Crime

More Fake Money Found in Grand Forks

Authorities find several movie prop bills which passed off as if it were real

More funny money has been found, this time in Grand Forks. Several fake $100 bills have been recovered in recent weeks. The bills are marked “For Motion Picture Use Only” but appear to be real. The bills have been passed at several locations in the region. 22-year-old Casey Talbert of Fargo was arrested for passing off movie prop bills as…

President Obama Denies Clemency Request by Peltier

Peltier spent most of his life in prison for the killing of two FBI agents

President Obama has denied a clemency request by Leonard Peltier. He has spent most of his life in prison for the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975. Peltier’s attorney says they got a letter from the White House on Wednesday night saying their application had been denied. The attorney says Peltier is upset and considers the…

Two Teens Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Rapid City Gas Station Employee

Police say the teens have been charged with murder and robbery

Two teens arrested in the stabbing of a Rapid City gas station clerk have been charged with murder and robbery. Carlos Quevedo, 17, of Rapid City, was charged as an adult with first- and second-degree murder and robbery. Cody Grady, 19,of Rapid City, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery. Police say they went into a Loaf N’ Jug…

Community Reaches Out to Rolette County on Loss of Deputy

A sheriff’s deputy and a suspect are dead after a shootout in Rolette County, North Dakota that involved several officers firing weapons. The sheriff says 29-year-old Colt Allery was killed. The deputy had been with the department for three months after previously working for other area law agencies. Officers had responded to a stolen vehicle call around 6 o’clock last…

One Officer Killed, One Injured in Shooting in Rolette County, ND

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy and a suspect have been killed in a shootout in North Dakota.

  Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy and a suspect have been killed in a shootout in North Dakota. Four law enforcement officers chased a man in a stolen pickup truck through the Devils Lake area about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The officers caught up with the pickup at an intersection and a shootout began. Rolette County Sheriff Gerald Medrud says a…

Former West Fargo Police Chief Described as “Abusive” and Angry

Complaint Files Show That Police Chief Mike Reitan Had Issues in the Work Place

  Personnel and complaint files are shedding a light on the toxic atmosphere of the West Fargo Police Department under the command of Chief Mike Reitan. A number of employees have filed complaints against Reitan, who is in the process of being let go by the city after he was placed on administrative leave last week. One employee said Reitan…

Husband Arrested in Cottage Grove Business Owner’s Homicide

Police arrested 43-year-old Stephen Allwine in the death of his wife, Amy Allwine

  Up until now Cottage Grove police have only described Amy Allwine’s death as suspicious. But on Tuesday, two months after she was killed, police arrested her 43-year-old husband Stephen Allwine for her murder. Amy was discovered dead in her home on November 13. She was the owner of a dog training business. He did information technology for an insurance…

16 Protesters Arrested Near DAPL Main Camp in Morton County

The Morton County Sheriff's Office says the number of arrests in Morton County is now more than 600

  The number of arrests related to protests over construction of the pipeline has surpassed 600. The Morton County Sheriff’s Office says 16 people were arrested Monday and Tuesday in confrontations with police near the protesters’ main encampment near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The charges range from criminal trespass, engaging in a riot, possession of marijuana, fleeing, assault on…

Judge Refuses Lower Bail for Wahpeton Man Accused in Breckenridge Shooting

Matthew Allard, 27, is jailed on a minimum of $200,000 bail

  A judge has refused to lower bail for a Wahpeton man charged with attempted murder in a shooting at a home in Breckenridge last month. The lawyer for 27 year-old Matthew Allard asked that his bail be reduced. He’s jailed on a minimum of $200,000. Allard is accused of shooting another man in the stomach during an argument. Witnesses…

Police: Rapid City Gas Station Clerk Stabbed to Death Over Beer

Rapid City Police say the female clerk was in her 20s and left to die in front of the store

  A gas station clerk was stabbed to death during a robbery in Rapid City. “Unfortunately we had a robbery,” said Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris. “Actually, it appears to be more of a beer theft in progress and when our officers arrived, they found a young female clerk that was brutally stabbed and left to die right in…