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FARGO — Earle “Bud” Myers remembers the first time he met Barnaby, a tiny puppy huddled in the back of a crate fresh off the airplane, scared to death. “He didn’t want any part of anybody,” said Myers, who at the time was a prosecutor in the Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office. He started taking Barnaby to work with him to socialize the bloodhound, who was to become a search and rescue dog for the West Fargo Police Department. It didn’t always go as planned.
FARGO — A Fargo woman is accused of faking college classes and grades to get her employer, Butler Machinery, to reimburse her for tuition as part of a two-year, $11,000-plus embezzlement scheme, according to prosecutors. Several employees at Butler Machinery contacted Fargo police Feb.
FARGO — Eliminating gang activity is going to be a full-time job for six officers from the police departments in Fargo and West Fargo, and the Cass County and possibly Clay County sheriff’s departments, as part of a street crimes law enforcement unit launched earlier this month. A rise in local gangs and the growing threat of a feud in the region between two national motorcycle gangs prompted the creation of the unit, much like a similar effort in the 1990s to address gang activity in Fargo-Moorhead. Members of Lic Squad — self-identified as a Fargo-based rap music act — deny they are part o
FARGO — Distracted driving was a factor in almost 60 percent of all crashes by teenager drivers, four times as often as police reports indicated, according to a new study based on in-vehicle video recordings. But that doesn’t come as a surprise to law enforcement officials in our region. Police have known for years that drivers sometimes don’t tell the whole truth about where their attention was directed right before a crash, said police Sgt.
FARGO — Police here wanted to know about the messages Tommy Bearson was exchanging through a popular smartphone app, a rare public glimpse at the investigation into killing of the North Dakota State University freshman. Bearson, an 18-year-old from Sartell, Minn., went missing after leaving a party just south of the NDSU campus in the early morning hours of Sept. 20. He was found three days later about five miles away in the sales lot of an RV dealer in an industrial area of south Moorhead. Police have said Bearson died of homicidal violence but haven’t specified how.
FARGO — Fargo police have searched the home of the parents of a man accused in the home invasion and knifepoint sexual assault of three North Dakota State University international students after he allegedly asked them to retrieve panties, a flash drive, some photos and a DVD hidden in his home. Stanley Joe Busche of Argusville was recorded on a Cass County Jail phone call to his parents Sunday telling them to search for items hidden in his home while his wife was away, according to a search warrant filed Thursday in Cass County District Court. During later calls, the elder Busches were reco
FARGO — North Dakota’s top federal prosecutor said Tuesday he’s stepping down to return to private practice. U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Timothy Purdon, who has served in the post...
FARGO — Prosecutors here are considering criminal charges against the father of a 2-month-old baby girl who died in her father’s arms last summer after he fell asleep holding her after a night of drinking. According to a search warrant filed recently in Cass County District Court, police were dispatched just before 3 a.m. Aug.
LIDGERWOOD — The way Donna Heley remembers it, the photographer sat to her right in the passenger seat and the goose was flying along, almost the exact same distance away, on her left. “There were times you could hold your hand out the window and you would actually feel his feathers,” she said. A Forum photographer captured Heley, framed in the window of the family pickup, with the family pet, Bubbles the goose, flying alongside. Thirteen years later, Heley hasn’t had the chance to rescue another wild bird.
WEST FARGO – A laborious second-day search Wednesday for a Moorhead, Minn., man missing and presumed dead after his snowmobile crashed through the Sheyenne River on Tuesday wrapped up with no sign of the victim. The snowmobiler was identified as Cole Joseph Schwindt, 34, of Moorhead. Searchers from Valley Water Rescue are expected to form a plan to search again today, said West Fargo police Detective Tim Runcorn.