Author: TJ Nelson

Frazee, Minnesota Boy Killed In Crash Saturday Afternoon

Authorities say Hank Engel died at the scene, about 14 miles east of Frazee

BECKER CO., Minn. — A 3-year-old Frazee, Minnesota boy is dead after a crash Saturday afternoon in Evergreen Township in Becker County. Authorities say Hank Engel died at the scene, about 14 miles east of Frazee. A pickup driven by Kristopher Engle was eastbound when it hit an SUV driven by Chad Bladow of Lake Park. Engle’s vehicle left the…

West Fargo Sports Arena and Hulbert Aquatic Center Enter Phase 2 Monday

The sports arena will be open to private rentals and competitions daily

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Sports activities are returning to a new normal in West Fargo. On Monday, both the Sports Arena and Hulbert Aquatic Center will transition into the second phase of reopening. The sports arena will be open to private rentals and competitions daily. One sheet of ice will be available to guests for use in fitness, technique, development…

New Grand Forks Mayor Cuts City Relations Officer

Mayor Brandon Bochenski has terminated the contract of Pete Haga

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The new mayor of Grand Forks is making budget cuts just hours after being sworn in. Mayor Brandon Bochenski has terminated the contract of Pete Haga, Community/Government Relations Officer for the city. He says it was a necessary decision to further his initiatives to be a full-time mayor and to lower administrative costs at City Hall….

West Fargo Man Sentenced In “Lie & Try” Case

72-year-old Robert Johnson lied about his criminal record while trying to buy a weapon

FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo man gets five months in prison in a “lie and try” case. U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says 72-year-old Robert Johnson lied about his criminal record while trying to buy a weapon. He was sentenced in March to serve four months for a federal tax conviction. About a week later, Johnson tried to buy a…

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Deadly Crash, Kills 4

It happened just before 10 Saturday night in Richfield, Minnesota

RICHFIELD, Minn. — A wrong-way crash in the Twin Cities on I-35W late Saturday kills four people, including two from South Dakota, and injures one. It happened just before 10 Saturday night in Richfield. The wrong-way driver identified as 21-year-old Alfredo Torres, of St. Paul, was killed. Dead in the other vehicle were the driver, 25-year-old Briana Vazquez, of Watertown,…

Fargo Blues Festival Will Be Held in August

Organizers will be taking precautions for COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — If you’ve been waiting for an event to actually take place this summer, here you go. The 25th Annual Fargo Blues Festival will be held August 7 and 8 at Newman Outdoor Field. Organizers will be taking precautions for COVID-19 and they say the open-air stadium will provide plenty of room for social distancing. Three headliners are…

Moorhead Woman Arrested After Chase In Stolen Pickup

Troopers used a PIT maneuver to arrest 23-year-old Olivia Adams

CASS CO., N.D. — A reckless driver in a stolen pickup out of Fargo is arrested after a chase on I-94. Troopers used a PIT maneuver to arrest 23-year-old Olivia Adams of Moorhead. They got a report around 1:40 this afternoon that a a driver was being reckless and nearly striking other vehicles near Buffalo. Adams fled from troopers at…

Emergency declaration made for weekend marches, part prohibiting weapons taken out

The OneFargo march is scheduled to begin 9 a.m. in Island Park.

FARGO, N.D.– Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney has declared a State of Emergency for marches being held Friday and Saturday mornings. Part of the order initially prohibited any type of weapon, but that section was taken out due to state law. The North Dakota century code says, “Notwithstanding any other law, a person acting on behalf or under the authority of the…

Identity of Park River Man Pulled From Grain Bin Released

The Man Was Trying To Dislodge Grain Monday Afternoon

WALSH CO., N.D. — A man who died while trying to dislodge grain inside a bin in Walsh County is identified. He is 50-year-old Thomas Shirek of Park River. Authorities say Shirek became trapped inside the bin Monday afternoon, about 6 miles south of Adams. He was taken to the hospital in Park River where he died. Categories: Local News,…