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AUDUBON, Minn. — Becker County authorities are charging a Fergus Falls man in connection with a fatal shooting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Audubon. Michaelray Ericthomas Mason, 29, is charged with one felony count of second-degree murder without intent and one felony count of possession of a firearm, according to court documents. About 4:41 p.m. on Nov. 13, police were sent to a residence in Audubon after Mason called 911 stating that he shot a man. After arriving, officers found the victim deceased, court records show.
FARGO — A Fargo man was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 15, to serve more than a decade in prison in connection with the death of an acquaintance during a fight in March. Daniel Habiger, originally charged with murder, was sentenced to 17 years on charges of felony manslaughter and terrorizing stemming from a fatal fight at Habiger's north Fargo apartment in March. He will serve 14 years in prison and spend the remaining three years on supervised probation. He was given credit for 259 days in jail.
FARGO — Defense attorneys here are aiming to push back hearings and sentences in marijuana-related cases until after Election Day, Nov. 6, to see whether voters approve an initiated measure that would legalize recreational marijuana. In this year's mid-term election, voters will vote yes or no on North Dakota Measure 3, which would remove marijuana from the list of schedule I substances.
FARGO — The man sentenced Monday to life in prison with a possibility of parole for his involvement in the kidnapping of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind's baby, cut from her mother's womb in 2017, plans to appeal his sentence. William Hoehn will be appealing the life sentence he was given in Cass County District Court, according to a statement released on Tuesday, Oct. 30, by Hoehn's attorney, Daniel Borgen.
FARGO — William Hoehn was ordered Monday, Oct. 29, to spend life in prison with a chance of parole for his involvement in the kidnapping of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind’s baby, which was violently cut from her womb in August 2017. Hoehn, 33, and his ex-girlfriend, Brooke Crews, 39, were charged with conspiring to murder 22-year-old LaFontaine-Greywind and kidnapping her baby.
FARGO — Bail was set at $1 million cash only for a man charged with what prosecutors say may have been a premeditated murder outside a McDonald's restaurant in Fargo. Miguel Jay Cooley Sr., 44, of Moorhead, was arraigned Friday, Oct. 26, in Cass County District Court on a Class AA felony charge of murder for allegedly killing 20-year-old Gabriel Perez.
FARGO — Authorities here have charged a man after he reportedly pointed a gun at a police officer during a pursuit that took place Wednesday, Oct. 24. The man, later identified as 32-year-old Richard Anthony Torres, is charged with one count of terrorizing and one count of carrying a concealed weapon, according to court documents filed Friday, Oct. 26, in Cass County District Court. Cory Luckow was identified as the officer involved in the shooting, according to a Fargo police news release.
FARGO — A Fargo family is thanking firefighters who went beyond their usual duties to help out in a simple way: mowing their lawn. On Oct. 2, 76-year-old Allan Melander was mowing his yard at his residence in the Osgood neighborhood in south Fargo when he suffered a heart attack. Firefighters responded quickly and Melander was taken by an ambulance to the hospital, where he was treated for his heart attack and later released back home. Meanwhile, however, his lawn was left partly-mowed.
FARGO — North Dakota, along with the rest of the U.S., saw a significant drop in the number of refugees resettled in the state in 2018, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota reported. According to an LSS report, 174 refugees settled in North Dakota between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 31, 2018 — a major drop compared to about 421 refugees who came to the state the year prior. Between 2007 and 2017, North Dakota has consistently taken in more than 400 refugees every year, with the majority of them settling in Fargo, the report showed.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A 72-year-old man, of Twin Valley, Minn., driving an ATV died after a fatal two vehicle crash in Norman County. About 11:05 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, a pickup truck driven by a 52-year-old Danny George Guenther, of Mahnomen, Minn., was going east on Highway 113 and the ATV was going south on 450th Street South, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report.