A truck driver from Utah is accused of holding a 19-year-old relative against her will while the two traveled across country. The 53-year-old man from Salt Lake City was arrested last week at a truck scale outside of Moorhead, Minn. A Minnesota state trooper discovered a Florida warrant for the man’s arrest. The man was charged in Clay County court with kidnapping, false imprisonment and domestic abuse.
A group of about 15 men in Fargo-Moorhead have started a gay men’s chorus, and hope to pull off a holiday concert. The chorus organized a few months ago and has been holding weekly rehearsals at a Fargo church.
Low sugar prices are cutting into payments to farmers at American Crystal Sugar Co. The Moorhead-based cooperative is telling its growers to expect a “massive reduction” in payments for this year’s beet crop. In a company blog, American Crystal CEO David Berg says growers will be paid just $38 per ton. Last year, Crystal’s farmers were paid more than $68 per ton. KFGO-AM reports Berg says most of Crystal’s growers will lose money, and in many cases, “they will lose a lot of money.”
A Moorhead woman is accused of being drunk while caring for children at a day care she operates in her home. Fifty-four-year-old Jayne Cote is charged with four gross misdemeanor counts of neglect or endangerment of a child. Clay County Attorney Brian Melton says when police performed a welfare check at the day care on Oct. 2, Cote’s blood-alcohol level was 0.18 percent. That’s more than twice Minnesota’s legal limit for driving of 0.08 percent.
A bride who has already spent thousands of dollars on a dream wedding is donating her reception to a Moorhead organization that serves people with disabilities. Michelle Marxen says she and her fiance had been planning the Oct. 19 wedding for a year.
A Moorhead man has agreed to plead guilty in the death of his infant daughter, who died after she was left in a hot minivan for several hours. Andrew Sandstrom will take responsibility for causing the death of his 5-month-old daughter, Christiana, in June.
Students at Moorhead High School are learning a painful lesson about proofreading after a typo landed right on their yearbook’s cover. Extra painful: The name of the town was misspelled as “Moorehead.”
A Moorhead father has pleaded not guilty in the death of his baby who was left in a hot minivan for several hours. It was about 80 degrees outside the day Andrew Sandstrom left his 5-month-old daughter in her car seat last month.
A pilot project in the works for this fall replaces those reams of voter sign-in sheets at polling places with electronic rosters. The Legislature approved the e-roster project in a limited number of precincts. The results will determine if it gets expanded more broadly in future elections.
A Moorhead man who tried to flee from police found out the hard way that a moped doesn’t make a great escape vehicle. Moorhead police say the 32-year-old was driving on the wrong side of the road near Concordia University on Thursday about 1:20 a.m.
A former girlfriend of O.J. Simpson has been sentenced to 45 days in jail after a reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors in Minnesota.
A Minnesota man accused in the death of his infant daughter in a hot minivan has turned himself in to police. Twenty-four-year-old Andrew Sandstrom of Moorhead was charged this week with one count of second-degree manslaughter.
Police in Moorhead say a young brother and sister left a locked home and played in the highway while their parents slept. According to the police department, the two children were seen playing on Highway 75 between 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday.
A judge has ruled that five siblings of a baby girl who died after she was accidentally left in a hot van in Moorhead will temporarily remain in the custody of social services. According to Clay County Attorney Brian Melton, five-month-old Christiana Sandstrom died after being left in van by her parents – Andrew and Shayna Sandstrom.
The death of a baby in Moorhead, who was left in a hot car, has many wondering how and why such a thing could happen. Nationally, about 38 children die while trapped in hot vehicles, according to the group Kids and Cars.