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Lidgerwood Man Arrested After Six Hour Standoff

People living nearby were evacuated during the standoff

  LIDGERWOOD, ND — A Lidgerwood man is facing a felony reckless endangerment charge after a six-hour standoff with authorities. The incident on Monday began when officers responded to a report that 39-year-old Michael Skroch was allegedly terrorizing someone with a sword. Authorities say attempts to negotiate with Skroch were unsuccessful. Officers twice fired tear gas into the home and…

Alexandria Police Still Searching for Missing Teen

She was first reported missing last Wednesday

Jasmine Block, 15, AlexandriaALEXANDRIA, Minn. — The Alexandria Police Department is still asking for the public’s help in locating a 15-year-old girl who was last seen on August 8. Jasmine Block was last seen around 10:30 p.m. that night at her home on the 200 block of McKay Avenue. She was first reported missing last Wednesday. Block is described as…

Is it Safe to Take a Swim in the Red River?

A deeper look into the Red River to see if it's actually safe to swim in after recent drownings

FARGO, ND — Fargo Police have identified the man who drowned after going swimming in the Red River in Lindenwood Park. Hari Pradhan, 32, of Fargo, went into the river Monday afternoon but did not come back out. He is the third swimmer to die in the Red River this summer. Not only is the river proving to be dangerous…

Barnes County Searching for Wanted Man

Reports say he also goes by the name "L.A."

BARNES COUNTY, ND — Officers in Barnes County are looking for a man wanted for forgery. Authorities say 26-year-old Leandrew Laroque has an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Reports say he also goes by the name “L.A.” They say he’s 5’9″ and Native American, He’s wanted on Class B Felony charges for forgery. If seen, county authorities say do not…

Angry Head-Banging Teen Clears Building of Grand Forks County Courthouse

Deputies, police and even a Department of Homeland Security helicopter responded

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Law enforcement rushed to the Grand Forks County Courthouse after numerous reports of hearing gunshots, only to find a mad teen. Authorities received several calls around 11:35 this morning from the courthouse. Deputies, police and even a Department of Homeland Security helicopter responded. After a search, they discovered that a juvenile in a third floor…

Body Pulled from Red River, Sent to Minneapolis for Autopsy

Authorities confirm the body as a male who is fully clothed, but are not ready to identify the man

1/5 A body is loaded into the back of a vehicle after being recovered from the Red River near the 12th Avenue North bridge. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 The Fargo Fire Department and the Red River Valley Dive and Rescue Team recovered a body from the Red River at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Authorities…

Update: Red River Search Focused On Missing Man

29 year old David Michael Tikayne reportedly entered the Red River on Monday, June 5.

Update: Moorhead Police continue to attempt to locate a man that witnesses report missing. 29 year old David Michael Tikayne reportedly entered the Red River on Monday June 5. Witnesses say Tikayne went into the river near 1 Avenue North. There are conflicting  witness statements about whether  or not he was able to swim to shore. The Moorhead and Fargo…

Fatal ATV Crash in Polk County

Two killed in ATV crash south of Mentor, Minnesota

Two people are dead after being thrown from their ATV in northwestern Minnesota. The crash happened along on a county road south of Mentor on Saturday. Polk County authorities say a 34-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman hit an approach while driving and were both thrown from the ATV. Both were found unconscious when responders arrived and were pronounced dead…

Missing University of Minnesota Student Found Dead

Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies say 22-year-old Christopher Stanley has been missing since Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.– The mother of a missing University of Minnesota student confirms it is the body of her son that authorities pulled from the Mississippi River. Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies say 22-year-old Christopher Stanley has been missing since Tuesday. They say his roommate says the two of them were sitting along the river at Water Power Park when a large…

Law Enforcement Holding Active Shooter Drill at New Sanford Hospital

The drill will allow teams to test capabilities and procedures and prepare for a real-life crisis to better serve the community

  FARGO, ND — Sanford’s new medical center will be swarming with law enforcement officers on Tuesday. An active shooter drill will be held starting at 8 a.m. Local hospitals, law enforcement agencies and emergency responders will participate. The drill will allow teams to test capabilities and procedures and prepare for a real-life crisis to better serve the community. Construction…