Former West Fargo teacher guilty of luring by computer

Ronald ThompsonFARGO (KVRR) – A former West Fargo teacher has been convicted of luring a minor by computer. Prosecutors say 59-year-old Ronald Thompson believed he was communicating with a 14-year-old girl. West Fargo police received a tip from an out-of-state investigator on Jan. 28 that Thompson was attempting to solicit a minor online.  The “minor” who Thompson was attempting to…

North Dakota lawmaker to plead guilty to drunken driving

BISMARCK, N.D. – A prominent North Dakota lawmaker will plead guilty to drunken driving rather than proceed to trial. Rep. Scott Louser, who is the House assistant majority leader, was pulled over after crossing from Mandan into Bismarck shortly before 1 a.m. on April 16.  A breath test measured Louser’s blood alcohol level at 0.117%, above the legal limit of .008%….

Jury convicts Fargo man in death of his girlfriend

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – A Cass County District Court jury has found a Fargo man guilty in the death of his girlfriend. Forty-six-year-old Sheldon Davis was convicted of murder, arson and endangering by a fire in the death of 52-year-old Denise Anderson. Anderson’s body was found Davis’ apartment after a fire on Aug. 1,  2019. Deliberations took about an hour. Davis faces…

Brainerd man pleads guilty in precinct fire during Floyd riots

Minneapolis 3rd Precinct burns. May, 2020 MINNEAPOLIS – A Brainerd, Minn. man has pleaded guilty for his role in helping to set fire to a Minneapolis police station during rioting in the days following the death of George Floyd. A federal complaint accuses 23-year-old Dylan Shakespeare Robinson of lighting a Molotov cocktail that another person threw toward the Third Precinct…

Jury finds Fargo man guilty of killing his father

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – A Cass County jury has found a Fargo man guilty in the shooting death of his father more than two years ago. When he is sentenced, 37-year-old Christopher Riley faces life in prison for the murder of his father, 60-year-old Kevin Riley Sr. Christopher Riley claimed that his father had shot himself at a south Fargo apartment…

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Pleads Guilty To DUI

Kirsten Baesler says she plans to seek treatment

BISMARCK, N.D. — Just hours after being charged with misdemeanor DUI, Kirsten Baesler pleads guilty. The North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction was given one year of probation and $750 in fines for her first offense. She also received a 10-day jail sentence which was suspended. Last month, Baesler was stopped for driving erratically on I-94. She refused a blood…

Minnesota Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

Riess led authorities on a cross-country manhunt before she was captured in April 2018 in Texas.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to killing a Florida woman who prosecutors said was targeted because the two looked alike. Officials say 57-year-old Lois Riess will serve a life sentence in prison for the first-degree murder of Pamela Hutchinson. Officials say Riess targeted Hutchinson because they shared similar features, and because Riess wanted to assume Hutchinson’s identity….