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Downtown Fargo Library introduces free legal kiosk

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A new kiosk at the Main Fargo Public Library downtown can help you find legal information. Legal Services North Dakota is teaming up with the library to create the legal kiosk program. Officials say Legal Services North Dakota reached out to them about creating a legal service to make it easier for people to find accurate…

Judge Nick Chase seated on North Dakota District Court

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Judge Nick Chase gets his spot on North Dakota’s East Central Judicial District Court. The former Acting U.S. Attorney for North Dakota received his robe and gavel at an investiture. Chase took his time to thank everyone who helped get him to where he is including his family, colleagues, judges, Attorney General Drew Wrigley and Governor…

11 Years After He Was Caught, Accused Drug Cartel Hitman Appears in Fargo Court

Mexico CityFARGO, N.D. — An accused former hitman for a Mexican drug cartel appears in court in Fargo, 11 years after he was caught in Tijuana. Juan Francisco Sillas-Rocha faces three charges including conspiracy to commit murder for a continuing criminal enterprise. Authorities say Sillas-Rocha was a top lieutenant for the Felix cartel, which for decades smuggled cocaine and other…

Kim Potter trial: ‘Outcome’ reached, will be read between 1:30-2 PM

Kim Potter MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The jury has reached an “outcome” in the trial of Kim Potter for the deadly shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black man, during a traffic stop earlier this year. The former Brooklyn Center police officer’s trial began on Nov. 30 with jury selection. The state and the defense delivered opening statements on Dec. 8, followed…

Trump Loses Recount He Paid $3 Million For in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin has finished a recount of its presidential results, confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court even before the recount concluded. Dane County was the second and last county to finish its recount, reporting a 45-vote gain for Trump. Milwaukee County, the…

Fargo Man Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges For His Alleged Involvement in Downtown Riot

During the riot, federal prosecutors say Toa was seen inciting violence by jumping on top of an occupied police car and breaking the windshield.

FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors say there is probable cause to believe 30-year-old Errick Toa committed civil disorder. They claim he unlawfully obstructed law enforcement and impeded commerce. During the riot, they say Toa was seen inciting violence by jumping on top of an occupied police car and breaking the windshield. Multiple squad cars were damaged during the night. OneFargo…

Ex-Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd’s death to make 1st court appearance Monday

Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9)–Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will make his first court appearance Monday in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin, a veteran police officer, was seen putting his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck’s as he repeatedly said he could not breathe. Of the four former officers involved in Floyd’s death, Chauvin was the senior most officer and faces…

Fargo Teachers Union Takes Board to Court Over Stalled Talks

The teachers want a judge to order the board to resume contract talks.

FARGO, N.D.–The union representing public school teachers in North Dakota’s largest city is taking the school board to court over a stalemate on contract negotiations. The Fargo Education Association believes the board broke state law by declaring an impasse without union approval. The teachers want a judge to order the board to resume contract talks. Teacher safety and pay are…

Screening Finds Meth Before Recent Court Hearing In Thief River Falls

Pennington County Sheriff Ray Kuznia wouldn't say how they discovered the drugs, citing an open investigation

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN — Somebody brought drugs to court in Thief River Falls. Pennington County Sheriff Ray Kuznia says the newly installed metal detection screening equipment at the Justice Center has not turned up any weapons. But he says they have recovered what is believed to be meth, following a screening before a recent court hearing. Kuznia wouldn’t say…