Author: TJ Nelson

North Dakota Agencies Begin Planning For Potential Spring Flooding

Governor Doug Burgum says they started earlier than normal because of unprecedented wet conditions

BISMARCK, N.D. — Agencies in North Dakota are already planning for spring flooding after a record wet fall. The meeting Tuesday in Bismarck set up a statewide plan for preparations, response, and recovery efforts if major flooding happens. Governor Doug Burgum says they started earlier than normal because of unprecedented wet conditions that he says pose a “serious threat” to…

Minnesota Files Lawsuit Against Vaping Manufacturer Juul

It accuses Juul of deceptive trade practices, false advertising and violating consumer protection laws

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is suing Juul Labs, the nation’s biggest producer of electronic cigarette products, for deceiving consumers and harming the state’s youth. “They will use their merchant of doubt playbook to tell us we’re bad parents,” said Minnesota’s Democratic Governor Tim Walz. “To tell us we have bad kids. To tell us that we should have known,…

Woman Trampled By Horse In Trailer At NDSU Equine Center Dies

The incident happened just before noon on Tuesday

FARGO, N.D. — A woman who was trampled by a horse in a trailer at NDSU Equine Center has died of her injuries. That is according to WPS Transport out of Canada. In a Facebook post, the company says Kim Elliot of Alberta was loading a horse when “it kicked out and got spooked and panicked hurting her further as…

Man Has Serious Injuries After Camper Explodes In Richland County

He was first taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Breckenridge and then flown to Sanford Hospital in Fargo

RICHLAND CO., N.D. — A camper explosion in Richland County sends one man to a Fargo hospital with serious injuries. It happened north of Wahpeton and near Dwight around 6:30 p.m. A man was inside the camper when it exploded. He was first taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Breckenridge and then flown to Sanford Hospital in Fargo. The…

Fargo Marathon Sold To Rugged Races, Knutson To Stay On As Race Director

The company has offices in Chicago and Boston

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Marathon has been sold. Rugged Races has purchased the marathon from founder Mark Knutson. The company, with offices in Chicago and Boston, says it will help streamline operations, improve quality and attract more runners. Knutson will remain as race director. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed. Rugged Races runs marathons and other events around…

Mother Says Son’s Eye Damaged During Arrest By Fargo Police

His mother says he suffers from emotional and mental health issues

FARGO, N.D. — The mother of a Fargo man who was hit in the eye by a pepper ball fired by police says he’ll likely never regain full sight in his right eye. Stephanie Patel says her 27-year-old son, Tyler, was told that damage to his retina was worse than first believed. He was injured in early October after police…

Local Groups Ask For Your Support On #GivingTuesday

Goal Is To Fund All 87 local project requests in this year’s Caring Catalog

FARGO, N.D. — You can take part in a global movement by giving to local charities during Giving Tuesday. The goal is to raise over 4 hundred thousand dollars to fully fund all 87 local project requests in this year’s Caring Catalog. There are no fees, so 100 percent of your donation goes directly to the participating charities. Giving Tuesday…

Wahpeton Man Charged In Nephew’s Death

61 year-old James Bynaum placed his nephew in a chokehold

WAHPETON, N.D. — Negligent homicide charges have been filed against a Wahpeton man accused of killing his nephew. Police were called Friday afternoon to an apartment building in south Wahpeton and found 42 year-old Oscar Bynaum dead in a bedroom. A criminal complaint says that during a fight, 61 year-old James Bynaum placed his nephew in a chokehold. Investigators say…

Kids Playing In The Snow Are Shot To Death In Minneapolis

a woman and the suspected gunman are also dead

MINNEAPOLIS — Two boys, a woman, and the suspected gunman are dead after shots rang out in south Minneapolis. “It is believed that the gunshots heard by officers arriving were the shots that struck the adult female causing death,” said Minneapolis Police Spokesman John Elder. Police were called just after 10 a.m. to the Phillips neighborhood for the report of…

Fargo Man Sends Moorhead Police On A Wild Chase After Crash

Adriel Lewis ran when police arrived at the intersection of 12th Avenue and 17th Street South on Saturday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 25-year-old Fargo man is arrested in Moorhead for burglary after a crash. Adriel Lewis ran when police arrived at the intersection of 12th Avenue and 17th Street South on Saturday. He tried to flag down an unmarked squad car before realizing it was police. He was caught hiding in the rafters of a garage and officers…