AMISH

Mapleton Man Helps Amish Teen Adjust to New Life

25-year-old John Shrock picked up Jay Miller in the beginning of July after he left Wisconsin Amish community

MAPLETON, N.D. — We spend our entire lives forming relationships, but it was when John Shrock turned 17 that his came to a standstill. “I lost everyone, all my friends, all my relationships just cut off in one day,” Shrock said. That’s when Shrock left an Amish community in Wisconsin. He says his mother even reached out to him saying…

Mapleton Man Adapts to New World After Leaving the Amish Community

John Shrock has 11 other siblings. He was the only one to leave the Amish lifestyle behind him.

  FARGO, N.D. — When members of the Amish community turn 17, they become a part of the church. A Mapleton man instead decided to change his fate. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us why it meant the now 24–year–old would have to leave the only life he has ever known behind him. There is no snapshot of the moment John Shrock…

Driver Charged With DWI After Hitting Amish Buggy

The sheriff's office says the car, driven by 38-year old Travis Rapatt, of New York Mills struck the Amish buggy from behind.

OTTER TAIL, CO. MINN. (KFGO) – An Otter Tail County, Minnesota man was arrested in connection with a crash involving a buggy Thursday night near New York Mills. The sheriff’s office says the car, driven by 38-year old Travis Rapatt, of New York Mills struck the Amish buggy from behind. There were four children on the buggy. One received minor…

Amish Group Pays it Forward, Helps Rebuild Local Woodworking Business

three log sheds burned down in a chemical fire in may

GLYNDON, Minn. — A fire destroyed multiple buildings at Andy Lake Woodworks in May. Now a group of Amish workers are bringing out all of their tools to help owners of the business rebuild. Andy Lakes Woodworks has risen from the ashes, and it’s all thanks to the Amish for paying it forward. Six years ago, the business owner Scott…

Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Buggy, Killing One

The Accident Happened Saturday Night In Northwest Minnesota

CLEARWATER COUNTY, Minn. — A pickup driver suspected of driving drunk crashed into the rear of an Amish buggy killing a rider. The State Patrol says the crash happened Saturday night on Highway 92 in Clearwater County. The patrol says 23-year-old Elsie Yoder of Clearbrook was taken to a Fargo hospital and later died. Elsie’s brother, 27-year-old Mervin Yoder, also…