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Mahnomen County Authorities Investigating Shooting

The woman's condition is unknown at this time

  MAHNOMEN COUNTY, Minn. — Mahnomen County authorities were alerted after a woman came into the Naytahwaush Clinic with a gunshot wound. They got the call Tuesday afternoon around 1 o’clock. The woman was first taken to the Mahnomen Health Center and then airlifted to Fargo. Her condition is unknown at this time. Her name is being withheld. The shooting…

Bemidji Man Facing Attempted Murder Charges After House Fire

Crews arrived at the house to flames and heavy smoke

  BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Bemidji man faces charges of attempted murder and arson after a fire near Bemidji. Damian Smith, 20, was arrested at the scene Monday night. Beltrami County deputies say Smith was acting strangely. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of exposure to smoke before he was booked into jail. Crews arrived at the house…

BCA Investigating Harmony Inmate’s Death at Minnesota Jail

It happened at about 6:30 on Wednesday evening

  FILLMORE COUNTY, Minn. — Minnesota authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the Fillmore County Jail. Thomas Henry, 22, of Harmony, Minnesota died in custody. The sheriff says jail staff and emergency responders found the inmate and attempted to save their life but said they were “unfortunately unsuccessful.” It happened at about 6:30 on Wednesday evening. The…

Governor Orders Cold Snap Emergency Help in Moorhead

Temperature Lows Are Expected To Be Dangerous This Holiday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Mark Dayton has ordered the Minnesota National Guard to provide support during the cold snap in Clay County. He has granted the sheriff’s requested use of the armory in Moorhead for temporary emergency cold weather sheltering for those with no place to go. They’ll also provide food. The order remains in effect until emergency conditions…

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney Endorses Jahner Campaign for Sheriff

Sergeant Jesse Jahner of the Cass County Sheriff's Office Announces He Will Be Running to Become the Next Sheriff

CASS COUNTY, ND — Sergeant Jesse Jahner of Cass County Sheriff’s Office announced that he will be running for sheriff in the upcoming election. Jahner has been employed by the sheriff’s office for the past 19 years. He also is the Assistant Commander of the Red River Valley S.W.A.T., an organization he has been part of for the past 15…

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney Announces Retirement

Sheriff Paul Laney of Cass County Sheriff's Office Will Not Seek A 4th Term

CASS COUNTY, ND — Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney has decided to retire from law enforcement and will not seek a 4th term. Laney says while it is bittersweet to retire, he feels like he has served his community the best he can. He has served his country as a United States Marine. Laney worked for years at the Fargo…

Corporal Chris Hutton Announces Run for Grand Forks County Sheriff

Along with two decades with the department, Hutton spent 19 years with the army national guard

  GRAND FORKS, ND — A 20-year veteran of the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department, who returned to serve his community after losing part of his leg, is now running for Grand Forks Sheriff. Corporal Chris Hutton announced his candidacy. Along with two decades with the department, Hutton spent 19 years with the Army National Guard. In 2006, Hutton lost…

Child Accidentally Shot and Wounded By Another Child

Child Was Taken To Children's Hospital in Minneapolis

DEER CREEK, Minn. — A five-year-old accidentally shot and wounded a 3-year-old in the city of Deer Creek, Minnesota. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call around 7:30 this morning. The victim was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital before being taken to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Authorities say the victim is in stable condition….

Harwood Man Behind Bars After Standoff with Police

It all ended with an arrest around 4:45 this morning

HARWOOD, ND — One man is behind bars after firing shots during an overnight standoff in rural Harwood. Shortly after midnight, 57-year-old Steven Sorenson of Harwood called dispatch, wanting to talk to a deputy at the Cass County Sheriff’s office about a situation that happened earlier at a West Fargo bar. Police responded and heard what they say was six…

Boy Injured After Accidental Shooting in Polk County

The boy was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with non-life threatening injuries

  FISHER, Minn. — An accidental shooting injured a boy in Polk County, Minnesota over the weekend. The sheriff’s office responded to the shooting Saturday morning around 11 in rural Fisher. They say a juvenile male was accidentally shot by another juvenile male with a small caliber rifle. The boy was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with non-life…