Death

Funeral Services Set as Carrington Community Comes Together in Support of Tufte Family

Toys for the kids, flowers and pictures are set up to honor their memory

CARRINGTON, N.D. — The community of Carrington is coming together to support a family after three siblings die in a house fire. Family friend Chelee Finch still can’t believe the loss of Spencer, Melody and Alex. “I just was shocked,” she said. “I couldn’t believe that it was true.” Friends and family across the valley are giving an outpouring of support to…

Six Facing Charges in Deadly Sioux Falls Crash

Six are facing charges in the death of teen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — There are now six people facing charges in a deadly car crash in Sioux Falls. One teen is charged with murder and now police say his parents have been arrested after they tried to allegedly cover it up. Police say Joseph and Vicki Lingor, the parents of Alexander Lingor, 16, the teen charged with second degree…

Vigil Scheduled for NDSU Students who Died in Crash

The vigil is now at the Great Plains Ballroom in the Memorial Union

FARGO, N.D. — A candlelight vigil will be held tonight at NDSU for two students killed in a car crash. The vigil on the campus at 8 p.m. for Danie Thomssen and Carson Roney has been moved from near the Babbling Brook to the Great Plains Ballroom located upstairs in the Memorial Union. The two students died February 11th in…

Minnesota Announces First Child Death from the Flu This Season

A total of 715 people have been hospitalized since the beginning of the flu season

MINNESOTA — Minnesota has announced they have their first child death due to the flu this season. Officials with the state Department of Health says this is their only known case so far but could not provide any other details about the case due to privacy concerns. They say nearly 156 people were hospitalized with the flu last week alone…

Hunter Dies in Shooting Near Edgeley

The man was out of state but was with two others hunting coyotes

  LAMOURE COUNTY, N.D. — A man from out of state has died in an apparent accidental shooting northeast of Edgeley. LaMoure County Sheriff Bob Fernandes says the 57-year-old man was among three people hunting coyotes. The 911 call came in at around 11:20 this morning. Fernandes says the man died at the scene and his body has been sent…

Valley City Student Dies After Medical Call to High School

Valley City High School 9th grader David Lynch died Monday afternoon at the local hospital

Family, friends and classmates of a Valley City High School 9th grader are in mourning. David Lynch died Monday afternoon in a Valley City hospital. An autopsy is being done in Grand Forks to determine his cause of death. Valley City Public School Superintendent Josh Johnson released a statement saying in part: “Our students and staff are pulling together to…

Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation of Pregnant Eagan Woman

Police say they could not revive the woman and the unborn child did not survive

Police in a Twin Cities suburb are investigating the death of a pregnant woman. A 23-year-old man has been arrested. Authorities in Eagan say officers were called to a townhome about 3 p.m. Tuesday because the 25-year-old woman was found unresponsive. First responders were unable to revive Senicha Lessman who was 32 weeks pregnant. Police say the unborn child did…

Rapid City Police Investigating Motel Homicide

Police say they found a man in his 30s at the Dakota Rose Inn on Monday.

  Police in Rapid City are investigating a homicide at a motel. Officers were called to the Dakota Rose Inn about 8 p.m. Monday where they found the body of 30-year-old Jeremy Little . Police say a knife was apparently used in the homicide. Nathan Chase, Jr., 25, from Rapid City was arrested and police believe they knew each other….

Two Teens Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Rapid City Gas Station Employee

Police say the teens have been charged with murder and robbery

Two teens arrested in the stabbing of a Rapid City gas station clerk have been charged with murder and robbery. Carlos Quevedo, 17, of Rapid City, was charged as an adult with first- and second-degree murder and robbery. Cody Grady, 19,of Rapid City, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery. Police say they went into a Loaf N’ Jug…

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….