Cass County

Moorhead Man Pleads Guilty To Felon Possessing a Firearm

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) — A Moorhead man pleads guilty to a federal charge of illegally possessing a firearm as a felon. 37-year-old Martin Torres Jr. entered the plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Torres was arrested in March after attempting to flee a traffic stop and resisting arrest in Clay County. Officers found a loaded pistol in his jacket….

64th Annual Pioneer Days gives community a glimpse of the past

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Take a trip back in time by strolling through a pioneer village and catching historic demonstrations like butter churning, woodcarving and wet-plate photography. Out in West Fargo, Bonanzaville is hosting its 64th annual Pioneer Days featuring costumed guides, families, parades, horse carriages and even making pies by an open fire. Even the Wienermobile made a…

Fargo Man Arrested For Assaulting Barnes County Deputy

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (KFGO/KVRR) — A Fargo man is facing several felony charges after allegedly assaulting a Barnes County Sheriff’s deputy. Authorities say 49-year-old Dustin Lende was being pursued in Cass County for a prior incident and it ended when he fled into Barnes County. Deputies later responded to a call of a suspicious man in the lobby of a…

There will be extra patrols on ND roads looking for impaired drivers

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Expect the North Dakota Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies to be doing extra patrols on the roads these next couple of weeks. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign aims to educate people about the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one person…

Retired highway patrol sergeant reacts to third police-involved shooting in past month

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Five Fargo police officers and a North Dakota State Trooper are on paid leave after 35-year-old Andrew Martinez was shot and killed in Mapleton. A former sergeant with the North Dakota Highway Patrol says because of Fargo’s growing population, more crime and situations like police-involved shootings come with the territory. “We wanted to be a big…

Fargo Man Dead After Crashing Spyder Motorcycle Near Horace

CASS CO., N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo man is dead after crashing his Spyder motorcycle about 2 miles southwest of Horace. That crash happened Sunday afternoon just before 4. Highway Patrol says 75-year-old Charles Bekkerus left Highway 16 and crashed into a sunflower field. A passerby noticed the motorcycle in the field and called 911. Bekkerus was taken to Essentia…

Cass County Deputy arrested for DWI

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) – Cass County Deputy Savanna Graser was arrested for DWI in Becker County, Minnesota on Saturday. The sheriff’s office says Sheriff Jesse Jahner was told about the arrest on Monday. He has placed Graser on unpaid administrative leave during an investigation. Graser began working with the sheriff’s office in November 0f 2021 and is a non-licensed…

Cass officials changed course on citizenship verification on Election Day

FARGO (KVRR-KFGO) – After getting complaints from voters, campaigns, and advocacy groups, Cass County elections officials changed course on primary Election Day from requiring documentation for voters who were flagged as non-citizens when their IDs were checked, to simply allowing those voters to verbally attest to their citizenship. The updated guidance came from States Attorney Birch Burdick around noon. Cass…