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ST. PAUL—A northwest Minnesota man has filed a lawsuit against the Diocese of Crookston and Bishop Michael Hoeppner, alleging a cover-up of abuse and coercion. Ron Vasek, alongside his wife and attorney Jeff Anderson, announced his lawsuit at a press conference Tuesday where he made an emotional plea for victims to come forward and the truth to be revealed. "He brought this suit because the truth of what has been done in the past and in the present needed to be revealed," Anderson said.
A Grand Forks man will serve at least six months in jail after pleading guilty to drug dealing charges Monday. Matthew Moronez-Ramey, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of delivery of a controlled substance, a Class A felony; and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class B felony.
A victim has been hospitalized and police are searching for a suspect after an apparent stabbing Monday in the south end of Grand Forks. Grand Forks Police were dispatched to the area of 30th Avenue South and South 25th Street at approximately 4:20 p.m., according to Lt. Bill Macki of the uniform patrol bureau. The exact nature of the victim's wounds were unclear, but Macki said the victim was able to communicate with detectives. "We are still working with the victim to establish where in the vicinity it occurred," Macki said.
Vern and Dona Kary have had enough. They've lived in their home on Conklin Avenue in the Riverside neighborhood in Grand Forks since 1967. They like it there. But for the last few years, they haven't gotten along with the man next door.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.-- The man wanted for the murder of a woman found dead Wednesday in Crookston was apprehended in a Minneapolis suburb Thursday after a six hour manhunt that began with an officer involved shooting. Eddie Markeith Frazier, 49, was arrested in Bloomington at about 3 a.m. Thursday, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.
RUGBY, N.D.—Four North Dakota attorneys have applied to fill an open judicial seat in Rugby vacated by the retirement of Judge John C. McClintock. McClintock retired April 14 after serving as a judge in North Dakota's Northeastern Judicial District for 22 years. He primarily ruled over cases in Pierce, McHenry and Bottineau Counties. Meredith Childress, of Minot; William Hatrl, of Rugby; Michael Hurly, of Devils Lake; and Misty Nehring, of Williston have applied for the judgeship.
CROOKSTON—A woman is dead and police say they are searching for man she lived with after her body was found in a home in downtown Crookston Wednesday morning. The Crookston Police Department said they found Tawnja Rene Wallace dead in her home in the 100 block of South Broadway at 9 a.m. Monday. She was 48. The cause of Wallace's death was not released. Authorities are searching for Eddie Markeith Frazier, 49, who they say shared the home with Wallace.
FARGO-- An East Grand Forks man serving 15 years in federal prison for firebombing a Somali cafe in Grand Forks filed a motion seeking an attorney who can appeal his mandated restitution Monday, court records show. Matthew William Gust, 27, pleaded guilty to arson and committing a hate crime in federal court after throwing a makeshift Molotov cocktail into Juba Cafe, a Somali restaurant on South Washington Street, on Dec. 8, 2015.
NORTHLAND TOWNSHIP, Minn.—A 73-year-old Polk County man who died in a standoff with law enforcement after reportedly firing at a mail carrier and a sheriff's deputy in March was killed by gunfire from officers, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Clarence Duane Huderle died from a gunshot wound during a standoff on March 20 at his home in rural Polk County. Initially, it was unclear whether he died from a self-inflicted wound or police gunfire.
ROLETTE COUNTY, N.D.—A Dunseith, N.D., man is dead after a rollover crash Monday evening, May 1, on a closed road, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The 56-year-old man was traveling north on 35th Avenue Northeast about five miles southeast of Dunseith in a 2003 Buick LeSabre, the Highway Patrol said. The road had been washed out and was closed to traffic. The man lost control when he hit the washed out section of the road at 8:02 p.m. Monday, Troopers said. He was pronounced dead on the scene.