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Ellendale Inundated With Over 5 Inches of Rain In A Matter of Hours

City officials were warning people not to drain sump pumps into the city sewer

ELLENDALE, N.D. — People in Ellendale, North Dakota are dealing with a lot of water. The Dickey County community was hit with over 5½ inches of rain in just a matter of hours early Thursday morning. City officials were warning people not to drain sump pumps into the city sewer. Due to the massive amount of rain, sewer mains were…

Aberdeen Businessman Facing 20 Years in Prison for Possession of Meth

The business has since changed its name to Aberdeen Retail

ABERDEEN, S.D. — Sentencing has been set for an Aberdeen businessman who admitted to keeping meth in the basement of his pawn shop. Silas Wilson, 51, pleaded guilty last week to possessing meth and ingesting the drug. The charge stems from a police raid of Aberdeen Pawn in which authorities say they found meth worth nearly $33,000 on the streets….

Fire Officials Release Cause of Fargo House Fire

A woman had to be rescued from the basement along with a dog

  FARGO, ND — Fargo fire officials say a house fire in north Fargo on Sunday was caused by overheating electrical equipment that came in contact with combustibles. The fire broke out between a mattress and the east wall of the basement. A woman had to be rescued from the basement along with a dog. The fire caused $120,000 in…

Woman Rescued From House Fire in North Fargo

The house at 712 29th Street North in Fargo was damaged by fire to the tune of $120,000

FARGO, ND — It’s not the thing a family wants to face just days before Christmas. Their home was damaged by fire to the tune of $120,000. At first, the Fargo Fire Department was unsure what to expect. “We got a call this morning. The call came to us as a possible disturbance we weren’t sure what was going on,”…

Fire Investigators Release Cause Behind Fire that Destroyed Popular Battle Lake Business

Fire crews were called in just before 3 a.m. but the flames were already through the roof

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — The cause of the fire at a popular restaurant near Battle Lake has been ruled “accidental”. The State Fire Marshal says a dropped or discarded lit cigarette ignited combustible material under…

Halstad, Ulen Cleaning Up After Strong Storms

Monday's Strong Wind Storm Left Parts Of Minnesota Damaged

MINNESOTA — Many people in western Minnesota spent most of their day cleaning up after Monday’s storms. Halstad woke up to down power lines, uprooted trees and busted sheds strewn across at least one neighborhood. In Ulen, Arloween Ekulnd said the wind was so bad that her and her family waited the storm out in their basement. “We heard the…

Ada Man Accused of Setting His House on Fire

Neighbors saw Grindahl leaving the home shortly before the fire was reported

  ADA, Minn. — An Ada man has been charged with setting fire to his house north of Ada. Ryan Grindahl, 31, is accused of setting the fire on March 31 after allowing fuel oil to leak from the tank in the basement. Neighbors saw Grindahl leaving the home shortly before the fire was reported. A deputy fire marshal concluded…

Bison Turf Owner Says Reopening Still Scheduled Despite Setbacks

Pete Sabo said if there are no more surprises, the bar should be open by early June

  FARGO, N.D. — The owner of the Bison Turf said while he is facing a few setbacks, the bar is still set to reopen as planned. Pete Sabo, who owns Fargo’s iconic college hang-out, said the contractor found the entry to the basement does not meet code. Sabo said that is going to require additional work to pass inspection. He said…