BENSON COUNTY

Man Who Ran Stop Sign and Was Killed In A Crash With A Semi Is Identified

68-year-old Emil Vetsch of Balta failed to yield at an intersection on Highway 19

ESMOND, N.D. — North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the man who was killed after failing to stop for a stop sign in Benson County. They say 68-year-old Emil Vetsch of Balta failed to yield at an intersection on Highway 19, about 2 miles west of Esmond. His pickup was hit on the driver’s side by a semi. Both vehicles…

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…