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Feds charge man for theft of ruby slippers from ‘Wizard of Oz’

THE SLIPPERS WERE STOLEN FROM THE JUDY GARLAND MUSEUM IN GRAND RAPIDS, MINNESOTA

Ruby slippers. (FBI)FARGO (KVRR/AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted a man in connection with the 2005 theft of a pair of ruby slippers from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Court documents says Terry Martin is charged with one count of theft of major artwork. The Associated Press reports Martin lives about 12 miles from the…

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Mac Schneider's in the top spot at Fargo's federal courthouse.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo-based attorney and longtime politician Mac Schneider was tapped about a year ago by President Joe Biden to serve at the U.S. Attorney for the state of North Dakota. Now that he’s been confirmed, Schneider is taking the reins at Fargo’s federal courthouse with the help of a team of longtime federal prosecutors there. He came…

West Fargo man charged with threatening to kill probation officer

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) – A West Fargo man has been charged with threatening to murder his probation officer. The Minnesota U.S. Attorney’s office says 69-year-old Robert Ivers became upset following a hearing to revoke his probation for a previous felony conviction. Ivers was taken to an interview room where he pounded his fists on a table, broke a chair leg and…

Retired Fargo Attorney and Former Dem-NPL State Party Leader Died on Election Day

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A former chair of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL party died on election day. Mark Schneider also served as regional attorney for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and was chair of the North Dakota Governor’s Council on Human Resources. He lived most of his life in Fargo and founded the Schneider Law Firm which is now…

Drew Wrigley Appointed To Fill Attorney General Stenehjem’s Term

Drew WrigleyBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed former U.S. attorney and lieutenant governor Drew Wrigley to serve out the remainder of Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s term. Wrigley will take the oath of office at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Capitol. He announced last month that he would be seeking the Republican nomination for Attorney General after Stenehjem…

Drew Wrigley Announces Bid For ND Attorney General

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — The former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota jumps back into politics. Drew Wrigley is seeking the Republican nomination for North Dakota Attorney General. “I’ve established a proven record of Conservative, accountable, law-and-order leadership. And that’s a record on which I stand today as I announce my candidacy for North Dakota Attorney General.” His announcement comes two…

Feds recommend no prison, no loss of hunting privileges for man who smuggled bear from Canada

FARGO (KVRR) – Federal prosecutors are recommending that a Wisconsin man who smuggled a black bear carcass from Canada to North Dakota avoid prison time and also retain his hunting privileges. Joseph Stolarczyk, of Mosinee, Wis. brought the bear across the Pembina Port of Entry after he exceeded the Manitoba bag limit by killing two bears in the same year….

Three men accused of financial crimes while employed at North Dakota banks

FARGO (KVRR) – A federal grand jury has indicted three Beulah, N.D. men for engaging in financial crimes while employed at North Dakota banks in Beulah and Glen Ullin. Acting U.S. Attorney Nick Chase says 34 year-old Brady Daniel Torgerson is charged with bank fraud, misapplication of bank funds, making false entries in bank records, and aggravated identity theft. Sixty-year-old…