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Omar Asks for Light Sentence for Man who Threatened Her

Patrick Carlineo faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in February.

MINNEAPOLIS–U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is asking a federal judge to show compassion in sentencing a New York man who threatened to kill her. Omar wrote in a letter Tuesday that a lengthy sentence for Patrick Carlineo Jr. would likely only “increase his anger and resentment.” She says he should instead be given a chance to “make amends and…

West Fargo School Officials Conclude Investigation of School Shooting Threat

The student will be kept out of school until a reentry plan can be established.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–West Fargo school officials say threats made by a Cheney Middle School student pose no direct threat to students or staff. School officials and law enforcement conducted an investigation after a group of students at Cheney spoke to the school’s administration  about threats they were hearing from the student on Wednesday. The student’s family was cooperative during the…

West Fargo School District Investigating Threat

A group of students reported to administrators that they heard a student making threats and talking about a school shooting

WEST FARGO, N.D. – West Fargo school officials are investigating threats a Cheney Middle School student allegedly made about a school shooting. A group of students at Cheney spoke to the school’s administration toward the end of the school day Wednesday about threats they were hearing from the student. In a statement, the district says the child’s parents were contacted…

Increased Police Presence at Fargo North High School Following Suspicious Message

A student reported writings on a desk that included, "school shooting threat 9-4-19."

Fargo, N.D. – Fargo North High School is operating as normal after a school shooting threat was determined to be not credible. One student discovered disturbing messages on a desk on Tuesday, one of which included a school shooting threat referencing Wednesday’s date. School administration and the Fargo Police Department conducted an investigation and concluded that there was no threat….

Police: No Threat To Safety At Horizon Middle School

 A photo on social media has created security concerns

MOORHEAD, MN — A photo on social media has created security concerns at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead. School officials say it was first brought to their attention last week and investigated. Police determined that there was no threat to school safety. In the last 24 hours, the photo has circulated again on social media. District officials say quote “we take…

Candidate for Ojibwe Political Office Receives Mail Threat

Donald Finn of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe received threatening message and powdery substance in mail

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe political candidate was sent a powdery substance in the mail. Donald Finn of Cass Lake, Minnesota, reported the suspicious mail to Beltrami County authorities on Monday. Finn said the mail included a threatening message and a powder substance. He hasn’t reported any illness since receiving the mail. He is a candidate…

Valley City School District Says Threat Is Not Credible

Social media post is dated and from Valley, Alabama

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — The Valley City School District says a possible threat to the high school is not a credible threat. A post circulated on social media earlier, warning parents to keep their students home from school. The school sent out an alert. After an investigation, the school was able to confirm that it was an old post that…

“Blue Alert” Emergency on Your Phone? Here’s What it’s About

It is unclear if this alert was meant for the Fargo-Moorhead region

Ulises VillalobosREGIONAL — Many people in the region received a “Blue Alert” on their cell phones just after 1:30 this afternoon. “Blue Alerts” warn the public when there may be a violent suspect in the area who has made a threat to law enforcement or tried to carry out an act of violence on an officer. The FCC put “Blue…

Moorhead Police, School District Investigating Possible Snapchat Threat

The school district and Moorhead Police say they will continue to investigate, but do not believe the photo to be a credible threat to the community

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead School District and the Moorhead Police Department are investigating a possible threat on the high school that has been circulating through the social media app, Snapchat. School district officials say they received a number of calls from concerned people after the Snapchat showed a picture of several weapons with a message of “MHS.” Authorities…

Fargo Man Accused of Sending Death Threats to Heitkamp Learns His Fate

56–year–old Kevin Olson has been found guilty of threatening interstate communications

FARGO, ND — The Fargo man accused of sending death threat emails to Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been found guilty. 56–year–old Kevin Olson has been found guilty of threatening interstate communications. Prosecutors say Olson sent an email to Senator Heitkamp on December 22, 2016 saying, in part, “I should find you and shoot you in your red head.” Court records…