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Complaint Says Moorhead Man Dismembered Murder Victim, Placed Body Parts in Dumpster

If convicted, Broad could face up to 40 years in prison.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Charges have been filed against a Moorhead man in connection with the death of a woman who had been missing since April 3. Twenty-seven-year-old Ethan Broad is charged with second-degree murder without intent while committing a felony. According to court documents, Broad told Moorhead police that he killed 19-year-old Dystynee Avery in self-defense before he dismembered the victim by…

North Dakota’s Ethics Commission has Declined Its First Complaint

It isn't clear what will happen to the complaint now that is has been declined.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota’s fledgling Ethics Commission has declined its first complaint. The five-person commission met in a 10-minute closed session Wednesday and then voted unanimously to decline the complaint on the basis that it falls outside the commission’s jurisdiction. Retired district judge Ron Goodman, who chairs the commission, wouldn’t provide a copy of the complaint and referred questions to an…

New Ethics Panel to Hear First Complaint Behind Closed Doors

The closed session is raising questions about how much of the commission's work will be public.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota’s fledgling Ethics Commission is due to hear its first complaint, even as the panel is still figuring out rules and procedures for its work. And that means the complaint on this week’s agenda is likely to be pushed down the road until those systems are worked out. The details of the complaint aren’t known, and it’s currently…

Hostile Workplace Complaint Filed Against Cass County Social Services

employee says she was told to keep her head down, her mouth shut and do as she's told

FARGO, N.D. — A former employees in the Child Protective Services Unit of Cass County Social Services has filed a hostile workplace complaint. That employee says she was told to keep her head down, her mouth shut and do as she’s told. A total of three employees have recently resigned. The sheriff’s office investigated and found that many employees of…

Local Priest on Administrative Leave Reinstated by Crookston Catholic Diocese

Father Pat Sullivan was accused of sexual misconduct at a church in Red Lake in 2008 but denied he did anything wrong

CROOKSTON, Minn. — A local priest who had been placed on administrative leave has been reinstated by the Crookston Catholic Diocese. Father Pat Sullivan was accused of sexual misconduct at a church in Red Lake in 2008 but denied he did anything wrong. An investigation into the accusation by a panel of law enforcement, social workers, a priest and an…

ND Board of Higher Education Discussing Complaints of Hostile Work Environment and Discrimination

Hagerott says he "strongly disagrees'' with her assertions

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Board of Higher Education met behind closed doors for about an hour to discuss a labor complaint against the university system chancellor. The complaint was filed by former vice chancellor Lisa Feldner after she was fired by Chancellor Mark Hagerott in September. She accuses him of creating a hostile work environment and discriminating against…

Gov. Dayton Calling on State Rep. Cornish to Resign Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Schoen and Cornish have both denied the allegations

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls the sexual harassment allegations at the State Capitol, “atrocities.” The governor has spoken out for the first time since allegations surfaced against at least two lawmakers. Multiple women have accused Republican State Representative Tony Cornish of sexual harassment. State Senator Dan Schoen, a member of the governor’s own Democratic Party, has…

Former North Dakota Woman Charged as an Accomplice in Murder Case

Crystal Herman, 38, is charged with helping her husband allegedly kidnap and murder a woman in 2015

NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. — A former North Dakota woman is charged as an accomplice in the murder of Amanda Engst in October of 2015. Reports say 38–year–old Crystal Herman of Shakopee is charged with helping her husband, Billy Herman, kidnap and murder Engst. The two were arrested for a string of robberies in 2015 while using a car owned by…

One Complaint Issued Against Former Sheyenne Teacher who Resigned Over Relationships with Former Students

Rebecca Pitkin tells us Doster will have 20 days to respond the complaint when she gets it in the mail

  WEST FARGO, ND — A representative with the Educational Standards and Practices board says only one formal complaint was put in for a West Fargo teacher accused of having sex with a student. Rebecca Pitkin tells us Doster will have 20 days to respond the complaint when she gets it in the mail. From there, the board will have…

Dent Man Charged in Contraband Case in the Otter Tail County Jail

The complaint says Baker found the items while he was cleaning a car for the sheriff's forfeiture auction

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A Dent man has been charged for bringing contraband into the Otter Tail County jail in Fergus Falls. Marshall Baker, 28, is accused of bringing methamphetamine and a pipe into the jail. The complaint says Baker found the items while he was cleaning a car for the sheriff’s forfeiture auction. He was working with the…