Homicide

Williston Police Make an Arrest in Early Morning Homicide

Police are still investigating the shooting

  WILLISTON, ND — Police in Williston arrested a man after he attempted to flee the scene of an early morning homicide. Officers say 43-year-old Vance Neset was shot just before 3.a.m and was pronounced dead in a hospital. After the 27-year-old shooting suspect got away, police warned the public of an armed and dangerous man. He was captured later…

Hibbing Police Investigating Homicide of Business Owner

Authorities say Nelson was a long-time Hibbing resident and business owner

  HIBBING, Minn. — Police say the man found dead in a house in Hibbing is a homicide victim. They say 60-year-old Brian Nelson was stabbed and was found dead in a house behind The Bottle Shop liquor store Monday. Authorities say Nelson was a long-time Hibbing resident and business owner. Police say the Minnesota BCA is assisting with the…

Minnesota Hits 50 Year Low in Crime Numbers

Other data collected includes crimes of aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft

  MINNESOTA — The crime rate in Minnesota has dropped to the lowest level in 50 years. The BCA released a report that states overall, crimes of homicide, rape, robbery, arson and human trafficking are occurring only half as much as they did through the late 80s and 90s. Other data collected includes crimes of aggravated assault, burglary and motor…

Killing of Minot State University Student Remains a 10 Year Mystery

No one has been arrested or charged in the case, a fact that bothers family members and law enforcement

MINOT, ND — The case of a slain 18-year-old student at Minot State University remains a mystery 10 years later. Anita Knutson was found stabbed to death in her apartment on June 4, 2007. No one has been arrested or charged in the case, a fact that bothers family members and law enforcement. Dave Goodman, the lead investigator, says no…

Suspect Accused in Killing of Crookston Woman Returns to Polk County

Frazier is charged in the death of 48-year-old Tawnja Wallace

  POLK COUNTY, Minn. — The Crookston man facing second murder charges, returns to Polk County. Forty-nine-year-old Eddie Frazier was released from the Hennepin County jail. Frazier is charged in the death of 48-year-old Tawnja Wallace. Her body was found in a bathtub in their Crookston apartment earlier this month. Frazier was arrested in Bloomington after fleeing from police. Categories:…

Details Released in Crookston Homicide

Police say Wallace was found strangled and submerged in a bathtub at her Crookston apartment she shared with Frazier

  CROOKSTON, Minn. — New details have been released in a Crookston homicide. Eddie Frazier, 49, has been charged with second degree murder in the killing of 48-year-old Tawnja Wallace. Police say Wallace was found strangled and submerged in a bathtub at her Crookston apartment she shared with Frazier. Authorities say a BCA agent who fired his weapon before taking…

Investigation Continues into Hunting Homicide Near Little Falls

They returned to the property near Little Falls where Terrence Brisk was shot and killed last November and found additional evidence

MORRISON COUNTY, Minn. — Investigators are hoping new evidence will catch the killer of a deer hunter. They returned to the property near Little Falls where Terrence Brisk was shot and killed last November and found additional evidence. It has been turned over to the BCA for analysis. Brisk was shot while hunting alone. Officials say initial evidence was found…

Person of Interest in Sioux Falls Homicide Last Seen in Streeter, ND

He was last seen at the gas station with blood on him and asking to use a bathroom to clean up

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A person of interest in a Sioux Falls homicide was last seen at a gas station near Streeter, North Dakota. Authorities say they are looking for 43-year-old Irving Duane Jumping Eagle. They say he was last seen at the gas station with blood on him and asking to use a bathroom to clean up. He…

FPD Annual Report: Violent Crimes on the Rise, but so are Efforts to Fight Them

Major crimes in the city increased by 12 percent while petty crimes dropped by four percent

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Police Department has released its 2016 Annual Report to the public. Police Chief David Todd said 2016 proved to be a “difficult and challenging year” as the department continues to work through the death of one of their own, Officer Jason Moszer. Officers responded to 78,784 calls in the city, which are up by about five percent…

Rapid City Police Investigating Third Homicide of 2017; Say City is “Still Safe”

Two of the homicides involved people who knew each other, third was of a gas station worker

  Rapid City Police say they have found a connection between their three homicide investigations in only a matter of weeks. Police say there is an increase of methamphetamine use across the state and they are looking for a more assertive approach to fight the drug coming into their city. They say Rapid City, is safe but the legal system…