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Past articles by April:

Boater gets 113 days in jail, 2 months of house arrest for fatal crash on Otter Tail Lake

An autopsy determined the victim died instantly from head trauma and lacerations, a criminal complaint said. → Read More

Accused Fargo shooter charged with 3 counts of murder, including unborn child

Anthony Reese Jr. faces a maximum penalty of life in prison for each count. → Read More

Moorhead man gets home arrest for part in Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol

Prosecutors asked for 45 days behind bars for Jordan Stotts, but a federal judge sentenced him to 60 days of home confinement and 60 hours of community service. → Read More

Report: Former North Dakota deputy injured in road rage assault in Minnesota

Mark Henderson, 65, of Burnsville was in a hospital Wednesday, Nov. 3, being treated for a broken thigh bone, as well as cuts and bruises, his wife Sharon said to the Star Tribune. → Read More

Fleeing driver gets nearly 19 years in prison for killing couple in Fergus Falls chase

Multiple family members and friends of the deceased couple spoke as the defendant cried in court. → Read More

Man who lived in Fargo accused of decapitating another in New Mexico

Shilo Oldrock, who is a member of the Navajo Nation, told that person he and Doe got into a fight the night before, claiming Doe killed Oldrock’s uncle and threw his mother to the ground. → Read More

Man pleads guilty to fleeing police before fatal Fergus Falls crash

A plea agreement calls for Cody Freitag to serve almost 19 years in prison. → Read More

Woman who was struck in face by Moorhead officer settles excessive force lawsuit

The city of Moorhead and the Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust agreed to pay Thomas $132,500 if she agreed to dismiss the case. → Read More

Moorhead man featured on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' sentenced in child porn case

Garrett Grommesh had faced up to seven years in prison for the most serious charge: dissemination. A plea agreement, which Merkins followed, called for no time in prison. → Read More

Moorhead police investigating fatal shooting as homicide

Those with information about the shooting have been asked to call the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at 701-451-7660. → Read More

Judge: Amtrak didn't discriminate against Black man kicked off train in Minnesota

The ruling found that Amtrak blocked off the area where Xavier Edison tried to move for a larger group of passengers. The conductor previously cleared the area of white passengers, a federal judge ruled. → Read More

Investigation confirms former Fargo bishop abused 2 children; middle school renamed

Sullivan Middle School, part of the St. John Paul II Catholic Schools network, was named after Bishop James Sullivan. Due to the allegations, Sullivan Middle School has been renamed Sacred Heart Middle School, the Fargo Diocese said. → Read More

Northwest Minnesota priest cleared of child sex abuse; deacon now faces similar allegations

Deacon Aaron Kaiser, a pastoral associate for an office that managed youth camps and rallies, has been placed on administrative leave. The Rev. Patrick Sullivan will return to ministry work. → Read More

Woman misses sentencing for part in Breckenridge toddler's death; arrest warrant issued

Ramona Louise Shortman said the car she was supposed to use to get from South Dakota to Wilkin County, Minn., broke down. She is supposed to be sentenced for allowing her then-boyfriend to kill his 3-year-old son, Winter Sky Barker. → Read More

'You treated her like trash:' Minnesota man sentenced for killing, dismembering roommate

Clay County Judge Tammy Merkins sentenced Ethan Martin Broad, 28, to 367 months behind bars for killing 19-year-old Dystynee Avery on April 3, 2020, at their Moorhead apartment. → Read More

Teen charged in connection to murder of Moorhead taxi driver

Prosecutors have asked that the 17-year-old's case be moved to adult court. → Read More

Suspect arrested in killing of Moorhead taxi driver

Police and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents were at the scene Wednesday morning investigating a taxi in the ditch between a row of houses and railroad tracks. Along with the ditch, an apartment parking lot was taped off. → Read More

Ex-Minnesota police officer who shot at vehicle during chase avoids jail time

Matthew Tri has been sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation for the July 22 shooting. No one was injured. → Read More

Family sues Fargo schools after daughter reports 2 fellow students raped her

In a federal lawsuit, a family alleges school leaders did not take measures to prevent one boy from seeing their daughter in school, violating federal law and the district's own policies. → Read More

Sentencing for Moorhead man accused of killing roommate delayed for competency evaluation

Clay County Judge Tammy Merkins has ordered a doctor to form an opinion on whether 28-year-old Ethan Martin Broad’s mental condition makes him incompetent to face prosecution for the April 3 death of 19-year-old Dystynee Avery. → Read More