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FARGO — A Fargo man was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 15, to serve more than a decade in prison in connection with the death of an acquaintance during a fight in March. Daniel Habiger, originally charged with murder, was sentenced to 17 years on charges of felony manslaughter and terrorizing stemming from a fatal fight at Habiger's north Fargo apartment in March. He will serve 14 years in prison and spend the remaining three years on supervised probation. He was given credit for 259 days in jail.
FARGO — William Hoehn was ordered Monday, Oct. 29, to spend life in prison with a chance of parole for his involvement in the kidnapping of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind’s baby, which was violently cut from her womb in August 2017. Hoehn, 33, and his ex-girlfriend, Brooke Crews, 39, were charged with conspiring to murder 22-year-old LaFontaine-Greywind and kidnapping her baby.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A 72-year-old man, of Twin Valley, Minn., driving an ATV died after a fatal two vehicle crash in Norman County. About 11:05 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, a pickup truck driven by a 52-year-old Danny George Guenther, of Mahnomen, Minn., was going east on Highway 113 and the ATV was going south on 450th Street South, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report.
FARGO — A not guilty verdict in the high-profile murder conspiracy trial of William Hoehn might lead some to wonder whether the charge he faced was the appropriate one. But such second-guessing does not extend to the Cass County State's Attorney's Office, which stands by its original decision. "We believe we properly charged him," said Leah Viste, one of the attorneys who prosecuted the case.
FARGO — A little over a year has passed since William Hoehn was arrested in connection with the death of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Hoehn will stand trial on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder, one of several crimes Hoehn was charged with in August of 2017 along with his former girlfriend, Brooke Crews. Hoehn and Crews lived in the same north Fargo apartment building where LaFontaine-Greywind lived at the time she disappeared on Aug. 19, 2017.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 47-year-old woman arrested over the weekend at a restaurant here spit on two police officers and suffered an injury to her eye as one of them restrained her, authorities said. Jennifer Joan Thomas, of Fargo, appeared in Clay County District Court on Tuesday, Sept. 11, facing two felony charges: fourth-degree assault on a peace officer and threats of violence. She's also charged with a gross misdemeanor count of carrying a BB gun in a public place.
FARGO — Results of a recent poll show there may not be much support for the idea of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota. Just 153 out of 400 respondents, or about 38 percent, said they would vote for Measure No. 3 to legalize recreational marijuana, according to a statewide poll conducted by Odney Inc., an advertising and public relations firm. Fifty-six percent of respondents, or 224 out of 400, said they wouldn't support the measure, which will be on the November ballot, and about 6 percent said they were undecided or didn't answer the poll.
FRAZEE, Minn — A 26-year-old man was pronounced dead after his tractor rolled over in Frazee, Minn., a town southeast of Detroit Lakes, Minn. According to a Becker County Sheriff's Office news release, police received a report of a man, later identified as Kyle Kevin Quittschreiber, stuck under a tractor at 31195 County Highway 54 in Frazee. Police found Quittschreiber lying near skid steer tractor rolled over on a hill next to his residence. Quittschreiber was pronounced dead despite lifesaving efforts, police said.
FARGO — Police got help from an unlikely source in catching a suspected drug dealer at a local motel: a group of children playing nearby. Two officers from the Fargo Police Department's Narcotics Unit and the Metro Street Crimes Unit arrived at the motel with a search warrant for a specific room, Fargo police said in a Facebook post. The officers knocked on the door and didn't get a response. As they were entering the room, they saw a man jump out of the window, police said.
MOORHEAD — A prosecutor read the statements of loved ones affected by Melissa Willcoxon's murder out loud Monday, July 9, in an otherwise silent courtroom filled with lawyers, reporters, court staff and law enforcement officials. The 49-year-old woman's killer, Justin Critt, sat quietly as the statements were read on behalf of Willcoxon's friends and family — none of whom were in attendance.