Author: TJ Nelson

Red Lake Police Try To Identify Young School Vandals

They Want to seek restitution from the boys' parents

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption RED LAKE, MN — Police are searching for a group of kids that broke into schools and bus garages in Red Lake, Minnesota causing thousands of dollars in damage. They posted these pictures to Facebook and said the kids, who are believed to be ages 11…

Rick Berg Unanimously Elected To Full Term As North Dakota GOP Chairman

He was first elected party chairman in 2018 to fill out the term of Kelly Armstrong

BISMARCK, ND — Former U.S. Congressman Rick Berg of Fargo has been elected to his first full term as chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party. Members of the party’s state committee unanimously backed Berg at their meeting in Bismarck on Saturday. He was first elected party chairman in 2018 to fill out the term of Kelly Armstrong, who stepped down…

Dad Drowns While Attempting To Save Child At Dead Shot Bay Day Before Father’s Day

The Becker County sheriff's office says Christopher Schultz jumped into Detroit Lake after his child fell from the bridge

Chris Schultz/GoFundMeDETROIT LAKES, MN — Authorities say a father died while trying to save his 3-year-old child who fell from a bridge into a northwestern Minnesota lake. The Becker County sheriff’s office says Christopher Schultz jumped into Detroit Lake after his child fell from the bridge at Dead Shot Bay on Saturday evening. The sheriff’s office says in a news release…

Gov. Walz Considers Special Session to Help Diabetics

Walz says he's open to calling a special session to help diabetics who can't afford the cost of insulin,

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz says he’s open to calling a special session to help diabetics who can’t afford the cost of insulin, but lawmakers must first work out a deal. A measure that would have established an emergency insulin program had broad support during the legislative session, but was left out of budget bills. The program would…

Services Set For Professional Runner And Perham Native Gabe Grunewald

The athlete died Tuesday at the age of 32 following a ten-year cancer battle

Courtesy: @gg_runs/TwitterMINNEAPOLIS, MN — Services are set for professional runner Gabe Grunewald, the Perham, Minnesota native who passed away from cancer this week. A visitation will be held Sunday from 2-5 at Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel in Minneapolis. A second visitation will be held from 10-noon on Monday at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis with the funeral to follow at…

Hector International Airport Named Official Aviation Guide’s Busiest Small Airport of the Year

Hector is served by Delta, United Express, Frontier, American Eagle and Allegiant

FARGO, ND — Fargo has something else to brag about. Hector International Airport has been named Official Aviation Guide’s Busiest Small Airport of the Year. Executive director Shawn Dobberstein says it’s a reflection of the passengers they serve. The airport accommodated nearly 554-thousand scheduled departing seats in the previous 12 months. Hector is served by Delta, United Express, Frontier, American Eagle…

Authorities Identify Mahnomen County Drowning Victim

The sheriff's office says 19-year-old Chase Hron was jet-skiing and not wearing a life jacket

MAHNOMEN COUNTY, Minn. — A 19-year-old Thief River Falls man has been identified as the victim of a drowning last Friday night in Mahnomen County. The sheriff’s office says Chase Hron was jet-skiing and not wearing a life jacket on Vanose Lake. An extensive ground, air and water search was conducted before Hron’s body was recovered on Saturday. Categories: Local…

Authorities Identify Body Pulled From Submerged Pickup In Ransom County

The sheriff says a crime is not suspected in the death

RANSOM CO., ND — The Ransom County sheriff has released the name of a man who died when his pickup went into Dead Colt Creek south of Lisbon Monday morning. He was Ronald Wallner of Lisbon. The sheriff says a crime is not suspected in the death. Wallner’s pickup went into the creek at a boat ramp. Ransom County deputies, The…

Two People Rescued From Broken Down Dam East of Fergus Falls

The people were up against the old portion of the Broken Down Dam

OTTER TAIL, MN — First responders had to jump into action this afternoon after a report that two people were trapped on the Otter Tail River. The people were up against the old portion of the Broken Down Dam east of Fergus Falls and couldn’t make it to shore. Members of the Fergus Falls Police Department, Fergus Falls Fire Department, Otter…

Prairie St. Johns To Build $47 Million Behavioral Health Hospital In Fargo

Once the new facility is completed in mid-2021, the old hospital will be demolished

FARGO, ND — Prairie St. Johns plans to build a new Behavioral Health hospital in Fargo. The $47 million state-of-the-art, 128-bed facility will be built on a portion of the footprint of the hospital, just to the east. That will require the demolition of the vacant RiversEdge facility which was once a chapel and living quarters for nuns when the building…