BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — The death of a 3-year-old here is being investigated as a homicide. On Tuesday, April 10, the boy was found not breathing at Park Manor apartments, where he lived with his father and father's girlfriend. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office says blunt force trauma caused the boy's death. Emergency crews responded to the apartment at 200 Park Avenue at 10:11 a.m. They attempted CPR, but were not able to revive him.
VALLEY CITY, N.D.—Valley City is the latest school in our region to be hit with an online threat. This, comes after four schools across North Dakota in our area received threats since the school shooting in Florida. Valley city makes the total, now five. School officials said they learned about this threat sent via snapchat. It reads: "shooting up valley high school school Monday, 2nd period." The screen shot started circulating the web this weekend.
WALSH COUNTY, N.D.—The Walsh County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of their deputies tonight. According to printed Obituaries, 48-year-old Darren Vold from Park River passed away this Thursday. Vold first worked for the Park River Police Department and later transitioned into the Walsh County Sheriff's Office. The obituary says his passion was family and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. The Walsh County Sheriff's Office has put this photo on facebook in his honor.
FARGO—This weekend, marked a tragic anniversary for Fargo. It's been two years since Officer Jason Moszer was killed in the line of duty. Moszer was shot in the line of duty during a standoff. The Fargo Police Department was responding to a domestic call, and the suspect inside of the home shot Moszer from a second story window. Members of the Fargo Police department held a short flag lowering ceremony on Friday in remembrance of Officer Moszer. Moszer was tragically in a police-involved standoff in North Fargo in 2016.
LANGDON, N.D. -- The Langdon schools superintendent is apologizing after what he calls an unfortunate error on the scoreboard during a basketball tournament.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Two houses are under a firewatch in Grand Forks, after two different homes caught fire Saturday. No one was able to return to either of those homes Saturday night. A viewer sent us a video of one of the fires around 5:30 p.m. off of North 5th Street. The Grand Forks Fire Department says the smoke and fire were in the walls of the home, near an entryway. No word on what caused the fire, but crews say it was "electrical in nature." The damages will cost around $10,000. Damages from the second fire will cost a similar amount.
FARGO -- Fargo police were able to defuse a situation where they believed a suicidal woman was armed with a weapon.
Moorhead police are searching for a man who may also have a gun in public. Police tell us he may be in possession of 1 or more firearms. The man was not threatening anyone, but they set up a perimeter as a precaution. That perimeter was set up near apartment buildings around 16th Avenue and 18th Avenue South. Police say there is no risk to the public at this time, but they are still investigating. We will update you as we find out more.
A popular politician resigned in disgrace, a local hero made North Dakota proud, and the Bison are going back for more. We're looking back at the stories that captivated us in 2017. Here is the final part of our 4-part series: Donald Trump returned to North Dakota — this time as President of the United States. The Commander-in-Chief stopped in Mandan in September to talk tax reform. People buzzed about the President inviting Democrat Heidi Heitkamp on stage and Trump's daughter Ivanka's decision to travel to the Peace Garden State.
A local pageant queen made history, the daytime sky went dark, and a murder-kidnapping case broke our hearts. As we start this new year, we are looking back at the stories that delighted and devastated us in 2017. Here is the third in our four-part series: A Fargo man gained notoriety when he was called out for being a white supremacist. In August, Pete Tefft took part in a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, that turned violent and deadly. Pictures of him marching at the rally went viral.