COVID-19 Outbreak Linked To Youth Wrestling Tournament in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A COVID-19 outbreak has been linked to a wrestling tournament in Sioux Falls March 31 through April 3. Minnesota Department of Health says 64 teams from at least 52 Minnesota counties participated including Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Pennington, Todd and Wadena in our area. They have confirmed COVID-19 cases associated with the tournament in Morrison and Wright…

Three people survive cold waters of Lake Marquette after canoe capsizes

BEMIDJI, Minn. (KVRR) — Three people were treated for hypothermia at the Sanford Emergency Department Friday afternoon after they capsized their canoe on Lake Marquette. Authorities say after the canoe capsized, all three made it safely back to shore. They were all wearing life jackets. Authorities warn that while this scenario ended well, others may not. The full statement from…

Fire At West Central Ag Elevator Quickly Put Out, Damage Not Severe

Polk County Sheriff's Office got the call about the fire around 1:45 Tuesday afternoon

BELTRAMI, MN — A fire at West Central Ag elevator in Beltrami, Minnesota was quickly put out and caused no severe damage. Polk County Sheriff’s Office got the call about the fire around 1:45 Tuesday afternoon. A number of departments responded and quick action by┬áboth the Beltrami Fire Department and Fertile Fire Department lead to the fire being quickly extinguished….

Governor Dayton Issues Emergency Order For Counties Dealing With Severe Weather

Leaders Will Tour Storm Damage On Friday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Friday, Governor Mark Dayton. U.S. Senator Tina Smith, and U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson will visit communities in southwestern Minnesota to assess damage caused by recent severe weather. Visits will include the City of Slayton, the City of Walnut Grove, the City of Balaton, and surrounding communities. Governor Dayton has signed Emergency Executive Order 18-11, proclaiming…

Blackduck Man Killed After House Falls on Him

The accident is under investigation

  BELTRAMI, Minn. — A man is dead and two others hurt after a house fell while being set on a foundation. The Beltrami County sheriff says 25-year-old Joshua O’Brien of Blackduck, Minnesota was killed during the accident Sunday morning. Two other men were taken to hospitals for treatment. The men were setting a small house on the foundation on…