Crime

BBB Risk Report: Scammers Target Younger Victims

It's consumer protection week and a new scam report may surprise you with who's at risk

NATIONAL — Scams come in all shapes and sizes but anyone can be a victim: including millennial. A new report shows that younger generations are being targeted. From swiping… “We hear romance scams are a big deal here.” said Heather Johnson, with the Better Business Bureau office in Fargo. …to selling and buying… “The millennial group is getting scammed more…

Gate City Bank, Midwest Radio: Join the Teddy Bear Posse

Stuffed animals are being collected for children who may find themselves in tramatic situations

FARGO, N.D. — A teddy bear can be a friend that’s stuffed with support for many children. Gate City Bank and Midwest Radio are collecting teddy bears and other stuffed animals. The bears will be donated to local law enforcement, so they can be given to children during traumatic situations. There are more than 30 donation boxes in the metro,…

TSA Announces New Pat-Down Procedure

This procedure will replace the five different kinds of pat-downs used previously

  NATIONAL — The TSA is introducing a new pat-down procedure at airports across the country…and they’re warning local police departments. Officials with the TSA say the new pat-down procedure could be considered more invasive and cause people to file assault reports with authorities. This procedure will replace the five different kinds of pat-downs used previously. Officials say screeners are…

Fargo Man Reaches Plea Deal in Sex Assault Case

A trial that was set to begin at the end of last January was called off when the change of plea was announced

  FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man accused of beating and sexually assaulting a woman at a hotel last fall has reached a plea deal. Adam Anderson pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition in Cass County District Court. A trial that was set to begin at the end of last January was called off when the change of plea was…

Protesters, American Indians Gather in Washington D.C. for March

On Friday, a two mile march is planned to the White House, where a rally is scheduled

  WASHINGTON D.C. — American Indians are gathering in Washington, D.C. to march on the White House. There will be four days of protests against the Trump administration and the Dakota Access pipeline. Starting Tuesday, tribal members and supporters plan to camp each day on the National Mall, with tee-pees, a ceremonial fire, cultural workshops and speakers. On Friday, a…

Police Investigate Stabbing in South Fargo

So far there have been no arrests made

  FARGO, N.D. — Police are investigating a stabbing that happened in South Fargo late Sunday night. One man was taken to Sanford hospital after being stabbed in an apartment in the 4400 block of 9th Avenue South. Authorities first responded to a call for a fight around 11:30 but no one was there. Police were later called to the…

Record Amount of Meth Seized by Minnesota Law Enforcement in 2016

Prescription pill seizures, including opioids, increased 231 percent in 2016

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota law enforcement officers seized a record amount of meth in 2016. The Violent Crime Enforcement Teams seized 488 pounds of meth, a nearly 500 percent increase from 2009 when meth seizures were at their lowest level. Officials say meth continues to flow into Minnesota, primarily from Mexico. Prescription pill seizures, including opioids, increased 231 percent in…

Fargo Man Accused in Liquor Store Robbery in Court

No weapon was shown and he left in a car with an undetermined amount of cash

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man accused of robbing Bernie’s Wines & Liquors in West Fargo on Sunday has made his first court appearance. Christopher Burns, 36, was arraigned on a felony robbery charge. He’ll be back in court for a preliminary hearing on April 12. Burns is accused of entering the liquor store on Sheyenne Street shortly…

Three Arrested in Otter Tail County Drug Bust

After a search, authorities found nearly $2 million worth of high grade marijuana in 18 duffle bags

From L to R: Anthony Williams, 21, Vontail Kendle, 22, Michael Dunnorm, 22  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Three St. Paul men have been charged in Otter Tail County after a major drug bust on I-94. Vontail Kendle, 22, Michael Dunnorm, 22 and Anthony Williams, 21, were arrested on March 1 after a traffic stop near Fergus Falls. The pickup…

Bad Reaction to Narcotics May Have Led to Fatal Sioux Falls Stabbing

The stabbing happened after an all-night party at a house rented by Holter and his girlfriend

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sioux Falls police say a bad reaction to narcotics may have caused a man to fatally stab an acquaintance at a house party. Alexander Rodriguez, 27, of Sioux Falls, was stabbed early Sunday morning. Brady Holter, 25, was arrested for murder and manslaughter. The stabbing happened after an all-night party at a house rented by…