RAMSEY COUNTY

Authorities Release Identity of Fordville Man Killed in Rollover Crash

Behm died at the scene

  RAMSEY COUNTY, ND — A man killed on an icy road in Ramsey County on Monday morning has been identified. The Highway Patrol says 90-year-old Edgar Behm of Fordville lost control of his truck on an icy county road east of Crary. The vehicle overturned and ended up in the ditch. Behm died at the scene. The crash happened…

Gov. Dayton Names First Judge of Hmong Descent to the Bench

Vuelo will take over a position due to a judge retiring from the bench

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton has named the state’s first judge with Hmong descent to the bench. Judge Sophia Vuelo will preside over Ramsey County District Court. Vuelo will take over a position due to a judge retiring from the bench. Vuelo was raised in Wisconsin and has degrees from the U of M and Hamline. At her…

Fargo Man Sentenced in Minnesota Welfare Scam

Shelby pleaded guilty to the allegations in September

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — A Fargo man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for scamming Minnesota welfare programs. Elfonzo Shelby, 47, was sentenced in Ramsey County District Court for using fake identities to swindle more than $300,000 in general assistance and food stamp benefits. Shelby pleaded guilty to the allegations in September. He used information he collected on…

Deadly Tuberculosis Outbreak Hitting Minnesota Hmong Population

Two first-line antibiotics have proven ineffective against this strain

  RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. A tuberculosis outbreak among an elderly Hmong population of Minnesota is proving deadly and costly. Six of 17 people who contracted tuberculosis in Ramsey County have died, three of them as a direct result of the disease. Patients affected by the outbreak must undergo a costly medication regimen. Two first-line antibiotics have proven ineffective against this…

Fargo Police Hand Over Greywind Investigation to Clay County and the Minnesota BCA

Fargo Police Chief David Todd said this case is a puzzle with a lot of pieces that still need to be put together

FARGO, ND — Police have released more details into their investigation of the Greywind case. Fargo Police Chief David Todd said this case is a puzzle with a lot of pieces that still need to be put together. Authorities say they are not willing to go into Greywind’s cause of death at this moment because they are waiting on autopsy…

Hog Operation Proposed in Ramsey County

The department will hold a public meeting at some point on the environmental permitting process

  RAMSEY COUNTY, ND — North Dakota’s Health Department is considering an application from a proposed hog operation in Ramsey County. Grand Prairie Agriculture wants to build a 2,700 hog operation about 10 miles west of Devils Lake. Some people in the area are concerned about property values and environmental problems, while others see a potential boost to the economy….

Police Investigating Body Found in Dilworth Walmart Parking Lot

Sharpe says there were no signs of foul play

  DILWORTH, Minn. — The body of a man was found inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart in Dilworth. Police Chief Ty Sharpe says the store called a towing company to remove the vehicle which had been in the parking lot for several days. As the operator attempted to move the vehicle, he discovered the body covered…

Ramsey County, ND Looking into Sheriff’s Office Procedures After Death of Former Inmate

Authorities say Feather was dropped off in the interest of community service and the temperatures were above freezing

  RAMSEY COUNTY, ND — Ramsey County commissioners in North Dakota are launching an investigation into procedures of the sheriff’s office after the death of an inmate released from custody. Authorities say 65-year-old Virgil Feather was released from the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center in November and dropped off near the Ramsey and Benson county line but was reported missing…

Attorneys for St. Anthony Officer Accused of Fatal Shooting Claim They Won’t Get Fair Trial

They claim relentless and biased media coverage means Yanez won't get a fair trial in Ramsey County

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — A police officer charged with shooting a black motorist is appealing a judge’s decision against moving his trial. Attorneys for St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez have asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals to reverse the ruling. They claim relentless and biased media coverage means Yanez won’t get a fair trial in Ramsey County. Prosecutors have…