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City Council Member Pleads Guilty After Chair-Swinging Brawl At Meeting

Fight Happened During City Council Committee Meeting In Thief River Falls

Jerald Brown & Josh HagenTHIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — A city council member from Thief River Falls has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Jerald Brown was involved in a knockdown, chair-swinging brawl at a city council committee meeting last month with now former council member Josh Hagen. Brown said his behavior was “alarming or offensive to others” calling the incident…

Fundraiser Started For Boy Allegedly Tossed Off of Water Slide Platform

8-year-old Sawyer Warner Was Found On The Pavement, A Teen Was Arrested

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — The family has identified the boy thrown from the top of a water slide in Apple Valley to the pavement below as 8-year-old Sawyer Warner. A GoFundMe account set up for Sawyer says “there is a long road to recovery, with multiple surgeries and therapy and the unknown.” 18-year-old Roman Adams allegedly threw Sawyer over the…

Thief River Falls Man Accused of Attempted Murder

Shane Williams Allegedly choked and stabbed A woman in an apartment

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — A Thief River Falls man is charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a woman on Sunday. Police say two children were present when 32-year-old Shane Williams choked and stabbed their aunt in an apartment. The woman and children were rescued by neighbors. She was taken to the hospital. Her condition is not known. Williams…

UPDATE: Family says Mahnomen Man Lit Pickup On Fire to Commit Suicide, Did Not Set Up GoFundMe

Brian Smith Could Now Face Charges

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A Mahnomen man who reported he was attacked by three men and set on fire now says he made the story up. Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier says 28-year-old Brian Smith admitted he suffered burns when he set fire to his pickup to try and commit suicide. He was then flown to a Fargo hospital. In a Facebook…

Mahnomen Man Says He Was Assaulted And Set On Fire By Three Men

Brian Smith Was Flown To A Fargo Hospital WIth 2nd Degree Burns

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A Mahnomen, Minnesota man was flown to a Fargo hospital with second degree burns after an assault. The sheriff says Brian Smith told deputies that he was assaulted by three men outside his home late Sunday night. A GoFundMe account says the men beat Brian up, poured gasoline all over him and lit him on fire before…

Man Trying To Give His Neighbor Cigarettes Gets His Fingertips Cut Off

67-year-old Clarence Hilliard Jr. opened the door and swung a machete at the man

Clarence Hilliard Jr.ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A St. Cloud man lost his fingertips after trying to give his neighbor some cigarettes. According to the criminal complaint, the neighbor told police he went to 67-year-old Clarence Hilliard Jr.’s apartment Friday to give him cigarettes. Hilliard told him to go away but he kept knocking. That’s when Hilliard opened the door and…

Inmate Sentenced For Assault Over Ramen Noodles In Jail

Jesse Jones of Kenmare was sentenced to time already served of 126 days

MINOT, N.D. — A Ward County Jail inmate accused of breaking another inmate’s jaw in two places during a fight over Ramen Noodles has been sentenced. 33-year-old Jesse Jones of Kenmare was sentenced to time already served of 126 days and ordered to pay more than $2,000 for expenses. Jones pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor assault. Court documents show…

Richland 44’s Interim Superintendent has First School Board Meeting

"That to me had to be my number one goal. To get to know the students to get to visit with them, eat lunch with them every day and I've been doing that"

COLFAX, N.D. — Tim Godfrey resigned as Richland 44 Superintendent after he was put on paid administrative leave amidst a hazing scandal. Now the district has an interim superintendent and he spoke at his first school board meeting. “That to me had to be my number one goal. To get to know the students to get to visit with them,…

Charges Filed In Double Homicide in Rural Perham

21 year old William Lynn Hillman is charged in the death of two individuals in rural Perham, MN.

perham **UPDATE** PERHAM, MN — 21 year old William Lynn Hillman is charged in the death of two individuals in rural Perham, MN. Hillman, of Pine River, is in custody on 2 charges of 2nd degree homicide. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office says victim information will be released by the medical examiner after positive identification has been made. PERHAM, MN —…

Man With Developmental Issues Drops Young Niece From Third-Story Balcony

Man Was Arrested For Third-Degree Assault and Domestic Assault

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Police in St. Cloud say a 4-year-old girl suffered injuries when she was dropped by her uncle from a third-story balcony. Police don’t know why the 33-year-old man with developmental issues allegedly dropped his niece Sunday afternoon. The girl was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A witness told police that a man had been…