Author: Alison Voorhees

City of Dazey Wants to Clear False Reports on Flooding

City has been dealing with groundwater and overland flooding for several weeks

DAZEY, N.D. — The city of Dazey and Barnes County wants to clear up any false reports regarding  the city’s recent flooding situation. Below is what the Barnes County Emergency Manager sent out. — — — — City of Dazey, North Dakota Press Statement Regarding Summer 2019 Flooding As of 4:00pm on July 18, 2019 General Information The City of…

Fatal Storage Unit Fire Ruled Accidental

Fargo Police Department says it appears the man was living inside

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police Department is calling a fatal storage unit fire accidental. The early Sunday morning fire killed 58–year–old Jonathan Liles of Fargo. It happened at 1725 1st Avenue North. Firefighters had the fire out in ten minutes and then discovered the man’s body. Police say it appears Liles was living in the storage unit. Categories: Local News,…

Patterson Moved to Prison Out of State

The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs has been transferred to a prison out of Wisconsin

BARRON, Wis.  — The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs and killed her parents, has been transferred to a prison out of Wisconsin. State records show that Jake Patterson was moved yesterday but do not say where. Patterson killed Denise and James Closs last October and then abducted their daughter, Jayme. He held her captive for 88 days. He was sentenced…

Legal Settlement Discussion Over Mandan Mural

A federal judge has instructed both parties to continue "good faith" discussions to avoid a trial.

MANDAN, N.D. — A legal settlement is being discussed between the city of Mandan and the owners of a bar who filed a federal lawsuit after being told to remove an outdoor mural. The city says the Lonesome Dove doesn’t have a permit for the mural. The bar’s attorneys say they are protected by the First Amendment. A federal judge…

Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Field Near Wolverton

Wilkin County Sheriff's Office says the plane's engine seized about 1.5 miles east of town

WOLVERTON, Minn. — An agriculture plane makes an emergency landing in a field east of Wolverton. Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office received a call that the plane’s engine had seized and it went down about a mile and a half from the town. The pilot from Colfax, North Dakota was not injured and the plane had minimal damage. However, several gallons…

Man Identified in Fatal Tractor Rollover Near Portland

North Dakota Highway Patrol says the victim is 77-year Alton Anderson.

PORTLAND, N.D. — Authorities identify the man who died Friday evening after rolling his tractor near Portland, North Dakota. North Dakota Highway Patrol says the victim is 77-year Alton Anderson. Anderson was cutting grass in the ditch on 148th Avenue Northeast. Deputies say he went to turn to avoid a culvert at the bottom of the ditch. The front right…

Officials Release Name Of Man Who Fell Into ND Grain Bin

58 year old Kevin John Anderson was trapped while cleaning the bin.

File ImageARVILLA, ND — The Grand Forks County Sheriff released the name of the rural Aneta man pulled from a grain bin at Columbia Grain. 58 year old Kevin John Anderson was trapped while cleaning the bin. He became buried under approximately 15 feet of corn. Rescue crews spent at least two hours attempting to locate and recovering Anderson. He…

First Case of West Nile Virus Reported in North Dakota

The person is from McHenry County and was not hospitalized.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The first case of West Nile virus has been reported in North Dakota for the season. The department of health says the person is from McHenry County in the central part of the state. The infected person was not hospitalized. The West Nile virus surveillance coordinator says this is the second year in a row where the…

Moorhead Man Arrested in Narcotics Search

12 grams of powder heroin seized at 1220 14th Street North

MOORHEAD, Minn. — One man is arrested after officers find heroin during a narcotics search. Police arrest 34-year-old Dennis Akins, of Moorhead, after searching a house at 1220 14th Street North. Authorities found 12 grams of powder heroin with an estimated street value of $2,400. Six children were in the house at the time with their mother. He is being…