Author: Jim Monk

Two guests injured, driver arrested after vehicle crashes into Detroit Lakes motel

photo by Wendy Petermann. DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) – Two people were seriously injured when a vehicle crashed into a motel, trapping them in their guest room in Detroit Lakes. Police Chief Steve Todd says the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Seventy-seven-year-old Frank Benninger and 77-year-old Jacklyn Benninger were staying at the Lakes Inn at 702 W. Lake Drive….

Liquid fertilizer spills near Colfax

Approximately 11,357 gallons discharged into the surrounding property and drainage ditch.

COLFAX, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Dept. of Environmental Quality says more than 11,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer was accidentally released in Richland County. Minn-Kota Ag Products detected the spill Tuesday. The leak happened in an above-ground storage tank, about a mile west of Colfax. It was caused by a small rust hole in the tank. State officials are…

North Dakota health officials investigating hepatitis in child with unknown cause

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in investigating a child with hepatitis of unknown cause. The child resides in Grand Forks County. The child is recovering at home after a brief hospitalization. North Dakota is among a growing list of states investigating children with hepatitis where usual…

West Fargo man struck by skid steer loader near Mooreton

MOORETON, N.D. (KVRR-KFGO) – A 38-year-old West Fargo man was struck and injured by a skid steer loader on a job site in rural Mooreton Wednesday afternoon. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to the call. The man, a Morton Builders employee, became distracted while he was guiding a loader which was maneuvering…

West Fargo Police add ‘Thor’ to K-9 Unit

Thor (West Fargo Police Dept.)WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The West Fargo Police Dept. has a new member in its K-9 Unit. Thor is an 18-month old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois cross. “The West Fargo Police Department is incredibly fortunate to have amazing support from the community,” Police Chief Denis Otterness said. “Through a generous donation such as this, we are…

North Dakota, federal officials sue over 2016 oil spill

BISMARCK, N.D. – The state of North Dakota and the federal government have filed a lawsuit over a large oil spill that contaminated the Little Missouri River and a tributary in 2016. The federal lawsuit filed this week against Belle Fourche Pipeline seeks civil penalties and nearly $100,000 in reimbursement for the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality’s efforts in…

Traffic stop leads to another fentanyl seizure in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – There’s been another large fentanyl seizure in Moorhead. Police say early Sunday morning, an officer spotted a vehicle that struck the median on 20th St. near Belsly Boulevard. The officer also noted the car had equipment violations, and a traffic stop was conducted in the 3000 block of 20th St. S. Police say the driver initially…