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Tuttle Man Sentenced in Sex Exploitation Case with Teen from the Philippines

Calvin Bernhardt has been sentenced to 50 years for his crimes against a 14-year-old girl from the Philippines

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Tuttle, North Dakota man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for enticing a 14 year-old girl from the Philippines to send him sexually explicit pictures over the internet. Calvin Bernhardt, 54, was found guilty after a four-day trial last October in Bismarck. He was convicted of numerous charges including attempted sexual exploitation of a…

Perham Man Arrested for Burglary, Following Teen

Jason Maloney is accused of burglarizing a house and exposing himself to a teen girl whom he followed to Target

  DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A 40-year-old Perham man is suspected of burglarizing a house in Nelson and later exposing himself outside of Target in Alexandria. Officers arrested Jason Maloney after a chase Tuesday night. They say Maloney followed the teen girl who reported him at Target and she gave authorities his license plate number. It matched one given earlier…

Two Arrested After Injury Car Crash in Fargo

Police say one person is facing drug charges and the other has a list of charges relating to the crash

  Tate Rivera, (L) and Karlee Young (R) FARGO, N.D. — Two Fargo people were arrested following a crash in north Fargo Tuesday night. Police say 23-year-old Tate Rivera ran a red light at 10th Street and 4th Avenue North and was hit by an SUV. Rivera and one of his three passengers, 20-year-old Karlee Young, ran from the scene…

Lisbon Man Guilty of Squeezing His Baby to Death

Byron Whetsel is convicted of killing his own son after squeezing him and breaking his ribs and neck

RANSOM COUNTY, N.D. — A Lisbon, North Dakota father has been convicted of killing his infant son. A jury found Byron Whetsel guilty of child neglect and murder following a 5-day trial in Ransom County. Court documents say Whetsel squeezed his 2-month-old son, broke the child’s ribs and neck and severely injured his brain. A medical examiner concluded all of…

Get Inspired: Kelly Thompson Opening Reception at Ecce Art Gallery

It's cold out there, people. But art can warm the coldest heart.

Going a little stir-crazy indoors these days? Get yourself downtown. Even on the coldest days, Ecce Art Gallery is a hot spot for arts and entertainment in the Fargo-Moorhead region. Gallery owner Mark Weiler joined us live in-studio to talk about this week’s opening reception featuring Grand Forks artist Kelly Thompson, the Wine About Winter and Sweet Treat Stroll event…

Hunter Dies in Shooting Near Edgeley

The man was out of state but was with two others hunting coyotes

  LAMOURE COUNTY, N.D. — A man from out of state has died in an apparent accidental shooting northeast of Edgeley. LaMoure County Sheriff Bob Fernandes says the 57-year-old man was among three people hunting coyotes. The 911 call came in at around 11:20 this morning. Fernandes says the man died at the scene and his body has been sent…

Gearing Up for Farmers Market Season in the Red River Valley

After a winter hiatus vendors and organizations met up to discuss the 2017 season

FARGO, N.D. — We’re about halfway through winter and that means the F–M farmers market season is only a few months away. In preparation, members of the farmers market community gathered for their annual meeting. The event serves not only to refresh the memory of local vendors on rules and regulations surrounding farmers markets, but it also gives them an…

Construction on New Sanford Facility Complete

The massive new Sanford Medical Center in South Fargo is officially finished

FARGO, N.D. — Construction on the new Sanford Medical Center in South Fargo is finally over. A chairman for Mortenson Construction handed over the keys to Paul Richard, Sanford’s Executive Vice President. Construction on the massive $494 million project began back in 2012, building from a completely empty plot of land. Sanford officials say more than 4,000 workers from across…

Big Announcement for Ag Producers at the Soybean Expo

Minnesota Soybean Processors Announced They Will Be Constructing A New Soybean Plant Facility

FARGO, N.D. — Ag officials call soybeans the miracle crop because of the many products that can be made from it. Step aside wheat and corn, soybeans are the agricultural commodity to beat in the global market. Especially…in the Red River Valley. People who were attending the the Soybean Expo at the Holiday Inn heard from Governor Doug Burgum and…

Liberty Middle School Gives Presentations on Cultural Backgrounds

Middle Schoolers created a Cultural Fair to learn each others backgrounds

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley Fairgrounds was jam packed with middle-schoolers sharing their backgrounds with the community. Liberty Middle School 7th graders from Team Trailblazer are currently studying immigration, cultures and traditions. The students created a cultural fair with presentations and demonstrations of Native American, European, African, Latin American and Asian cultures. They were also assigned in…