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Lakeville Man Makes Plea in Cass County Homicide Investigation

Timothy Barr says he "accidentally" ran over the victim with his car

  The Lakeville man accused of killing a woman in Cass County in August has pleaded not guilty. Timothy Barr was in Cass County District Court and entered not guilty pleas to manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. The body of Michele Newell of Vadnais Heights was found in rural Cass County in December. She had…

DAPL Construction Company Asking Court to Block Army Corps Study

Energy Transfer Partners is asking a judge to stop the Army Corps of Engineers from doing an environmental study of DAPL

  The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the pipeline’s disputed crossing in North Dakota. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners has asked a judge to stop the Corps from publishing a notice in the Federal Register on Wednesday announcing the study….

Man Gets Plea Deal in 2016 West Fargo Motel Standoff

Jan Michel Wangstad, 38, plead guilty to multiple charges and was given five years in prison

  A plea deal and sentence for the man involved in an armed standoff at a West Fargo motel last March. Jan-Michel Wangstad, 38, pleaded guilty to terrorizing, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of a firearm, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance. An attempted murder charge was dropped. Wangstand was given five years in prison. He was arrested last…

Judge Exceeds Recommended Sentence in Gaarsland Beating Death

Scott Moen is given a 20-year prison sentence in the beating death of Joey Gaarsland

Scott Moen, the last of four men accused in the beating death of Joey Gaarsland, is given a 20-year prison sentence. This exceeds the 15-year sentence recommended by prosecutors who say Moen has been cooperative since his arrest. Moen was the first suspect to plead guilty in this case: one count of murder, and one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault….

U.S. Senator Heitkamp Speaks Out About Alleged Death Threats

U.S. Senator Heitkamp won't let threats keep her from public appearances

WEST FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp spoke with KVRR for the first time about the threat against her life which put Kevin Olson in federal custody. Olson is accused of sending emails to Heitkamp in which he threatens to shoot her in the head. Heitkamp said this isn’t the first threat like this she’s received, although most past…

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…

Barry Garcia Appeal Denied

After appealing for a resentencing Garcia will not be granted resentencing

Barry Garcia, the man convicted of murdering a West Fargo woman in 1995 argued his case in Cass County Court for an appeal hearing. Garcia was trying to be re–sentenced with consideration for recent Supreme Court rulings on sentencing a minor to life in prison without parole. Garcia’s lawyer argued because of rulings such as Miller vs Alabama, which removed…

Fargo Woman Charged in Early Morning Stabbing Investigation

Fargo police did not specify what kind of weapon was used in the alleged assault

A Fargo man is hurt and one woman is arrested after reports of a stabbing early Friday morning. Kaylee Falowo, 29,  is charged with felony aggravated domestic assault. Fargo Police say officers responded to the 3700 block of 42nd Street South just after 7:00 am. They say one man was injured and was taken to the hospital, but did not specify…

Fargo Man Charged with Making Death Threats Against Senator Heitkamp

Kevin Olson threated to shoot Heidi Heitkamp in the head and was arrested Tuesday morning

A Fargo man is behind bars and charged with making a death threat against Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The Red River Valley SWAT team worked with U.S. Capitol Police and tracked down 55-year-old Kevin Olson. Olson was arrested at his house on the 1600 block of 51st Street South in Fargo. He’s been charged with mailing threatening communications and is in…

Third Person Sentenced in the Joey Gaarsland Case

Jason Oien was sentenced to 15 years in prison for manslaughter of Joey Gaarsland.

FARGO, N.D. A Fargo man will spend at least 15 years behind bars in the beating death of Joey Gaarsland. In May of 2015, 34-year-old Jason Oien was involved in a fight outside of Rick’s Bar. He and three other men allegedly beat Joey Gaarsland, causing his death. Oien plead guilty to manslaughter. Joey Gaarsland’s daughter, Ali Gaarsland, said she…