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FARGO — A West Fargo woman accused of drowning her newborn child pleaded not guilty to the felony charges against her at a hearing Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Cass County District Court. Ginny Lubitz, 36, faces a count of murder and a count of attempted murder in connection with the baby's death on May 5.
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. The International Center for Determining Centers will be at Hanson's Bar in Robinson, about 60 miles northwest of Jamestown.
FARGO—As the opioid crisis continues to ravage communities, grandparents across the country are caring for grandchildren because parents are struggling with opioid abuse. The battle was outlined here on Tuesday, Aug. 7, during a discussion hosted by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Several grandparents who've taken in their grandchildren — a group that has become known as "grandfamilies" — voiced their ideas on what needs to change to improve care and support for the children and their families.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—Rep. Kevin Cramer stopped by the Hjemkomst Center here Thursday, Aug. 2, to discuss several hot-button legislative topics. The Republican and lone member of the U.S. House from North Dakota met up with members of the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce to update them on a variety of issues now being discussed by Congress, including the farm bill, economic growth, tariffs, the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion project and national defense appropriations. Cramer currently is running against Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for her spot in the Senate.
FARGO — A Moorhead, Minn., woman is being accused of making unauthorized purchases over $100,000 using her company card, court documents filed Wednesday, July 25, say. Amy Renee Espeseth is charged in Cass County District Court with one felony count of theft of property and one felony count of misapplication of entrusted property from Fargo-Moorhead Builders and Traders Exchange, a Fargo-based organization where she was the former executive director.
FARGO — Police got help from an unlikely source in catching a suspected drug dealer at a local motel: a group of children playing nearby. Two officers from the Fargo Police Department's Narcotics Unit and the Metro Street Crimes Unit arrived at the motel with a search warrant for a specific room, Fargo police said in a Facebook post. The officers knocked on the door and didn't get a response. As they were entering the room, they saw a man jump out of the window, police said.
FARGO — Two men accused of stealing about $8,700 worth of grain have been cleared of charges after a jury acquitted one of them and the case against the other was dropped. Keith Strand was charged with one count of theft, and Chad Swanson was charged with a count of conspiracy to commit theft. A jury acquitted Strand, and the case against Swanson was dropped soon after, prosecutor Tracy Hines said Thursday, July 12.
FARGO — A woman accused of drowning her newborn in a bathtub at a south Fargo home was arraigned Monday, July 2, in Cass County District Court. Ginny Lubitz, 36, of West Fargo, is charged with a count of murder and a count of attempted murder in connection with the baby's death on May 5. She was arraigned from Cass County Jail through interactive TV, answering each of Judge John Irby's questions with a blunt "yes." The judge set Lubitz's bail at $500,000. She remained in jail as of Monday evening. She has a preliminary hearing set for 9 a.m. Aug. 8.
FARGO — It was a hot and balmy evening Wednesday, June 27, but that couldn't stop nearly 100 people from cheering when the United States president stepped out of Air Force One here. President Donald Trump arrived in Fargo at about 6:15 p.m. at the Fargo Air National Guard Base and was met with cheers from first responders, military service members and their families. He was also greeted by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and his wife, Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, as well as North Dakota National Guard Adjutant General Al Dohrmann and 119th Wing Commander Col. Britt Hatley.
FARGO — A woman is charged with murdering her newborn baby by drowning him in a bathtub in a Fargo apartment, according to Cass County District Court documents filed Tuesday, June 26. Ginny Rose Lubitz, of West Fargo, faces a count of murder and a count of attempted murder in connection with the baby's death on May 5. On that day, Fargo police, medics and firefighters were dispatched about 9:39 p.m. to 4530 Bluestem Court S., Unit F, for a report of a deceased newborn.