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Artist Touring All 50 States in 50 Weeks Stops in Moorhead and is Coming Back to the Valley

He has dropped numerous songs and just released a book called Relapse: A Love Story

MOORHEAD, Minn. — An American singer, songwriter, poet and author is living out his dream by touring 50 states in 52 weeks with his wife who is now in remission. Robert Hunter stopped at Junkyard Brewing in Moorhead last night and says if it wasn’t for his wife, who was battling with an aggressive form of cancer, he never would…

F-M Diversion Task Force Report to be Released

Mahoney says the proposal needs to qualify for DNR permits

  REGIONAL — A final report from the task force formed to help revive the stalled flood project for the Fargo-Moorhead area is expected to be released this week. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, who also chairs the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority, expects the final plan to be a hybrid of all the task force options. Mahoney says the proposal needs to…

Grand Forks Woman Sentenced in Flying J Murder

The investigation resulted in the indictment of 13 conspirators in connection with a meth ring in Grand Forks

Krystal FeistGRAND FORKS, ND — A Grand Forks woman has been sentenced for her role in a murder at the Flying J Truck Stop in Grand Forks. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson sentenced 32-year-old Krystal Feist to 30 years in prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release. Feist and Modesto Torrez were charged with the March 2016…

Devils Lake Man Sentenced in Meth Drug Dealing Case

He was arrested for being in possession of 12 bags of meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia

DEVILS LAKE, ND — A Devils Lake man is sentenced in a drug dealing case. Jeremy Crist, 40, will serve 10 years in federal prison and eight years of supervised release after his term is complete. Crist pleaded guilty to dealing drugs after authorities used an informant to arrange a meth deal with him. He was arrested for being in…

Ban on Walleye Fishing on Mille Lacs Lake Begins Thursday

The ban will take effect tonight and last for most of the month

  AITKIN COUNTY, Minn. — A planned temporary shutdown of walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs is set to begin. The ban will take effect tonight and last for most of the month. It also prohibits catch and release. Wildlife officials are hoping to preserve the struggling population of the prized species on the lake. Fish are especially vulnerable this…

Fargo Man Sentenced for Fatal Christmas Eve Stabbing of Friend

Porter stabbed Bjarnason in the chest at his home after a night of drinking

  FARGO, ND — The Fargo man who pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of his friend on Christmas Eve has been sentenced. Timothy Porter will spend a little over five years in prison for pleading guilty to manslaughter in the killing of 26-year-old Derek Bjarnason. Porter stabbed Bjarnason in the chest at his home after a night of drinking….

Former Grand Forks City Council Member who Shot Judge Back in Jail

Reuben Larson, 68, finished serving 25 of a 26-year prison sentence for shooting Judge Lawrence Jahnke in Room 201 of the Grand Forks County Courthouse

  BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — A former Grand Forks City Council member who shot a judge in a courtroom in 1992 has been put back in jail. Reuben Larson, 68, finished serving 25 of a 26-year prison sentence for shooting Judge Lawrence Jahnke in Room 201 of the Grand Forks County Courthouse. Larson was in court for failing to make…

Little Falls Man Convicted of Murdering Two Teens Asking to be Released

They say Smith's rights were violated when parts of his trial were closed to the public

  LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Attorneys for the Little Falls man who killed two teens who broke into his home in 2012 are asking for his release. Attorneys for 68-year-old Byron Smith say his life sentence without parole is unconstitutional. They say Smith’s rights were violated when parts of his trial were closed to the public. Smith killed 18-year-old Haile…