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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.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A lawsuit involving a Minnesota engineer and a construction company has now expanded to include an entire county. The company, Central Specialities Inc. of Alexandria, is suing Mahnomen County and its highway engineer, Jonathan Large, for unspecified damages incurred when Large allegedly detained trucks owned by the company during summer 2017. The suit claims that Large "intentionally and maliciously abused his governmental authority."
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Human remains found at a Clay County farmstead last week were confirmed to be those of a missing person in connection with a murder case, according to a Clay County Sheriff's Office news release. The remains found in Hitterdal were identified by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office in St. Paul on June 26, as belonging to Troy Edmond Yarbrough, who was reported missing out of Wahpeton, N.D., police said.
FARGO — A woman is charged with murdering her newborn baby by drowning him in a bathtub in a Fargo apartment, according to Cass County District Court documents filed Tuesday, June 26. Ginny Rose Lubitz, of West Fargo, faces a count of murder and a count of attempted murder in connection with the baby's death on May 5. On that day, Fargo police, medics and firefighters were dispatched about 9:39 p.m. to 4530 Bluestem Court S., Unit F, for a report of a deceased newborn.
HITTERDAL, Minn. – On a hot and sunny day in northwestern Minnesota, a search was underway at a farmstead for a missing person from southeastern North Dakota. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was helping search the area around a farm outside Hitterdal in connection with a missing person case out of Wahpeton, N.D., Chief Deputy Stephen Landsem said Thursday, June 21.