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FARGO — A former instructor for a Minnesota State University Moorhead youth swimming lesson program has been charged in Cass County District Court with luring minors by computer and possessing child pornography. According to documents filed with the court: In early March, North Dakota law enforcement officers received a tip from Minnesota authorities regarding Nicholas Wayne Asmann, 23, of Fargo. The tip indicated Asmann had communicated with a child under the age of 15 over Skype and that he had exposed his private parts to the child over the internet.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—A deputy and former K-9 handler with the Clay County Sheriff's Office has filed a lawsuit against the county in his ongoing efforts to return to patrol duty, an assignment he's been denied ever since the county unsuccessfully attempted to fire him. According to the suit filed this week in Clay County District Court:
FARGO — The mother of a 24-year-old killed in a motorcycle crash in Fargo earlier this week said Wednesday, May 3, that her son was an easygoing soul who would have taken the storm of media attention his story has attracted in stride. "He would have been laughing at all these news stories. He was never a malicious person," Marilyn Beighley said in a phone interview Wednesday, May 3.
FARGO -- A Moorhead woman is charged in Cass County District Court with attacking her sister and former boyfriend with a knife on Sunday, April 23, after discovering the two were dating. According to court documents: Fargo police were called to a north Fargo residence Sunday night on a report of a domestic.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The man accused in a fatal shooting in Moorhead last week had been the victim's boss before recently firing him, then letting him live in his garage for a few days before shooting him twice from behind, authorities say. Neil James Johnson, 25, is accused of killing Jacob Glover, 28, of West Fargo, N.D., on Thursday night, April 6, at a south Moorhead home, a shooting that came amid Johnson's concerns about Glover trying to steal some coins from the father of a mutual acquaintance, police allege in court records.
FARGO—Drew Wrigley, former North Dakota lieutenant governor and former lead prosecutor in the trial of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., will not have to provide testimony as part an attempt by defense attorneys to overturn Rodriguez's death sentence for the murder of Dru Sjodin, but the government will provide the defense with additional documents.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A man who filed a federal lawsuit claiming a Moorhead police officer punched him in the testicles has settled his claim against the city of Moorhead for $12,000. Wording in the settlement says the settlement was a "compromise of a vigorously disputed claim" and the payment is not to be construed as an admission of liability by the city. The case stemmed from an incident in February 2014 when Marcus Hemsworth and another man were stopped for a traffic violation as the pair drove through Moorhead.
MOORHEAD—A 34-year-old man is charged in Clay County District Court with third-degree murder in connection with the overdose death of a man who was found dead a day after he left a state-funded drug treatment program that had abruptly discharged him. According to court documents: Moorhead police were called to the Grand Inn in Moorhead on Feb. 26, 2016 on the report of an unattended death. The death was reported by an individual who told police that he and the victim, identified in court papers by the initials S.H., had been using methamphetamine.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Dilworth, Minn., woman is accused in Clay County District Court of being part of a scheme that defrauded people around the world out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and led in one case to a victim committing suicide. According to court documents: In spring 2016, Hunter Rawson, a detective with the Dilworth Police Department, began investigating several fraud cases tied to a suspect identified in court documents as Barbara Ann Mulari, 55, of Dilworth.
FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo, North Dakota, man is accused in federal court of sending an email to the office of U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in which he threatened to shoot her in the head, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court. The documents state that Kevin Lee Olson sent the email Dec. 22 and that Heitkamp's office had received emails from Olson since 2014, including one sent last October in which Olson stated: "I'm coming for you!! Now what will you hide behind??"