Forum staff reports
MOORHEAD — A woman who earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit theft in connection with thousands of dollars worth of collectables stolen from a Barnesville home, including Nazi memorabilia, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 25, in Clay County District Court to 21 days in jail, time she was given credit for already having served. Amber Hedstrom, 27, of Detroit Lakes, was also ordered to pay fines and fees totaling $1,160, though she will be allowed to satisfy $1,000 of that by doing community service work. Other charges Hedstrom had been facing were dismissed.
Both Fargo and Grand Forks experienced record low maximum temperatures for the date on Saturday, Dec. 30, according to the National Weather Service. The maximum temperature at Grand Forks International Airport on Saturday was minus 17 degrees. The maximum at Fargo's Hector International Airport was minus 15. The previous low maximum at both locations on Dec. 30 was minus 13.
MOORHEAD — The trial of a man accused of beating a Moorhead woman to death and then setting ablaze the home she was house sitting has been postponed. The trial for Justin Marshall Critt, 40, had been scheduled to start Monday, Dec. 4, in Clay County District Court. But Judge Michelle Lawson granted a defense request to postpone the trial because defense attorney Stephen Ferrazzano was appointed to a judgeship and feels the transition to his new post would interfere with his ability to defend Critt.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn.—Four people were injured Saturday evening, Oct. 7, when two vehicles collided east of here. The Minnesota State Patrol reported a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Park Rapids resident Allen Duane Henderson, 77, collided on state Highway 34 with an eastbound 1957 Chevrolet Chevelle at 5:18 p.m. as the Jeep turned onto the highway from Country Road 20. Henderson and his passenger, 70-year-old Patricia Grace Henderson, also of Park Rapids, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and were taken to CHI St. Joseph's Health in Park Rapids.
MORANVILLE TOWNSHIP, Minn.—One person was injured near here Saturday night, Sept. 23, when a van carrying several young children was struck from behind. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the accident happened at 9:47 p.m. on State Highway 11 in Roseau County. According to a news release, a 2006 Honda Odyssey van was westbound when it was hit from behind by an unknown vehicle, which pushed the vehicle into the ditch.
LEON TOWNSHIP, Minn.—One person was killed and another injured Saturday, Sept. 23, when a pickup truck rear-ended a horse-drawn buggy near here. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the accident happened at 7:38 p.m. on State Highway 92. A Ford F-350 and a horse-drawn Amish buggy were southbound on the highway when the pickup driver didn't see the other vehicle until it was too late and hit the back of the buggy. A passenger in the buggy, 23-year-old Elsie Yoder, of Clearbrook, Minn., was taken to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo and died from her injuries.
Ashton Matheny, the boyfriend of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, has provided Forum Communications with photos of his presumed newborn daughter, Haisley Jo. In an email to WDAY-TV reporter Sarah Rudlang, Matheny said that he "would not release any photos of Haisley Jo until she was in his care." Matheny has since posted the photos of Haisley Jo to his own personal Facebook page.
SHELL LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. — Five juveniles were injured — two of them seriously enough to require being airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital — after a UTV crash near Bass Lake in Shell Lake Township on Sunday, July 2, the Becker County Sheriff's Office reported. The sheriff's office received a call on the crash about 11:20 a.m, the report said. According to the report, issued by Sheriff Todd Glander:
HILLSBORO, N.D. - A Fargo man was injured when the semi tractor-trailer rig he was driving on Traill County Road 81 entered a ditch and flipped onto its top Friday morning, May 26, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. According to the Patrol report: Nicholas Potter, 32, was driving northbound on County Road 81 near the intersection with 12th Street Northeast about 10:12 a.m. when the incident occurred.
MOORHEAD - Police investigating a report of shots fired early Sunday morning, May 7, on the 1700 block of 3rd Avenue South found two spent 9mm casings, but no evidence of anything having been hit by the rounds, a police spokesman said. A report of shots fired was called in by a person living in the neighborhood, according to police dispatch logs. But more than an hour of investigations by Moorhead police officers turned up no suspects, Sgt. Steve Larsen said Sunday afternoon. "We don't know what happened at this point," Larsen said.