MOORHEAD – Turnout for the primary election held Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Moorhead was heavier than some election officials expected. The polling site in the Moorhead Center Mall for Ward 1, Precinct 2, was very busy around 10:30 a.m., but things had cooled down by the noon hour, said Elaine Borud, a co-judge at the site who unexpectedly found herself the top judge when a co-worker couldn’t fulfill their duty on Tuesday.
FARGO – Among the charges a former West Fargo middle school teacher faces in a recently expanded court complaint is one count of gross sexual imposition, a Class AA felony, which carries with it serious potential penalties. If convicted of the GSI charge, Shannon Moser, 37, of Moorhead, would at the very least be facing a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison.
FARGO – Two people were arrested following a road rage encounter this week that led to a chase on Fargo-Moorhead roads that court documents say was punctuated by two drivers ramming each other’s vehicles. According to Cass County District Court documents: The trouble started about 5:45 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 7, when dispatchers began receiving reports of two vehicles driving on grass and ramming one another.
FARGO – Wildfires in the western United States are the source of a haze that’s adversely affected air quality in North Dakota and Minnesota this week. By mid-morning Thursday, Aug. 9, the North Dakota Department of Health website showed air quality was unhealthy for people with sensitive respiratory systems over a large area, ranging from roughly the Fargo area to the Grand Forks area. Air quality in Bismarck was deemed to be unhealthy in general.
FARGO – A fire Wednesday morning, Aug. 8, at the CNH Industrial America plant in Fargo caused no injuries but prompted an evacuation that lasted several hours. The fire was reported about 9:50 a.m., and it was extinguished within about 15 minutes of firefighters arriving, according to Jason Ness, a battalion chief with the Fargo Fire Department.
FARGO – Members of several anti-abortion advocacy groups gathered outside the Federal Building in downtown Fargo on Monday, Aug. 6, to urge Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to vote for confirmation of President Donald Trump’s latest nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
FARGO – Downtown Fargo was visited Thursday afternoon, Aug. 2, by a truck pulling a trailer bedecked with President Donald Trump symbolism and blaring a polka-band rendition of “Roll Out the Barrel. The trailer, which resembled a fast-moving parade float, featured the name “TRUMP” in large letters as well as the year “2020.” It was also festooned with flags and political slogans. The apparatus was followed by what appeared to be a chase car.
FARGO – When employees arrived for work at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in south Fargo Wednesday morning, Aug. 1, they discovered that apparently overnight someone had decapitated a Virgin Mary statue that stands outside the church. “That (statue) is all concrete, so it seems intentional. Everyone’s upset,” said Deidra Lies, church office manager.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Pelican Rapids, Minn., man was charged Tuesday, July 24, with numerous felony counts stemming from the abduction of a rural Fergus Falls mother who told authorities her attacker sexually assaulted her after telling her they had to have sex so he could keep his bloodline going.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Authorities have shared more details of the Sunday afternoon abduction of a 34-year-old Fergus Falls mother who was later brought to safety. In addition, court papers reveal the suspected kidnapper, 39-year-old Anthony Randklev, was convicted in a 2007 case in which a woman said Randklev raped her after hinting he might kill and dismember her using a saw.