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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…

Police Looking for Minnesota Mother Who Took Off with Her Five Children

She is under court order to not contact her children, but picked them up Saturday night in Rose Creek, Minnesota

MOWER COUNTY, Minn. — The Mower County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year-old Izetta Cooley took off with her five children who range in ages from 10 to 17. She is under court order to not contact her children, but picked them up Saturday night in Rose Creek, Minnesota. They are believed to be traveling in a black 2007 Suzuki X-L-7 with…

Unite for Justice Rally Gathers Advocates Come to Fargo: Why they are Against Judge Kavanaugh

They feel with Kavanaugh in office,  human rights and the rights of workers, women and natives are in danger

FARGO, N.D. — Unite for Justice rallies are happening all over the country and two groups brought one to Fargo. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen explains why those who attended are trying to prevent Brett Kavanaugh from getting on the Supreme Court. “What do you have in a country if you don’t have a rule of law and if you don’t have…

West Fargo Teacher Charged With Sex Crimes Involving Minors

She is accused of sending explicit photos to two teens and having sex with one of them

FARGO, N.D. — A former West Fargo teacher appeared in court after being charged with sending explicit pictures to two teens and having sex with one of them. Shannon Moser has been charged with one count of sexual assault of a minor and two counts of use of a minor for sexual performance. Her bail has been set at $30,000, which…

Mother Of Baby Found Dead Charged With Manslaughter

An initial court appearance in Jamestown is set for Thursday for 25-year-old Justice Lange

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The mother who said she forgot where her baby was located has been charged with manslaughter and child neglect. An initial court appearance in Jamestown is set for Thursday morning for 25-year-old Justice Lange of Carrington. Her 4-month-old baby was found dead near a slough in rural Woodworth, North Dakota on Saturday. Lange was found by a…

Bail Set At $500,000 For Woman Accused Of Drowning Newborn

Ginny Lubitz is charged with murder and attempted murder

FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo woman accused of drowning her newborn has had her bail set at $500,000. 36-year-old Ginny Lubitz is charged with murder and attempted murder for the May 5th death. Court documents say Lubitz placed her newborn child face down in about an inch of water in her bathtub to cause his death. Police say when…

ND’s East Central Judicial District Celebrates Drug Court Anniversary

One woman celebrated by graduating from the program

FARGO, N.D — North Dakota’s East Central Judicial District celebrated the 15th anniversary of its drug court, and one woman celebrated by graduating from the program. Drug court is a court–managed, drug intervention treatment program that’s an alternative to jail or prison time. Participants go through court sessions, support meetings, mandatory treatment, and probation appointments. The court says the program saves…

New Court Date Set for Former Priest Fernando Sayasaya

Sayasaya is accused of molesting two brothers between 1995 and 1998

  FARGO, N.D. — Fernando Sayasaya, the former Fargo Catholic priest accused of molesting two underage boys, made his second appearance in court this morning. During a hearing in Cass County court in Fargo, Sayasaya’s attorney asked for more time. The judge agreed and set his next court date for May 17. Sayasaya pleaded not guilty in February to charges of…