BENSON COUNTY

Man Who Drowned While Fishing On Pelican Lake Is Identified

He was fishing with two other men when their airboat began to take on water

BENSON CO., ND —¬†Sheriff’s officials have identified the man who drowned while fishing on a Benson County, North Dakota lake this past weekend. Authorities say 52-year-old Jim Kirkeide of Fessenden was fishing with two other men when their airboat began to take on water in Pelican Lake north of Devils Lake Saturday. The two other men from Langdon made it…

Ramsey County, ND Looking into Sheriff’s Office Procedures After Death of Former Inmate

Authorities say Feather was dropped off in the interest of community service and the temperatures were above freezing

  RAMSEY COUNTY, ND — Ramsey County commissioners in North Dakota are launching an investigation into procedures of the sheriff’s office after the death of an inmate released from custody. Authorities say 65-year-old Virgil Feather was released from the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center in November and dropped off near the Ramsey and Benson county line but was reported missing…