North Dakota News

Grand Forks Police Investigating Shooting Reports Downtown

Police say a man tried breaking up a fight by firing gunshots in the air with a pistol

GRAND FORKS, ND — A string of gunshots were heard overnight throughout the downtown neighborhood of Grand Forks. Police say a man tried breaking up a fight by firing gunshots in the air with a pistol. Officers arrived just after 10:00 Thursday night and say the people in the fight left. The man who fired the shots may still face…

Fargo Police Capture Escapee from Jamestown State Hospital

They say hospital officials do not know how she escaped

FARGO, ND — The woman who escaped from the state hospital in Jamestown has been captured in Fargo. Desiree McKay, 33, was taken into custody at an emergency room. Authorities say McKay escaped from a fenced outdoor area in an addiction treatment unit. They say hospital officials do not know how she escaped. In March 2016, McKay pleaded guilty in…

The Ashley Hunter Trial: Hunter Found Guilty for 2015 Double Murders, Arson in Fargo

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  FARGO, ND — Fargo man Ashley Hunter has been found guilty in the murders of Clarence Flowers and Samuel Traut and for trying to set Traut’s home on fire. The jury took just under three hours to deliberate and go over the evidence in the case before handing in their verdict. KVRR Local News has been following this case…

The Ashley Hunter Trial: Prosecution, Defense Rests; Closing Arguments to Begin

Without presenting any witnesses, the defense rests just minutes after prosecution wraps up

FARGO, ND — The prosecution in the Ashley Hunter double-murder trial rests its case after nearly two weeks in court. But the defense responded with silence. Attorneys were seen quietly huddling around murder suspect Ashley Hunter. Without calling any witnesses to the stand, the defense’s turn to present their case came to an abrupt end. “Your honor, the state at…

2017 Drone Focus Conference Wraps in Fargo

Drone Focus Conference 2017 Wrapped Up, Attendees Say Connections Were Made

FARGO, ND — At the 2017 Drone Focus Conference, community members and people from all over descended upon Fargo to hear from political leaders and those who are paving the way to make North Dakota the UAS capital of the world. But, as the conference wrapped, it became about building a network of drone pioneers. When it comes to UAS,…

West Fargo Home Destroyed by Fire

Everyone was able to get out of the house safely but at one point, communication was lost with firefighters inside

WEST FARGO, ND — There was a momentary scare for firefighters who were fighting a fire which gutted a house in West Fargo. Crews were called to 940 44th Avenue West shortly before noon. They saw smoke and flames shooting through the roof as they arrived. A neighbor was able to break-in a back door to rescue dogs and cats….

Authorities Searching for Woman who Escaped State Hospital in Jamestown

A white, Chevy Tahoe with chrome rims, was stolen from the area around the same time

JAMESTOWN, ND — A woman has escaped from the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown. Desiree McKay, 33, left through a fenced outdoor enclosure at an addiction treatment unit around 3:30. A white, Chevy Tahoe with chrome rims, was stolen from the area around the same time. It has North Dakota license plates 917 BCE. If you spot her, call…

Local Farmer Calls Authorities on FM Diversion Worker

He says he has a court order preventing any diversion-related work on his land

  CASS COUNTY, ND — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office¬†was called this morning about F-M Diversion workers. Richard Cossette says the contractor came onto his property south of Horace. He says he has a court order preventing any diversion-related work on his land. Cossette says the contractor left voluntarily. He has maintained that his appraisal is far below what was…

High Risk Sex Offender Moves to Horace

Travis Lauckner, 37, is living at 407 Nelson Drive

HORACE, ND — A high risk sex offender is now living in Horace. Travis Lauckner, 37, is living at 407 Nelson Drive. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says Lauckner was convicted in 2011 in Cass County of the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl and spent about four years in prison. When he was 17, Lauckner had a sexual relationship…

Archambault Acquitted for Early Protests of DAPL

Archambault is running for re-election

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Dave Archambault has been acquitted of charges filed during early protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman and Tribal Councilman Dana Yellow Fat were both found not guilty during their trial on disorderly conduct charges. The men were arrested last August for allegedly pushing back against a line of…