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…

Stabbing Over Facebook Fight Lands Brandon Man in Jail

Charges against Johnson are pending

BRANDON, Minn. — A Facebook feud led to a stabbing Sunday night in Brandon, Minnesota. It was around 11 p.m. when the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male that had been stabbed. When deputies arrived on scene, they found 18-year-old Bailey Zastrow with two non-life threatening stab wounds to his chest and arm. The suspect, 20-year-old…

New Charges Filed for Fatal Fight in Downtown Fargo

Patterson is accused of knocking out James and Christopher after the men were kicked out of the bar

Darren PattersonFARGO, ND — A St. Paul man accused in a fatal fight outside the Hodo in Fargo in late May will be charged with manslaughter. That is the decision of Cass County prosecutors against Darren Patterson after the death earlier this month of 45-year-old James Grant. A criminal complaint shows Patterson got into a fight with Grant, his brother…

Gov. Burgum, Lt. Gov. Sanford Fighting Subpoena in McKenzie County Sheriff’s Case

Schwartzenberger is pleading not guilty in the case and a trial is set for September

  BISMARCK, ND — Governor Burgum and Lt. Governor Sanford are being subpoenaed in the removal case of the McKenzie County Sheriff who is accused of bullying and misusing a county credit card. An attorney for Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger says Gov. Burgum’s office intervened improperly in the case by contacting the special prosecutor. But Gov. Burgum and Lt. Gov. Sanford…

Man Dies After Being Knocked Unconscious in a Bar Fight

Family members and police in Fargo confirmed the death of James Grant

FARGO, N.D. — More than a week after being knocked unconscious from a bar fight, a Fargo man has passed away. The man accused in the fight could face more serious charges. It all started on the night of May 27th. According to police records, a bartender at the Hotel Donaldson kicked out Darren Patterson, a 43-year-old man from Fargo….

Man Arrested For Knocking Two Men Unconscious Outside Fargo Bar

Fargo Police Warn About Fights In Downtown Fargo

Darren Patterson FARGO, N.D. — A St. Paul man is spending the weekend in jail after an assault outside the Hodo in downtown Fargo. Police say 43-year-old Darren Patterson is suspected of aggravated assault after knocking two men unconscious. Why the men were fighting is unclear. In a Facebook post, Fargo Police say assaults downtown are down 50 percent from…

Gov. Dayton Says He’s Willing to Compromise on Transportation Funding Debate

Dayton still says he thinks a 10-cent tax increase is the best route

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton is softening his opposition to Republicans’ tax hike-free approach to funding transportation repairs in Minnesota. Dayton and lawmakers have struggled for years to pass a major road and bridge funding package amid partisan divides over how to pay for it. Dayton still says he thinks a 10-cent tax increase is the best route….