barnes county

Fingal Man Wanted On Drug Charges Arrested In Fargo On Halloween

Michael Ott faces a number of drug related charges including possession of drugs and paraphernalia

FARGO, N.D. — A Fingal man wanted by Barnes County authorities on drug charges was arrested on Halloween in Fargo. Michael Ott faces a number of drug related charges including possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after authorities searched a home in Fingal on September 21st. Deputies also recovered some stolen items during their search. Travis Fagan of Lisbon was charged…

Valley City Man Killed In Single Vehicle Crash

Kim Foell failed to negotiate a curve and his pickup vaulted over County 17 and rolled

BARNES CO., N.D. — A Valley City man was killed when he lost control of his pickup about 3 miles west of the city Saturday night around 8 o’clock. The highway patrol says 67-year-old Kim Foell failed to negotiate a curve and his pickup vaulted over County 17 and rolled. Foell was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not…

Man Killed By Falling Tree Branch

The victim has been identified as 31 year-old Travis Robinson of Leal

LEAL, N.D.– A man has died after a tree branch that he was cutting fell on him. The victim has been identified as 31 year-old Travis Robinson of Leal. The accident happened Friday afternoon in Leal. First responders from Dazey, Barnes County deputies and Barnes County Ambulance responded. Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags: ambulance, barnes county, BRANCH, DAZEY,…

Former Barnes County Jailer Faces Charges After Firing Gun At Car

Sean Blaskowski Resigned Shortly After Being Placed On Unpaid Leave

BARNES CO., N.D. — A former jail employee in Valley City has been charged after shots were fired at a car on a highway in Barnes County. A police report says Sean Blaskowski was attending a party in Litchville earlier this month when he got into a fight with another man. He pulled out a gun and people fled. Blaskowski…

Plane Emergency Lands On I-94

Plane Experienced Total Engine Failure

  A plane on the way to Fargo makes an emergency landing on I-94 in Barnes County. Jerry Schauer of Bismarck was flying a 1974 Cessna airplane from Bismarck to Fargo when he experience total engine failure. He glided the plane safely into the interstate about 12 miles west of Valley City and taxied into a ditch. The pilot wasn’t…

Barnes County Searching for Wanted Man

Reports say he also goes by the name "L.A."

BARNES COUNTY, ND — Officers in Barnes County are looking for a man wanted for forgery. Authorities say 26-year-old Leandrew Laroque has an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Reports say he also goes by the name “L.A.” They say he’s 5’9″ and Native American, He’s wanted on Class B Felony charges for forgery. If seen, county authorities say do not…

I-94 Closed West of Tower City After Contents from Truck Spill Onto Interstate

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  BARNES COUNTY, ND — I-94 is closed west of Tower City, according to reports from law enforcement in the National Weather Service chat room. It is believed that strong storms with heavy rain may have caused a truck to go off the road and spill some of its contents onto the interstate. Law enforcement is also reporting several cars were…

High Risk Sex Offender Moves to Horace

Travis Lauckner, 37, is living at 407 Nelson Drive

HORACE, ND — A high risk sex offender is now living in Horace. Travis Lauckner, 37, is living at 407 Nelson Drive. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says Lauckner was convicted in 2011 in Cass County of the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl and spent about four years in prison. When he was 17, Lauckner had a sexual relationship…

White Supremacist Considers Move to Nome, ND

City leaders are considering options after white supremacist Craig Cobb has purchased, or is attempting to purchase an abandoned church.

City leaders in the town of Nome, North Dakota say they have heard a well-known white supremacist may be moving to town. They say Craig Cobb may be purchasing the former Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, an abandoned building within city limits. Cobb became well-known after he purchased property in Leith and voiced it would be a safe place for white nationalists. The town…