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Two sentenced on charges in trafficking sting

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Two men were sentenced in plea deals Thursday on federal charges that arose out of the Operation Vigilant Guardian sex trafficking sting.
Vigilant Guardian netted 14 arrests in November — 11 in Dickinson and three in Williston — aft…continue reading on

Accused Craigslist sex ad slasher charged with kidnapping

May 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The man accused of slashing and trying to rob another man he met through an online sex ad is charged with kidnapping a different man he met the same way, forcing him at gunpoint to drive them from Fargo to St. Paul, Minn.
Obsa Ali Omer, 18…continue reading on

Online ad: Free century-old house to good home, as long as its moved

January 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The introductory lines of the online ad posted on Craigslist are hard to ignore:
Free house.
In parentheses comes the hitch — if you move it.
The house in question, a Victorian two-story built in 1900, is at 1101 8th St. S. in Fargo, i…continue reading on

Online housing scam hits Mitchell

May 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Scammers copy a real estate agency’s listings of houses for sale and advertise the listings on Craigslist as rental properties. Continue Reading

Home of rural Swedish Covenant faith listed for sale

April 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MURDOCK Sitting at the antique kitchen table in her equally old rural Murdock farm house, Marie Johnson listens intently to the Swedish church hymns coming from an under-the-kitchen-cabinet CD player.
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‘ My son is not a monster': Mom defends son, 16, charged with attempted murder in Ohio Craigslist scheme

November 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A 16-year-old boy charged with attempted murder in a scheme police say lured Craigslist job-seekers into deadly robberies is innocent and is cooperating with authorities, his mother said today.
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New York Congressman resigns after shirtless photo surfaces

February 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Rep. Christopher Lee of western New York abruptly resigned with only a vague explanation of regret after a gossip website reported that he sent a shirtless photo of himself flexing his muscles to a woman he had met on Craigslist. Continue Reading&

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Officials seek removal of adult-services ads

September 23, 2010 in INFORUM

On the same day Fargo police used a local website to arrest two women for prostitution, the site came under fire by 21 state attorneys general. Continue Reading

Use caution on Craigslist, says Better Business Bureau

September 20, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

In the wake of another tragic death in the Twin Cities area involving a transaction initiated through Craigslist, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is advising the public to practice caution when using the online service and others like it. Continue Reading

eBay wins a round in court against Craigslist

September 9, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

In a skirmish between two Internet heavy hitters with a tangled relationship, eBay Inc. has convinced a court that it was wronged by antitakeover moves adopted by Craigslist after eBay started encroaching on its online classifieds turf in the U.S. Continue Reading

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