MOORHEAD – Kayakers on the Red River made a grim discovery Sunday evening, Aug. 27, when they came across the body of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind.
FARGO – The Fargo School Board voted 6-2 Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, to unilaterally issue contracts to its teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. The vote followed months of negotiations and attempts to break a declared impasse by seeking help from a local mediation panel and the state Education Fact Finding Commission. The one-year contracts will be available for teachers on Monday, Aug. 21, three days before school starts on Aug. 24.
MOORHEAD – The Red River Valley Regional Bomb Squad was called to south Moorhead on Monday, Aug. 14, to dispose of what appeared to be a military-style rocket, but fortunately turned out to be a training aid. Emergency dispatchers received the call about 11:40 a.m., Moorhead Police Lt. Tory Jacobson said.
MOORHEAD – Scammers have been phoning residents from Moorhead to the Fergus Falls, Minn., area, claiming they are from the U.S. Marshals Service and threatening to arrest them on a warrant unless they pay their fine with a pre-paid credit card or gift card.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The number of drunken driving arrests was down significantly for this year’s WE Fest, with no serious or fatal crashes reported in or around the event, the Minnesota State Patrol reported Monday, Aug. 7. The 35th annual country music festival featured big-name artists on its stages Thursday through Saturday, though the gates opened for campers on Tuesday, with local acts playing Tuesday and Wednesday.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Bail has been set at $100,000 for a Ponsford man jailed in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a Detroit Lakes man with serious injuries, according to Becker County officials and court documents filed Friday, July 21.
BISMARCK – The number of violent crimes in North Dakota, including murder and aggravated assault, declined in 2016, and there was a significant drop in DUI arrests. But drug-related offenses continued a five-year trend, rising 11 percent in 2016, according to state crime statistics released Friday, July 21.
FARGO – A Harwood, N.D., man already accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old Nebraska girl is now charged with having sex with her as well as having sexual photos of her, according to documents filed in Cass County District Court. An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday, July 18, for Nichollas Troy Johnson, 24, on felony charges of gross sexual imposition and possession of certain materials prohibited, court documents stated. Court records did not list an attorney for him.
FARGO – Losing a little shuteye and having a flashlight handy paid off, as a Fargo mom, her daughter and daughter’s boyfriend teamed up early Friday, July 14, to find the second coin in this year’s Northern Plains Coin Hunt.
MOORHEAD – Moorhead police have released the name of a man who went into the Red River on Monday, June 5, and may not have resurfaced. David Michael Tikayne, 29, has not been reported seen since he entered the Red near First Avenue North about 1:30 p.m. Monday, police said in a news release Wednesday, June 7.