BENSON COUNTY

UPDATE: Names Released in Murder-Suicide on Towner-Benson County Line

TOWNER CO., N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — Towner County Sheriff’s Office releasing the names of the four people found dead in a triple murder-suicide in a wheat field near the Towner-Benson County line Monday evening. 56-year-old Douglas Dulmage of Leeds, a farmer and landowner, was one of the victims. Also found dead were 34-year-old Justin Bracken and 64-year-old Richard Bracken, both of…

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…