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Fargo, ND - A former nurse at the Cass County Jail who is accused of sexually abusing a male inmate faces two felony charges linked to the allegations. The nurse, who was fired a month ago, is also accused of giving prohibited items, such as a cellphone, to the inmate she’s accused of sexually abusing.
Bemidji, MN - A 78-year-old man died in a suspected drowning Thursday night on LaSalle Lake in northern Hubbard County. Shortly after 9 p.m., the Lakes Area Dive Team recovered the body of Francis Peasly, 78, of Elizabeth, Minn., who was pronounced dead at the scene according to the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office.
Grand Forks, ND - A 20-year-old Grand Forks was arrested on burglary charges early Friday after an alert neighbor called police to report a suspicious person in the area of the mailbox building at Columbia Heights Mobile Home Park. Travis Russell was arrested on suspicion of burglary and three unrelated warrants, according to a news release from Grand Forks Police Department. When police arrived on the scene after the 5:57 a.m. call, they located a man matching the description of the suspect had alleg
Hubbard County, MN - A Hubbard County grand jury has indicted a man on murder charges in the strangulation death of 19-year-old Kiela Knowles. Harley Leritz, 21, of Menahga is accused of first- and second-degree murder. Hubbard County prosecutors presented the case to the grand jury, which returned the two-count indictment Thursday. The indictment replaces a criminal complaint that was filed earlier.
FARGO – Fargo Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting in north Fargo Thursday evening. 24 year-old Christopher Paul Hampton was found near the scene of the shooting in the 100 block of 7th Avenue North in Fargo. He was later arrested on suspicion of Murder, a Class AA Felony. He resides at the address the incident took place.
Grand Forks, ND - A 26-year-old man was arrested early today during an apparent burglary at the Salvation Army in Grand Forks. Brian Gonitzke, no address listed, was arrested in the incident, which occurred shortly after 3 a.m. at the agency’s office at 1600 University Ave., according to a report from the Grand Forks Police Department. Police responded to the scene after receiving a call about an apparent burglary in progress.
WILLMAR, Minn. - A Willmar man was taken into custody Thursday after stabbing a woman at a home, Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt said.
Hillsboro, ND - A Nielsville, Minn., man has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide, accused of drunken driving in a May crash that killed two sisters who were riding in his vehicle. James Gregory Yahnke, 51, was charged in Traill County District Court Wednesday with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide, both Class A felonies.
Barnesville, MN - A search warrant filed in Clay County court says a 9-year-old-girl went to the police to turn her parents in for growing and selling weed out of their shared Barnesville home.
Grand Forks, ND - The Hess Corporation announced a $5 million donation to UND's College of Engineering and Mines and the UND Alumni Association Thursday. Additionally, Governor Jack Dalrymple announced a $2.5 million match from the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund.