Friday News Update - 08-10
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MAN CHARGED WITH VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER WANTS TO GO TO TRIAL
A 42-year-old Sabin man said he's not guilty in the crash that killed a 2-year-old girl in Moorhead.
It's a story WDAY news has been following since January. 42-year old Jeremy Sagvold is requesting a jury trial. He's charged with criminal vehicluar homicide and second degree manslaughter. WDAY News spoke with police, who said Sagvold was driving, despite having his license cancelled because of epilepsy. Crash reconstruction showed Sagvold driving more than 60-miles per hour, 15-miles per hour over the speed limit, when his truck slammed into a small S.U.V. in January on Highway 10 in Moorhead. 2-year old Zaiden Engen died at the hospital, later that same day.
CLAY COUNTY CANDIDATES FACE UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS
Only days remain until Clay County voters hit the polls to elect a new sheriff and commissioner.
Last night, the four candidates for sheriff faced pointed questions about their past mistakes in their law enforcement careers. When it came to the questions of their background, both Mark Empting and Jason Hicks were in the hot seat. The elephant in the room at the Moorhead public library came from a question that was typed up on a computer and given to the moderator with the League of Women Voters. It involved why Empting left the Dilworth Police Department in his early years as a cop, two decades ago. Empting said he didn't want to go into specifics, but called his actions leading up to his resignation "unethical" but not criminal. Empting said this is his effort to be transparent to the people of Minnesota and Clay County.
FARGO PUBLIC LIBRARIES BEGINNING "LIBRARY ON WHEELS" PROGRAM
If you're looking for some new books to read, you might not even have to stop at the library to get them.
The Fargo Public Library is introducing a trike as a mini library on wheels. It was custom made to travel around the community for things like farmer's markets and park events. You can check out books, put a hold on them, and even sign up for a library card. You can catch the book bike at the Pride Parade tomorrow, and some upcoming Red River Markets.