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MOORHEAD — A Moorhead man is accused of raping a 15-year-old boy at his home five or six years ago after luring him there with promises of a "party" with girls and drugs, according to court documents. The boy, who is now 21, told police he reported the crime after seeing a story in The Forum in which prosecutors said the same man, Juan Montanez Jr., had raped the fiance of a female relative as the couple and their children were asleep in the same bed.
FARGO — As the daughter of Bill Guy, North Dakota's longest-serving governor, and after helping with the Democrat's six campaigns, you'd think Nancy Guy would already know all there is to know about running for office. But you would be wrong. "People joke that I'm genetically predisposed to run for office," Nancy Guy said from Bismarck, where she serves as city commissioner. "I really thought I knew what I was getting myself into. [But] it's one thing to be a helper."
DILWORTH — A man is in jail facing felony drug distribution charges after Dilworth police pulled him over Sunday and accused him of having more than 2 gallons of liquid methamphetamines in his vehicle. Dilworth Police Chief Ty Sharpe said one of his officers pulled over a vehicle at about 2:59 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Second Avenue Southeast. The man initially gave police the name of one of his family members and tried to conceal drug paraphernalia before the officer ordered him out of the car, Sharpe said.
MOORHEAD — A Ransom, N.D., man was arrested early Friday on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing his pickup truck into a Moorhead home. Police responded to the scene of the crash at about 12:47 a.m. at a house on the 3500 block of 23rd Avenue South, where the caller had been asleep in the room the truck had crashed into. Officers discovered a white 2005 Chevy Colorado pickup stuck into the exterior of the home. The interior of the home was damaged, but the truck had not broken through.
FARGO — A Fargo man faces felony charges of luring a minor by computer after Facebook officials reported to law enforcement he'd been exchanging explicit sexual conversations with a 13-year-old user while trying to arrange to meet her. Court documents filed Wednesday in Cass Court District Court charge Benjamin Dennis Armstrong, who is 27 or 28, with one count of luring a minor by computer, a Class B felony.
FARGO — For anyone who's struggled to find a place to park downtown, Fargo city leaders are looking for a solution. Timing is one of the considerations they're taking into account when deciding which of three developers — Roers, Kilbourne Group or Enclave Development — will get a deal to build a new downtown parking ramp and mixed-use buildings near the corner of Second Avenue North and Roberts Street west of Broadway.
FARGO - Firefighters put out an early-morning deck fire Thursday that could have been started by someone who didn't properly discard their smoking materials, according to a Fargo fire official. Fargo Fire Battalion Chief Dane Carley said a neighbor called in the fire at at 906 26th Street North at about 3:35 a.m. The neighbor, on the next block over, spotted something on fire but couldn't tell what was burning because a large fence was in the caller's way. When firefighters responded, they found the attached deck of a single-story, single-family home on fire.
FARGO - A West Fargo father is facing felony child abuse charges after prosecutors allege he broke his 7-week-old boy's skull.
FARGO – A man who was convicted as a teenager of murdering a West Fargo woman with a point-blank blast of a 12-gauge shotgun 20 years ago is appealing his life sentence without parole.
MOORHEAD – She was known region-wide for flogging fleischkuechle and knoephla, in a distinctively German bark more reminiscent of a drill sergeant than a dear little old lady.