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FARGO—Peter Fehily was driving by the Red River Saturday afternoon, Feb. 18, when the water called to him. With the temperature around 45 degrees and barely a breeze to speak of, Fehily was happy to oblige. "I just happened to have the fishing pole in the car," said Fehily, who was in shirtsleeves and casting a line just below the Midtown Dam near Fargo's Dike East park. The fish weren't biting, but that wasn't really the point. "It's beautiful out," Fehily observed.
FARGO—Fargo police added two new cameras late last fall to its platoon of video cameras monitoring the city's downtown, bringing the total to eight. The latest hardware uses technology that yields sharper images than the six cameras installed between late 2012 and early 2013. One police official impressed by the improvement said he'd like the city to replace the earlier installed cameras with higher resolution versions.
WEST FARGO—West Fargo High School went into lockdown about 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in response to a social media threat claiming there was a pipe bomb in a locker. The lockdown was lifted about 30 minutes later after an investigation determined the threat was unfounded, said Heather Konschak, a spokeswoman for West Fargo Public Schools. Konschak said the person responsible for the threat has been identified and will be dealt with according to school policy.
FARGO—A West Fargo woman pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court on Monday, Feb. 13, to a theft charge in connection with the theft of more than $10,000 from a charity bingo operation in West Fargo that benefited a youth hockey organization. After entering the guilty plea, Amy Grieger was sentenced to 30 days in jail followed by three years of supervised probation. She was also ordered to pay $750 in fees. The court also set a 60-day window during which a restitution request may be filed. According to court documents:
FARGO—A Fargo man was sentenced to six months in jail on Monday, Feb. 13, after pleading guilty to a charge of reckless endangerment for providing the cans of dust cleaner his wife used during a fatal huffing session in December. Brent S. Glarum and his wife, Erin, were both huffing cans of "Dust-Off" one night in late December when Brent Glarum fell asleep and later woke up to find his wife unresponsive with blue lips, according to documents filed in Cass County District Court.
FARGO—A Fargo man is the target of signs posted downtown accusing him of being a white supremacist and a Nazi, posters that show the man's photo and ask people to tell him he's not welcome here. Asked in an email interview whether the words "Nazi" and "white supremacist" were fair descriptions of him, Pete Tefft answered this way: "I'm a white Christian and 100 percent pro-white. 'White Supremacist' is a word used to intimidate Christians and to stifle discord when all of us should be communicating," Tefft said.
MOORHEAD—A Dilworth 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.
MOORHEAD -- A Felton, Minn., man is charged in Clay County District Court with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct stemming from an incident alleged to have occurred on Sunday, Jan. 29. Court documents allege that Troy Allen Ash, 52, forced a woman to have sex with him and threatened to kill her. The woman told investigators she believed the threat was real, the court documents state.
VALLEY CITY, N.D.—Valley City Public Schools on Tuesday, Jan. 31, was mourning the death of a high school student who apparently died after a choking incident at Valley City High School on Monday, Jan. 30. "Today we are grieving the loss of Valley City High School student David Lynch," the school district's superintendent, Josh Johnson, said in a written statement released Tuesday morning.
FARGO — A St. Paul man was sentenced to a year behind bars after pleading guilty on Monday, Jan. 30, to a charge of facilitating prostitution. Eric Donte Watson, 30, was charged in Cass County District Court last summer. Court documents state that Fargo police were called to a south Fargo address in January 2016 and met with an 18-year-old woman in the parking lot of a nearby grocery store. The woman told police she had been taken to Fargo from Rochester by Watson, with whom she said she was having a consensual sexual relationship.