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Sioux Falls Man Dies After Attack at House Party, Teen Girls Arrested

Police say the girls, ages 16 and 17, repeatedly punched the 55-year-old man in the head Friday

  SIOUX FALLS, SD — A man attacked by two teenage girls at a party at his house in Sioux Falls has died of his injuries. Police say the girls, ages 16 and 17, repeatedly punched the 55-year-old man in the head Friday. The three were acquainted, but it isn’t clear what motivated the teens to attack the victim. Neighbors…

One Person Hurt in Alleged Robbery, Assault at Grand Forks Denny’s

Police say the suspect is a six foot tall black man wearing a brown and orange shirt

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Police in Grand Forks say a victim is hurt after an assault and robbery at Denny’s. Officers were called to the parking lot at about 2:25 this morning for reports of a fight, but when they arrived, no one was there. Then at 4:50 a.m., they were called to Altru Hospital where a victim was…

Jesse Ventura Seeking Settlement in “American Sniper” Lawsuit

Ventura won a $1.8 million verdict in 2014, but it was overturned on appeal

  NATIONAL — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and the estate of “American Sniper” author, Chris Kyle, are apparently working toward a settlement. An upcoming court conference and deadline for written statements have been canceled based on a “pending settlement.” Ventura sued Kyle in 2012 after the retired Navy SEAL alleged he punched Ventura after he made derogatory remarks about…

Former City Worker Claims Self Defense Towards Boss, Wants Job Back

Cockfield insists he acted in defense to an angry supervisor

  FARGO, ND — Commissioners in Fargo will decide if a fired city worker can get his job back after allegedly assaulting his boss. Reports say Aaron Cockfield was terminated from his job at a Fargo solid waste facility on August 22nd. Officials say Cockfield was clearly the aggressor during a fight with his boss in the break room. Cockfield…

Run, Hide, Fight: Getting Yourself Out of Danger During a Mass Casualty Tragedy

They recommend prioritizing getting yourself out of the area of danger before trying to hide or fight back

RED RIVER VALLEY — Local emergency officials say there are ways you can stay ready in case you find yourself in a similar mass casualty tragedy. A nationally recognized response is, “Run, Hide, Fight.” They recommend prioritizing getting yourself out of the area of danger before trying to hide or fight back. People traveling with friends should set up a…

Moorhead Public Schools Making Changes to Lockdown Policy

A regional committee says keeping a classroom locked up in an active shooter situation could sometimes be dangerous

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Public Schools are making changes to their lockdown policy. A regional committee says keeping a classroom locked up in an active shooter situation could sometimes be dangerous. Implementing the A.L.I.C.E. Schools Emergency Program could take more than a year. But district staff members begin their training tonight. Under the new protocol, classrooms will be allowed to…

No Charges Filed in Fight Near NDSU Campus

Smith told police that he confronted a man who he believed was responsible for an earlier domestic assault on a woman he knows

FARGO, ND — The Cass County State’s Attorney’s office has decided not to charge a man in a fight with an NDSU student. Prosecutors say there were conflicting accounts of what happened when Isaiah Smith, a junior from Brainerd, was injured in a park near campus earlier this month. Smith told police that he confronted a man who he believed…

Grand Forks Police Searching for Suspects in Sunday Fight

Two people were walking when two others started to verbally attack them

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Grand Forks Police are investigating a fight involving a gun. Police say it happened around 7:30 Sunday night in the 700 block of 4th Avenue North. Two people were walking when two others started to verbally attack them. One of the suspects showed a handgun. Someone nearby tried to intervene and was physically assaulted by…

Perham Man Arrested for Alleged Assault on Dilworth Officer

Hietala is facing charges of obstruction of the legal process, fleeing on foot and open container

DILWORTH, Minn. — A man wanted for assaulting a police officer in Otter Tail County got into a scuffle with a Dilworth police officer early Wednesday morning. Stephen Hietala, 27, of Perham was pulled over on Highway 10 for a burned out headlight. He twice refused orders to get out of his vehicle and fought with the officer as he…

Fargo Police Set Their Sights on Downtown Bar Bathrooms

Police are putting up ads in bar bathrooms to let people know it's not safe to fight

FARGO, ND — Police are campaigning in a place where everyone goes to at one point or another…bathrooms. After multiple bar fights have taken place in Fargo this year, including one ending with a fatality, police are posting advertising campaigns in bar bathrooms. It’s an effort to urge people to think twice before getting into a fight. Police have been…