FARGO -- The Bison Turf in north Fargo will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 8, after a soft opening Friday evening, May 4. The soft opening is by invitation only, according to Santel Herr, general manager of the business located at 1211 N. University Drive. The Bison Turf has been closed since a fire heavily damaged the business in July 2016. According to the city of Fargo inspections office, the business passed its final building permit inspection late this week.
FARGO – Herberger’s stores nationwide are closing, including the 100,000-plus-square-foot longtime anchor stores at West Acres mall and Moorhead Center Mall. Both stores join Herberger’s locations closing in the Minnesota cities of Fergus Falls, Alexandria, Willmar, Bemidji, Duluth and the North Dakota cities of Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot, to name just a handful. It’s not clear yet when the stores will actually close, but their merchandise will be liquidated, according to an April 18 bankruptcy court filing by parent company Bon-Ton Stores. The news wasn’t a surprise to leaders of West Acres.
AITKIN, Minn. — A Hastings, Minn., man was sentenced Friday, March 23, to 180 days in jail in the case of a 2016 hit-and-run that caused the death of a 10-year-old girl. Steven L. Meier, 45, earlier pleaded guilty in Aitkin County District Court to one count of criminal vehicular homicide for leaving the scene of an accident in the death of Caylin Donovan, a girl from Lake Park, Minn., who died after a vehicle struck her near Lake Mille Lacs.
MOORHEAD – Edie Kritzberger and Bill Livingood left the Family Fare in south Moorhead Monday afternoon, March 12, in a mild state of shock. The source of their consternation was fresh news that the grocery store would be closing for good in April.
SABIN, Minn. – Authorities say a 19-year-old man fired a Taser at a Clay County sheriff’s deputy before the deputy shot him with a gun on Saturday night, Feb. 10, in Sabin. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a news release Monday, Feb. 12, with details of the shooting that left Brady Allen Adrian with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.
FARGO – A courtroom full of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind’s loved ones heard a grisly tale of how the 22-year-old Fargo woman died after her infant daughter was cut from her womb by Brooke Lynn Crews, a neighbor who lured the pregnant woman to her death by asking for help.
FARGO – A woman was sentenced to 60 days after pleading guilty to exploitation of a vulnerable adult and theft of property for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her elderly mother. Caroline Conrad, who will be allowed to serve her sentence on electronic home monitoring, was also ordered to pay restitution. She entered guilty pleas and was sentenced Monday, Jan. 22. Prosecutors say the amount she will be responsible for paying back will top $500,000.
FARGO -- An organizer of a women’s march that drew upwards of 700 people here Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, said she personally took to heart the theme of this year’s demonstration, which urged women and others to take “a step beyond” the one-day event.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Fergus Falls auto dealership has filed a defamation suit against KARE 11, alleging that the TV news station published false and misleading statements in stories about a former dealership employee and claims of overcharging law enforcement agencies.
FARGO – A federal judge on Thursday, Dec. 21, sentenced a Chicago man to 40 years in prison for the sexual trafficking of five women, including one minor. Prosecutors had asked for a life sentence for Anthony Collier, 30, but U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson said it was possible Collier might someday grow up and put his intelligence and talents to legitimate use.