WELFARE

Fargo Man Sentenced in Minnesota Welfare Scam

Shelby pleaded guilty to the allegations in September

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — A Fargo man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for scamming Minnesota welfare programs. Elfonzo Shelby, 47, was sentenced in Ramsey County District Court for using fake identities to swindle more than $300,000 in general assistance and food stamp benefits. Shelby pleaded guilty to the allegations in September. He used information he collected on…

Rapid City Man Killed in Standoff with Police

Police say the man waved his gun at officers from an apartment window and refused commands

RAPID CITY, SD — A man was shot and killed by an officer in a Rapid City standoff which started as a welfare check. Authorities say the 53-year-old man pointed a pistol at the first officer who arrived at his apartment. The officer retreated and called for backup. Police say the man waved his gun at officers from an apartment…