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Statewide Text 911 Service Now Online in Minnesota

Dispatchers at all of the state's 104 dispatch centers have been trained on the technology

  MINNESOTA — A statewide service allowing Minnesotans to send a text message to 911 during an emergency is up and running. “Text-To-911” will be especially beneficial for people who are deaf or unable to speak during a crime. To use the service, a person would type 911 in the number field and then type the nature of the emergency…

Grand Forks Police Investigating Home Burglaries

These burglaries have generally happened during the evening hours

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Police in Grand Forks are investigating a string of nine home burglaries since November 3. In each case the intruder forced their way inside the home and took property. The majority of these crimes have occurred in an area north of Demers Avenue, east of 20th Street North, and west of 3rd Street North. These…

19-Year-Old Sex Abuse Investigation Cracked with Arrest of Former Fargo Priest

A former priest in the Diocese of Fargo is in custody on charges that date back 19 years

FARGO, ND — A former priest in the Diocese of Fargo is in custody on charges that date back 19 years. Fernando Sayasaya was arrested in the Philippines and is on his way back to Fargo to face those charges. It’s been said the wheels of justice turn slowly, and in the case of a West Fargo family, it took…

Car Vandalism Investigations Ongoing in Fargo and Moorhead

There are no suspects at this time, but police are urging anyone with information to come forward

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police in Moorhead are asking for the public’s help to put a stop to a series of car vandalism cases across the metro. Police received a call around midnight that multiple car windows had been shot out in the 400 Block of Brook Avenue in Moorhead. When police arrived they found that six separate cars had what…

Grand Forks Police Searching for Little Caesars Robbery Suspects

They showed a gun and made off with an undetermined amount of cash

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption GRAND FORKS, ND — Grand Forks police are looking for two white men who robbed Little Caesars at gunpoint. Authorities released these images from surveillance cameras. They say the men entered the business on Gateway Drive shortly after 10 p.m. They showed a gun and…

Man Serving Life Sentence for Murder of West Fargo Woman will Remain in Prison

Garcia was convicted in the murder and aggravated assault of Cherryl Tendeland in 1995

  WEST FARGO, ND — The man serving a life sentence for killing a West Fargo woman when he was 16 will remain in prison. The North Dakota Supreme Court has rejected Barry Garcia’s appeal for the crime he committed as a juvenile. Garcia was convicted in the murder and aggravated assault of Cherryl Tendeland in 1995. His lawyers say…

Grand Forks Man Admits He Lied to Police About Robbery

A charge of making a false report has been forwarded to the state's attorney's office against 24-year-old Reid Peterson of Grand Forks

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Police say a man who claims that he was held up by a black man in Grand Forks Saturday night made the entire story up. A charge of making a false report has been forwarded to the state’s attorney’s office against 24-year-old Reid Peterson of Grand Forks. Peterson had claimed that an armed man approached…

Family in Mourning After a Murder-Suicide in Menahga

The men are identified as 82 year-old Carl Albin and 67 year-old Michael Callahan.

  MENAHGA, Minn. — Family members are grieving after a series of tragedies, the latest being a murder-suicide in Menahga, Minnesota. Authorities said two bodies were found with gunshot wounds in a house just after midnight. Police wouldn’t tell concerned family members the names of two men found dead at 814 Oak Avenue Northeast. Sherrill Johnson is certain it was…

UPDATE: Police Confirm Murder-Suicide in Menahga

Police found two male bodies inside the home of 814 Oak Avenue Northeast after responding to a 911 call just after midnight

MENAHGA, Minn. — Police are calling it a murder – suicide after two bodies are found in a Menahga, Minnesota home. Family members of one of the menĀ  drove up to the homeĀ  for a 3:00 p.m. funeral, but when they got here, they found out another tragedy may have happened in their family. Police found two male bodies inside…

Bismarck Officer, Attacked on Duty, Invokes Marsy’s Law

Jack McDonald, an attorney who frequently represents North Dakota media outlets, said withholding the officer's name is a "perversion'' of the law

  BISMARCK, ND — A Bismarck officer who was attacked while on duty has invoked Marsy’s Law. That means his name will not be made public thanks to the law passed by voters to expand the rights of crime victims. The officer was punched in the head and had his eyes gouged before he shot and wounded his attacker at…