Author Archives: DAVE KOLPACK

Student-led holiday food drive continues to fill Fargodome

It was 12 years ago when several high school students in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota had the idea of trying to fill the floor of the Fargodome football stadium with food donated for the needy at holiday time. Continue reading

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South Dakota to execute inmate on Monday for guard’s slaying

When South Dakota executes an inmate Monday for killing a prison guard during a 2011 escape attempt, it will be the state’s fourth execution since it reinstituted the death penalty in the late 1970s. Continue reading

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Man acquitted in pregnant woman’s slaying in North Dakota

A North Dakota man was acquitted Friday of helping to kill a pregnant neighbor by tightening a rope around the woman’s neck after his girlfriend cut the baby from her womb. Continue reading

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North Dakota man denies helping kill pregnant woman

A man on trial in the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb denied any role in her death, testifying Thursday that when he walked into his apartment and heard a baby cry, he thought his girlfriend had given birth. Continue reading

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Judge: Testimony could show agreement to kill pregnant woman

The judge presiding over the trial of a man accused in the killing of a pregnant North Dakota woman said Wednesday that testimony from his former girlfriend could be taken as evidence that he had agreed to participate in the crime. Continue reading

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Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn’t know her plan to kill

A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting the baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to “produce a baby” after figuring out she had lied about being pregnant. Continue reading

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Inmate: Hoehn suggested cutting out baby over abortion

A medical examiner testified Monday that he isn’t sure whether a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb died from blood loss or strangulation. Continue reading

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Prosecutor: Suspect tied rope around neck of slain woman

A North Dakota man accused of helping to kill a pregnant woman tightened a rope around her neck after his girlfriend sliced the baby from the victim’s womb, a prosecutor said Wednesday, later suggesting the girlfriend couldn’t have restrained the mom-t… Continue reading

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Correction: Woman Killed-Baby Taken story

A second suspect in the killing of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb will stand trial this week, more than a year after her disappearance transfixed the state and shined a light on what advocates call oft-overlooked violence against… Continue reading

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Convicted killer walks away from North Dakota halfway house

A convicted killer in North Dakota walked away from a halfway house where he had been temporarily transferred for a psychiatric evaluation, according to authorities. Continue reading

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Pregnant woman’s bloody death detailed at killer’s sentencing

Brooke Crews, 38, was sentenced to life in prison without parole in a hearing that for the first time detailed the August death of Savanna Greywind, 22, of Fargo. Continue reading

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North Dakota woman cut child from neighbor’s womb

A North Dakota judge will decide whether a woman who admitted killing a pregnant neighbor so she and her boyfriend could keep the baby should be sentenced to anything less than life in prison without parole. Continue reading

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Retiring refugee leader to visit immigrants’ home countries

He has been the middleman in North Dakota’s refugee resettlement program for nearly three decades, helping thousands of refugees and other immigrants navigate their journey to U.S. citizenship. Continue reading

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Push for hate crimes law after ugly incident in North Dakota

It was one of the uglier incidents in recent memory in North Dakota’s largest city, Fargo: A white woman was captured on cellphone video shouting “We’re going to kill all of you” at three Somali women in a Walmart parking lot. Continue reading

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