HAWLEY, Minn. – Up to 134,000 chicks are believed dead after a large fire Sunday afternoon at a chicken barn near here. The blaze was reported at about 4:30 p.m. about 7 miles south and east of Hawley. Smoke from the fire was visible from as far away as Glyndon. Clay County Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Empting said the fire was called in by a passerby. No one was on the property at the time. The large poultry barn is owned by Baer Poultry Co.
VINING, Minn. -- A 16-year-old boy was killed after the car he was driving was hit by a semi in Otter Tail County Thursday, April 13. The crash happened about 6 a.m. on Highway 210 at milepost 56 near Vining when a semi pulling a trailer heading west crossed over the centerline and struck a car that traveling east, according to a state patrol report.
MOORHEAD – A man accused by Dilworth police of unlawfully taking a truck out of an impound lot in Moorhead says he did nothing wrong and claims the leased vehicle was seized illegally. In a phone conversation on Tuesday, March 14, Matthew Krebs, 34, said he went to the impound lot of Ed’s Towing in Moorhead on Friday, March 10, intending to take personal items from a pickup truck that was seized by Dilworth police on Feb. 25.
MOORHEAD, Minn — A Moorhead man is charged in Clay County District Court with mistreating animals after admitting to Moorhead police he was fearful of cats and may have killed three of them while he was blacked out. Jalan Isaac Greer, 23, faces three counts of mistreating or torturing animals. According to a court complaint containing the charges: Moorhead police were called to Greer's south Moorhead apartment on Jan. 19 on a report that a cat could be heard crying and making sounds like it "was fighting for its life."
FARGO -- When Sophie Hackman, a 13-year-old from Velva, N.D., saw a young girl at the bottom of the deep end of the pool at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, she knew something was wrong. “It didn’t look right. She looked way too young to be in that part of the pool,” Hackman said. Hackman said the little girl appeared to be trying to use her toes to bounce off the bottom of the pool but couldn’t reach the surface.
WEST FARGO—West Fargo High School went into lockdown about 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in response to a social media threat claiming there was a pipe bomb in a locker. The lockdown was lifted about 30 minutes later after an investigation determined the threat was unfounded, said Heather Konschak, a spokeswoman for West Fargo Public Schools. Konschak said the person responsible for the threat has been identified and will be dealt with according to school policy.
FARGO—A West Fargo woman pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court on Monday, Feb. 13, to a theft charge in connection with the theft of more than $10,000 from a charity bingo operation in West Fargo that benefited a youth hockey organization. After entering the guilty plea, Amy Grieger was sentenced to 30 days in jail followed by three years of supervised probation. She was also ordered to pay $750 in fees. The court also set a 60-day window during which a restitution request may be filed.
FARGO — A 25-year-old Fargo man was sentenced Monday, Jan. 30, in Cass County District Court to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman at his apartment in September 2015. Judge John Irby also sentenced Michael A. Truelove to five years of supervised probation after his prison sentence is completed.
FARGO – A man initially charged with attempted murder in connection with an armed standoff at a West Fargo motel in March 2016, pleaded guilty to lesser charges in Cass County District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and was sentenced to five years in prison. Jan-Michel Wangstad, 38, pleaded guilty to charges of terrorizing, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance in connection with an incident that happened March 18, 2016, at the Rodeway Inn.
FARGO – The fourth and last man to be sentenced in the beating death of Joey Gaarsland outside of a Fargo bar in May 2015 was sentenced to 20 years in prison during a hearing Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Cass County District Court.