Cass County

UPDATE: Multiple Fire Crews Respond to Mobile Home Fire in Cass County

We have a crew on the scene and will update you as soon as we have more information

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — A county road is shut down after flames engulf a home at the 6900 Block of 48th Avenue North. Authorities reported no injuries and say no other buildings near the scene were damaged. Firefighters say they arrived at the home by 2:26pm and put out most of the flames by 4:00pm. They say the entire…

Cass County Deputy Allegedly Finds Explosive Device During Traffic Stop

During the investigation they found an improvised explosive device, drugs and drug paraphernalia

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — A Cass County Sheriff’s deputy finds an explosive device in a Fargo man’s vehicle. The deputy stopped 52-year-old Shaun Duciaume just outside of Harwood on Wednesday afternoon for speeding. During the investigation they found an improvised explosive device, drugs and drug paraphernalia. Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies allegedly found these explosives in the car during a…

Cass County Sheriff Laney Praises Fellow Law Enforcement Officers Work At DAPL

Authorities Cleared Out Main Dakota Access Protest Camp Last Week

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney is weighing in on the closure of the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp in Morton County. Officers made a few dozen final arrests and officially cleared the camp on Thursday after months of protest activity. “So we’re really excited that this is done and we hope at this point that it stays done and…

Cass County State’s Attorney Investigates Near Drowning at Fargo Hotel

Two teen girls, ages 13 and 14, pulled the child from the bottom of the Holiday Inn pool Saturday night

  FARGO, N.D. — The case of a three-year-old rescued from the bottom of a Fargo hotel pool is now in the hands of the Cass County State’s Attorney. Two teen girls, ages 13 and 14, pulled the child from the bottom of the Holiday Inn pool Saturday night. Her parents took her to the hospital. Fargo Police say it…

Two Sentenced in 2016 Sex with Minors Sting

18 men were accused of going to local hotels to hire minors for sex

Brandon Murch (L) and Christopher Highness (R)  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Two more men have appeared in court on charges connected to a sex sting last summer in the metro. Eighteen men were accused of going to local hotels to hire minors for sex. Brandon Murch, 31, of Hunter, North Dakota was sentenced to 1½ years behind bars. A charge…

Fargo Man Makes Plea in Criminal Sex Case

The plea deal lead to the cancellation of a jury trial in the case

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — A Fargo man has agreed to a plea deal on criminal sex charges. Christopher Leiva pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court to one count of sexual imposition. A felony charge of child abuse or neglect was dropped. The plea deal lead to the cancellation of a jury trial in the case. Leiva was accused of…

Cass County Hires New Administrator

Robert Wilson takes over the position held by Keith Berndt, who was fired after an altercation on a United Airlines flight

Courtesy: State Historical Society of North Dakota  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Cass County has hired a new administrator. He is Robert Wilson, currently the Assistant Commission Administrative Officer in Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Wilson worked as a reporter at KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls before joining Minnehaha County seven years ago. He’ll take the position that was held by Keith Berndt…

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney: His Side

Dakota Access Pipeline Protest in Morton County, North Dakota

The biggest story of last year really started gaining momentum in August. That’s when hundreds of people trekked to the site of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Morton County, to protest. But at least one man from Cass County also headed there, not to protest, but to keep the peace. We are not here to pick sides.  We are…

The Federal Government Abandoned Us: Sneak Peek at Sheriff Laney’s Story

Catch Sheriff Laney: His Side, Sunday, only on KVRR Local News at 9

He was on the front-lines of the Dakota Access protest for months. Sunday night on KVRR Local News, after the Super Bowl, Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney shares “his side” of his time at DAPL. He’ll talk about being called on to assist local authorities in Morton County to deal with what he calls a “militant” faction of protesters. Sheriff…

21 Years Later, a West Fargo Family is Still Dealing with the Murder of Cherryl Tendeland

Appearing in court for the first time in three years the family shares their feelings about Friday's court ruling

Convicted murderer Barry Garcia appeared in court appealing his life sentence. The family of his victim was in the courtroom and spoke with us after the decision. “The defendant’s summary for disposition is denied,” said District Judge Wade L. Webb. After almost a year of delays, the Tendeland family finally hears the answer they’ve been hoping for. The man convicted…