PRIVACY

Court Halts Online Access to Documents over Privacy Concerns

State Court Administrator Sally Holewa said that the court remains committed to online access.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Supreme Court has suspended newly expanded online access to court documents after dozens of people complained about the potential loss of privacy. In September, the high court changed its system to begin allowing online access to spare people the burden of having to go to a courthouse to request record. The change took effect Jan. 1….

At Home Colon Cancer Screening Test Many Don’t Know Exist

Colon cancer can be detected early but many are reluctant to get tested because of the colonoscopy, but this gives people a second option

FARGO, N.D. — March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Many people aren’t aware about an alternative screening test you can do in the comfort of your own home. “Any Lab Test Now” offers the screening in Fargo that you can pick up without going to the doctor first. Colon cancer can be detected early but many are reluctant to get…

Borup Man Accused of Recording Video of Children Taking Showers

Daniel Ward, 35, is charged with three counts of interfering with the priacy of a minor

ADA, Minn. — A rural Borup, Minnesota man is accused of using a camera to record a child taking a shower inside his home. Thirty-five–year–old Daniel Ward is charged with three felony counts of interfering with the privacy of a minor. Court documents say Ward’s wife contacted the sheriff’s office after she found computer photos of the child, naked from…

Authorities Identify NDSU Student Found Dead on Campus

Authorities say Noah Rockenback was found in a private room at the Mathew Living Learning Center West at NDSU

  FARGO, ND — NDSU police have identified the student found dead on campus Wednesday. Authorities say Noah Rockenback was found in a private room at the Mathew Living Learning Center West at NDSU. NDSU police say they are not releasing any other details on the case at this time and the family is asking for their privacy. A University…

Judge Grants Restraining Order for Wetterlings, Blocking Release of Case Documents

Investigators say the file contains more than 100,000 pages of documents

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. — Patty and Jerry Wetterling have been granted a temporary restraining order in keeping documents of their son’s 27-year-old missing person case private. The Wetterlings say they want the information on Jacob’s case to remain private and not be released to the public. The documents were scheduled to be released Monday but a judge granted the restraining order…

Minnesota Couple Accused of Recruiting Teen for Swinger Lifestyle

The charges allege the Germains set up a "sex room'' in the attic of their home's detached garage

Michael Germain (L), Heather Germain, (R)  GOODHUE, Minn. — A southeastern Minnesota couple is accused of sexually assaulting a teen and trying to recruit her for a swinger’s lifestyle. Michael Germain, 43, and 49-year-old Heather Germain of Goodhue appeared in court Monday. They face charges including criminal sexual conduct and interfering with the privacy of a minor. The charges allege…

Minnesota Announces First Child Death from the Flu This Season

A total of 715 people have been hospitalized since the beginning of the flu season

MINNESOTA — Minnesota has announced they have their first child death due to the flu this season. Officials with the state Department of Health says this is their only known case so far but could not provide any other details about the case due to privacy concerns. They say nearly 156 people were hospitalized with the flu last week alone…

Reitan Won’t Return as Police Chief of West Fargo

Chief Reitan was placed on administrative leave on January 13 and Mayor Rich Mattern says privacy policies prohibit him from saying why

  West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan will not be returning to his job according to the mayor. Reitan was placed on administrative leave on Friday after a special meeting between the mayor, commissioners and city officials. Mayor Mattern says a separation agreement between the city and Reitan is being drawn up. He could not tell us the reason behind…