FARGO – A former home remodeling contractor, who’s been sued by a number of customers for leaving work undone, was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk early Sunday, May 13, a Fargo Police Department spokeswoman said Tim Rosene was pulled over for a traffic stop in the 2200 block of South University Drive, Officer Jessica Schindeldecker said. At 1:37 a.m., Rosene was arrested for driving under the influence and actual physical control, she said.
FARGO – The Block 9 Partnership announced Friday, May 4, that it’s chosen McGough Construction of Fargo to be the general contractor for the Block 9 multi-use tower planned in downtown. The Block 9 Partnership is a joint effort of the Kilbourne Group and R.D. Offutt Co. “Having a highly respected general contractor like McGough keeps us on track to break ground this summer,” Scott Neal, president of R.D. Offutt’s real estate division, said in a news release.
FARGO – A fire destroyed a painter’s truck and threatened a nearby skyway on Broadway in downtown Fargo on Monday, April 30.
MOORHEAD – The lawyer for Justin Critt, who’s accused of fatally beating a Moorhead woman and then setting ablaze the home she was housesitting, entered not guilty pleas for his client on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree arson on Friday, April 27, in a Clay County District Court hearing. The brief hearing was called by Judge Michelle Lawson to make sure those pleas were properly recorded and to address questions about witness lists and jury selection.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – William Hillman, who’s charged in the killings of a mother and son at their rural Frazee mobile home, told investigators that when he woke up early Tuesday, April 17, everything went black and he didn’t remember what happened next, according to Otter Tail County District Court documents. Hillman told investigators that when he came out of the blackness, he realized he had done “a bad thing,” the documents said.
FARGO – A Fargo man, who’s already required to register as a sex offender, was sentenced Monday, April 16, to seven years in prison for touching the breasts of a girl under the age of 15, according to Cass County District Court documents. Troy Allen Lawrence, 54, previously pleaded guilty to a felony count of gross sexual imposition. Two other felony charges, failure to register as a sex offender and gross sexual imposition, were dismissed.
BISMARCK - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a cease and desist order against a Pennsylvania man for violating the state’s charitable solicitations and consumer fraud laws, his office announced Thursday, March 29. Thomas Burke organized “Officers Down 5K” races in North Dakota, supposedly to raise funds in support of law enforcement efforts.
FARGO - Former Fargo city commissioner Arlette Preston is making a bid to get her old job back. Preston, who served as a commissioner from 1992 to 2000, announced Tuesday, March 27, that she will join the growing group of candidates jockeying for the two City Commission seats up for election on June 12. Preston, 63, said that if she’s elected, she’ll focus on updating the city’s long-term development plans. She also wants Fargo to project a welcoming image to newcomers.
FARGO – A YouCaring fundraising campaign raised more than $49,000 by 9 p.m. Monday, March 26, to help cover funeral and medical expenses for a Fargo woman and her three children who were involved the previous day in a fatal crash between their SUV and a semi that killed two of the children.
FARGO – Two bullet holes could be seen in the apartment door Friday morning, plugged with dark brown wood putty and covered with a piece of clear plastic tape. The holes were evidence of the violence that transpired Wednesday night, March 21, when a Fargo police officer fired two shots that hit Orlando Estrada, who authorities said threatened officers with a knife. The patched bullet holes are perhaps an inch and a half from each other, just a few inches to the right of the deadbolt, about mid-chest or heart high on a man of average height. No one answered the door Friday, March 23.