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Perham Man Reunited with 6-Year-Old Daughter in Nashville

She was found last Friday in Monroe County, Tennessee by a deli owner after the man saw fliers put up by Cooney's private investigators

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Perham man who spent the last month searching for his daughter was reunited with her Monday night in Nashville. Brian Cooney was granted temporary custody of his daughter Claire, who is 6 years old, but hadn’t seen her. She was found last Friday in Monroe County, Tennessee by a deli owner after the man saw…

Suspect in Court for South Fargo Bomb Threat

28-year-old Dustin Depiano is charged with felony terrorizing and criminal mischief, which is a misdemeanor

  FARGO, N.D. — The man accused of making a bomb threat and slashing several tires in south Fargo early Monday has been arraigned in court. Dustin Depiano, 28, is charged with felony terrorizing and criminal mischief, which is a misdemeanor. A preliminary hearing is set for April 13. Police say Depiano pulled fire alarms at multiple apartment buildings. He…

Fargo City Commissioner Accuses Lutheran Social Services of Calling for His Recall

Appearing on KFGO's News & Views, Piepkorn accused Lutheran Social Services of being behind the recall effort

  FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn isn’t bothered by a group calling for his recall over of his stance on refugee resettlement. Appearing on KFGO’s News & Views, Piepkorn accused Lutheran Social Services of being behind the recall effort. A member of the recall sponsoring committee says that is untrue. Piepkorn has complained that the local government…

Future Unclear for Grand Forks Daycare After Sex Abuse Complaint

All suspects and victims are juveniles according to authorities, but they have not told us exactly how many are involved

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Officers in Grand Forks say a home daycare might not re-open after they got a sexual abuse complaint. Police say it happened at the Little Rascals Childcare Center. All suspects and victims are juveniles according to authorities, but they have not told us exactly how many are involved. Lt. Brett Johnson said the complaint was sent…

ND Senate Kills Repeal of Sunday Shopping Law

The bipartisan measure lifting the state's so-called blue laws failed 22-25

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Senate has killed a bill to repeal the state’s longstanding Sunday business restrictions. The bipartisan measure lifting the state’s so-called blue laws failed 22-25. It had narrowly passed the House 48-46 last month. The National Conference of State Legislatures says about a dozen states have some form of Sunday sales laws, but only…

Army Corps Finishes Clean-Up of DAPL Protest Camps

A total of 835 industrial-size trash bins were filled and removed

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The Army Corps of Engineers has finished cleaning up three Dakota Access pipeline protest camps. The Corps hired a contractor after the main camp and two others were cleared out and shut down late last month in advance of the spring flooding season. They’d operated since last spring and at times held thousands of pipeline…

Judge: North Dakota Owes Former Owner of Fargo Horse Betting Business $13 Million

The former owner of a horse betting business is owed $13 million after her conviction for illegal gambling was overturned

COURTESY: KFGO  NORTH DAKOTA — Susan Bala has a big check coming to her from the state of North Dakota. The former owner of a horse betting business is owed $13 million after her conviction for illegal gambling was overturned. A federal bankruptcy judge ruled the state must refund Bala the money it collected for taxes. The founder of Racing…

Fire Damages House Near Georgetown

Crews from Felton and Dilworth were able to quickly extinguish the flames

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — Fire damaged a house just west of Georgetown. Crews were called out around 3:45 this morning after smoke was seen coming from the attic of the house. Crews from Felton and Dilworth were able to quickly extinguish the flames. Damage is estimated at between ten and fifteen thousand dollars. Fire officials say the cause of…

Fargo Businessman Busted in Moorhead Sex Sting

Court documents say 60-year-old Alan Stokke thought he was meeting a 16-year-old girl he found on Backpage.com

  MOORHEAD – A Fargo businessman is accused of trying to hire a minor for sex in Moorhead. Court documents say 60-year-old Alan Stokke arranged to have sex with an officer who posed as a 16-year-old girl on Backpage.com. The complaint says a meeting was set up in Woodlawn Park last Friday. When police confronted Stokke, he admitted he was…

Thanks to Supporters, Search for Perham 6-Year-Old Traveled Beyond Community Borders

Many have been commenting with relief on our Facebook after we announced that she was found safe

  PERHAM, Minn. — Brian Cooney, the Perham father who traveled to Tennessee to look for his daughter, is reuniting with the six-year-old tonight in Nashville. Many have been commenting with relief on our Facebook after we announced that she was found safe. “I’m a wreck, this entire situation has been a nightmare,” said Cooney. The story of Claire Cooney…