Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- A North Dakota farmer is being held on attempted assassination charges in the Ukraine.  

The Ukrainian News Agency says Ashley native Kurt Groszhans is in jail, accused of trying to kill the Agriculture Minister in the nation.  

Investigators say Groszhans hired a hit man to kill Roman Leschenko and a debt collector. Reports have also revealed that the duo have business history.