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.
Police in Moorhead say a 5-month-old girl has died after being left in a minivan for hours. Authorities arrived at the scene about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday and learned the girl had been left in a car seat inside the vehicle for about four hours. The first responder found that the infant girl had been moved to a nearby apartment and began administering CPR. However, the child was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man has pleaded guilty to charges in a Fargo-Moorhead child pornography case that was sparked by a lost cell phone. Thirty-two-year-old Dustin Muscha, of Moorhead, Minn., pleaded guilty in federal court in Fargo, N.D., to two charges of sexual exploitation of minors and two charges of possessing materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors.
A Moorhead police officer killed in the line of duty more than 80 years ago is being remembered and honored this Memorial Day weekend.
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says a measure that would authorize a Red River flood diversion project has passed the Senate. The nearly $2 billion proposal to move water around Fargo is part of the 2013 Water Resources Development Act.
A suburban Twin Cities couple has been sentenced in federal court for health care fraud.
Roxana Saberi was finally able to give the commencement speech at her alma mater. The Fargo native and journalist was supposed to give the graduation speech at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.
The Red River in Fargo is beginning to recede. The river peaked early Wednesday at an unofficial mark of 33.32 feet, which is more than 15 feet above flood stage.
A 49-year-old Moorhead, Minn., man has been sentenced in North Dakota to life in prison on a federal charge of conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
The Red River appears to have crested in Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn. National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Gust says it appears a preliminary crest of 33.27 feet was reached early Wednesday.
The Red River appeared close to reaching its peak in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., after the National Weather Service dropped its crest forecast for the third straight day.