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Kids at Shou Shu Martial Arts Learn to Fight Against Kidnappers

Kids were able to have fun while learning important techniques

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Kids at Shou Shu Martial Arts got the chance to learn how to defend themselves in case they come face to face with an attacker. The head instructor, Alexis Potter, says it’s important to be prepared in case something bad happens. “Every day you hear about bad things, and it’s super unfortunate that it happens. That’s why we’re…

Former North Dakota Woman Charged as an Accomplice in Murder Case

Crystal Herman, 38, is charged with helping her husband allegedly kidnap and murder a woman in 2015

NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. — A former North Dakota woman is charged as an accomplice in the murder of Amanda Engst in October of 2015. Reports say 38–year–old Crystal Herman of Shakopee is charged with helping her husband, Billy Herman, kidnap and murder Engst. The two were arrested for a string of robberies in 2015 while using a car owned by…

Man Who Helped Rescue Alexandria Teen from Kidnappers Gives Back to the Family

In what police call an incredible example of kindness, Melchert gave the $7,000 reward back to Block

ALEXANDRIA 1 COURTESY: Alexandria Police Department, Facebook ALEXANDRIA 2 COURTESY: Alexandria Police Department, Facebook   ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Police in Alexandria say the man rewarded for a kidnapped girl’s safe return gave the money back to the victim’s family. Chief Rick Wyffels says Earl Melchert was the man who called 911 after Jasmine Block escaped on September 5th. In what…

Blackduck Man Arrested After Allegedly Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend

The woman had been abducted Friday in International Falls

HORNET TOWNSHIP, Minn, — A Blackduck, Minnesota man is in custody after being accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend. Joshua Smith, 31, was arrested after a search warrant was conducted on a residence in Hornet Township, about 30 miles northeast of Bemidji. Authorities found the woman walking away from the residence when they arrived and they sought the search warrant. The…

Fargo Teen Changes Plea in Sex Assault Case

Abdirahman Sahel was sentenced in 2016 for trying to kidnap a woman from the West Acres parking lot in 2014

The Fargo teen sentenced for attacking a woman at West Acres Mall pleads guilty to a sexual assault at Holiday Inn. Abdirahman Sahel, 18, changed his pleas to guilty for gross sexual imposition and terrorizing in Cass County District Court. Sahel was scheduled to stand trial tomorrow for sexually assaulting a woman in the Holiday Inn parking lot in 2013….