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ST. VINCENT, Minn.-- A former private school principal charged with possessing nearly 3,000 items of child pornography in northern Minnesota has led a varied life with positions across the globe where he had close contact with children. Warren Nelson Anderson, 55, has been charged in Kittson County District Court with 10 counts of possession of pornographic works involving minors. Anderson told law enforcement executing a search warrant at his St. Vincent home he had been fired from his job as a private Christian school principal and teacher in St. Vincent on Feb. 21.
EAST GRAND FORKS—An East Grand Forks police officer emerged unsacathed after an intoxicated man he attempted to help attacked him with knife, according to authorities. Officer Eric Burman was dispatched to a mobile home on the 200 block of Mercury Drive at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for reports of an intoxicated man yelling at residents, according to a criminal complaint. When he arrived, he found Robert Theodore Simmons, 57, and offered to drive home.
DEVILS LAKE-- A Devils Lake man brought a woman to a field, threatened her with brass knuckles and a bat and told her he had already dug her grave, according to a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County court. Ethan Jacob Longie, born in 1993, has been charged with terrorizing, a Class C felony, and theft of property, a Class A misdemeanor, based on his alleged actions on April 3. According to the charging complaint filed April 7, Longie stole a woman's house keys, bank card and $780 in cash.
Three men were arrested Saturday in a sting operation as part of what Grand Forks Police call an ongoing investigation into prostitution and sex trafficking in the area. Chad Woinarowicz, 45, Oslo, Minn., Todd Quaintante, 52, Grand Forks, and Stephen Drewel, 44, Grand Forks, will be charged with hiring an individual to engage in sexual activity, a Class B misdemeanor, though formal charges had not been filed as of Monday afternoon. The arrests were made Saturday in Grand Forks, but Lt. Brett Johnson with the investigations bureau, did not disclose where the sting took place.
ROLLA, N.D. — A Rolla police officer was searching for a stranded vehicle Friday night when he ran right into it. Carl Indvik Jr., 68, was standing beside his Mercury Mystique in the northbound lane of North Dakota Highway 30 about a mile north of Rolla when the car was struck by a Rolla Police Department Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 35-year-old Officer Nathan Gustafson, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Resources for the homeless and other vulnerable citizens in Grand Forks and across North Dakota were dealt a significant blow Thursday when state House legislators voted to move homeless shelter grants into a discretionary fund, which makes state funds for homelessness optional and, in the eyes of some experts, unlikely.
A Grand Forks man who was arrested for driving with a suspended license tried to avoid drug charges before a social services worker discovered a stash of prescription drugs and heroin hidden in the diaper of a 2-year-old in the vehicle, according to court documents.
NORTHWOOD, N.D.—A Northwood man accused of charging more than $50,000 from his former employer for personal purchases will have a final pretrial hearing Thursday. Roger Lynn Korsmo, 54, is facing one count of theft of property, a Class A felony when in excess of $50,000. If convicted, he could serve up to 20 years in prison. Korsmo is accused of using a company credit card at Northwood Oil Co-Op for multiple personal
The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating the death of a Grand Forks man at an area construction site last week. Scott Overson, assistant area director for the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, confirmed to the Herald that OSHA is looking into the March 29 death of 30-year-old Jared Jay Castoreno. Castoreno was working on a home renovation in Grand Forks at the time of his death, Overson said. He was working for Reynolds, N.D.-based Civil Contracting Services at the time of the accident.
A Grand Forks man led sheriff's deputies on a brief chase Monday in which he drove across city lawns and hid under a porch before being arrested on suspicion of selling methamphetamine. The pursuit began when a deputy attempted to bring in Michael John Sebjornson, who turns 32 Wednesday, on a warrant, according Lt. B.J. Maxson with the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office.