State officials have taken heat from all over the world for Minnesota's 19-year-old sex offender treatment program, which currently houses nearly 700 inmates in a facility in Moose Lake but has only released two offenders -- ever.SEE ALSO: Hennepin County jailer died after attack by mentally ill, HI ... More >>
Andrew Sandstrom, 24, and his 27-year-old wife Shayna have five kids. They had six, but tragically, their youngest died earlier this month after Andrew accidentally left her in a hot minivan for hours. Their remaining children were placed in foster care after their Moorhead apartment was found to co ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Andrew Sandstrom criminal complaint: Apartment was so disgusting, officer gaggedAndrew Sandstrom, the 24-year-old father of six who accidentally left his youngest child in a hot minivan for hours earlier this month, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and faces up to 20 ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Andrew Sandstrom's wife is a member of "the PILL KILLS" We've obtained the criminal complaint detailing the circumstances surrounding the second-degree manslaughter charge levied against Moorhead father of six Andrew Sandstrom, whose 5-month-old daughter died after he accidentally l ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Last night, 5-month-old Christiana Sandstrom died after spending four hours unattended in a minivan car seat outside an apartment complex in Moorhead.:::: UPDATE :::: Andrew Sandstrom charged with manslaughter for leaving baby in hot van [MUGSHOT] It's not yet clear whether th ... More >>
Heroin is a bigger problem than ever in the Twin Cities, and especially in Hennepin County, law enforcement officials said at a news conference today.SEE ALSO: Moorhead police decry recent influx of Cali medical marijuanaAt the newser, a doctor said there were four heroin-related deaths reported in ... More >>
Moorhead resident Dustin Muscha now faces up to 80 years in prison, but he might still be a free man if he hadn't lost his phone at a Carrie Underwood concert in Fargo last September.SEE ALSO: Rory Koch was busted for child porn possession while running for Ramsey County commissionerMuscha's phone, ... More >>
A billboard recently erected in Moorhead has left some Chamber of Commerce officials with bunched panties.SEE ALSO: North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, fails The plain-looking billboard (visible above), bought and paid for by the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, simply says ... More >>
Think marijuana is a harmless drug? We mostly agree. But if you're looking for a sad pot-related story, look no further than the tale of 26-year-old Mounds View grad Mark Hamburger.A GOOD PROBLEM TO HAVE? Moorhead police decry recent influx of Cali medical marijuanaTwo years ago, Hamburger, a former ... More >>
We can certainly think of worse problems to have, but Moorhead police say the latest one they're facing is an influx of California medical marijuana.SEE ALSO: Kimani Young, new U of M assistant basketball coach, was once busted with 96 pounds of potLast Friday, police executing a search warrant arre ... More >>
Last year it was Stillwater and Hudson. This year, the war on glass pipes has moved north to Forest Lake.SEE ALSO: Medical marijuana supported by vast majority of Minnesotans, but won't be legalized this year In an attempt to make sure the Washington County exurb never produces another ganja-cr ... More >>
Yesterday, the California-based Institute for College Access and Success released its seventh-annual state-by-state student debt report, and it turns out Minnesota is right near the top of the charts when it comes to average debt load for college grads.SEE ALSO: Economic recovery? What economic reco ... More >>
Ever have one of those moments where you just feel kinda stupid? Next time it happens, relisten to Donna the Deer Lady's rant and you'll feel smarter in a jiffy.SEE ALSO:-- North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, fails-- Parts of downtown Moorhead "destroyed" by rampaging herd of deerDo ... More >>
Kaydi Hooey, a 13-year-old Two Harbors resident, was the victim of a hit and run last Thursday. The perpetrator? A deer.SEE ALSO: Deer shot by police after rampaging through St. Catherine UniversityHooey has handled the situation with an admirable amount of humor and good cheer, but the fact is she ... More >>
Law enforcement officials have a rare ability to get in trouble, again and again, and keep their jobs.Consider a few recent examples -- St. Paul officer Jesse Zilge was filmed kicking a helpless suspect in the chest late last month, but is already back at work. This year alone, Minneapolis officer B ... More >>
Corky the cat was dealt a tough hand by the Kitty Gods, but looks to have a healthy life ahead of him thanks to a complicated surgery paid for by his adoptive owners.In March, Fargo's CATS Cradle Shelter rescued Corky from the Moorhead Pound. He was brought there after he was seen dragging himself d ... More >>
On the night of April 11, 19-year-old Dilworth resident Kody Thronson and 18-year-old Moorhead resident Casey Gillette were allegedly out breaking into cars in a Fargo neighborhood when they stumbled across a gold mine.They came across an unlocked, unmarked police vehicle, replete with all sorts of ... More >>
