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Morton County Farmer Accused of Sexual Assault of Teens

Charges state the sexual contact started with back rubs

FLASHER, ND — A farmer is charged with sexually assaulting two teen boys in Morton County. James Hopfauf, 50, of rural Flasher, was arrested Monday and charged with felony sexual assault. Charges state the sexual contact started with back rubs. Both teens said they were about 15 when the assaults began. Hopfauf said the teens, now 18 and 19, were…

Fargo Police Investigating Assault, No Arrests Made

A report will be sent to the Cass County States Attorney's office for possible charges of terrorizing or assault

  FARGO, ND — Fargo police are investigating an assault that sent two men to the hospital with minor injuries. Officers were called to an apartment at 1440 34th Street South just after 2 a.m. The initial report said a gun was involved. But during interviews with those involved, police were unable to determine if a gun was used and…

Fargo Police Investigating Assault and Robbery at Baymont Inn and Suites

Police said it happened around one o'clock this morning

FARGO, ND — A man was assaulted and robbed at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Fargo. Police said it happened around one o’clock this morning. The victim, who was a hotel guest, was robbed by several men in his hotel room, taking his wallet and hotel key. Police said one of the robbers may have been armed. The victim…

Jasmine Block Shares Story of Survival: “She’s a Warrior”

Jasmine was allegedly lured from her Alexandria home August 8th by family acquaintance Thomas Barker. KMSP Fox 9's Paul Blume has this story.

  ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Three suspects charged in the kidnapping and assault of a 15-year-old girl from Alexandria made their initial court appearances. Thirty-two-year-old Thomas Barker, a family friend, is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon and false imprisonment. Steven Powers is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct and false imprisonment. Joshua Holby is charged…

Hear from Alexandria Teen, Reunited with Family, Tonight on KVRR Local News @ 9

Prosecutors say was transported in a duffel bag, kept in a closet and "treated like animal" over the 29 days she was missing

  ALEXANDRIA, Minn. —┬áCharges are filed against three man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl from Alexandria. Thirty-two-year-old Thomas Barker, a family friend, is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon and false imprisonment. Steven Powers is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct and false imprisonment. Joshua Holby is charged with kidnapping and…

Alexandria Community Ready to Support Local Teen Reunited with Family After Alleged Abduction

Alexandria Police now have new information in the case

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Fifteen-year-old Jasmine Block went missing on August 8th. She was located Tuesday in rural Grant County just 20 miles from her home in Alexandria. Alexandria Police now have new information in the case and the community is celebrating the return of one of their own. “She’s an amazing woman with a lot of strength,” said Alexandria Police…

Alexandria Teen Reunited with Family After Alleged Abduction

Police arrested three people associated with Jasmine Block's disappearance

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A teenage girl from Alexandria made a dramatic escape from her captors after she was kidnapped nearly a month ago. Police arrested three people associated with Jasmine Block’s disappearance. Alexandria Police have new information in the case. Jasmine Block, 15, was located Tuesday in rural Grant County just 20 miles from her home in Alexandria. She went…

Man Facing Attempted Murder Charges in Grand Forks Stabbing

When authorities arrived, the suspect was gone, but they found Parisien, who matched witness descriptions, a few blocks away

GRAND FORKS, ND — Grand Forks Police have identified the suspect in the stabbing of two people, one of whom is a pregnant woman. Jordan Parisien,29, who has no permanent address, is facing two counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault, burglary and criminal trespass. Police say neighbors in the apartment building called for help after seeing a suspicious person climb…

South Dakota Woman Sentenced for Assaulting a Baby

Charlee Spotted Tail, 22, will spend four months in jail for hitting a six-month-old baby twice in the head

  SIOUX FALLS, SD — A Parmelee, South Dakota woman is sentenced after being found guilty of assaulting a baby. Charlee Spotted Tail, 22, will spend four months in jail for hitting a six-month-old baby twice in the head. Prosecutors say Spotted Tail started a fight with a woman holding the baby in a store parking lot and tried to…

Alexandria Teen, Missing for 29 Days, Describes Escaping from Alleged Abductors

Police said three people have been arrested after 15-year-old Jasmine Block was found late Tuesday afternoon

Jasmine Block Jasmine Block, 15, Alexandria Joshua Holby Joshua Holby, 31, Carlos, Minnesota Steven Powers Steven Powers, 20, Mankato, Minnesota Thomas Barker Thomas Barker, 32, Carlos, Minnesota ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Alexandria Police have released more information into the case of a missing teen nearly a month ago. Police said three people have been arrested after 15-year-old Jasmine Block was found…