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Published February 01, 2013, 03:00 PM

Fargo Man Owner of Ranch Where Horses Found Dead

The Morton County Sheriff's Office says a Fargo man is the owner of a New Salem ranch where nearly 100 horses were found dead. Authorities say the man is Bill Kiefer, the same man shown here who ran as a write in candidate for US Senate this past election.

The Morton County Sheriff's Office says a Fargo man is the owner of a New Salem ranch where nearly 100 horses were found dead. Authorities say the man is Bill Kiefer, the same man shown here who ran as a write in candidate for US Senate this past election.

They say Kiefer, a former Fargo businessman also owns property near New Salem where Morton County officials seized 119 horses Monday and found 96 dead. Burleigh County law enforcement also took 38 more horses from Kiefer later in the week, as well as three that had died. Charges have not yet been filed.

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