TJ Nelson

Widow of Mahnomen County Deputy Chris Dewey Dies In Colorado

Aunt Wrote That Emily Died Of Liver Failure

The widow of Mahnomen County Deputy Chris Dewey, who died months after being shot in the line of duty, has died. Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier says Emily Dewey died in Colorado where she had been living. An aunt posted on Facebook that Emily died on January 31st of liver failure. She also said Emily never “recovered from her husbands…

Drug Investigation On White Earth Reservation Results In Charges

Multiple Agencies Seized Heroin, Cash and Vehicles

Four people have been charged in a massive drug investigation in west central Minnesota. 34-year-old Steven Gant of Plymouth, 29-year-old Dylan Warren of Ogema, 32-year-old Jameson Jackson of Mahnomen and 30-year-old Joni Bush of Mahnomen all face drug charges. Multiple agencies investigated the flow of heroin to the White Earth Reservation, Becker and Mahnomen counties. They seized $5,200 in heroin,…

Man Shot And Killed During Pursuit Identified

Chase Happened Wednesday In Stutsman County, North Dakota

STUTSMAN CO., N.D. — Authorities have identified the man killed by an officer yesterday near Medina. He is 27-year-old Michael Schieffer of Jamestown. Authorities say Schieffer fired at officers Wednesday during a pursuit on Highway 281 north of Jamestown. When his vehicle got stuck and he fled, he fired at officers again and they fired back killing him. No officers…

Man Violates House Arrest And Injures Deputy During Arrest After Slow Speed Pursuit

Thomas Mattson Refused To Obey Orders

RICHLAND CO., N.D. — A Richland County deputy was hurt during the arrest of a man involved in a slow speed pursuit. Authorities say 70-year-old Thomas Mattson was driving erratically on a rural Lidgerwood road Sunday night. Mattson refused to stop and drove to his house where he continued to refuse deputies orders and a Taser was used but was…

Red Lake Nation Member Has Been Missing For Nearly Three Weeks

Amy Dow Was Last Seen January 28

PONEMAH, Minn. — A member of Red Lake Nation has gone missing. Red Lake Law Enforcement is looking for 27-year-old Amy Dow. She was last seen leaving her house in Ponemah, Minnesota about three weeks ago. Amy is 5’3″ tall and 98 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. If anyone has seen or heard from Amy they are asked…

No Indication of A Crime In Missing Pregnant Woman’s Death

Body of Kara Blevins Found Saturday In Chippewa National Forest

CASS CO., Minn. — Authorities doubt that foul play was a factor in the death of a pregnant woman who was missing for more than two weeks. The body of 27-year-old Kara Blevins was found Saturday not far from her hometown of Akeley, Minnesota. The county sheriff says there was “no indication at the scene of any crime.” Preliminary autopsy…

Dispatcher Killed By Former Priest Driving The Wrong-Way, Alcohol Suspected To Be A Factor

Dispatcher's Husband Heard The Crash Call While Monitoring Emergency Audio At Home

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A Minneapolis 911 dispatcher was killed while driving to work and her husband heard the call while monitoring emergency dispatch audio at home. The State Patrol says 30-year-old Jenna Bixby was hit head-on Saturday by a wrong-way driver on Highway 252. The other driver was Richard Shaka, a retired 72-year-old minister from Blaine, and alcohol is suspected…

Bipartisan Committee Formed To Find Solution to Pension Crisis

Threatens 2,000 North Dakotans and 400,00 Retirees Across The Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A solution for the country’s pension crisis didn’t make it in the final budget, but a bipartisan committee has been set up as a compromise. The pension crisis is threatening 2,000 North Dakotans and 400,000 retirees across the country who paid into Central States Pension Fund and others. The committee will be required to hold at least…

Three People Hurt After Running Into Snow Plow In Whiteout Conditions

Crash Happened Sunday Afernoon on Interstate 29, South of Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS CO., N.D. — Three people from Kindred were hurt when their pickup rear-ended a snow plow. It happened in white-out conditions Sunday afternoon on I-29 south of Grand Forks. The pickup driver, 30-year old Sean Woller, and his passengers, 26 year old Christina Lindquist-Cornog, and 6 year-old William Cornog, were taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with…

Minnesota 2018 Legislative Session Begins On Tuesday

Tax Code, opioid abuse and public construction high on the agenda

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are heading back to the Capitol Tuesday with a long list of work but uncertain odds of finishing it. Squaring Minnesota’s tax code with the recently passed federal tax cuts may get top billing. But it won’t be easy for the Republican-controlled Legislature to make sure taxpayers can easily file their taxes next year…