DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

YWCA Puts on Annual “Champions of Empowerment”

Three awards were given out to those who do so much for the YWCA

FARGO, N.D. — The YWCA of Cass Clay gives out special awards to those who have gone above and beyond for women and children at their Champions of Empowerment event. Wednesday night, the YWCA provided emergency shelter to more than 120 women and children. “It does take an entire community to support our work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year…

YWCA Leaders Speak with Legislators, Push for State Support of Affordable Housing

Last biennium, organizations that help homeless people only received $300,000 from the state for housing

FARGO, N.D. — For many years, YWCA Cass Clay has been providing women and children battling homelessness and domestic violence a place to live and a chance to be heard. “We don’t want to speak for them, but we do want to share their struggles and at the same time, some of the triumphs and the success stories that women are…

Democrat Keith Ellison Wins Attorney General Race

Despite allegations of domestic abuse just days prior to the Minnesota election

ST. PAUL, Minn. — According to the Associated Press, Congressman Keith Ellison wins in the Minnesota primary race for attorney general despite facing domestic violence accusations, which he has denied. He went up against Northfield Attorney Matt Pelikan, State Representative Debra Hilstrom of Brooklyn Park, former Ramsey and Washington County Attorney Tom Foley and former Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman. Congressman…

Chase Started For Man Wanted For Questioning In Domestic Violence Case

Officers Used A PIT Maneuver To Stop Dana Decoteau

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police in Grand Forks used a PIT maneuver to stop a man wanted in a domestic violence investigation. Officers were searching for 51-year-old Dana Decoteau for questioning last night when he was spotted by campus police. Decoteau refused to stop and headed west on Gateway Drive where police used a PIT maneuver and forced his vehicle…

Man Accused of Abusing Girl Faces Additional Charges

Allegedly Kicked Girl And Put Her Hand In Hot Gravy

FORBES, ND — Additional charges have been filed against a rural Forbes man accused of abusing a 9-year-old girl. The Dickey County State’s Attorney has charged 49-year-old Robert Miner with aggravated domestic violence. The sheriff says after Miner’s arrest, he was given photographs that show bruising and marks on the face of Miner’s wife. The sheriff says his wife wouldn’t…

Fargo Police Chief Takes Stance on Gun Control, Domestic Violence

he was featured in a new york times video piece

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police Chief David Todd took a stance on domestic violence and gun control in a New York Times video piece. In the three and a half minute video, Todd says he is a strong supporter of the second amendment but even he draws a red line at one point. Todd says people who have had a history…

Grand Forks Politician Accused of Domestic Violence

Riemers has run for several local and statewide offices and most recently lost the election for state auditor in November

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A frequent political candidate and member of the Libertarian party is accused of domestic violence. Roland Riemers, 73, of Grand Forks made his first court appearance this afternoon on one count of simple assault, a misdemeanor. He was arrested on Sunday. Riemers has run for several local and statewide offices and most recently lost the…