FBI

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…

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

BOSTON (AP) – Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. In a joint alert Wednesday, the FBI and two federal agencies warned that they had “credible information of an…

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…