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2 Families Safe After Church Catches Fire In Moorhead

Two families are safe after a church where they lived caught fire in Moorhead, Minn. early Monday morning. Firefighters were called around 5:30 a.m. to a fire at the Moorhead Baptist Church at 512 Highway 75 North. According to authorities, firefighters believe the fire started in the center of the building and moved into the attic space.

06/30/2014

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Man Gets 2 Life Terms For Fargo Double Homicide

A man convicted in the November stabbing deaths of his ex-girlfriend and another man in Fargo has been sentenced to two life terms without parole. David Stevens was sentenced Friday afternoon. He pleaded guilty in January to killing 23-year-old Samantha Wickenheiser, of Fargo, and 30-year-old Ward Berg, of Moorhead, Minnesota, in Wickenheiser’s north Fargo apartment.

06/27/2014

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Charges: 2 Hockey Players Used Minor In Sex Video

Two members of the USHL’s Lincoln Stars are accused of using a 15-year-old girl to make a sex video in a Minnesota motel room. Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith, both 19, were each charged Tuesday in Clay County with using a minor in a sexual performance, possession of child pornography and distributing pornography, all felonies.

06/24/2014

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Moorhead Police Chase Cuts Across Golf Course

A nice round of golf in Moorhead turned into a scene from a movie on Tuesday, and the fairway turned into a crime scene. A man wanted on theft and drug charges led police on a chase through a local golf course.

06/19/2014

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Obama Authorizes Red River Diversion Project

A water projects bill signed into law by President Barack Obama includes the proposed $2 billion Red River diversion for Fargo-Moorhead. Obama signed the bill Tuesday during a White House ceremony. Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker was on hand.

06/10/2014

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Red River Diversion Stays In Water Bill

Authorization for the Red River diversion will be included in a water projects bill negotiated between the U.S. House and Senate.

05/13/2014

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More Charges Against Man In Ex-Girlfriend Beating

A rural Moorhead man accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend with a baseball bat is now accused of trying to call her from jail. Prosecutors have charged 34-year-old Michael Karau with two felony counts of violating a judge’s no-contact order.

04/24/2014

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Police Say Moorhead Man Tried To Kill Girlfriend

Police are accusing a Minnesota man of trying to kill his girlfriend by choking her, punching her and beating her with a metal bat in their apartment.

04/15/2014

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2 Hockey Players Investigated For Sex With Minor

Two minor league hockey players from Nebraska are being investigated by police in Minnesota for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl and recording it. Court documents say two 18-year-old players from the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League had sex with the girl at a Moorhead hotel.

04/08/2014

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$1M Bond For each Of 3 Suspects In Fargo Slaying

Bond has been set at $1 million cash each for a Minnesota father and two children facing murder charges in North Dakota. Forty-six-year-old Arlen Clapper and his children, 19-year-old Alexander Clapper and 22-year-old Tamara Clapper, are charged in the March 14 stabbing death of 26-year-old Rolandas House in Fargo.

04/08/2014

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Peterson Says He’ll Seek 13th Term In Congress

Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson said Monday he’ll seek a 13th term representing a western Minnesota congressional district. Peterson revealed his plans in an interview with KFGO-AM ahead of a news conference in Moorhead.

03/17/2014

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Playwright’s ‘Hamlet’ Hits The Road In Minnesota

Minnesota playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is taking his one-man show about his childhood experience staging Hamlet on the road this month. “Jeffrey Hatcher’s Hamlet” will travel to seven Minnesota communities. Hatcher was 11 when he adapted, directed and performed in Shakespeare’s drama “Hamlet” for a fifth-grade English class in Steubenville, Ohio.

03/08/2014

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Oldest DQ Opens On Schedule Despite Frigid Temps

Temperatures plunged well below zero for the first few days of March, but that didn’t stop throngs from lining up to buy their first ice cream of the season in Moorhead. The country’s oldest Dairy Queen, in Moorhead, has opened on the first day meteorological spring for decades.

03/03/2014

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2 ND Men, 1 Minn. Man Sentenced In Meth Case

Federal authorities say two North Dakota men and a Minnesota man have been sentenced in a methamphetamine conspiracy case.

02/13/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty 3 Days Into Federal Drug Trial

A man who backed out of plea deal at the last minute in a drug conspiracy case agreed to plead guilty after all, three days into his trial. David Cerna Jr., of Moorhead, Minn., is among a dozen people charged in federal court in North Dakota with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

01/31/2014

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Minn. Man Gets Probation In Baby’s Death In Van

A Moorhead man has avoided going to jail for the death of his baby daughter in a hot minivan last year. Andrew Sandstrom was given a four-year suspended jail sentence and 10 years supervised probation Thursday.

01/31/2014

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Minn. Man Gets Probation In Baby’s Death In Van

A Moorhead man has avoided going to jail for the death of his baby daughter in a hot minivan last year. Andrew Sandstrom was given a four-year suspended jail sentence and 10 years supervised probation Thursday.

01/30/2014

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Day Care Owner In Moorhead Guilty Of Neglect

A former day care owner in Moorhead has pleaded guilty to neglect and child endangerment after police found her drunk at her home.

01/23/2014

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State Patrol: Stay Off Northwest Minn. Roads

The State Patrol is warning drivers in northwestern Minnesota to stay home, and stay off the roads. Places along Interstate 29 have zero visibility Saturday night. Earlier Saturday, the State Patrol advised no travel near parts of Moorhead. Many cars and trucks have slid off the roadway.

12/28/2013

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Corps Says Lawsuit Against Diversion Has No Merit

Attorneys for the federal government are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by a group opposed to a plan to divert high water from the Red River around Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn.

12/26/2013

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Moorhead Woman To Plead Guilty To Drunken Day Care

A Moorhead woman has reached a plea deal over charges that she was drunk while caring for children at her home day care. A KFGO-AM report Wednesday says Jayne Cote agreed to plead guilty to child neglect or endangerment.

12/18/2013

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Trucker Stopped In Minn. Accused Of Kidnapping

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.

12/02/2013

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Gay Men’s Chorus Forms In Fargo-Moorhead

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.

11/25/2013

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Low Sugar Prices Cut Into Crystal Sugar Farmer Payments

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.”

11/04/2013

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Charges: Minn. Woman Operated Day Care While Drunk

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.

10/18/2013

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