Crime

Fargo Man Arrested for Threatening Senator Heitkamp

Kevin Olson will appear in court today after authorities say he sent threatening emails to Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Red River Valley SWAT working with U.S. Capitol Police say they arrested a Fargo man for threatening to shoot Senator Heidi Heitkamp in the head. Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd says Kevin Olson used his email to send the threats. They say Olson admitted to sending the emails but would not speak to them after that. A spokesperson for Senator…

City of Dilworth Honors Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

January 9th Will Now Officially Be Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Minnesota

This day is called law enforcement appreciation day, or L.E.A.D. Due to the recent negativity towards police officers around the country, January 9th has been dedicated to supporting those in uniform. Minnesota Governor Dayton said it’s a day to recognize the service and sacrifice of those brave men and women, and their families. Dilworth Mayor Chad Olson is also showing his…

Fargo Police Search for Suspect in Sunday Morning Stabbing

Police say the man stabbed the woman in the leg and then took off running

Police are asking the public for information after they say a man stabbed a woman in the leg then ran away. On Sunday around 1:00 am, a 32-year-old woman was driving on Main Avenue when she offered a Native American man a ride. He is believed to be between 40 to 50 years old. Police say the man began acting strange…

Price of DAPL Protests Expected to Cost North Dakota and Taxpayers $22 Million

The Morton County Sheriff's Office has released the cost and the number of resources that have been used to combat illegal activity while protesters have been fighting the building of the Dakota Access pipeline

The Morton County Sheriff’s Office has released what they call a “by the numbers” look at what resources have been used since August 10, 2016 to stop illegal activity at the protest sites of the Dakota Access pipeline. They say in the 153 days they have been responding to the protests, the state and taxpayer costs are now at $22.3 million….

Fargo Teen Changes Plea in Sex Assault Case

Abdirahman Sahel was sentenced in 2016 for trying to kidnap a woman from the West Acres parking lot in 2014

The Fargo teen sentenced for attacking a woman at West Acres Mall pleads guilty to a sexual assault at Holiday Inn. Abdirahman Sahel, 18, changed his pleas to guilty for gross sexual imposition and terrorizing in Cass County District Court. Sahel was scheduled to stand trial tomorrow for sexually assaulting a woman in the Holiday Inn parking lot in 2013….

Arrest Made in Sioux Falls Homicide

Police arrest a Sioux Falls man in the homicide of a transgender woman

Sioux Falls police make an arrest in the homicide of a transgender woman. A 25-year-old Sioux Falls man was taken into custody and was being held as a parole absconder and on narcotics charges. Additional charges are pending. The body of 28-year-old Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, of Sioux Falls, was discovered Friday night when police responded to a call for…

Second Trial Canceled For Former Grand Forks Teacher

Allegedly Had Sexual Relationship With A Student

A second trial for a former Grand Forks teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has been called off. Court records show that the Polk County trial for James Whalen that was set to begin January 17th was canceled on Friday. The case is listed as settled with Whalen scheduled back in court January 26. Also last…

Two Men Arrested After Shooting In Minot

Man Shot And Injured, Woman Assaulted Early Saturday

Two men were arrested in Minot after a shooting that injured a man. The men are accused of shooting a man and assaulting a woman in a house on Main Street early Saturday. Police say 24-year-old Javontez Barnes of Minot was arrested on suspicion of burglary, aggravated assault and attempted murder in the shooting. 26-year-old Randolph Garbutt also was arrested…

Meth: A Deep Rooted Issue in the F-M Area

Local police say the opioid epidemic has largely overshadowed the stagnant meth use in the area

FARGO, N.D. — After the Berthold Police Department made what might be the largest meth bust in state history last Tuesday, KVRR spoke with local law enforcement to examine the presence of the drug in Fargo. Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the value of the meth seized in Berthold was likely over $100,000, but they say it’s unlikely the seizure…

Berthold Police Department Scores One of the Largest Drug Busts in State History

Nearly 12 pounds of meth confiscated from three Washington state residents

BERTHOLD, N.D. Police in Berthold say they made one of the largest drug busts in the state’s history. The search of a vehicle Tuesday night after a traffic stop resulted in 11-1/2 lbs of meth being confiscated. Berthold police arrested three men from Washington state, David Salazar, Louis Para Mangana, and Gregorio Capetillo. Fargo Police commended Berthold officers for the…