Sculptor Of Jamestown’s Biggest Tourist Attraction Dies At 91

The sculpture was given the nickname "Dakota Thunder" in 2010

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The man who brought us the World’s Largest Buffalo in Jamestown has died. Elmer Petersen was 91. The La Crosse, Wisconsin man sculpted the 26-foot tall buffalo in 1959. It has become a significant tourist draw for Jamestown and can be seen while driving along I-94. The sculpture was given the nickname “Dakota Thunder” in 2010. Petersen…

11-year-old Buffalo Boy Killed In Polaris Ranger Crash Identified

The crash happened around 3 Sunday afternoon just east of Buffalo, North Dakota.

BUFFALO, N.D. — An 11-year-old boy is dead and a 14-year-old girl is at Sanford in Fargo after rolling their Polaris Ranger. The crash happened around 3 Sunday afternoon just east of Buffalo, North Dakota. North Dakota Highway Patrol says Owen Steckler turned and lost control going into a ditch. He was thrown and died at the scene. Owen was…

School District Sued Over Treatment of Transgender Student

School officials have denied the allegations in the lawsuit.

BUFFALO, Minn.–A mother is suing a Minnesota school district, claiming it discriminated against her son because he’s transgender. The lawsuit filed in Wright County alleges Buffalo Community Middle School repeatedly isolated her son from his classmates, limited his access to a suitable restroom and removed him from physical education classes. Woods wanted to use the boys’ bathrooms and locker rooms…

Silver Alert Canceled – Missing Woman Has Been Located And Is Alive

87-year-old Clara Braun was last seen around 10 a.m. Monday near Mott, North Dakota

BUFFALO, S.D. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a woman from Buffalo, South Dakota which is in the far northwest corner of the state. Authorities say 87-year-old Clara Braun was last seen around 10 a.m. Monday near Mott, North Dakota, southwest of Bismarck. She was driving her beige Chrysler 300. It has South Dakota license plates: 35C 588….

Strong Wind Causes Semi to Tip on I-94

It happened four miles east of Tower City

BUFFALO, N.D. — Strong wind causes a semi to tip on I-94. It happened near Buffalo, North Dakota. The truck was pulling an empty box trailer. The semi blocked part of the westbound land of the interstate. The 22-year-old driver from New York was taken to Essentia for minor injuries. The blocked lane was opened about 30 minutes after the…

Mom Delivers Baby Girl On Side Of The Road

Mother & Daughter Both Healthy After Delivery Near Buffalo, ND

BUFFALO, N.D. — A baby decides to surprise her new family and arrive on the side of the road near Buffalo, North Dakota. Courtney and Jeff Schuety live in Hope, North Dakota, north of Buffalo. Jeff, a former KVRR employee, says his wife went into labor five weeks early around 11 p.m. Monday night at their home. EMT’s from Buffalo…

Names Released In Triple Fatal Crash And Arrest Near Tower City

A 16-year-old Driver Crossed The Center Line Late Friday Night

TOWER CITY, ND — North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of three people killed in a crash near Tower City late Friday Night. They are 40-year-old Matthew Wipf and 43-year-old Kathy Wipf both of Tower City and 46-year-old Dorothy Decker of Ipswich, South Dakota. They were in a vehicle hit head-on by a SUV driven by 16-year-old Sophia Weshnevski…

50 Years as Santa: Tower City Man Spreads Holiday Cheer for Decades

Dennis Gumke started dressing up as Santa in 1968

BUFFALO, N.D. — For the last fifty years, a Tower City man has been creating extra special memories with his beard and red hat. Back in 1968, Dennis Gumke stumbled on an opportunity that would snowball into an annual tradition. “We lived in Streeter and we needed a Santa for the local community days and couldn’t get one, so I stepped…

People of Buffalo Asking Supreme Court to Reconsider Approval of Hog Farm

The state Supreme Court approved the company's $15 million Hog Farm which would be built about a mile from Buffalo

BUFFALO, ND — Landowners in Buffalo are asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider their approval of a hog farm. “What bothers me the most is they didn’t do their homework,” said Lee Frasse, who lives in Buffalo. “If this was supposed to be a great thing, why didn’t they come out publicly and talk about it? They had to…

People of Buffalo Say a Hog Farm Could Pollute Their Drinking Water

The majority of a small town is upset after the state Supreme Court allowed hog farm permits

BUFFALO, ND — The North Dakota Supreme Court approved permits for a hog facility near Buffalo, North Dakota. Several people living there have spent more than a year trying to keep it from being built, saying it can heavily pollute the area. In the 2016 election, nearly 76 percent voted “no” to corporate dairy and swine farming. This leaves neighbors…