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WALKER, Minn. — A 21-year-old man has been charged in Cass County (Minn.) District Court in the death of a 3-month old child. Presley Arron Sleyster is charged with one count of second-degree murder, which accuses him of unintentionally causing the death of an infant he was caring for on Dec. 5. According to court documents: On Dec. 5, Cass County deputies were called to the rural Staples home where Sleyster resides on a report of an infant who had suffered a seizure and was having difficulty breathing.
FARGO — Sarah Fisher and her husband, Arlin Fisher, lost their son, Cameron Bolton, to a fatal car crash on June 28. The Fishers view the crash as a tragic accident that not only took the life of their son, but also plunged his close friend, Levi Allmaras, into a dark well of remorse and guilt. "To crucify Levi is not the right thing. The better thing is to actually help this young man get help, maybe mandated help, to be put back on the right track," Arlin Fisher said.
FARGO — A Moorhead police officer faces a felony charge of aggravated assault for allegedly fracturing a nasal bone and bruising the right eye of a woman who was handcuffed. According to documents filed in Cass County District Court: Fargo police were called to Sanford Medical Center on Sept. 9 for a report of contact by bodily fluids. When officers arrived at the hospital, they were met by Moorhead Officer Matthew Lambert, who had brought an arrested woman, 47-year-old Jennifer Joan Thomas, to the hospital to be medically checked out.
FARGO — The driver of a car that crashed near Mapleton, N.D., in June killing a 22-year-old Fargo man faces a charge of aggravated reckless driving. Levi Allmaras, of West Fargo, has pleaded not guilty to the Class A misdemeanor charge in Cass County District Court. Allmaras was 23 when the crash happened about 8:40 p.m. June 28 near Mapleton, west of West Fargo. The car he was driving entered a controlled intersection and struck a van carrying a basketball team from Lisbon, N.D., authorities said. Both vehicles went into the ditch.
MOORHEAD — A Moorhead woman suspected of kidnapping two of her own children was arrested at her home about 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, police said. Izetta Cooley, 39, was taken into custody without incident on a warrant out of Mower County in far southeast Minnesota, where she faces two counts of kidnapping and two counts of violating a custody order, all felonies. Moorhead Police Capt. Deric Swenson said four of Cooley's children were also found in the house at 1213 Main Ave. in Moorhead, and they were placed in the care of Clay County Social Services.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — In April 2017, Moorhead police received a report of an elderly man who had sent more than $230,000 in response to calls saying he had won a lottery. A detective learned the victim actually sent about $825,000 to different addresses over the course of about six months, thinking he would get part of a $5 million lottery prize in return, according to documents filed in Clay County District Court.
FARGO — A federal judge on Thursday, Dec. 21, sentenced a Chicago man to 40 years in prison for the sex trafficking of five women, including one minor. Prosecutors had asked for a life sentence for Anthony Collier, 30, but U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson said it was possible Collier might someday grow up and put his intelligence and talents to legitimate use.
FARGO — A potentially unthinkable story began to reveal itself Thursday, Aug. 24, when the investigation into the disappearance of a pregnant 22-year-old woman resulted in the discovery of a healthy infant at a north Fargo apartment building. Two people were detained for questioning, police said. Meanwhile, the missing woman, Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, has not been found.
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MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The reality they will soon return to work at American Crystal Sugar is generating a mix of emotions among workers locked out of their jobs for nearly two years. Becki Jacobson, a union worker at the Moorhead Crystal plant for more than 30 years, is still unhappy with some aspects of the contract the union approved April 13, but says, “I’m ready to get back to work.” She knows it will be difficult working side by side with replacement employees and union workers who went back to the job without a contract.