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Governor Walz tours storm damage in Benson

The governor visited businesses and held a roundtable with local leaders

BENSON, Minn. (KVRR) — Gov. Tim Walz visits Benson, Minnesota to survey storm damage and meet with local officials. Last Thursday, strong winds brought down power lines and damaged buildings, farm equipment and roads. The path of destruction stretched from eastern South Dakota into Meeker County in central Minnesota. Walz met with local officials that have been managing the response,…

6 North Dakota Counties Included In Presidential Disaster Request

Benson, Grand Forks, McKenzie, Mountrail, Nelson and Wells

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum is seeking a presidential disaster declaration for storms that hit North Dakota in late June and early July causing flash flooding in several counties. The storms from June 29 through July 1 are blamed for causing over $5 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. Burgum includes six counties in his request: Benson,…

Felon Heading To Turn Himself In Pulls Gun And Shoots Himself

The driver was not hurt but was taken to the Swift County Benson hospital

BENSON, Minn. — A man on his way to turn himself in at the Swift County Jail pulls out a gun and shoots himself. The sheriff’s office got a 911 call from the driver of a car that 62-year-old Bernard Drivdahl was a passenger in. The vehicle stopped about two miles east of Benson, Minnesota on Monday night and Drivdahl…

Man Facing Multiple Charges After Bomb Found in His Vehicle

Kandiyohi County Sheriff Eric Holien said the device had a fuse and was larger than a pipe bomb.

WILLMAR, MN– It was just a home-made sparkler, a Benson, Minnesota man, who’s now facing multiple charges told the police, after they found a bomb in his pickup truck Monday afternoon. Kandiyohi County Sheriff Eric Holien said the device had a fuse and was larger than a pipe bomb. According to the sheriff, “It had inside materials that were used…

School Van And Semi Collide In Western Minnesota

Swift County Sheriff's Office says there are "numerous injuries"

BENSON, Minn. — Authorities say “numerous injuries” are reported after a school van collided with a semi-truck in western Minnesota. The Swift County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened at an intersection and involved a transport van from Hancock Public School. A news release says “many responder units” were sent because of reports of numerous injuries. The sheriff says there…

Snowstorm Crash Kills Minnesota Woman

Thirty-six other crashes resulted in injuries

HR09_131569920402010000 HR09_131569920462010000 HR09_131569920509350000 HR09_131569920581010000 HR09_131569920606340000 MINNESOTA — The first big snowstorm of the season caused hundreds of crashes, including one that killed an elderly woman in Minnesota. Minnesota State Patrol responded to more than 400 crashes statewide, including one on Highway 12 near Benson that killed an 87-year-old woman. Thirty-six other crashes resulted in injuries. North Dakota Highway Patrol responded…