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Bail Set For Woman Accused of Leaving Newborn Babies To Die Two Decades Ago

mississippi-river-babies RED WING, Minn. — Unconditional bail is set at $1.5 million for a Red Wing woman charged with leaving her newborn son to die beside a lake nearly 20 years ago. Authorities say Jennifer Matter also abandoned another infant in the Mississippi River years earlier. Matter appeared in court in via video on second-degree murder charges in the 2003…

Essentia Health welcomes first baby of 2021

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health welcomed the first baby born in Fargo in 2021 at 8:20 a.m. on January 1, 2021. Yair Patricio Castillo entered the world with a full head of dark hair, weighing eight pounds two ounces and was 21 ½ inches long. Yair’s parents are Juanita Reyes and Pascual Castillo Jr. of Ada, Minnesota. He joins siblings…

ND AFL-CIO and Women’s Network Launch United Together For Paid Family Leave

There is no policy in North Dakota and no federal requirement for employers to provide paid family leave.

NORTH DAKOTA – The advocacy groups discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the importance to have paid family leave so that families can stay home when sick without fear of losing an income. The policy would allow North Dakota workers time off to address health conditions including: pregnancy, care for a family member with a health condition or care…

West Fargo Woman Found Guilty of Drowning Newborn Son

verdict handed down by a Cass County District Court jury against 37-year-old Ginny Lubitz

FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo woman accused of drowning her newborn child in 2018 has been found guilty of murder. That was the verdict handed down by a Cass County District Court jury against 37-year-old Ginny Lubitz. Court documents say Lubitz placed her newborn child face down in about an inch of water in her bathtub to cause his…

Day 5 of Hoehn Trial Tells Us How He Said He Moved Savanna’s Body Out of the Apartment Unnoticed

"Nailed the front pieces back on and moved it down the stairs by himself"

FARGO, N.D. — In the second week of William Hoehn’s trial we find out how he says he got Savanna’s body out of the apartment. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen was in court and tells us more about this unfolding story in our lead story. Over the last few months, it’s been unclear how Savanna got from her apartment to the Red…

West Fargo Mother Accused of Drowning Newborn Pleads Not Guilty

Ginny Lubitz entered pleas of not guilty to murder and attempted murder

FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo woman accused of drowning her newborn child has pleaded not guilty. During a Cass County District Court hearing, 36-year-old Ginny Lubitz entered pleas of not guilty to murder and attempted murder. Court documents say Lubitz placed her newborn child face down in about an inch of water in her bathtub to cause his death…

Bail Set At $500,000 For Woman Accused Of Drowning Newborn

Ginny Lubitz is charged with murder and attempted murder

FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo woman accused of drowning her newborn has had her bail set at $500,000. 36-year-old Ginny Lubitz is charged with murder and attempted murder for the May 5th death. Court documents say Lubitz placed her newborn child face down in about an inch of water in her bathtub to cause his death. Police say when…

Woman Wanted For Killing Her Newborn Is Arrested In Pope County, Minnesota

Ginny Lubitz was booked into the Douglas County Jail in Alexandria on Tuesday afternoon

Ginny Lubitz (previous mugshot)POPE COUNTY, Minn. — The West Fargo woman wanted for drowning her newborn son has been arrested in Pope County, Minnesota. 36-year-old Ginny Lubitz was booked into the Douglas County Jail in Alexandria on Tuesday afternoon. She is awaiting extradition to North Dakota. Court documents say Lubitz placed her newborn child face down in about an inch…

West Fargo Woman Wanted For Drowning Her Newborn

Ginny Lubitz faces two felony counts of murder and attempted murder

Ginny Lubitz (undated mugshot)WEST FARGO, N.D. — An arrest warrant has been issued for a West Fargo woman accused of drowning her newborn baby. Ginny Lubitz faces two felony counts of murder and attempted murder. Court documents say Lubitz placed her newborn child face down in about an inch of water in her bathtub to cause his death. It happened…

Buckle Up! Protecting Your Child Correctly When Driving

The group is hosting a free class for expecting parents and those of newborn babies to show the right ways to install your car seat

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — When strapping your child into their car seat or making sure their belt is buckled up, many parents are just trying to protect their kiddos. But Safe Kids Grand Forks says many parents don’t realize that depending on their age and size each child needs to be protected differently. The group is hosting a free class…