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.
FARGO -- A Cass County judge has declined to throw out the lifetime prison sentence Barry Garcia received two decades ago for murdering a West Fargo woman when he was 16 years old. Barry Garcia shot and killed Cherryl Tendeland in November 1995 as she sat in a parked car.
FARGO -- A hearing was canceled Thursday, Jan. 12, for a Fargo man accused of sending an email to the office of U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. , threatening to shoot her in the head.
FARGO—The federal police agency charged with protecting members of Congress executed a search warrant in Fargo on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 10. Local police assisted the officers from the U.S. Capitol Police, said Deputy Chief Joe Anderson of the Fargo Police Department. Anderson said any further details about the incident would have to come from U.S. Capitol Police. Check back later for an update on this developing story.
FARGO — An 18-year-old Fargo man pleaded guilty Monday, Jan. 9, to gross sexual imposition and terrorizing in a case that involved the sexual assault of a young woman in the parking lot of the Fargo Holiday Inn in August 2013. Abdirahman P. Sahel approached two young female hotel guests who were smoking in the hotel parking lot and threatened them with a handgun before forcing one of the girls to perform a sexual act, according to information shared Monday in Cass County District Court. Sahel will be sentenced after a presentence investigation is completed
FARGO—A third man has been sentenced in Cass County District Court for his role in the beating death of Joey Gaarsland at a Fargo bar in May 2015. Jason Oien, 34, who earlier pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, was sentenced by Judge Tom Olson to 15 years in prison for his participation in a fight that led to Gaarsland's death.
FARGO—During the past seven weeks, a joint effort by the Metro Street Crimes Unit and the U.S. Marshals Service High Plains Fugitive Task Force netted 26 arrests involving people wanted for gun offenses, or people known to be associated with gangs who also had active felony warrants. Dubbed, "Operation Winter Harvest," the campaign began around Halloween and ended on Friday, Dec. 16. The operation was kicked off by the highly publicized arrest of two brothers following a standoff in south Moorhead the afternoon of Oct. 31.
FARGO—A man found dead at the scene of a fire in Fargo on Nov. 30 in a barricaded bedroom had been under investigation for a recent burglary. Search warrant documents...
FARGO — A judge on Wednesday, Dec. 14, set bail at $1 million—cash or bond—for a St. Paul man charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a Minnesota...