Death

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…

Authorities Release Details of West Fargo Man’s Death in “Unusual” Snowmobile Accident

Authorities say the accident is "unusual" because of the nature of the man's injuries and that no one witnessed the accident

Authorities have determined that the unusual snowmobile wreck in northwest Wyoming that killed a West Fargo man was an accident. A preliminary autopsy shows 33-year-old Andrew Grossnickle died December 30 from blunt force trauma to the left chest. Investigators were perplexed initially because his snowmobile was not damaged. They believe Grossnickle fell off the machine or hit a tree while…

Dickinson Man Turns Himself in After Fatal Truck vs. Pedestrian Crash

The name of the victim has not yet been released

A 22-year-old man was hit and killed by a pickup on New Year’s Day in Dickinson. Michael Bracamonte, 23, of Dickinson, is in custody for vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. Police say the victim was struck by the pickup about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, and died at the scene. The suspect fled the scene but…

Fargo Reacts to the Death of Carrie Fisher

With the newest Star Wars films still fresh in our minds, we take a look at what the late Carrie Fisher meant to those in the community

FARGO, N.D. After suffering a heart attack on Friday, Carrie Fisher has passed away at the age of 60. Star Wars fans across the galaxy are mourning the loss of their Princess Leia and the Red River Valley is no exception. Hearing the news that Carrie Fisher had passed away was hard for any die–hard Star Wars fan. Some even…

Dispute Leads to Alleged Christmas Eve Murder

One man is in jail and another dead after an early morning dispute at a Fargo home.

FARGO, N.D. In the early hours of this morning, a tragedy unfolded in a Fargo neighborhood. A domestic dispute ending in the alleged murder of a 26–year–old Fargo man. Police responded to a call at this home at about 4:20 am. When they arrived, they found two men and a woman. One of the men had suffered a stab wound…