Bismarck Man Facing Multiple Sex Crime Charges Against 15 Minors

All 15 alleged victims were females in their early teens with each case being a separate incident.

FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Attorney for North Dakota says 21-year-old Dawson Rouse of Bismarck is facing 27 federal indictments of sexual exploitation of children, the corrosion of sexual exploitation of minors and the creation and transfer of obscene material involving minors. All 15 alleged victims were females in their early teens with each case being a separate incident. With…

YWCA Leaders Speak with Legislators, Push for State Support of Affordable Housing

Last biennium, organizations that help homeless people only received $300,000 from the state for housing

FARGO, N.D. — For many years, YWCA Cass Clay has been providing women and children battling homelessness and domestic violence a place to live and a chance to be heard. “We don’t want to speak for them, but we do want to share their struggles and at the same time, some of the triumphs and the success stories that women are…

Moorhead Police Warning Public About Increase In Scams

The police department has taken 16 reports of fraud in the past two weeks

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police are warning the public about a recent increase in the number of scams involving the payment of bogus debts with gift cards. Whether it’s over the phone or online, scammers have been targeting many in the Valley with threats and emotional pleas. All them are designed to get victims to hand over their hard–earned money….

Victims Identified in Fatal Head-On Crash in Grand Forks County

According to authorities, Flatten and Ysteboe both lived at the Hatton Prairie Nursing Home

  GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — Authorities have identified the victims of a fatal head-on crash in Grand Forks County. Alpha Flatten, 97, and 59-year-old Lynette Ysteboe, both of Hatton, died after the car they were riding in, being driven by 59-year-old Scott Grund, was hit head-on by a car being driven by 19-year-old Brenden Myron of Northwood. Authorities say…

How to Help a Loved One Who is Struggling with Sexual Assault

Victims tell their story when they're ready to. How you can help. KMSP Fox 9 Reporter Iris Perez reports

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With several people in power being accused of sexual assault and harassment, many people are looking to reach out to the victims. They are looking for a way to help. “It reminds all of us of whatever past traumas and experiences we’ve had,” Teri Walker McLaughlin says.  She is the executive director with the Minnesota Coalition…

Bismarck Officer, Attacked on Duty, Invokes Marsy’s Law

Jack McDonald, an attorney who frequently represents North Dakota media outlets, said withholding the officer's name is a "perversion'' of the law

  BISMARCK, ND — A Bismarck officer who was attacked while on duty has invoked Marsy’s Law. That means his name will not be made public thanks to the law passed by voters to expand the rights of crime victims. The officer was punched in the head and had his eyes gouged before he shot and wounded his attacker at…

Fargo Invaders Raising Money for Wildfire Victims in California

Some of the players have family and friends who are displaced by the wildfire

FARGO, ND — A local football club is starting a week-long fundraiser to help wildfire victims in California. From Monday until Friday, the Fargo Invaders are raising money to help bring shelter to people forced from their homes. Club leaders said some players have friends and family out there who had to evacuate when the flames got close to their…

Minnesota Man Killed in Somalia Bombing

He was applying for a job with the U.N.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history killed more than 300 people including a man from Bloomington, Minnesota. According to a GoFundMe page, Ahmed Eyow was in a hotel in Mogadishu when the bombs went off. “And he was a great father and he served his community,” said the Ahmed’s brother, Bashir Eyow. “I would like to…

Horace Man Explains Why He Built a 9/11 Fire Pit

Brent Hansen wanted to use his form of therapy to honor victims of the national tragedy

HORACE, ND — A Horace man told us why he built a 9/11 fire pit. Pictures of the hand-made sculpture hitched to the back of his pick-up continue to stir controversy online. But he said welding these custom fire pits is how he finds peace after a work accident changed his life. Brent Hansen’s trucks are parked outside to make…

More North Dakotans Who Witnessed Las Vegas Shooting Speak Out

Mike Eslinger was with a group of friends and one is currently in the hospital and remains in critical condition

MINOT, ND — Last night, we told you about Andrew Gudmunson of Minot. The realtor was in Vegas with his girlfriend and two other Minot friends when he was shot and injured at the concert. They weren’t the only people from the “Magic City” at that concert. Mike Eslinger was with a group of friends and one is currently in…