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District Election Officer for North Dakota To Monitor Election Day Fraud

FARGO, N.D. — The Justice Department is ready to respond to reports of voter fraud and other misdeeds on Election Day. Rick Volk will serve as the District Election Officer for North Dakota and handle complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses. He will be in contact with the Justice Department Headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is part of…

FBI: Police fatally shoot man on North Dakota reservation

The FBI is investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

BELCOURT, N.D. (AP) — The FBI is investigating after police fatally shot a man on a North Dakota Indian reservation over the weekend. The FBI responded to the shooting at a private home in Belcourt on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation late Saturday night and into early Sunday. The man who was killed is identified as 35-year-old Brandon Laducer of…

Grand Forks man facing federal charges for threatening a mass shooting

The incident is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A Grand Forks man appeared in Federal Court on Wednesday after threatening to commit a mass shooting. During his court appearance, it became known that Steven Ralph Lindblad had been indicted on the charges of interstate communication of a threat to injure persons and false information and hoax for an incident that occurred on August 15, 2019. Authorities…

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

UPDATE: Four Minneapolis police officers who were involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday. The firings come a day after a bystander’s video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck and kept his knee there for several minutes after the man…

FBI Investigates Death of Young Girl on Spirit Lake Reservation

A 5-year-old girl was found dead and her 7-year-old brother was injured

SPIRIT LAKE RESERVATION, N.D. — The FBI is investigating the death of a young girl on the Spirit Lake Reservation. The incident happened on May 6th. Authorities say a five-year-old girl was found dead and her seven-year-old brother was injured. He is stable condition in the ICU of Sanford Health in Fargo. FBI agents are working with the BIA and…

FBI Sees Spike In Online Scams Related To COVID-19

The FBI says they had around 2.7 billion dollars in losses from cyber crime last year. 

UNITED STATES – While overall cyber activity has been no different than what FBI agents would see on a normal day, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a new worry. “So we’ll see scams that are trying to sell fraudulent medical equipment, we’ll see scams that are trying to get people to buy testing or vaccines for COVID that don’t exist….

FBI Offers Reward In Olivia Lone Bear Death Investigation

Anyone with information is urged to call 1-800-CALLFBI

NEW TOWN, N.D. — The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information in the death of Olivia Lone Bear of Newtown, North Dakota. The agency is also finally releasing information about the case to her family and others. United States Attorney Drew Wrigley and FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Robert Perry traveled to New…

FBI: Woman Kidnapped and Assaulted Minnesota Girl She Met Online

The affidavit says Aliff met the girl, who's younger than 12, on the messaging app Amino in March.

GREEVILLE, S.C.–Federal authorities say a South Carolina woman kidnapped a girl from Minnesota and sexually assaulted her. Citing an FBI affidavit, news outlets report 23-year-old Katrina Marie Aliff was arrested last month on charges including aggravated child sexual abuse. The affidavit says Aliff met the girl, who’s younger than 12, on the messaging app Amino in March. It says the…

Man Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for Producing, Distributing Child Porn

FBI agents seized a large volume of electronic evidence from Campbell's home.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for producing and distributing child pornography. Thirty-seven-year-old Nicholas Campbell, of Otsego, was also given 25 years of supervised released during sentencing last week in federal court in St. Paul. Prosecutors say FBI agents seized a large volume of electronic evidence from Campbell’s home showing that he…

Man Suspected Of Killing Parents In Long Prairie, Minnesota Captured In Mexico

Retired NFL player Barry Bennett and his wife Carol were found dead in their home on Tuesday

TODD CO., Minn. — Authorities have arrested the man wanted for the double murder of his parents in Long Prairie, Minnesota. On Friday, police said it was believed Dylan Bennett had fled to Cancun, Mexico after the murders. His parents, retired NFL player Barry Bennett and his wife Carol, were found dead in their home. Information gathered by the Todd…