Tuttle Man Sentenced in Sex Exploitation Case with Teen from the Philippines

Calvin Bernhardt has been sentenced to 50 years for his crimes against a 14-year-old girl from the Philippines

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Tuttle, North Dakota man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for enticing a 14 year-old girl from the Philippines to send him sexually explicit pictures over the internet. Calvin Bernhardt, 54, was found guilty after a four-day trial last October in Bismarck. He was convicted of numerous charges including attempted sexual exploitation of a…

Victim’s Daughters Speak in Final Sentencing of Gaarsland Case

Scott Moen is given a 20-year prison sentence in the beating death of Joey Gaarsland

A judge exceeded the recommended sentence for the last man accused in the bar beating death of Fargo man Joey Gaarsland. Scott Moen was given a 20-year sentence despite prosecution recommending 15 years. But family members say even that isn’t enough. “The man you followed, you hit him to the ground, stomped on his head over and over and watched…

Former Jailer Gets Suspended Sentence

A former Mercer County jailer, who shot up a hotel in western North Dakota, gets a suspended sentence

A former Mercer County jailer, who shot up a hotel in western North Dakota,won’t serve any prison time. The judge gave 27-year-old Michael Peterson, of Hazen, a suspended sentence of one year at Friday’s hearing. Police say Peterson drunkenly fired a rifle about 32 times on February 28 at the Dakota Farms Inn in Beulah. No one was hurt. He…