Crime

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 20 1/2 years for violating George Floyd’s civil rights

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 245 months in prison on Thursday after reaching a plea agreement on federal charges he violated George Floyd’s civil rights, as well as those of a Black teenager. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson sentenced Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who murdered Floyd, to about 20 1/2 years, saying he doesn’t know why…

Man who escaped Becker Co. Courthouse is arrested

UPDATE – The Becker County Sheriff says Alexander Robare was arrested around 10:30 Wednesday night in Detroit Lakes and more charges are pending against him.   DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) – Police are searching for a Bemidji man who ran from the Becker County Courthouse in Detroit Lakes after being sentenced on an escape charge. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office…

Judge dismisses charges against three Enbridge Line 3 pipeline protestors

WHITE EARTH NATION (KVRR) – A White Earth Tribal judge dismisses charges against three Indigenous people involved in Enbridge line three pipeline protests. Nancy Beaulieu, Justin Keezer and Todd Thompson were charged with criminal trespassing at an eight day ceremonial camp at Fire Light camp. It is on land above where Enbridge Energy built the pipeline. White Earth Court Judge…

Police: Gunman wore women’s clothing during Highland Park parade shooting

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (Fox 32) – Law enforcement officials revealed more details Tuesday about the suspected gunman in the Highland Park parade shooting that left six people dead and over 30 others wounded. Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said Robert Crimo III acted alone and planned the attack for weeks before firing more than 70 rounds at the crowded Independence Day…

Eight people hurt in Minneapolis July 4 shooting

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9)  Minneapolis Park Police say eight people were hospitalized, several with critical injuries, after a shooting at Boom Island Park late Monday night. A spokesperson for the Minneapolis Park Police say they responded to a shooting around 11:30 p.m. There was no formal Fourth of July event at the park, but people had gathered on their own…

TSA installing new 3D bag-scanning technology at Hector International Airport

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Hector International Airport passengers should prepare for some delays as the TSA starts to install new security machines Tuesday The TSA is installing a new Computed Tomography system by creating 3D images of items in a carry-on bag. “I think people will enjoy is that you no longer need to remove your electronics. So, your phone,…