Red Lake Man Arrested For Abusing Three-Year-Old Girl Who Had Taser Burns

MAHNOMEN CO., Minn. — A Red Lake, Minnesota man is behind bars and facing a number of charges for the abuse of a three-year-old girl in Mahnomen in June. 29-year-old Edward Fairbanks was arrested Wednesday by Red Lake Police on an outstanding warrant out of Mahnomen County. Fairbanks is accused of causing great bodily harm to the child including a…

‘Stand to Protect’ working to prevent child sexual abuse in Cass & Clay counties

The local organization is aiming to end what some call an invisible health crisis

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a shocking statistic that’s hard to hear. According to the National Children’s Advocacy Center, one in 10 children will be sexually abused before turning 18. In Cass and Clay counties, that’s more than 5,000 kids impacted by sexual abuse. Growing up in rural Cass County, young Leslie Brunette was accompanied by fear and manipulation for years….

A Polk County Woman is in Custody after Being Accused of Abusing her Children

Khalif is facing five counts of malicious punishment of a child.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.–A Polk County woman is in custody after being accused of abusing her six children. A warrant for her arrest was issued after one of the children alerted a teacher at Central Middle School about the abuse. The teacher then contacted the East Grand Forks Police Department. Corporal Nicholas Gunderson headed the investigation into 33-year-old Nimo Mohamed…

Domestic violence survivor grateful at YWCA Championship of Empowerment event

A woman also spoke about how YWCA helped her after leaving an abusive relationship.

FARGO, N.D.- Kim knows what hell looks like. She experienced it for 10 years at the hands of the man who promised to love and respect her. “I started dating my husband in high school and I became pregnant with our first kid. It became a cycle of cheating and leaving and coming back and that turned into being abusive…

DHS Overpaid White Earth Nation $11 Million, Also Overpaid Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

The money was paid out for substance abuse therapy treatments covered under Medicaid over five years

ST. PAUL, MN — Gov. Tim Walz confirming that the Minnesota Department of Human Services overpaid White Earth Nation and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe over $25 million. The money was paid out for substance abuse therapy treatments covered under Medicaid over five years. Walz says his administration uncovered the issue when he took office back in January. A spokesman…

Blasey Ford’s Testimony Raises Questions About Sexual Abuse: Fargo Professionals Give Insight

Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted...some of who take years to tell their story

FARGO, N.D. — All eyes and ears across the country were on the Kavanaugh hearing. Many people on social media say the stories told on Capitol Hill have triggered their own past experiences. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen learned more from professionals about victims coming forward. Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted…some of who take years to tell their story….

Rep. Keith Ellison Accused of Abuse

Ellison is accused of emotional and physical abuse by an ex-girlfriend

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The co-chair of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, is accused of emotional and physical abuse by an ex-girlfriend who said: “You know you did that to me.” Ellison responded to the allegations Sunday, issuing a brief statement that said, in part,  “I never behaved in this way.” You can read his full…

United Way Invests $300,000 To Treat Children That’re Victims of Abuse

The organization gave the grant to the Red River Children's Advocacy Center

FARGO, N.D. — Last year the Red River Children’s Advocacy Center treated more than 600 kids who have been abused. Now thanks to the United Way, they’ll be able to treat even more kids, for free. When traumatized kids walk into the center, there’s usually a dark cloud hanging over them. “They’re broken and they’re hurting, they feel like the world…

Charges Filed in Fergus Falls Child Death Case

The child had numerous signs of abuse

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Charges have been filed against Bobbie Bishop and Walter Wynhoff  in connection with the death of a 6-year old boy. Some of the details may be disturbing. Bishop and Wynhoff each face five felony charges, including second degree murder, three counts of manslaughter, and one count of malicious punishment of a child. “This one’s unfortunate. Very disturbing,” said…

April Marks Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Otter Tail County Board of Commissions signed a symbolic proclamation

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners made an official proclamation, though the month goes on nationwide. The proclamation states that child abuse prevention is a community effort, and that all citizens should be more aware of the signs of abuse and neglect. There are many ways the community can…