted a traffic stop. The driver pulled over but then sped off west on Center Avenue and crossed into Fargo….

Cass County Deputy Allegedly Finds Explosive Device During Traffic Stop

During the investigation they found an improvised explosive device, drugs and drug paraphernalia

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — A Cass County Sheriff’s deputy finds an explosive device in a Fargo man’s vehicle. The deputy stopped 52-year-old Shaun Duciaume just outside of Harwood on Wednesday afternoon for speeding. During the investigation they found an improvised explosive device, drugs and drug paraphernalia. Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies allegedly found these explosives in the car during a…

Cyber Security Conference Informs Public on Latest in High-Tech Crime

The day-long seminar informs attendees on current identity theft crimes and preventative practices

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Cyber Security Conference was held on the NDSU campus. The conference brings together members from educational institutions and government agencies to speak on a variety of topics. They talked about current security threats and the best practices to combat identity theft. The conference provides vital information to keep the region safe from new types…

Extra DWI Patrols on the Roads for St. Patrick’s Day

To keep Minnesotans safe, law enforcement will have extra DWI patrols this holiday weekend looking for drunk drivers

  REGIONAL — If you are looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, authorities are urging you to designate a sober driver. That could be a friend or family member, a cab or even a ride sharing service like Uber. To keep Minnesotans safe, law enforcement will have extra DWI patrols this holiday weekend looking for drunk drivers. St. Patrick’s Day…

Nearly 90 People Arrested in the Midwest in ICE Operation

The arrests happened over three days last week

  REGIONAL — Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement have arrested 86 people in five states in the Midwest. The arrests happened over three days last week. In all, 26 people were arrested in Minnesota, 4 in North Dakota, one in South Dakota, 32 in Nebraska and 23 in Iowa. ICE says 62 of those arrested, including 10 lawful permanent…

Judge Refuses Tribes’ Request to Stop Oil from Flowing into Dakota Access pipeline

Boasberg says a "critical factor'' is the tribes' appeal is unlikely to succeed

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A federal judge has refused to head off the imminent flow of oil in the disputed Dakota Access pipeline. Judge James Boasberg has denied a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes to stop oil from flowing while they appeal his earlier decision allowing pipeline construction to finish. Boasberg says a “critical…

Judge Won’t Dismiss Charges Against McKenzie County Sheriff

Schwartzenberger later paid for the charges but a criminal affidavit alleges they were made in violation of a county policy

  MCKENZIE COUNTY, N.D. — A judge has declined to dismiss criminal charges against the McKenzie County sheriff accused of misusing his office credit card. The judge didn’t offer a reason for the decision. Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger is accused of making excessive charges during the 2015 Western State’s Sheriff’s Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Schwartzenberger later paid for the…