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FARGO — A West Fargo man who was 19 when he pleaded guilty in April to having sex with a 13-year-old girl was sentenced Monday, Aug. 27, in Cass County District Court.
GENESEO, N.D. — A North Dakota man is charged in federal court with illegally trapping migratory birds.
FRAZEE, Minn — A 26-year-old man was pronounced dead after his tractor rolled over in Frazee, Minn., a town southeast of Detroit Lakes, Minn. According to a Becker County Sheriff's Office news release, police received a report of a man, later identified as Kyle Kevin Quittschreiber, stuck under a tractor at 31195 County Highway 54 in Frazee. Police found Quittschreiber lying near skid steer tractor rolled over on a hill next to his residence. Quittschreiber was pronounced dead despite lifesaving efforts, police said.
WEST FARGO — A 17-year-male was injured this afternoon, Aug. 24, when his bicycle was hit by a vehicle in West Fargo, according to a West Fargo Police Department news release. A vehicle traveling south along First Street struck the bicyclist at around 2:50 p.m. as he crossed the intersection of First Street and Third Avenue. Vehicles parked along First Street prevented the driver and the 17-year-old from seeing each other, police said.
BUFFALO, N.D. — Police are notifying the public of a sex offender who recently moved here. Lee Allen Topel, who was convicted in Yankton County, S.D., on two counts of possession of child pornography, is now residing at 101 Broadway Ave., Buffalo, N.D, according to the Cass County Sheriff's Office. Topel is 6 feet, 1 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He is registered as a moderate risk sex offender, the sheriff's office said.
FARGO — A new trial date has been set in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Andrew Sadek, an undercover drug informant who was found dead in the Red River in 2014. The suit filed by John and Tammy Sadek against Richland County and Richland County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Weber came in the wake of Sadek's death in 2014 when he was found in the Red River with a gunshot wound to his head and a backpack filled with rocks tied around his waist. Following a cancelled date in April, the trial is now set for July 15, 2019.
FARGO — The words "Too Beautiful for Earth" are etched in a memorial headstone that stands to mark Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind's final resting place. The headstone was made by Dakota Monument Company with cooperation from her family and was placed in Sunset Memorial Gardens Tuesday, Aug. 21. Dustin Anderson, outside sales representative with Dakota Monument who led the project, said he was out of the state when he heard about the incident and decided that something needed to be done to memorialize LaFontaine-Greywind.
FARGO — The former general manager of a downtown concert and events venue here who was fired after financial discrepancies were discovered now faces charges of theft, according to Cass County District Court documents.
WEST FARGO — Police here have arrested a man for allegedly sexually assaulting a child. Osmar Dionel Vasquez, 42, was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 7, for gross sexual imposition, according to a West Fargo Police Department news release. The release said officers responded to a sexual assault complaint report involving a minor under the age of 14. Vasquez is being held at Cass County Jail and court records don't list an attorney for him.
ROBINSON, N.D. — A bar in central North Dakota battling for the title of "center of North America" is rolling out a new center, with the supposed scientific mission of finding the centers of cities, counties and anything else that may conceivably have a center.