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BCA Investigating Harmony Inmate’s Death at Minnesota Jail

It happened at about 6:30 on Wednesday evening

  FILLMORE COUNTY, Minn. — Minnesota authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the Fillmore County Jail. Thomas Henry, 22, of Harmony, Minnesota died in custody. The sheriff says jail staff and emergency responders found the inmate and attempted to save their life but said they were “unfortunately unsuccessful.” It happened at about 6:30 on Wednesday evening. The…

Bismarck Police Officer Hurt in Alleged Drunk Driving Crash

The crash happened just after 2:00 'o clock this morning

Courtesy: North Dakota Highway Patrol  BISMARCK, ND — A police officer was hurt after a crash with an alleged drunk driver in Bismarck. The crash happened just after 2:00 ‘o clock this morning. Authorities say Andrea Lawler of Linton, North Dakota, was driving drunk when she failed to stop at a flashing red light at an intersection just as Officer…

Teen Girl Suspended After Alleged Shooting Threats at New Salem-Almont High School

Students were removed from the building and the school was searched but no weapons were found

  NEW SALEM, ND — A 13-year-old female student is accused of making two shooting threats at the high school in New Salem. The sheriff in Morton County says the teen has been cited for terrorizing and has been suspended from New Salem-Almont High School. Authorities say the latest threat came Tuesday afternoon when a message of a school shooting…

Breckenridge Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

A sentencing date has not been set

  CASS COUNTY, ND — The Breckenridge man, who was arrested at a West Fargo Motel in March of 2016, has been found guilty. Jan Wangstad, 39, has been found guilty of attempted murder for an armed standoff at the Rodeway Inn. Wangstad was staying at the West Fargo motel when authorities were called because witnesses say he was acting…

Detroit Lakes Teen, Missing Since August, Found Safe

The page, Reaching Parker, is run by Parker's mom, Meghan, who spoke to KVRR's Jessie Cohen in October

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A Detroit Lakes teen, who ran away from his home last August, has been found safe. A post on the Facebook page, Reaching Parker, states that 15-year-old Parker Eastman was found by authorities and is okay. The page is run by Parker’s mom, Meghan, who spoke to KVRR’s Jessie Cohen in October. The post states…

West Fargo Grandmother Pleading Not Guilty in Runaway Teen Case

After missing for nearly 24 hours, Hansen turned herself and Ditch into the authorities, where she was arrested

WEST FARGO, ND — The West Fargo grandmother, who was arrested over a runaway teen case, says she’s not guilty. Authorities say 53-year-old Margaret Hansen is facing charges of giving false information to police, hindering an investigation and harboring a runaway. They say Hansen misled investigators after 13-year-old Carlyse Ditch was reported missing and was last seen with Hansen’s 16-year-old…

Illinois Man Arrested After Found with Missing Teen from Bemidji

He was found with the girl in Minneapolis and brought back to Beltrami County

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — A man from Illinois is being held in Beltrami County after picking up a 13 year old Bemidji girl and taking her to Minneapolis. Authorities say 21-year-old Chris Morales met the teen on social media. She was reported missing on Tuesday when she disappeared from her home and wasn’t at school. A neighbor of the teen…

Jamaican Lottery Scam Suspects Enter Pleas

Five of the 15 defendants in the case have reached deals with prosecutors

  BISMARCK, ND — Thirteen of 15 suspects in a large-scale Jamaican lottery scam have now entered pleas in federal court. Two suspects from Jamaica were brought to the U.S. earlier this month and entered not guilty pleas in Bismarck. They could be added to a list of suspects scheduled for trial in January. Five of the 15 defendants in…

Rocky the Boa Constrictor on the Loose in Princeton, Minnesota

Rocky, who has been a pet for 12 years, was able to escape his tank and is now on the lam...er...loose

  PRINCETON, Minn. — Authorities are asking people in the town of Princeton, Minnesota to keep an eye out for a large snake named Rocky. Rocky is a boa constrictor that is about five feet long and went missing when his owner accidentally left the door to the house open. Rocky, who has been a pet for 12 years, was…

Reward for Information on Missing Alexandria Teen Increased

Block has been missing for 25 days

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Authorities say the reward for a missing Alexandria teen was raised thanks to an anonymous donor. The reward for 15-year-old Jasmine Block’s safe return is now $7,000 after someone added $5,000. Block has been missing for 25 days. Investigators are still searching property and talking with people in the area to find leads. Anyone with information is…