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FARGO — A little over a year has passed since William Hoehn was arrested in connection with the death of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Hoehn will stand trial on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder, one of several crimes Hoehn was charged with in August of 2017 along with his former girlfriend, Brooke Crews. Hoehn and Crews lived in the same north Fargo apartment building where LaFontaine-Greywind lived at the time she disappeared on Aug. 19, 2017.
FARGO — It's been more than six years since Aaron and Allison Deutscher and their 1-year-old daughter, Brielle, died in a collision with a drunk driver. Now, Aaron and Allison's families are getting national recognition for the work they've done in spreading awareness about drunken and distracted driving. Aaron's parents, Tom and Arlene Deutscher, and Allison's parents, Lynn and Donna Mickelson, received the Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award from the Governor's Highway Safety Association late last month.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 47-year-old woman arrested over the weekend at a restaurant here spit on two police officers and suffered an injury to her eye as one of them restrained her, authorities said. Jennifer Joan Thomas, of Fargo, appeared in Clay County District Court on Tuesday, Sept. 11, facing two felony charges: fourth-degree assault on a peace officer and threats of violence. She's also charged with a gross misdemeanor count of carrying a BB gun in a public place.
FARGO — Alan J. Bear, the 22-year-old man arrested Saturday, Sept. 8 for killing another man, is expected to be released Monday, Sept. 10, after a police investigation showed he acted in self-defense during an attempted robbery, Fargo police said during a news conference held Monday morning. Two other individuals, Robert Peightal and Jordan Plouffe, will instead be charged on counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit terrorizing, according to Cass County State's Attorney Birch Burdick.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Between them, North Dakota and South Dakota are home to a large number of churches, synagogues and mosques. A Hindu temple will soon join those places of worship. The Hindu Temple of Siouxland in Tea, S.D., is expected to open in the fall and is said to be the first Hindu temple to operate in the Dakotas. It will serve a growing population in the region that practices the world's third-largest religion. The temple is close to completion and is slated to open in September or October.
FARGO — Results of a recent poll show there may not be much support for the idea of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota. Just 153 out of 400 respondents, or about 38 percent, said they would vote for Measure No. 3 to legalize recreational marijuana, according to a statewide poll conducted by Odney Inc., an advertising and public relations firm. Fifty-six percent of respondents, or 224 out of 400, said they wouldn't support the measure, which will be on the November ballot, and about 6 percent said they were undecided or didn't answer the poll.
FARGO — Results of a recent poll show there may not be much support for the idea of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota .
FARGO — A new trial date has been set in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Andrew Sadek, an undercover drug informant who was found dead in the Red River in 2014. The suit filed by John and Tammy Sadek against Richland County and Richland County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Weber came in the wake of Sadek's death in 2014 when he was found in the Red River with a gunshot wound to his head and a backpack filled with rocks tied around his waist. Following a cancelled date in April, the trial is now set for July 15, 2019.
FARGO — Susan Bala's long running legal saga now faces another turn as a second request for a "certificate of innocence" has been denied in federal court. Bala, founder of Racing Services Inc., was convicted in 2005 in federal court on charges related to running an illegal gambling operation, however an appeals court later overturned the conviction. In 2008, she sought a certificate of innocence in federal court, a request that was denied. An appeals court later affirmed the denial.
FARGO — A West Fargo woman accused of drowning her newborn child pleaded not guilty to the felony charges against her at a hearing Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Cass County District Court. Ginny Lubitz, 36, faces a count of murder and a count of attempted murder in connection with the baby's death on May 5.