abuse

Two People Arrested in Fergus Falls in Connection to Child’s Death

The 6-year old boy had been a victim of neglect and abuse

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Two people have been arrested in connection to the death of a child. Fergus Falls police say that at on Monday at 4:15 a.m., a 6-year old child was brought to the hospital unconscious and not breathing. He had been a victim of neglect and abuse. 40–year old Bobbie Christine Bishop and 44–year old Walter Henry Wynhoff…

Leaders Say Minnesota Making Progress in Resolving Healthcare Complaints

There are now 700 open cases compared to 3100 six weeks ago

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Health officials say Minnesota has made great progress in reducing a large backlog of unresolved complaints at senior care facilities. The state Health Department has reduced the number of unresolved maltreatment cases by nearly 80 percent in the last six weeks. There are now just over 700 cases, down from more than 3,100. Allegations include neglect,…

Man Accused of Abusing Girl Faces Additional Charges

Allegedly Kicked Girl And Put Her Hand In Hot Gravy

FORBES, ND — Additional charges have been filed against a rural Forbes man accused of abusing a 9-year-old girl. The Dickey County State’s Attorney has charged 49-year-old Robert Miner with aggravated domestic violence. The sheriff says after Miner’s arrest, he was given photographs that show bruising and marks on the face of Miner’s wife. The sheriff says his wife wouldn’t…

MN Dept. of Health Commissioner Resigns Amid Abuse Reports

His resignation follows reporting by the Star Tribune on serious oversight lapses of the state's senior care facilities

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s Department of Health commissioner is resigning in the wake of reports of abuse at senior care facilities. Commissioner Ed Ehlinger had been head of the state’s health oversight board since 2011. His resignation follows reporting by the Star Tribune on serious oversight lapses of the state’s senior care facilities. They previously documented that hundreds of…

Minnesota Granted Nearly $17 Million for Substance Abuse Programs

State officials say less than 10 Minnesotans died of a heroin overdose in 2008

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is investing nearly $17 million dollars into facilities and programs across the state to combat the opioid addiction crisis. State officials say less than 10 Minnesotans died of a heroin overdose in 2008. That number has since increased in the state by 430 percent, with 376 in 2016. Officials say $16.6 million will be…

Sheldon Man Charged After Admitting to Sexual Abuse of a Minor While Drunk

According to court documents, Arneson admitted to the sexual abuse during an interview

RANSOM COUNTY, ND — A Sheldon, North Dakota man has been charged with eight felonies and a misdemeanor for the sexual assault of a girl that may have gone on for several years. Terry Arneson, 48, was arrested after an investigation by the Ransom County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the B.C.I. According to court documents, Arneson admitted to the…

Savanna’s Act Hearing Held in Washington, D.C.

If is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Savanna’s Act gets a hearing at the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Senator Heidi Heitkamp to help address the epidemic of missing and murdered Native American women. If is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo. The eight months pregnant woman was kidnapped and killed in August. Two…

Clothesline Project Raises Awareness of Sexual Assault to High School Students, UND Campus

This was the 22nd year for the Clothesline Project at UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Clothesline Project is on display in UND’s Memorial Union. T–shirts are hung on clotheslines throughout the union’s ballroom depicting messages of abuse survivor experiences. Students from Grand Forks Red River and Central High Schools visited the display. School officials hope that students become more aware of sexual assault and help those who are victims of…

Ohio Man Accused of Sexual Abuse of Minot 8-Year-Old Sentenced

He pleaded guilty in March to gross sexual imposition

MINOT, ND — An Ohio man who fled to Thailand after he was accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy in Minot has been sentenced. Mark Rogers, 65, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Rogers had to be extradited to the United States from Thailand after he was charged in 2014. He pleaded guilty in March to gross sexual…

The Drug and Alcohol Culture of the Red River Valley

One of the biggest messages being sent today is not to ignore the small stuff. He says those decisions can really affect your future

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People across the country are concerned about the drug and alcohol culture in today’s society. Drug and substance abuse is sweeping the nation and one officer is traveling from state to state to teach people what to look for. “What are all the trends you’re seeing, what do they mean, what’s going on, the why,” explained Jermaine…