Death

Woman pleads not guilty to neglecting baby who died

BISMARCK, N.D. – A Bismarck woman has pleaded not guilty to neglecting her newborn daughter who was found dead when police were called to her home. The felony child neglect charge against 26-year-old Cassandra Black Elk could send her to prison for five years if she is convicted. A South Central District judge scheduled a trial to begin Aug. 2….

ND Attorney General Stenehjem died of heart attack

ND Attorney General Stenehjem died of heart attack

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The wife of North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he died of a heart attack and associated effects last week. The 68-year-old Republican was found unresponsive in his Bismarck home and died several hours later. Beth Stenehjem thanked responding police officers, firefighters, paramedics, emergency room personnel and doctors at Sanford Health. Categories: Local News, North…

Meatloaf, Bat out of Hell singer, has died at age 74

A family statement provided by his longtime agent says the singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday night.

NEW YORK (AP) – Meat Loaf, the rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as “Paradise By the Dashboard Light” and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” has died at age 74. A family statement provided by his longtime agent says the singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday…

Overdose leads to woman’s death, one arrest in northwest Minnesota

James MorinTHIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN. (KVRR/KFGO) – Pennington County authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal drug overdose. The overdose occurred at a residence in St. Hilaire, seven miles south of Thief River Falls, and resulted in the death of a 20-year-old woman. Deputies responded to the call about 10:30 pm Thursday. Overnight, law enforcement served a…

Man who was missing for days found dead inside air duct

DENT, Minn. (KVRR) – A 40-year-old rural Dent, Minnesota man was found dead in the air duct of his house. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a family member Monday morning after they went to check on the man. The family says they hadn’t heard from him in several days. The sheriff’s office says the death appears…

Inmate who died in jail cell identified

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – An Otter Tail County jail inmate who was found unresponsive in her cell in Fergus Falls has been identified. Twenty-eight-year-old Lavuya Jade Baker of Wadena was found during a routine check early Wednesday morning. Jail staff, law enforcement and EMS attempted life saving measures.  Baker was the only person in the cell. Results of an autopsy…

Aromatherapy spray linked to US deaths faces recall, one case reported in Minnesota

MINNESOTA (AP) – U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease, even though none had traveled internationally. The four people may have been infected by an aromatherapy spray imported from India. Two of them died. One was a child. The others were from Minnesota, Kansas and…

Man who killed, dismembered Moorhead woman gets 30 year sentence

Ethan BroadMOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A Moorhead man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for the murder and dismemberment of Dystynee Avery. Twenty-eight-year-old Ethan Broad pleaded guilty in April, 2020.  The 19-year-old Avery was living with Broad in a south Moorhead apartment when they got into an argument. Broad struck Avery on the head with a…

Fire deaths increased in Minnesota in 2020

MINNEAPOLIS – Careless smoking was the leading cause of fatal fires in Minnesota in 2020. Fifty-three people died in fires last year, a 13% increase over 2019. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says seven deaths last year were attributed to careless smoking, the fifth consecutive year it led to fatal fires. Six victims died in fires that were attributed…