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Red Lake man convicted of aggravated sexual abuse

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – A Red Lake man is found guilty of sex crimes in federal court. Thirty-eight-year-old Descart Austin Begay, Junior is convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and two counts of sexual abuse. Begay raped and sexually assaulted a victim in her home until she was able to break free and escape. Categories: Crime, Local News, Minnesota…

Red Lake Man Gets Nearly 20 Years in Prison for Rape

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — A Red Lake, Minnesota man is sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault. According to court documents, on November 7th, 2020, 30-year-old John Sayers offered to give a ride to his victim. Instead of taking her to her destination, he took her to a camper near where he worked and raped…

FEMA & Emergency Management Teams Survey Damage in NW Minnesota

Pennington Co., MNPENNINGTON CO., Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) — FEMA and Minnesota Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management are conducting surveys of recent flooding and storm damage in northwest Minnesota. The teams are traveling through Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake counties to determine if the damage exceeds local and state resources and to estimate repair costs. Pennington County Emergency Management Director…

Woodland & High Plains Pow Wow returns

The 31st Annual Woodland & High Plains Pow Wow is back after a two year hiatus, hundreds came out to celebrate.

MOORHEAD, M.N. (KVRR) – This is the first year since 2019 that we’ve been able to have the Pow Wow’s, it’s supposed to be annual but covid hit and we had to put it on hold for about two years and this year is the first year we’re able to have it in person,” said Tyrel Iron- Eyes, Pow Wow…

Father, son rescued from drifting ice on Red Lake

courtesy, Red Lake Police Dept.  RED LAKE, Minn. (KVRR) – Two fishermen were rescued after they became trapped on a piece of drifting ice on Red Lake, in northwestern Minnesota. The Red Lake Police Dept. says 62-year-old David Berrard of Red Lake and his son, 44-year-old Wilfred Berrard, of Blaine, Minn., were safely brought to shore by first responders Tuesday…

Teen Missing Last Seen In Detroit Lakes

14-Year-Old Girl Last Seen On April 8th

A teen is missing who was last seen in Detroit Lakes two days ago. Bemidji Police say 14-year-old Eliza Defoe appeared to voluntarily leave Detroit Lakes on April 8th with a friend. They say it’s believed she is heading towards Bemidji or possibly in the Red Lake area. Her father provided a photo to KVRR and says she may also…

Red Lake Man Arrested For Abusing Three-Year-Old Girl Who Had Taser Burns

MAHNOMEN CO., Minn. — A Red Lake, Minnesota man is behind bars and facing a number of charges for the abuse of a three-year-old girl in Mahnomen in June. 29-year-old Edward Fairbanks was arrested Wednesday by Red Lake Police on an outstanding warrant out of Mahnomen County. Fairbanks is accused of causing great bodily harm to the child including a…

Ponemah Man Admits To Killing His Wife After Night of Drinking

She was found barely breathing on a snowy road near Highway 1 and Old Ponemah Road in Redby

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Ponemah, Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to killing his wife in U.S. District Court in Bemidji. 39-year-old Jeremiah Kingbird admitted to violently attacking his wife while driving home after a night of drinking last January. She was found barely breathing the next morning on a snowy road near Highway 1 and Old Ponemah Road in Redby….