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A Grand Forks district judge sentenced three defendants in the stabbing death of Ruben Cisneros Jr. to 10-year prison terms Tuesday afternoon, while the fourth and final defendant, who was...
A woman charged with murder in connection to the fatal overdose of a 26-year-old woman last year found herself in the hospital after an apparent drug overdose, according to a prosecutor. Haley Lynn-Marie Suedel, 26, of East Grand Forks, did not show up Monday morning at her scheduled court hearing in Minnesota Ninth District Court in Crookston . Assistant State's Attorney Scott Buhler told the court Monday that Suedel was still in the hospital, recovering from what appeared to be a drug overdose late last week. Buhler did not know what she had overdosed on, nor whether it was accidental or
CROOKSTON — A district judge here has sentenced two former Northdale Oil managers each to six months in jail and 15 years of supervised probation for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the East Grand Forks business. Craig and Tanya Scheer, 51 and 46 respectively, were each charged last August in Minnesota's Ninth District Court with theft by swindling after an audit revealed the Scheers had embezzled about $200,000 from Northdale Oil over a two-year period . Court papers state the audit was conducted in spring 2014 after a fuel delivery driver caught Craig stealing $700 f
The state law capping the amount in damages that a public entity like a school district can divvy out has not been updated since 1971, a dilemma that came to the attention of area lawmakers in the wake of the train-school bus collision that killed two people and sent 10 children to regional hospitals. State legislators from District 19, which includes Larimore, proposed a bill at the eleventh hour — Monday was the deadline for appropriations bills to be submitted — that would increase the limit they said could keep accident victims from being properly compensated.
A lot of big ticket items, including electronics and autographed sports memorabilia, will grace the auction block Saturday at the Larimore benefit auction for families of those involved in the train-bus collision earlier this month. Mikki Behm, who has been taking inventory on the donated items, said she is awestruck by the amount of support pouring in not only from North Dakotans, but from residents in other states as well. "It's just been awesome," she said. Behm is a member of the Larimore Area Community Action Club, which is putting on the auction. Among the items donated were four ticket
Grand Forks District Judge Lawrence Jahnke is retiring, making him the third Grand Forks district judge to retire his robe in the past 18 months. Jahnke announced Thursday he will...
As with other outgoing criminal justice officials, the most memorable case of Peter Welte's tenure was Dru Sjodin's. At the time, Welte was still relatively inexperienced, just 11 months into...
All charges against a former Grand Forks day care employee were dropped earlier this month after a psychologist found the defendant had likely made a false confession. Grand Forks County Assistant State's Attorney Jason McCarthy, who prosecuted the case, filed a motion to dismiss the charges against Timothy Tollefson, 32, Manvel, N.D., on Jan. 5.
The Lunskis were in denial when they were handed a handwritten note from a neighbor down the street, asking them to call U.S. Sen.
A former nurse who was fired from a Crookston nursing home last year for sticking residents' fentanyl patches on his tongue was charged with stealing narcotics late last month. David Matthew Perala, 35, was charged in Minnesota 9th District Court in Crookston with four counts of theft of controlled substances, each a felony, and one count of possession of controlled substances, a felony, according to the court records. Perala was fired from the Villa St.