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An attorney who lists himself as having an office in Detroit Lakes has been barred from practicing law in Minnesota. The cause of the Minnesota action against Fargo attorney Jesse Matson isn’t clear because there hasn’t a publicly released decision against him by the state’s lawyer disciplinary board. The North Dakota Supreme Court has also suspended him for six months and a day after it found he failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in dealing with some clients and failed to refund some of the money they paid him.
MOORHEAD – A Barnesville father is under arrest after speeding away from a concerned citizen while drunk and with a toddler standing on the front seat beside him, county prosecutors said in a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Clay County District Court. Chase Michael Holen, 25, is charged with multiple felonies in the incident. Court documents say a Barnesville police officer received a report about 3:20 p.m. Monday from a resident who tried to stop Holen after seeing Holen drive erratically with the small child standing unrestrained in the back seat.
Two junior hockey players pleaded guilty here Tuesday to felony child pornography charges, admitting they made and send a video of one of them having sex with a then-15-year-old girl last year at a hotel room after a hockey game. Thomas Ryan Carey, of Moorhead, and Brandon Nicholas Smith, of Castaic, Calif., both 20, entered guilty pleas at a hearing in Clay County District Court on all three counts of creating, possessing and disseminating child pornography. The plea deal calls for both men to serve a 45-day sentence in jail, plus 10 years of probation.
MOORHEAD — Hawley police are investigating the bank account of a Hawley church treasurer they suspect of stealing $50,000 from the United Methodist Church here over the past four years. It's not clear where much of that money went, but according to a search warrant filed Thursday in Clay County District Court, Allan Fenske, 53, may have given some of it to the Hawley Boy Scouts. He is the group's treasurer. The search warrant filed by Hawley police says church officials began to suspect there was a problem in April when the Rev.
A Glyndon police officer working a traffic safety enforcement overtime shift early Friday morning pulled over a man driving a van that allegedly had a safe stuffed with 88 pounds of marijuana. “This is not ditch weed; this is really good nug,” Glyndon Police Chief Mike Cline said at a news conference Friday as he stood in front of a table piled high with the marijuana, vacuum-sealed into 1- to 1¼-pound packages. “When they opened the door – it was on its side – it literally started falling out of the safe.” Clay County jail officials said Brandon Lee Enget, 29, was booked into the jai
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - Three people from Grand Forks were been hurt in a rollover crash in Otter Tail County, Minnesota Highway Patrol officials said Monday. Minnesota State Patrol Lt...
MOORHEAD – A Barnesville, Minn., mother whose 9-year-old daughter turned her parents in to police for a marijuana grow operation in the family home has pleaded guilty in the case. Jodi Anne Miller, 38, pleaded guilty Monday morning in Clay County District Court to fifth-degree sale of drugs, a felony. Court documents say Miller's daughter approached officers at the Barnesville police station June 2014 in tears to report her parents grew marijuana at their home there and smoked it daily. The smoke was making her sick, the child reported, and she was worried about her dog, because her p
MOORHEAD - A Moorhead mother is charged with child abuse and felony terrorizing after allegedly beating her 9-year-old daughter with a cord and threatening to cut her tongue out after the victim's glasses were broken earlier that day. According to court documents filed Thursday in Clay County District Court, Moorhead police were dispatched to a home on 34th Street Circle South on Tuesday after a resident there reported the girl was hiding in the hallway of their apartment building.
Drivers in the Detroit Lakes area can expect a brief reprieve this weekend from some of the area’s recent construction-induced traffic delays along Highway 10, but Minnesota state transportation officials say enjoy it while you can. Work along Highway 10 will stop and all lanes will be open starting at midday today and continuing throughout the Memorial Day weekend, said state Department of Transportation spokesman Jerimiah Moerke. Some access points along frontage roads will be modified, and cones and barrels will still be in place. Highway 34 will remain closed from Barnesville to D