Skip to main content

Fergus Falls man gets 10 years for 'soul collecting'

Timothy Eugene Peterson says he was blacked out last January when he attacked his neighbor, Ivan Mallas, with a bowie knife, trying to cut off his toes and scalp him, looking to collect his soul.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Timothy Eugene Peterson says he was blacked out last January when he attacked his neighbor, Ivan Mallas, with a bowie knife, trying to cut off his toes and scalp him, looking to collect his soul.

Next Up

ambulance

1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash

The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Image (1)

School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo

None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.

Richfield High School

Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting

Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium

Screen Shot 2022-09-23 at 10.21.38 PM

Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube

Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.

J. Gordon

K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop

A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.

Screen Shot 2022-09-23 at 5.20.08 PM

Gov. Walz reacts to Tuesday death of Mankato West student

The governor is a former geography teacher at the high school.

court room

Teen pleads guilty to Minneapolis carjacking, admits to others

The man was yanked out of the vehicle by witnesses before fleeing the scene.

Federal court house

Three plead guilty to roles in murder on Red Lake Reservation

The 2019 murder left another person seriously injured.

image

Sheriff: Heifer shot and butchered on farmer's pasture near Aitkin

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office.

SwearegeneMugDouglasCoJail

Minneapolis murder suspect arrested in Wisconsin

The man has been wanted by police since the shooting happened in April.

Related

Fergus Falls man collects 4 million pop tabs for charity

Daryl Johnson has collected more than four million of them. Johnson says he plans to cash them all in and give the proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House Foundation -- which helps families with seriously ill children.

Soul Asylum to release 10th album

Minneapolis native son Dave Pirner is most famous as frontman of the seminal Minnesota rock group, Soul Asylum. The band is commemorating the release of its tenth studio album next week with a sold-out show at the 7th Street Entry. Listen in as Pirner chats in the The Current studios about the album and his life "at the bottom of the river" in New Orleans.

Fergus Falls man with 20 DWI arrests sent to prison for second time

A Fergus Falls man was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for a felony DWI conviction. Richard Papenfuss, 62, has over 20 DWI arrests on his record and has already served prison time for a previous DWI. In the Twin Cities, a Plymouth woman was arrested Thursday morning for probable cause DWI. She had already served prison time for hitting a killing a man in 2010.

Man gets 3 years probation for role in $35 million housing fraud

Nathan Jesh will also have to pay restitution for his role in a fraud scheme involving at least 200 houses, most of which were in north Minneapolis. Jesh admitted he closed sales for TJ Waconia when he knew the loan applications were fraudulent.

Man gets $25,000 after 10 years in prison for crime he didn't commit

A man from Duluth was convicted of sexually assaulting a child, but 20 years later, the alleged victim admitted he lied. The man asked for $3.65 million in compensation for the 10 years he spent locked up, but the Wisconsin Claims Board can only reward a maximum of $25,000. That works out to roughly $6.85 a day. The board can ask the state to vote to exceed that cap, but did not.

150 years after Dakota War, battlefield artifacts collected

On the 150th anniversary of the battle that ended the U.S. Dakota war, collectors were displaying the artifacts they've salvaged from the western Minnesota battlefield. One Spicer man is the proud owner of a cannon ball, knife blade, and more than fifty other artifacts.

Man springs dog, gets collared for two felonies

A Moorhead man who only wanted his dog back now faces two felonies. Police say he broke into an animal hospital and freed the unlicensed pooch rather than pay a $103 fee.