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MOORHEAD -- Sons of a Breckenridge area man who died Sunday evening, July 2, in a plane crash near Moorhead remembered their father on Monday, July 3, as a proud backer of his family’s athletic efforts and as a maker of things when he became restless. “He was always building stuff,” said Trevor Yaggie, 16, remembering his father, Mark, 41, who died when the plane he was piloting crashed in a field just west of the Moorhead airport.
MOORHEAD — Moorhead police believe the body of a man found in the Red River about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, June 15, may be that of David Tikayne, who went missing while swimming in the river on Monday, June 5. Moorhead Police Sgt. Clint Stephenson said crews searching for Tikayne's body Thursday morning came upon remains south of the former toll bridge at 12th Avenue North in Fargo. The body was caught on debris in the river, and it was removed on the Fargo banks, Stephenson said.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A trial date has been set for July 25 in the case of a Moorhead man who was charged in early March with three felony counts of mistreating or torturing animals in connection with the death of three cats. The trial date was set Monday, June 12, during an appearance in Clay County District Court by Jalan Isaac Greer, who pleaded not guilty to the charges. A small group of demonstrators heckled Greer as he arrived at the courthouse, and three demonstrators sat quietly during the brief court hearing before Judge Galen Vaa.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The former principal of Glyndon-Felton Elementary School was sentenced in Clay County District Court on Monday, June 5, to 30 days in jail, which she will be able to serve on electronic home monitoring at her expense. Shannon Jean Dahlberg, of Moorhead, earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of gross misdemeanor theft for stealing items from the Moorhead Sam's Club. As part of her sentence, she is to pay restitution of about $1,300. Dahlberg said after Monday's hearing that she "apologized to all of the people I have hurt because of my actions."
FARGO — A nurse told jurors in Cass County District Court on Tuesday, May 30, that Ashley Hunter confessed a murder to her two years ago. Andrea Wallace, a former Fargo nurse who now lives in Alaska, testified that Hunter told her on June 23, 2015, during an emergency room evaluation, "I killed a man last night, and it never should have happened." Hunter is charged with killing two men, Clarence Flowers and Samuel Traut, over the span of several hours on June 22 and 23, 2015.
FARGO — A 23-year-old woman described in court on Friday, May 26, how she witnessed Ashley Hunter murder another man two years ago. "I woke up to Clay begging me for his life," said Megan Wartman, testifying in Cass County District Court, where Hunter is on trial for allegedly murdering two men in north Fargo in 2015. Wartman said she had been sleeping on a couch in the home of Clarence Flowers, also known as Clay, when she heard him shouting for help, and she ran to Flowers' bedroom just in time to see him fall to the floor.
FARGO—"I was the one that was beating him up with the hammer the whole time." The courtroom was quiet except for the sound of those words as prosecutors played a recorded statement on Thursday, May 25; a statement Ashley Hunter gave to police shortly after being arrested on June 23, 2015. The police were investigating the deaths of Samuel Traut and Clarence Flowers, who were killed at Fargo locations over the course of several hours on June 22 and 23, 2015.
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.