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Neighbor Describes What He Saw at Scene of Apparent Murder-Suicide in Fergus Falls

the couple was recently divorced

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. —¬†Fergus Falls Police have released the names of two people found dead of an apparent murder suicide Wednesday night. They are 41-year-old Ryan Cheshire and his ex-wife, 41-year-old Sarah Cheshire: both prominent attorneys in Fergus Falls. Daniel Budd, of Fergus Falls, was sitting in his car last night, when he says he noticed something unusual. “I saw…

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…

Former New York Mills Teacher, Accused of Sexual Relationship with a Student, Found Not Guilty

His defense attorney says Koll is an innocent man and that he was wrongly accused

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A former New York Mills teacher, who was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student, has been found not guilty. Kris Koll, 38, was acquitted of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a student while teaching in New York Mills. His defense attorney says Koll…

19-Year-Old Sex Abuse Investigation Cracked with Arrest of Former Fargo Priest

A former priest in the Diocese of Fargo is in custody on charges that date back 19 years

FARGO, ND — A former priest in the Diocese of Fargo is in custody on charges that date back 19 years. Fernando Sayasaya was arrested in the Philippines and is on his way back to Fargo to face those charges. It’s been said the wheels of justice turn slowly, and in the case of a West Fargo family, it took…

Bismarck Officer, Attacked on Duty, Invokes Marsy’s Law

Jack McDonald, an attorney who frequently represents North Dakota media outlets, said withholding the officer's name is a "perversion'' of the law

  BISMARCK, ND — A Bismarck officer who was attacked while on duty has invoked Marsy’s Law. That means his name will not be made public thanks to the law passed by voters to expand the rights of crime victims. The officer was punched in the head and had his eyes gouged before he shot and wounded his attacker at…

Details of Lawsuit Released in Deadly Minnehaha Academy Explosion

An attorney representing Ruth Berg's family thinks the gas company is to blame. KMSP Reporter Paul Blume reports from Mendota Heights.

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn — The family of the woman who died in the explosion at Minnehaha Academy is taking action against the gas company. They claim the company didn’t do enough and were only out to save themselves. “This is like the most obvious & classic errors that could possibly be conceived,” said attorney Fred Pritzker who represents the family…

Attorney for Minnesota’s Denny Hecker Corrects Earlier Statements About His Release from Prison

The attorney said the phone call was not collect and she had no reason to doubt him

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — It appears a former auto dealer from Minnesota is not a free man after all. Denny Hecker’s bankruptcy attorney said he called her and said he was in a halfway house, but the Federal Bureau of Prisons says the shamed auto dealer remains behind bars. The attorney said the phone call was not collect and she…

Trial of DAPL Protester Moved to Fargo

Red Fawn Fallis, 37, is pleading not guilty to multiple charges, including discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon

  FARGO, ND — A Denver woman who is accused of shooting at law enforcement during the Dakota Access pipeline protests is getting her trial moved to Fargo. Red Fawn Fallis, 37, is pleading not guilty to multiple charges, including discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Her attorneys requested the trial move from Bismarck…

ND Judicial District to Swear in First Female Judge

Cherie Clark has been a prosecutor in Fargo since 2006

BISMARCK, ND — History will be made when a new judge takes the oath in the Southeast Judicial District on Friday. Cherie Clark will be sworn in as the first female judge in the district. Clark was appointed by Gov. Burgum. She has been a prosecutor in Fargo since 2006 and previously worked in the Otter Tail County, Minnesota attorney’s…

Jeffs’ Attorney Wants Charges Separated from Fraud Case

The prosecution said they have no comment at this time

  SOUTH DAKOTA — Lyle Jeffs, one of the polygamist leaders accused of food stamp fraud, is asking a court to separate charges he obtained when he was on the run. Jeffs was facing fraud and money laundering charges when he fled his home confinement in June 2016. He was later caught in South Dakota in June of 2017, which…