Threats Found in Detroit Lakes Middle School Prompts Safety Measures

Detroit Lakes, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – A notification sent to Detroit Lakes Middle School families on Tuesday revealed the discovery of graffiti containing threats in a girls’ bathroom stall. The graffiti included “allusions to self-harm and a threat involving the school.” As a precautionary measure on Wednesday morning, DLMS staff, along with assistance from the Detroit… Continue reading Threats Found in Detroit Lakes Middle School Prompts Safety Measures

Watson Man Faces Maximum Sentence for Threats and Ammunition Possession

Joseph Rongstad

MONTEVIDEO, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Joseph Mark Rongstad, a 41-year-old Watson man, may be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for posting threats on social media, leading to the lockdown of multiple schools and the University of Minnesota. Rongstad was arrested after an extended standoff at his residence. In Chippewa County District Court filings,… Continue reading Watson Man Faces Maximum Sentence for Threats and Ammunition Possession

Badger, Minnesota Man Faces Felony Threats of Violence Charge in Roseau

Vladimere Olson

ROSEAU, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In a shocking incident, 25-year-old Vladimere Olson from Badger, Minnesota, is now facing serious charges, including felony threats of violence and misdemeanor domestic assault. Court documents reveal a disturbing altercation between Olson and a female victim in Roseau on February 4th. According to the victim’s statement, the argument escalated when Olson allegedly… Continue reading Badger, Minnesota Man Faces Felony Threats of Violence Charge in Roseau

Suspect in Deputy’s Death: Extensive History of Threats and Government Hate

Suspect in Deputy's Death: Extensive History of Threats and Government Hate

SIOUX FALLS, SD (trfnews.i234.me) – Joseph Hoek, a 40-year-old Sioux Falls man, faces life imprisonment and the death penalty for the alleged murder of Chief Deputy Ken Prorok. Hoek’s family revealed a troubling history, stating he held hatred towards the government and had a long record of escalating threats. Court documents from multiple protection orders… Continue reading Suspect in Deputy’s Death: Extensive History of Threats and Government Hate

Otsego Man Faces Felony Threats of Violence Charge in Bemidji Motel Incident

BEMIDJI, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Kaden Joseph Hoffman, a 20-year-old resident of Otsego, Minnesota, is now facing serious charges following an incident at a Bemidji motel. According to court documents, Hoffman has been charged with a felony count of terroristic threats and a misdemeanor domestic assault. The charges stem from an incident at the Best Western… Continue reading Otsego Man Faces Felony Threats of Violence Charge in Bemidji Motel Incident

Crookston Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Sexual Assault and Threats

Dale William Sorenson

POLK COUNTY, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Dale William Sorenson, a 59-year-old Crookston man, has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted rape, second-degree criminal sexual contact, threats of violence, and fifth-degree assault. Incident Overview: Charges: Sorenson faces two felonies, including second-degree criminal sexual contact and threats of violence, along with a gross misdemeanor for fifth-degree assault.… Continue reading Crookston Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Sexual Assault and Threats

Felony Threats of Violence Charge in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Michael Kurkowski

DETROIT LAKES, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, 56-year-old Michael Kurkowski, currently residing in Port St. Lucie, Florida, is facing a felony-level Threats of Violence charge. Court documents reveal that Kurkowski left an ominous voicemail for a female victim, stating that he knows her appearance and address. He menacingly mentioned intentions to harm her… Continue reading Felony Threats of Violence Charge in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Savage, Minnesota Man Sentenced for Weapons Possession and Threats

River William Smith

SAVAGE, Minn. (trfnews.i234.me) – River William Smith, a 21-year-old from Savage, Minnesota, has been sentenced to 80 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegal possession of auto sears, used to convert semi-automatic weapons into machine guns, and the attempted possession of hand grenades. The sentencing follows concerns raised by citizens about… Continue reading Savage, Minnesota Man Sentenced for Weapons Possession and Threats

Ogema Resident Charged with Felony Domestic Assault and Threats

Joseph Daniel Schultz

OGEMA, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Joseph Daniel Schultz, a 41-year-old man from rural Ogema, faces serious charges in Becker County District Court, including felony threats of violence and felony domestic assault. The charges stem from an incident reported on January 2nd, when White Earth police were alerted by a woman claiming Schultz, her partner, had confined her… Continue reading Ogema Resident Charged with Felony Domestic Assault and Threats

Grand Forks Downtown Disrupted by Police Response to Threats

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – Downtown Grand Forks experienced significant disruption on Tuesday evening, following a police response to reported threats. Around 8:30 PM, residents observed that traffic had backed up significantly on the Sly Bridge, coinciding with an unusually large police presence in the heart of the city. Details of the incident remain sparse,… Continue reading Grand Forks Downtown Disrupted by Police Response to Threats