WISCONSIN

Patterson Moved to Prison Out of State

The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs has been transferred to a prison out of Wisconsin

BARRON, Wis.  — The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs and killed her parents, has been transferred to a prison out of Wisconsin. State records show that Jake Patterson was moved yesterday but do not say where. Patterson killed Denise and James Closs last October and then abducted their daughter, Jayme. He held her captive for 88 days. He was sentenced…

Two Minnesota Agencies Not Ready For Permits For Proposed Enbridge Pipeline

The proposed pipeline will run from Canada to Superior, Wisconsin through several northern Minnesota counties

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Natural Resources will not release draft permits for Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota. They are waiting until a better environmental impact statement is approved, as ordered by the court. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled the environmental impact statement for…

Mapleton Man Adapts to New World After Leaving the Amish Community

John Shrock has 11 other siblings. He was the only one to leave the Amish lifestyle behind him.

  FARGO, N.D. — When members of the Amish community turn 17, they become a part of the church. A Mapleton man instead decided to change his fate. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us why it meant the now 24–year–old would have to leave the only life he has ever known behind him. There is no snapshot of the moment John Shrock…

Jake Patterson Sentenced to Life in Prison for Kidnapping Jayme Closs, Murdering Her Parents

Patterson held Jayme captive for 88 days

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – A judge sentenced Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old Wisconsin man who was convicted of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her two parents in October 2018, to life in prison Friday. Last October, Patterson broke into the Closs home, killed James and Denise Closs and kidnapped Jayme, holding her captive for 88 days before she eventually escaped on Jan. 10. Patterson was arrested later that…

Jayme Closs honored with Hometown Hero Award by Wisconsin State Assembly

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – The Wisconsin State Assembly is honoring 13-year-old Jayme Closs with a Hometown Hero award Wednesday. Jayme is in the Assembly chamber to accept the honor, according to the Associated Press. Closs was nominated for the award by Rep. Romaine Quinn On Oct. 15, Jayme Closs was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, and both her parents were…

Pelican Rapids Woman To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From Fargo Rental Company

Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties

FARGO, ND — A Pelican Rapids, Minnesota woman has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling large amounts of money from a Fargo property management company. Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties. She faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, but prosecutors plan to ask for a sentence at…

Jake Patterson Pleads Guilty In Kidnapping of Jayme Closs, Death of Her Parents

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – The 21-year-old Wisconsin man accused of abducting Jayme Closs and killing her parents pleaded guilty Wednesday in Barron County. Jake Patterson is charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide and one count each of kidnapping and armed burglary. He faces mandatory life sentences if convicted on the homicide charges. The kidnapping charge carries a maximum sentence…

Amber Alert Issued For Girl Missing From Milwaukee

The Suspect, Dariaz L. Higgins, is Believed to be Armed and Dangerous; Call 911 Immediately if Spotted.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Authorities are issuing an Amber Alert as they ask for the public’s help in locating 1-year-old Noelani Robinson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Authorities say at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, the suspect Dariaz L. Higgins, 33, failed to return Robinson to her mother as planned. The suspect is now believed to have the…

Police: Two Bodies Found in Fire Pit Earlier This Month, Bemidji Man Expected to Be Charged

ECKLES TOWNSHIP, MN – A Bemidji man could soon be charged for allegedly causing the death of two men after their bodies were found in a fire pit in Beltrami County earlier this month. Darren Stebe of Bemidji was arrested on February 5th for probation violations. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says he’s expected to be arraigned on charges relating…

Minnesota-Based Jennie-O, Hormel donating $25,000 of reward money to Jayme Closs

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – Hormel Foods and Jennie-O will donate $25,000 to Jayme Closs, the company announced Wednesday. The funds were initially offered as reward money for information leading to the teen’s return. On Oct. 15, Closs was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, and both her parents were killed. She escaped on Jan. 10 and shortly after, her kidnapper Jake…