Author: TJ Nelson

5 Hurt, 1 Seriously, in Two-Vehicle Crash Near Osakis

OSAKIS, Minn. — A Long Prairie, Minnesota man is flown to a hospital after a crash on I-94 at the Osakis interchange. 71-year-old Joseph Slabaugh was in the back seat of one of the vehicles and had to be cut out by Osakis Fire Department. The driver, 38-year-old Nancy Taft of Browerville, had stopped while attempting to exit the interstate….

Two Men Thrown From Fishing Boat, Boat Spins in Circles

They were not wearing life jackets and the kill switch was not used.

DOUGLAS CO., Minn. — A water safety reminder after two men are thrown from their fishing boat on Lake Ida thanks to strong winds and high waves. Douglas County authorities were called around 10:15 this morning for a boat circling in the lake. They say 18-year-old Ethan Sigler and 21-year-old Conner Sigler, both of Cottage Grove, were thrown from the…

Church Destroyed By Fire Near Ashby, Minnesota

The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal

ASHBY, Minn. — Dalton Fire Department responds to a fire at Bethel Lutheran Church near Ashby Saturday night. They arrived to find the church fully engulfed in flames. The structure collapsed before the fire was extinguished. The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: Ashby, BETHEL LUTHERAN, Church, minnesota, STATE FIRE MARSHAL

Protester Clings To Vehicle For 3 Blocks After Getting Hit

WEST FARGO, N.D. — At approximately 3:46 p.m., May 30, 2020, West Fargo police officers witnessed a vehicle versus pedestrian accident on Main Avenue in West Fargo. Officers witnessed a vehicle drive past a road block that was in place to protect a protester. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 47-year-old Michael Griffin, was observed accelerating and striking…

Mayor Issues 9 PM Curfew For Detroit Lakes As Protesters Gather

Protesters Gathering Along Highway 10

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — There is a small crowd of protesters gathering in Detroit Lakes Sunday evening along Highway 10 and Washington Avenue. That is prompting Mayor Matt Brenk to issue a 9 p.m. curfew for the city. It will run through 6 a.m. Monday. During the curfew, no travel is allowed on any public street, sidewalk, path or any…

Ten Charged After Riot In Downtown Fargo Saturday Night

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COVID-19 Takes Out The 2020 Potato Days Festival

Potato Days will return for its 30th anniversary celebration in 2021

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — There will be no mashed potato wrestling in Barnesville this summer. The annual Potato Days Festival set for late August has been canceled. The organizers say the decision was difficult, but necessary because of COVID-19 concerns. They say Potato Days will return for its 30th anniversary celebration in 2021. The event typically attracts more than 22,000 people…

North Dakota’s State Health Officer Resigns During COVID-19 Pandemic

Andrew Stahl to serve as interim state health officer, Joshua Wynne To Fill New Health Post

BISMARCK, N.D. — A major shakeup in the North Dakota Department of Health in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte has offered her resignation and it has been accepted by Gov. Doug Burgum. “On behalf of Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford and myself we are deeply greatly to Mylynn for her leadership to the state of…

Frazee Girl To Hold Fundraiser To Support Cancer Foundation

She will be collecting "pit-stop" donations for a foundation called "Stand By Me"

FRAZEE, Minn. — Soon to be 13-year-old Sophia Strand of Frazee, Minnesota is making changes to her “Cupcakes for Cancer” fundraiser due to COVID-19. She will be collecting “pit-stop” donations for a foundation called “Stand By Me” started by Thad and Kristin Helmers of Frazee. It helps families with children battling cancer to pay their bills. “They help families with…

30% of Positive COVID-19 Cases In North Dakota Show No Symptoms

The national asymptomatic rate according to the CDC is 35%

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says substantial capacity has opened up at labs across the country to increase testing for COVID-19. North Dakota is in talks with another lab located outside of the state to increase testing capacity. The goal was 6,000 a day by June and the state is currently only at around 2,000. The asymptomatic rate in…