Crime

Minnesota Sober School Asking Lawmakers for Funding

It's one of only six so-called sober schools in the state

  WAITE PARK, Minn. — Leaders of a new school that helps students struggling with alcohol abuse are asking lawmakers for funding. Seven students have been treated so far at the McKinley Recovery School, which is in its first year in Waite Park, Minnesota. It’s one of only six so-called sober schools in the state. School leaders say that despite…

Illinois Man Charged in West Fargo Shooting

He is accused of repeatedly shooting at a woman in an apartment while she begged for her life

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — An Illinois man has been charged in a weekend shooting in West Fargo. David White, Jr., 26, is charged with attempted murder and reckless endangerment. He is accused of repeatedly shooting at a woman in an apartment while she begged for her life. Police say there were children present at the time of the shooting….

Owatonna Man Facing Possible Charges in Fatal St. Cloud Crash

The driver of the van operated by Elite Taxi and one of two passengers in the vehicle were killed Saturday

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Charges are likely against a semi driver who struck a taxi at a St. Cloud intersection Saturday, killing two people. The Minnesota State Patrol said 61-year-old James Cockram of Owatonna was driving a semi on Highway 10 and St. Germain Street when he rear-ended a taxi being driven by 66-year-old Thomas Findlay of Sartell. The patrol…

Justice Department Releases Review of Jamar Clark Shooting Aftermath

The county prosecutor and the U.S. attorney both declined to charge the two officers involved

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Justice Department’s review is in on how Minneapolis handled the aftermath of the Jamar Clark shooting. Clark’s death in a confrontation with two officers sparked weeks of protests that were largely peaceful, though one on November included skirmishes between officers and demonstrators. The review found the city didn’t have a coordinated response to the 18…

Grafton Preparing for Flood Emergency

This year, the city could see a near record flood crest from the Park River

  GRAFTON, N.D. — Grafton is preparing for a worst case-scenario flood situation. This is video from flooding in the city in 2004 which caused major damage. This year, the city could see a near record flood crest from the Park River. The police chief says an emergency has already been declared to get approval to elevate levees and build…

Accident in Mankato Thrift Store Fitting Room Kills Four-Year-Old

They say Ryu Pena apparently got the hooded sweatshirt he was wearing caught on a hanger attached to a wall

  MANKATO, Minn. — A tragic accident at a thrift store in Mankato, Minnesota. A 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room. Authorities say it happened Saturday afternoon at Again Thrift & More. They say Ryu Pena apparently got the hooded sweatshirt he was wearing caught on a hanger attached to a wall. Emergency responders took…

Moorhead Man May Face Charges In BB Gun Incident

The incident was reported around 5 p.m. at a home at 601 3rd Street South.

MOORHEAD (KFGO) – Some tense moments in Moorhead Sunday afternoon as police surrounded a Woodlawn Park neighborhood following a 911 call about a man waving a gun. The incident was reported around 5 p.m. at a home at 601 3rd Street South. Three adults were detained as police investigated and found two BB guns. The suspect in the incident, 28-year…

Fargo Police Are Searching For A Man Who Robbed A Liquor Store

One man got away after he robbed Stamart Liquor Mart at gunpoint

Police are searching for the suspect who held up a north Fargo liquor store. The armed robbery happened Saturday night. Around 8:45 last night, Fargo Police responded to Stamart Liquor Mart on 12th Avenue North for a reported robbery. “What we knew was a black male wearing a black hoodie with a blue face mask. Came in, brandished a weapon,…

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…