LARRY BALDNER

Fargo man pleads not guilty in assault on girls and using a racial slur

The FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office are reviewing the case for possible federal hate crimes violations.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Larry Baldner has pleaded not guilty on charges he attacked two girls and used a racial slur. Baldner, 73, of Fargo is charged with aggravated assault against a victim under the age of 12, preventing arrest and simple assault. Baldner’s attorney filed a waiver for a preliminary hearing and entered not guilty pleas on Wednesday. The…

Group calls for updated hate crime laws following ‘horrific attack’ on 11-year-old girl

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – The nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization is calling for new hate crime laws in North Dakota following reports that an 11-year-old girl was assaulted this week in Fargo. “This horrific attack and the failure to prosecute it as a hate crime points to the need for clear legislation to deal with bias-motivated crimes in North Dakota”…