assault

One Suspect in Fergus Falls Shooting Released from Jail

He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — One of the men in custody for a drug-related shooting in Fergus Falls is out of jail. Derek Koch, 35, says he met his $250,000 bail after claiming he owns land in Dicky County. He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges. Authorities say Koch supplied the gun to three others in the November…

Two Injured in Late Night Robbery in North Fargo

The gunshot victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

  FARGO, N.D. — One person was shot and another person was injured in an alleged robbery in north Fargo. Police say an officer on patrol was flagged down by two people in the 600 block of 10th Street North at about 11 ‘o clock Thursday night. The officer says one of the people had a gunshot wound and another…

Authorities Identify Man Shot by Minneapolis Police at City Hall

Fischer has been charged with assault and aggravated robbery in a December 13 shooting that happened during a purported gun sale

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Authorities have identified a man who was shot by Minneapolis police at City Hall on Monday. Marcus Fischer, 18, of Minneapolis, is at a hospital being treated for his injuries. The BCA says it will release additional information, including the names of the officers who fired their weapons, once the interviews are complete. Fischer has been…

Clay County Jail Inmate on Work Release Accused of Sexual Assault

Court documents say Cookson sexually assaulted the woman last Wednesday in Hitterdal

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — Prosecutors say a Clay County jail inmate sexually assaulted a woman after he was allowed work release. Twenty-eight-year-old Alexander Cookson of Hawley has been in custody awaiting trial for a number of charges including malicious punishment of a child. Court documents say Cookson sexually assaulted the woman last Wednesday in Hitterdal. Clay County Attorney Bran Melton…

The University of Minnesota is Changing Their Sexual Misconduct Policy

The college now requires all employees to report cases of sexual harassment or sexual assault against students

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The University of Minnesota has designed a new policy when it comes to reporting sexual misconduct on campus. The college now requires all employees to report cases of sexual harassment or sexual assault against students. Previously, the university only required supervisors and employees in advisory roles to make the report. Some critics of the policy say it…

Moorhead Murder Trial Delayed Due to Judge Appointment

Critt's trial was supposed to begin this morning in Clay County District Court

HR09_131569058037680000 HR09_131569058006010000 HR09_131569057982010000 HR09_131569057907010000 HR09_131569057897350000 CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — The murder trial of Justin Critt has been delayed after his attorney was appointed to become a judge by Governor Dayton. Critt’s trial was supposed to begin this morning in Clay County District Court. He is charged with the death of Melissa Willcoxon and for setting her house on fire in…

Robbery And Assault In St. Hilaire

Two People Were Arrested With More Arrests Possible

ST. HILAIRE, Minn. — Two people have been arrested following a robbery and assault in St. Hilaire, Minnesota. Officers were called to a mobile home Monday morning on reports the two men were beaten, after as many as four armed men entered and robbed them before fleeing. A search warrant at a rural home led to the arrests of 27-year…

Four Blue Earth High School Football Players Charged with Assault on Teammate

Prosecutors say the assault happened at a house party last month southwest of Mankato

  BLUE EARTH, Minn. — Four Blue Earth High School football players have been charged with an assault on a teammate that left him unconscious. Wyatt Tungland and Dalton Nagel, both 18, as well as two juveniles are charged with aiding and abetting assault. Tungland is also charged with third degree assault for punching the 16-year-old teammate in the face…

How to Help a Loved One Who is Struggling with Sexual Assault

Victims tell their story when they're ready to. How you can help. KMSP Fox 9 Reporter Iris Perez reports

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With several people in power being accused of sexual assault and harassment, many people are looking to reach out to the victims. They are looking for a way to help. “It reminds all of us of whatever past traumas and experiences we’ve had,” Teri Walker McLaughlin says.  She is the executive director with the Minnesota Coalition…

Locals Say They’re Shocked and Disgusted at U.S. Senator Al Franken

Most people we asked were shocked by the allegations while others question its legitimacy

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People throughout the metro said they’re shocked and disgusted by the photo of Senator Al Franken touching L.A. talk show host Leeann Tweeden in her sleep. Many are calling for his immediate resignation while others want it to be investigated first. “Oh man, that’s not funny at all,” said Bryan Johnson, of Fargo, when he saw the…