BUFFALO RIVER STATE PARK

Social Distancing: State Park Shutdown Looming

Minnesota State Parks Could Be Closed Just 1st If Budget Deal Isn't Reached

  Camping and outdoor activities exploded in popularity during the pandemic. RV’s. Campgrounds. Boats. All are at a premium right now as while we’re still technically in a pandemic. But some of the most beautiful outdoor recreation areas in our region might soon be off limits thanks to some dug-in politicians in St. Paul. Here is one of my favorite…

Remembering Nine-Year-Old Grace Bettie: A “Role Model for Everyone”

Her family and community members from all over the F-M area held a candlelight vigil in her honor

GLYNDON, Minn. — A community comes together for a candlelight vigil to support the family of nine–year–old Grace Bettie. She drowned in the swimming pond at Buffalo River State Park last week. KVRR’s Danielle Church has more on those remembering the impact Grace had on not only the F–M community, but all those around her. Nine–year–old Grace Bettie had many hopes…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Provides Update on Buffalo River State Park Drowning

The Sheriff's Office debunks rumor that volunteers sat around and did nothing while child struggled

GLYNDON, Minn. — We have new information about what happened at the Buffalo River State Park swimming area when a nine–year–old Moorhead girl drowned on Wednesday. No additional details directly surrounding the investigation of Grace Bettie’s death have been released. However, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office wanted to debunk a rumor that volunteers from the Moorhead Police Summer Youth Program sat…

Nine-Year-Old Drowning Victim at Buffalo River State Park Identified

The victim was Grace Bettie, a student at Ellen Hopkins Elementary School in Moorhead

GLYNDON, Minn. — A nine–year–old child drowned in the swimming area at Buffalo River State Park Wednesday afternoon. While participating in the Moorhead Police Summer Youth Program, Grace Bettie, an Ellen Hopkins Elementary student, passed away after she was found unconscious in the pond at Buffalo River State Park near Glyndon. When deputies arrived, first responders were performing CPR, but they…

Greywind’s Family, Volunteers Begin Search of Buffalo River State Park

Volunteers came to the park to begin searching with Savanna's boyfriend and family members

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — Family members say they were given information that an unknown signal was detected coming from within Buffalo River State Park. Police in Clay County are not conducting a search there at this time, so some decided to take it into their own hands. Volunteers came to the park to begin searching with Savanna’s boyfriend and family…