Crime

Man wanted for weekend stabbing arrested in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Police say attempted murder suspect, 27-year-old Tyler Mollner, was arrested and taken in without incident Monday night. Authorities say Mollner was taken into custody at 6:16 at a parking lot in South Fargo. The department did not give a specific location. Police say a felony warrant for Mollner was issued for attempted murder and aggravated…

Prosecution rests case against former officers accused of violating George Floyd’s civil rights

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – As prosecutors wrapped up their case against three former Minneapolis Police officers, they called to the stand a use of force expert from Virginia to further hammer home points already made by other witnesses in the trial. Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane are charged with violating George Floyd’s constitutional rights by not providing medical aid…

No ND mutual aid for nearly a year “detrimental” Moorhead Police Chief says

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead’s police chief says it’s been difficult for his department not to have mutual aid from North Dakota law enforcement for almost a year. A Minnesota law that went into effect in March of 2021 changed how officers can use deadly force if a reasonable apparent threat of death or great bodily harm is present. It…

How do local police departments get approval for no knock warrants?

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) – We’re looking at local police departments’ policies following the death of Amir Locke at the hands of a Minneapolis SWAT team during a no knock warrant. He was armed on a couch when he was shot and killed. What are the steps Fargo and Moorhead Police Departments go through to get a no knock warrant? “The benefit…

Protestors want Leonard Peltier released from prison due to the coronavirus

He's 77 years old with multiple health conditions putting him at high risk of dying.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Supporters of Native activist Leonard Peltier gather in front of the federal courthouse in Fargo after reports of him having COVID start circulating. He’s 77-years-old with multiple health conditions putting him at high risk of dying. “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” crowd yells. Peltier is serving two life sentences for…

Fargo Police Officer Miller & K9 Toby embrace their first day on the job

Two Fargo Police officers complete a rigorous six week K-9 training course in Pennsylvania.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Two Fargo Police officers complete a rigorous six week K-9 training course in Pennsylvania. “Obviously, I’m a different person he met and we didn’t have much interaction before that, so it was just kind of a ‘Hey, who are you?’ And now our journey begins,” Fargo Police Elizabeth Miller said. Toby has been with the Fargo…

Update: Person in custody following break-in and assault in Halstad

Jeremy KosteHALSTAD, Minn. (KVRR-KFGO) – A suspect is in custody following an assault in Halstad, Minnesota. Authorities said late Wednesday afternoon, 32-year-old Jeremy Koste allegedly broke into an apartment and attacked a woman who suffered head injuries and was taken to a Fargo hospital. Koste fled to another apartment building but was arrested on burglary and assault charges and is…

‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic Resentenced to 21 Years in Prison

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge resentenced “Tiger King” Joe Exotic to 21 years in prison on Friday, reducing his punishment by just a year after an appeals court ordered a new sentence. Joe Exotic — whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage — was convicted in a murder-for-hire case involving animal welfare activist Carole Baskin. Both were featured in…