In an end-of-the-school-year written self-evaluation, Trish Cameron, a fifth-grade teacher at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Moorhead, was asked whether she supported the Catholic Church's teachings.Here's how she says she responded: "I do not agree w/ all Church teachings on a personal level but I ... More >>
Rather than pay $103 in fees, Anthony Wagnoner broke into a Moorhead animal hospital and sprung his Labrador retriever Ace from the doggy slammer.For this idiotic crime, the 27-year-old was sentenced Thursday to two years and three months in prison, reports the Fargo Forum.Wagoner had ... More >>
In recent weeks, two cities in the Twin Cities metro -- Stillwater and Hudson, Wisconsin -- have taken steps to criminalize the sale or possession of unused glass pipes and other objects that can be used to inhale controlled substances. Such objects, city officials argue, constitute "drug parapherna ... More >>
On Saturday, WDAY TV news anchor Kelsey Roseth led the Fargo-Moorhead evening news with the following statement: "Parts of downtown Moorhead are destroyed when wandering deer ended up in the heart of the city."Before you call FEMA, understand that Roseth's statement is somewhat preposterous: video f ... More >>
Last month, we told you about a proposed ordinance in Stillwater that would ban drug paraphernalia in the city.At that time, the ordinance had been approved in a first reading before the City Council, but needed a second approval before becoming law. That second reading happened May 1, after which c ... More >>
Last night, the Stillwater City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that would ban drug paraphernalia in the city.The ordinance, which needs to be approved at a council meeting next month following a second reading before becoming law, bans "objects used, intended for use, or designed for use ... More >>
It's been a long, hard fall for O.J. Simpson -- from NFL superstar to accused murderer to being sentenced to 33 years in prison for armed robbery.Apparently, one of his ex-girlfriends is experiencing a long, hard fall of her own. Yesterday, Christie Prody, Simpson's girlfriend of 13 years, was charg ... More >>
Well isn't this just precious. A slew of indie darlings have joined Lou Reed, Patti Smith and even a former Beatle to pay homage to influential early rock 'n' roller Buddy Holly on new tribute album Rave on Buddy Holly, which is streaming in its entirety today over at NPR. Holly was only 22 years ... More >>
U.S. Coast GuardA flood is no place for a man in a casket with a homemade paddle.All that was missing was the Grim Reaper. Or maybe Noah. Cass County authorities won't indulge the fool's stab at 15 minutes of fame by providing his last name, but they nabbed some guy called Charlie for riding ... More >>
Too many empty housesWe've heard so much about the housing and economic crises by now that, bad as that news is, our eyes kind of glaze over when we hear it. But Finance and Commerce recently pointed out a number that made us nearly spit out our morning coffee: 15,000 housing units in Minne ... More >>
Battle Creek CVBBowling took a backseat to brawling in Moorhead over the weekend.When police arrived on the scene of a Christmas party gone wrong at a Moorhead bowling alley, there was total chaos. Multiple fights had broken out in the parking lot while panicked bystanders who fled to thei ... More >>
Moorhead Police Dept.The Omar Little of legal incense products.In the wee hours of last Thursday, a young guy with a hammer smashed through the front door of the Mellow Mood head shop in Moorhead and stole the shop's inventory of synthetic marijuana. The deed was done, with impeccable timing, aro ... More >>
Katherine Watson mistakes Moorhead for a biker MeccaKatherine Margaret Watson says that if she'd tried shopping in Sturgis wearing nothing but a thong, pasties and whipped cream, no one would have batted an eyelid. But the 37-year-old woman had the questionable judgment to pull that move in ... More >>
Another burger chain is elbowing its way in to the Twin Cities market. It's Burger Time!
After being exposed, Rev. Mark Ostgarden took the case to the police and resigned from his job as a pastor in Valley City, N.D.
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Fargo authorities are looking for a person who made at least three prank phone calls pretending to be a doctor. They asked the people to come to the hospital to identify a loved one's body.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?
When your city faces a rising river, residents run on adrenaline for endless hours lining the river with sandbags to stop the flood. But what happens when the flood recedes and 6 million sandbags are left behind?
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
While the water level is starting to drop, the river is still well above flood stage and many areas are still flooded with waters to create homes still protected by barriers of sand bags.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for the release of a North Dakota journalist and Minnesota college graduate being held in Iran.
Roxana Saberi grew up in Fargo and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead. She hasn't been heard from since Feb. 10 when she called her father in Fargo to tell him she was detained in Iran.
A school board in western Minnesota is split
One of Dara's favorite local restaurants has a mustard meltdown
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.