Decades-Old Roommate Murder Case Moved: New Venue Ordered for Nichole Rice Trial

Nichole Erin Rice

MINOT, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – The trial of Nichole Erin Rice, accused of killing her roommate nearly 20 years ago in Minot, will be relocated to another county. On Friday, June 7, Ward County Judge Richard Hagar granted the change of venue for the trial of 36-year-old Rice, meaning the proceedings will no longer be held… Continue reading Decades-Old Roommate Murder Case Moved: New Venue Ordered for Nichole Rice Trial

Fargo Woman Killed in Domestic Dispute Had Prior Violent Incidents with Accused Killer

Randall Dale Duffy

FARGO, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – Jody Campbell, 59, tragically lost her life on Saturday, June 8, during a domestic dispute with 61-year-old Randall Dale Duffy at an apartment in the 3100 block of 33rd Street South, Fargo. On Monday, Duffy was charged with murder, a Class AA felony, and felony domestic violence, a Class C felony,… Continue reading Fargo Woman Killed in Domestic Dispute Had Prior Violent Incidents with Accused Killer

Minneapolis shooting that killed police officer claims fourth victim

Mustafa Ahmed Mohamed

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Officials say a man who suffered multiple gunshot wounds on May 30 in Minneapolis has died. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office says Mohamed Bashir Aden died Friday morning at Hennepin County Medical Center after being shot inside an apartment building at 2221 Blaisdell Ave. on the city’s south side. That’s… Continue reading Minneapolis shooting that killed police officer claims fourth victim

Grand Forks Man Claims Self-Defense in Basketball Court Shooting

Allen Little

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – A Grand Forks man accused of shooting another man on a basketball court is speaking out, claiming he was defending his family. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, at the Abbott Sports Complex across from Purper Arena. “I got my family beside me,” said 24-year-old Allen… Continue reading Grand Forks Man Claims Self-Defense in Basketball Court Shooting

Gunfire Erupts at North St. Paul Graduation Party, Injuring Four

NORTH ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Late Saturday night, a graduation party at Casey Lake Park in North St. Paul turned violent as gunfire erupted, leaving four people injured. Police received reports of an assault involving gunfire at approximately 10:44 p.m. on May 25. Officers responding to the park, located in the 2100 block of… Continue reading Gunfire Erupts at North St. Paul Graduation Party, Injuring Four

Video of High-Speed Chase and Arrest on White Earth Reservation Sparks Controversy

Aaron Goodwin Sr.

MAHNOMEN, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – A criminal complaint provides a clearer picture of a dramatic arrest on the White Earth Reservation, with video footage circulating on social media. On Tuesday, May 21, witnesses called police after seeing a woman injured with blood on her face. According to court documents, Aaron Goodwin was attempting to steal her… Continue reading Video of High-Speed Chase and Arrest on White Earth Reservation Sparks Controversy

Sister Confirms Missing Williston Woman Found Dead on Mother’s Day

WILLISTON, N.D. (trfnews.i234.me) – Despite her struggles, Breeanna Ward always kept her heart open to helping friends, family, and her cats. She cared for her three cats and regularly left food outside for neighborhood strays. “She loved nature and all animals, especially cats,” said Chelsey Francis, Ward’s sister. “She had three or four cats, and… Continue reading Sister Confirms Missing Williston Woman Found Dead on Mother’s Day

Former Youth Pastor Seeks Dismissal of Majority of Sexual Assault Charges

Jackson Michael Gatlin

DULUTH, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Jackson Michael Gatlin, 35, a former assistant pastor at Duluth’s Vineyard Church, is pursuing the dismissal of multiple charges related to alleged sexual assaults against five girls. Gatlin, who rejected a plea offer from the prosecution, is opting for pretrial litigation. Gatlin faces 10 felony charges across five cases, primarily involving… Continue reading Former Youth Pastor Seeks Dismissal of Majority of Sexual Assault Charges

Minnesota Woman Accused of Child Torture Seeks Extension as Attorney General Takes Over Prosecution

Jorden Nicole Borders

BRAINERD, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Jorden Nicole Borders, accused of torturing her three children, appeared via Zoom with her public defender, Mark Hansen, on Tuesday, April 23. They requested more time as the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office assumed prosecution. Assistant Attorneys General Mary Russell and Dominika Kins were consulted, with the state supporting the request. Borders… Continue reading Minnesota Woman Accused of Child Torture Seeks Extension as Attorney General Takes Over Prosecution

Former Olmsted County Deputy Faces Federal Charges for Child Sexual Abuse Offenses

Matthew Richard Adamson

ROCHESTER, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Matthew Richard Adamson, a 45-year-old former deputy from Olmsted County, Rochester, is indicted on multiple federal charges related to child sexual abuse. Indicted on April 11 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Adamson faces charges including production and attempted production of child sexual abuse materials, coercion, and… Continue reading Former Olmsted County Deputy Faces Federal Charges for Child Sexual Abuse Offenses

Mandan Man Found Guilty of Murder in Bismarck Shooting

Benjamin Williams

BISMARCK, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – In a decisive verdict, jurors convicted Benjamin Williams, 29, of Mandan, for the murder of Christopher Sebastian, 39, in a 2022 shooting incident in Bismarck. The jury’s decision, reached after less than two hours of deliberation on Monday, could result in Williams facing life imprisonment without parole. Sentencing awaits scheduling, with… Continue reading Mandan Man Found Guilty of Murder in Bismarck Shooting