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Six arrested in Beltrami County human trafficking sting

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says six people were arrested during a human trafficking operation in Beltrami County. The BCA led the operation with assistance from the Tribes United Against Sex Trafficking (TRUST) Task Force, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office and the Bemidji Police Department. During the operation, suspects responded to an ad on…

BCA seeking information in unsolved murder of Wheaton farmer

WHEATON, Minn. (FOX 9) – The murder of a farmer along the western border of Minnesota remains unsolved one year later. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is asking anyone with information on the murder of 68-year-old Terry McCoy to call their tip line at 1-877-996-6222. According to the BCA, McCoy last seen alive on June 17, 2020. He was…

UPDATE: Fargo man arrested for murder in the death of Moorhead taxi driver

Moorhead Police say when they arrived on the scene, they found a man in the driver seat with suspicious trauma to his body.

UPDATE: Eighteen-year-old Willie Sparkman of Fargo has been arrested for second degree unintentional murder and aggravated robbery in the death of 24-year-old Abdullahi Mohamed Abdullahi of Moorhead. Moorhead Police say Sparkman shot Abdullahi during a planned robbery and they do not know each other. Sparkman was also wanted for two attempted armed robberies in Fargo. Police say the first robbery…

Woman Says Cat Call Led To Assault That Killed Her Boyfriend

33-Year-Old Richard Stephen Died Thursday After Assault

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead woman says a fatal attack outside her apartment building started over a cat call. She talked to KVRR’s Adam Ladwig. She tells him she doesn’t know how she’ll cope with the fact that the man she loves is gone. Jessica Meier says, “It feels like a nightmare because I cannot believe he’s not with me…

BCA investigation underway at home in Baker, Minn.

BAKER, Minn. – The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is at a home in Baker, Minnesota. The home is on 118th Street South. Baker is between Sabin and Barnesville. The BCA says no comment will be made until an initial investigation is finished. Categories: Crime, Local News, Minnesota News Tags: Baker, BCA, bureau of…

Death of Suspect In Custody In Moorhead Under Investigation

High Plains Fugitive Task Force took the individual into custody on outstanding felony warrants on Tuesday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the death of a suspect in custody in Moorhead. High Plains Fugitive Task Force took the individual into custody on outstanding felony warrants shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday. They were in the 700 block of 4th Street South in Moorhead. During the arrest, the suspect complained of shortness of breath…

Man In Mahnomen, Minnesota Dead From Gunshot Wound

BCA and White Earth Police are assisting with the investigation

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A man has died after suffering a gunshot wound in Mahnomen. The sheriff says the circumstances of the shooting are still under investigation. The man was first taken to Mahnomen Health Center and later airlifted to Fargo where he died. BCA and White Earth Police are assisting with the investigation. The sheriff believes this is an isolated…

DNA Provides Break In 49-Year-Old Minnesota Cold Case

A burned body found in an abandoned home has been identified as 18-year-old Gloria Rieken of Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — There is a major break in a nearly 50-year-old cold case in Mille Lacs, Minnesota thanks to DNA. A burned body found in an abandoned home 49 years ago has been identified as 18-year-old Gloria Rieken of Minneapolis. The BCA matched her DNA to family members. Gloria was a freshman student at the University of Minnesota at the…

Homicide Investigation Begins After Body Is Found Buried In Pelican Rapids

A person came to the sheriff's office to report an "incident" that occurred at his home

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide. Around 3:00 p.m. Friday, a person came to the sheriff’s office to report an “incident” that occurred at his home near Pelican Rapids. The sheriff’s office says the man reported that there was a dead person at that location. Authorities responded to the scene and found the…