TEEN

Girl on Bicycle Injured After Being Hit by a Teen Driver in Grand Forks

Police said a 12-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after being hit by a teen driver

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police in Grand Forks said a 12-year-old girl riding a bicycle was hit by a car driven by a 16-year-old boy at around 6:45 Saturday afternoon. The girl was taken to Altru Hospital by ambulance for unspecified injuries. Authorities said she was heading south on her bike while the car was heading west before the two…

Moorhead Police Ask for Public’s Help in Finding Missing Teen

If you have any information, please call the Red River Valley Dispatch Center at 701-451-7660 and ask for the on-duty Moorhead Police Supervisor

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding any information on a missing teen. Police said 17-year-old Sheyanne Butler was last seen at her home on April 16th. They say she ran away from home and may still be in the area or in the Grand Forks area. Police say they have looked…

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 Muslim Teen Boxer Wins Fight for Wearing Religious Clothing During Matches

Zafar appealed to officials after she was stopped from competing at a match in Florida because she would not wear the required uniform of a sleeveless jersey and shorts

  OAKDALE, Minn. — A Minnesota Muslim teen boxer has won her fight to wear her religious clothing during matches. USA Boxing says 16-year-old Amaiya Zafar will be allowed to wear her hijab and other clothing that covers her arms and legs because it falls under a religious beliefs exemption of the program. Zafar appealed to officials after she was…

West Acres Teen Attacker Sentenced in Sex Assault Case

Sahel had earlier pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition and terrorizing in the August 2013 crime

  FARGO, N.D. — The teen who was convicted of attacking a woman in the West Acres parking lot in 2014 has been sentenced in another attack. Abdirahman Sahel, 18, was given 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young woman nearly four years ago in the Holiday Inn parking lot. Sahel had earlier pleaded guilty to gross sexual…

Breckenridge Teen Makes Plea for Hatchet Attack on Father

An attempted murder charge and a second assault charge were both dropped

  WILKIN COUNTY, Minn. — A Breckenridge teen who attacked his father with a hatchet has struck a plea deal. The Wilkin County Attorney says 18-year-old Jack Langston pleaded guilty to assault. An attempted murder charge and a second assault charge were both dropped. Jerome Langston suffered severe head injuries and was eventually released from the hospital. Jack Langston was…

Detroit Lakes Teen Hit by BNSF Train While Crossing Tracks

They say the crew on board spotted the teen and sounded the bell and horn, but the male didn't appear to hear the train coming

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A Detroit Lakes teen was taken to the hospital after being hit by a BNSF train while trying to cross the tracks. Police say a 13-year-old was hit by the train along Highway 10 between Corbett and Jackson Avenue. They say the crew on board spotted the teen and sounded the bell and horn, but…

Update: Missing Autistic Teen Found

Julian Romero was located in the downtown area of Grand Forks after being seen by a Public Safety Answering Point dispatcher who was leaving work.

Update: Julian Romero was located in the downtown area of Grand Forks after being seen by a Public Safety Answering Point dispatcher who was leaving work. Romero had ridden his bicycle out of his neighborhood and gotten lost in an unfamiliar area. The Grand Forks Police Department thanks the public for their assistance in this investigation.     Police say…

Six Facing Charges in Deadly Sioux Falls Crash

Six are facing charges in the death of teen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — There are now six people facing charges in a deadly car crash in Sioux Falls. One teen is charged with murder and now police say his parents have been arrested after they tried to allegedly cover it up. Police say Joseph and Vicki Lingor, the parents of Alexander Lingor, 16, the teen charged with second degree…

Two Separate Crashes, Both Drivers Asleep at the Wheel

Both drivers survived the crashes but both say they fell asleep at the wheel

WILKIN COUNTY, Minn., FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Two people have survived falling asleep at the wheel after separate crashes. A Wilkin County sheriff’s deputy found a pickup in the ditch on the west side of Campbell Saturday night. The driver, 34-year-old Luke Schumer of Brainerd, fell asleep and drove off the road. The pickup had minimal damage. Around 12:20 a.m….