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Rochester woman charged in attack on U.S. Capitol

MINNEAPOLIS – FBI agents arrested a Rochester woman on charges connected to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. She is 39-year-old Victoria White. The Capitol insurrection by a mob of Trump supporters left five people dead, including a Capitol police officer, and about 138 other officers injured. White is the second Minnesotan to be charged in the attack….

Update: FBI arrests Moorhead man in connection with riot at U.S. Capitol

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) – The FBI arrested a Moorhead man on charges related to the occupation at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Thirty-one-year-old Jordan Stotts turned himself in to authorities Friday in northern Minnesota. Stotts is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful…

One dead in officer-involved shooting near Fort Totten

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. (KVRR) – The FBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting on the Spirit Lake Reservation. FBI Spokesman Kevin Smith says the incident happened just south of Fort Totten Wednesday afternoon. Smith says 44-year-old David Suarez was shot by a Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer following a vehicle pursuit and altercation after the vehicle stopped. Three other people…

Fargo man sentenced to four months in jail for downtown riot

FARGO (KVRR) – A Fargo man will spend four months in jail for participating in riots in downtown Fargo following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Twenty-one-year-old Abdimanan Bana Habib was also ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution. “The defendant crossed a line when he resorted to violence and destruction” U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley said. “His choice left him wrapped in…

Hundreds of Minnesota guard members among those securing inauguration

MINNEAPOLIS – About 850 members of the Minnesota National Guard are among 25,000 soldiers streaming into Washington from across the country for Wednesday’s presidential inauguration. The number of guard members is at least two and a half times the number for previous inaugurals. Before this year, states rotated sending National Guard soldiers to inaugurations. Fewer than 10 from Minnesota were…

Following FBI alerts, ND legislators prepare for possibility of violence at State Capitol

North Dakota lawmakers are working with state and local authorities

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Capitol is one of many across the country preparing to respond to possible armed demonstrations. “We know that just because we’re in North Dakota or Bismarck, North Dakota, doesn’t make us immune from potential acts of violence,” says House Minority Leader Josh Boschee of Fargo. Boschee and Speaker of the House Kim Koppelman of…

Former U.S. Attorney for ND breaks down riot investigation

"As a former federal prosecutor I was thinking to myself the variety of tools in the federal prosecutor tool box to hold people accountable."

WASHINGTON – Days after the attack on the U.S. capitol federal agencies have made dozens of arrests. “As I was watching the attack unfold, as a former federal prosecutor I was thinking to myself the variety of tools in the federal prosecutor tool box to hold people accountable,” Former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Tim Purdon said. Those tools include…

FBI Warns of Protests in all 50 State Capitols

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (AP) State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week. The FBI has warned of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitols and in Washington, D.C., ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. State capitols were reinforced with extra police officers and National Guard units Monday as…

FBI warns of potential COVID-19 vaccine scams

As the vaccine starts to be distributed, scammers might take advantage of the opportunity

MINNEAPOLIS- As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more available, the FBI is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers. They could come in phone calls, emails and texts. The FBI says scammers might ask you things like paying out of pocket for the vaccine, putting your name on an early access list and even trying to sell or ship…