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Grand Forks Investigators Identify Body Found Near Red River

A woman walking on a bike path in Lincoln Park discovered his body late Wednesday afternoon

Facebook Photo  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — No crime is suspected in the death of a man found along the Red River in Grand Forks. The man has been identified as 40-year-old Erik Shulind of Grand Forks. A woman walking on a bike path in Lincoln Park discovered his body late Wednesday afternoon. Police are asking for information from anyone who…

Cleveland Facebook Murder Suspect Found Dead

Steve Stephens was wanted on an aggravated murder charge in the shooting death of a 74-year-old retired man in Cleveland on Sunday.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook has shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit. State police say Steve Stephens was spotted Tuesday morning by state police in Erie County, in the state’s northwest corner. Authorities say police tried to pull Stephens over and, after a…

Attorneys for St. Anthony Officer Charged in Castile Killing Wants Change of Venue

The judge says he hopes to rule by the end of the week

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — Defense attorneys are pushing to move the manslaughter trial of a St. Anthony police officer charged with fatally shooting a black man last summer. Attorneys for officer Jeronimo Yanez argued in court that the officer cannot get a fair trial in Ramsey County, where Philando Castile was shot, because of pretrial publicity. The judge says he…

Ribfest 2017 Lineup Turns Out To Be Fake

April Fools' Day Joke Punks Many

It was the social media post that had everyone excited and making plans, until they realized what day it was. Some creative individual created what turned out to be a “fake” ad for the upcoming Ribfest in June. It said this year’s lineup would include Creed, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan and Nickelback. There is just one problem with this whopper…

Asst. Principal of Bemidji Middle School Allegedly Used Snapchat, Facebook to Lure Teens

Brandon Bjerknes, 34, is charged with two counts of solicitation of children to engage in sexual conduct

BEMIDJI, Minn. — The assistant principal of Bemidji Middle School has been arrested after authorities say he was contacting children on social media accounts posing as a 13-year-old male. Brandon Bjerknes, 34, is charged with two counts of solicitation of children to engage in sexual conduct. Bjerknes is accused of creating a fake Facebook profile named “Brett Larson” and was engaging…

Former Girlfriend of Philando Castile Arrested in Hammer Attack

Diamond Reynolds of West St. Paul was arrested with two other women Thursday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The former girlfriend of Philando Castile is under arrest for being involved in an assault on another woman who was attacked with a hammer. Diamond Reynolds of West St. Paul was arrested with two other women Thursday. Police say it isn’t clear what role Reynolds played in the assault but charges are pending. The victim, who…

City of Fargo Incorporates Mandatory Social Media Training

A spokesman says the employee, a 17-year veteran of the city, apologized for writing the comments which were on his own device and in his off-hours

  FARGO, N.D. — A city of Fargo worker has been issued a written reprimand for an inflammatory social media post about the Dakota Access protesters. A spokesman says the employee, a 17-year veteran of the city, apologized for writing the comments which were on his own device and in his off-hours. He has already finished a period of unpaid…

Fargo City Employee Under Investigation for Facebook Post

The comments were posted by the employee during off hours

  FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo city employee is under investigation after posting personal comments about the DAPL protesters on a local news station’s Facebook page. A city spokesman did not identify the employee. The comments were posted by the employee during off hours. The spokesman says it is important that the public is aware the comments do not reflect…

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How to Spot the Fake Forecast

It’s not easy to decipher our local weather into 140 characters. But how can we make sure that the information we get is as accurate as possible? Mobile apps and Social media have become an increasingly popular way to get weather information. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram give us pictures, facts and hearsay from friends and family. But is it the…

This K9 Officer Needs a Name…Can You Help?

The Benton County Sheriff's Office is Asking for Your Help Naming Their Newest Recruit

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is on the search for…a really great name. The Sheriff’s Office posted a picture of their new one-year-old K9 officer and are asking for your help in giving him a name. The pup comes to the Sheriff’s Office from Slovakia and they say he is a “very social and driven pooch”. You can post your…