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Chauvin held in maximum security prison at Oak Park Heights

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX9) – The Minnesota Department of Corrections released a new mugshot of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin after he was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd and booked into the Oak Park Heights maximum security prison. Chauvin is being held at the prison as he awaits sentencing on murder and manslaughter convictions. A jury found Chauvin…

Thief River Falls Man Gets 45 Years For Child Porn

ST. PAUL — A Thief River Falls man is sentenced on child pornography charges. A judge ordering 39-year-old Benjamin Roggenbuck to 45 years in prison. Roggenbuck earlier pleaded guilty to using or attempting to use children to perform sex acts between November 2012 and February of last year. As part of the plea agreement, he also pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal…

Myon Burrell freed after 18 years in prison

(courtesy, KMSP)MINNEAPOLIS – A man who was sentenced to life behind bars as a teenager has been released from a Minnesota prison. Myon Burrell’s release came hours after a pardons board commuted his sentence in a high-profile murder case. Burrell took his first steps as a free man to the sound of ringing bells and cheers from supporters. His conviction…

Detroit Lakes man sentenced to 11 years in prison for distributing meth on White Earth Reservation

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.–A Detroit Lakes man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Thirty-eight-year-old Eric Ryan Bergstrom pleaded guilty in December 2019 and was sentenced in St. Paul on Tuesday. Court documents say law enforcement learned of Bergstrom’s intent to deliver meth to the White Earth Reservation and installed a tracking device…

Cass County Jail Inmate Tests Positive For COVID-19

The inmate has mild symptoms and is in isolation

FARGO, N.D. — An inmate currently in custody at the Cass County Jail tests positive for the coronavirus. Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner says the staff at the jail has been preparing for this exact situation. “We predicted that at some point, we would probably have an individual who would come in who was, you know, who was infectious with…

Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years for Sexual Assaults

He faced a maximum of 29 years in prison.

NEW YORK (AP)–Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. It’s a sight the Hollywood mogul’s multitude of accusers thought they would never see. Weinstein was convicted last month of raping a woman in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman at his apartment in…

Former ND State Senator Collects Over 500 Books For Inmate Book Drive

Flakoll Says He's Gotten Books From 10 States

FARGO, N.D. — Former North Dakota State Senator Tim Flakoll is getting some massive help in his book drive for inmates in the Cass County Jail. North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong donated 22 books from the Library Of Congress to help Flakoll’s goal of giving inmates a helping hand through education. Adding the total too over 500 books. Flakoll says…

Minot Man Who Embezzled from Employer Given 6 Months

An internal investigation uncovered the scheme.

MINOT, N.D.–A Minot man has been sentenced to spend six months behind bars for embezzling nearly $100,000 from his employer, a commercial truck dealer. Ryan Koble pleaded guilty to felony theft and was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison with all but six months suspended. The 40-year-old Koble was a branch manager at Wallwork Truck Center. Koble told investigators…

Teen Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Attack on Guards

The inmates were accused of choking one guard and handcuffing him.

MANDAN, N.D.–A teenager has been sentenced to five years in prison for taking part in an attack on guards at a juvenile corrections center in Mandan. Seventeen-year-old Elijah Barse and three other youths were accused in the uprising at the Youth Correctional Center in January 2018. The inmates were accused of choking one guard and handcuffing him in an attempt…