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Authorities identify three who died in Hubbard County shootings | KFGO
KFGO | February 17, 2019
Nevis, MN (KFGO) - Authorities have identified the three people who died Thursday night in Hubbard County, Minnesota. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office says 40-year-old Heidi Pierce and 37-year-old Candi Goochey each died of homicide due to a gunshot wound. Both women are from Akeley. Thir...
Prosecutors ask for 911 call in ex-cop's murder trial | KFGO
KFGO | February 16, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS - Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman want jurors to hear a 911 call the officer responded to shortly before the shooting. Prosecutors say in pre-trial filings Friday that the call to check on the welfare of an ...
North Dakota Senate passes pipeline tampering bill | KFGO
KFGO | February 16, 2019
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's Senate has passed a bill that better defines the legal consequences for people who tamper with pipelines and any groups that help them. The measure passed 42-3 on Friday. Republican Sen. Janne Myrdal of Edinburg sponsored the bill that was inspired by environmental ac...
North Dakota oil production sets record in December | KFGO
KFGO | February 16, 2019
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota regulators say the state's oil production set a record in December. The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.4 million barrels of oil daily in December. That's up from 1.37 million barrels in November. North Dakota also produced a reco...
North Dakota lawmaker pleads guilty to reckless driving | KFGO
KFGO | February 16, 2019
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KFGO) - A state lawmaker from Montpelier, N.D. has pleaded guilty to reckless driving after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. The charge against Republican State Rep. Craig Headland was changed from a DUI after the agreement was approved by a judge. Headland was arrested l...
Police investigating shooting in Fargo apartment building | KFGO
KFGO | February 16, 2019
FARGO (KFGO) - Fargo Police responded to a disturbance involving a male with a shotgun. Police were called at around 3:30 a.m. Saturday tp the 1000 block of 42 St. S. When police arrived, they located and detained an armed male in a stairwell of the apartment building.  Police also located a ma...
Racketeering lawsuit by Dakota Access developer dismissed | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
BISMARCK, N.D. - A federal judge has thrown out a racketeering lawsuit that the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline filed against environmental groups and activists. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners sued Greenpeace, BankTrack and Earth First for up to $1 billion in August 2017. The compa...
North Dakota House members buy car for parking attendant | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
BISMARCK - North Dakota's House members have pitched in to buy a car for the Capitol's popular parking lot attendant. An emotional Mark Johnstone was presented keys to the 2007 Ford Taurus on Friday. Republican Rep. Don Vigesaa says Johnstone had been having problems getting to work because his old ...
Name of Wadena County fire victim released | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
MENAHGA, MN (KFGO) - The Wadena County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a man who died in a house fire in Menahga. He was long-time Menahga resident James Conklin. The 57-year-old Conklin was the only person in the house when the fire was reported late Wed. night. Police arrived to find the...
F-M RedHawks manager departs for new coaching job | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
FARGO (KFGO) - Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks Field Manager Michael Schlacht has resigned to take a coaching job with an organization affiliated with Major League Baseball. Schlacht was the second field manager in RedHawks' history. He replaced longtime manager Doug Simunic, who was fired in 2017. “E...
Man charged in 1993 fatal stabbing in Minneapolis | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS - An Isanti businessman is charged in the 1993 stabbing death of a Minneapolis woman after investigators recently collected DNA evidence from a napkin he discarded at a hockey game. Fifty-two-year-old Jerry Westrom is accused of stabbing 35-year-old Jeanne Ann Childs dozens of times in a...
Giving Hearts Day sets new record | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
FARGO, N.D.(KFGO) - The Giving Hearts Day fundraiser yesterday has broke records as the 24-hour charity marathon wrapped up at midnight. As of midnight, 30,615 people had given $16.26 million to more than 450 nonprofit organizations across North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, , more than last ye...
House bill would disclose travel, security costs | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
BISMARCK - North Dakota's House has passed a measure that would require disclosure of the costs of the travel and security for state officials, including the governor, lieutenant governor and their families. Republican Rep. Bill Devlin's bill comes after questions from lawmakers and the media about ...
Former Moorhead School Superintendent Lynne Kovash dies | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
MOORHEAD, MINN. (KFGO) - Lynne Kovash, former Moorhead school superintendent, has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was diagnosed with the cancer two years ago and retired in November of 2017. A post by a family member on Kovash's CaringBridge website said she died Thursday evening and...
Three dead, deputy wounded in northern Minnesota shootings | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
PARK RAPIDS, MN (KFGO) - It's believed three people are dead after a series of events in northern Hubbard County Thurs. night. in which a deputy sheriff was wounded.  It began after one person was found dead at an in-home daycare near Nevis. Authorities say the suspect in the daycare shooting a...
Few details in officer-involved shooting in Hubbard County | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
HUBBARD COUNTY, MINN. (LEARFIELD) - Emergency dispatch indicates that a Hubbard County sheriff's deputy exchanged gunfire with an armed suspect during a pursuit. The incident happened Thursday night near the Hubbard-Cass County line, south of Nevis, when the suspect is believed to have shot at an of...
Morning rush hour in Moorhead affected by gas leak | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
MOORHEAD, MINN. Drivers are urged to find alternate routes during the morning commute today as 8th St S (US Highway 75) is closed between 12th Ave S and 24th Ave S to allow for repair of a leak in a natural gas line.  Northbound traffic is being rerouted west on 24th Ave S to Rivershore Dr S, n...
West Fargo police arrest driver in stolen vehicle following brief pursuit | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
WEST FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) - A man was arrested following a brief pursuit that ended on the far north side of West Fargo early Friday. Police tell KFGO News the suspect was driving an SUV stolen from Valley City and refused to stop when a West Fargo officer spotted it. The driver sped into Fargo on Mai...
House OKs bill using oil tax savings offset income tax | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's Republican-led House has approved legislation that would use money from the state's voter-approved oil tax savings account to help offset income taxes. Representatives approved the measure 61-31 on Thursday. The measure would use half of the earnings from the state's ...
Feds requiring regional response teams to oil train wrecks | KFGO
KFGO | February 15, 2019
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Federal transportation officials are requiring railroads to establish regional response teams along oil train routes following a series of fiery derailments. The new rule announced Thursday is aimed at having crews and equipment ready in the event of an accident. It applies to oi...