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Update: COVID-19 leads to lockdown at Cass County Jail

jail to remain locked down until 300 inmates, staff members are tested

FARGO (KVRR) – The Cass County Jail was locked down Friday morning after an inmate who had been housed in the general population tested positive for COVID-19. Sheriff Jesse Jahner says the lockdown will remain in place until at least Monday, when the entire jail population and staff will be tested for the virus. Jahner says special arrangements are being made…

Suspect in Grafton drive-by shooting in custody

Police say the shooting happened before 10:30 a.m.

UPDATE: On Facebook, the Grafton Police Department said the drive-by shooting suspect is in custody and more information will come.   GRAFTON, N.D. — The Grafton Police Department is searching for the suspect involved in a drive-by shooting. They say it happened shortly before 10:30 this morning. Grafton Public Schools went into a lockdown and were told to shelter in…

MSUM Graduate Teaches Class Online In Italy To His Students During Shutdown

He says the switch to online classes has come with challenges but also new opportunities to test with his students

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The music room may no longer be creating harmonies as MSUM Music Education Graduate Antone Leustek and his choir kids at the Sigonella Naval Air Station outside of Catania, Sicily, Italy. It’s where Luestek has been leading this group of both American military and NATO kids from all different countries as the choral director working for the…

Suspicious Package Closes Section of Downtown Bismarck

Investigators did not disclose the contents.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A suspicious package shut down a section of downtown Bismarck, including the federal building. The U.S. Marshals Service says a federal court security officer found the priority mail package in the bushes in front of the William L. Guy Federal Building Thursday afternoon. Workers in the building, which houses U.S. District Court and the post office, were told to…

Man Charged for Shooting Sister’s Boyfriend at Funeral

The shooting sent tribal offices and a school into lockdown for more than two hours Friday.

CARLTON, Minn.–A 28-year-old man is charged in a shooting on an American Indian reservation in northern Minnesota that prompted a lockdown of tribal offices and a school. Prosecutors on Monday charged Shelby Boswell of Hugo, Minnesota, with first and second-degree felony assault. Bail is set at $500,000. On Friday morning, Boswell allegedly entered the Head Start gymnasium where a funeral…

16 St. Cloud Tech Students Suspended Following Large Fight

Police say around 20 officers responded to the initial call around noon Wednesday.

ST. CLOUD, Minn.–Sixteen students at St. Cloud Tech High School have been suspended following a large-scale fight that led to a lockdown. Police say around 20 officers responded to the initial call around noon Wednesday. Police Chief Blair Anderson says several large fights erupted simultaneously. Several students suffered minor injuries. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the melee. Assistant…

Shooting Injures 3, Including a 12 Year Old Boy

The shooting happened Wednesday evening in a residential neighborhood in Maplewood.

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. – A shooting in a St. Paul suburb left three people wounded, including a 12-year-old boy, and caused a brief lockdown of an area hospital. The shooting happened Wednesday evening in a residential neighborhood in Maplewood. The 12-year-old, a 15-year-old and a 21-year-old man were all shot in the chest. The victims were taken to Regions Hospital in…

Police: Note in envelope saying “test for anthrax” given to Fargo Cass Public Health prompted lockdown Monday

UPDATE: Fargo Police says a piece of paper inside an envelope a woman handed an employee at Fargo Cass Public Health on Monday had a note on it saying “test for anthrax.” The Department adds the note was “likely not written by” the woman and appeared to be part of lab work done in a different facility. Fargo Police’s Public Information…

Waubun School Lockdown Lifted After Report of Person With Weapon

WAUBUN, Minn. – Waubun High School was under lockdown for nearly three hours Tuesday because of a report of a person with a gun near the building. The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office says the Becker County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 11:00 AM. White Earth Police, the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol responded and the school…