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AUDUBON, Minn. — Becker County authorities are charging a Fergus Falls man in connection with a fatal shooting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Audubon. Michaelray Ericthomas Mason, 29, is charged with one felony count of second-degree murder without intent and one felony count of possession of a firearm, according to court documents. About 4:41 p.m. on Nov. 13, police were sent to a residence in Audubon after Mason called 911 stating that he shot a man. After arriving, officers found the victim deceased, court records show.
FARGO — William Hoehn was ordered Monday, Oct. 29, to spend life in prison with a chance of parole for his involvement in the kidnapping of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind’s baby, which was violently cut from her womb in August 2017. Hoehn, 33, and his ex-girlfriend, Brooke Crews, 39, were charged with conspiring to murder 22-year-old LaFontaine-Greywind and kidnapping her baby.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A 72-year-old man, of Twin Valley, Minn., driving an ATV died after a fatal two vehicle crash in Norman County. About 11:05 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, a pickup truck driven by a 52-year-old Danny George Guenther, of Mahnomen, Minn., was going east on Highway 113 and the ATV was going south on 450th Street South, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report.
FARGO — A not guilty verdict in the high-profile murder conspiracy trial of William Hoehn might lead some to wonder whether the charge he faced was the appropriate one. But such second-guessing does not extend to the Cass County State's Attorney's Office, which stands by its original decision. "We believe we properly charged him," said Leah Viste, one of the attorneys who prosecuted the case.
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.
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."
FARGO — A West Fargo woman charged with drowning her newborn was arrested in west-central Minnesota and will be brought back to Cass County. Ginny Lubitz, 36, faces one count of murder and a count of attempted murder stemming from her baby's death on May 5. She was arrested by Pope County authorities on Tuesday afternoon, June 26, the same day a Cass County arrest warrant was issued. She waived her extradition at a Wednesday, June 27, hearing in Pope County, court records show.
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.