Cass County

Sanford Health Is Offering Flu Shots as Flu Season Nears

There are 15 Reported Cases Of The Flu So Far in Cass County.

CASS COUNTY, N.D – Flu season is fast approaching. The flu is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May. It can cause fever and chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and runny or stuffy nose. Infants and young children, people 65 years of age and older, pregnant women, and…

Man Arrested After Pursuit In Two States And Three Counties

Cass County deputies attempted to talk to 31-year-old Travis Ranisate after they noticed him driving around storage units

CLAY CO., Minn. — A Casselton, North Dakota man is in the Clay County jail after a wild chase through two states and three counties. The pursuit began in Mapleton. Cass County deputies attempted to talk to 31-year-old Travis Ranisate after they noticed him driving around storage units with a trailer Saturday night. He fled and almost hit a deputy….

Fargo Man Injured During High-Speed Chase With Highway Patrol

Troopers attempted to stop 59-year-old Jeffrey Boese early Thursday evening near Jamestown

BARNES CO., N.D. — A Fargo man faces numerous charges after running from troopers before crashing and hurting himself near Sanborn, North Dakota. Troopers attempted to stop 59-year-old Jeffrey Boese early Thursday evening near Jamestown after he failed to move over for another trooper on I-94. The pursuit covered about 30 miles and reached speeds of 100 miles per hour….

Opioid-Related Overdoses Decreasing in Cass County

Since 2016, there's been an 80 percent decrease in opioid-related deaths in Cass County

FARGO, N.D. — “The alarm bells really started ringing in 2016 when we had a high number of opioid overdoses,” said Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Robyn Sall. In that year alone, Cass County had 31 opioid–related overdose deaths. Since then, that number has decreased by more than 80 percent. “We are seeing reductions on a county–wide level, on a state–wide…

Three People Arrested on Burglary and Drug Charges

A property owner saw the three on his property and followed their car until deputies and the Highway Patrol caught up to them.

Valley City, N.D.– Three people from Horace are behind bars in Fargo after a Cass County farm burglary over the weekend. 28-year-old Morgan Gebro, 38-year-old Travis Lauckner and 46-year-old Caroline Lauckner were found on farm property near Buffalo and the landowner followed them until authorities stopped them. Gebro and Caroline Lauckner face a felony burglary charge while Travis Lauckner faces…

The Reverend Katanga Will Not Face Child Misconduct Charges In Cass County

Police investigated a report that he had sexual contact with a child at St. Anne's and Joachim in Fargo several years ago

FARGO, N.D. — A priest who served a church in Fargo and three parishes in south-central North Dakota will not face child sexual misconduct charges, at least in Fargo. Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office has decided it doesn’t have a strong enough case to charge the Reverend Wenceslaus Katanga. Police investigated a report that he had sexual contact with a…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The checkpoint will take place at some point between Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th.

CASS COUNTY, N.D. –  The Cass County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Southeast Region of the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Essentia Health, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Cass County. The checkpoint will take place at some point between Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th. The Cass County Sheriff’s office says the primary goal of a sobriety…

United Way Needs 250 More Backpacks to Meet Their Goal

Any child attending K-12 school in Cass and Clay Counties is eligible to receive a backpack and supplies.

Fargo, ND–United Way of Cass-Clay is only 250 backpacks shy of its goal for the 2019 United Way School Supply Drive. The goal is to help 6,000 local K-12 students this year. Any child attending K-12 school in Cass and Clay Counties is eligible to receive a backpack and supplies. United Way says a donation of $20 can provide a…

Rural Areas in Cass County Dealing With Flooding

CASS COUNTY N.D- Parts of rural Cass County are still dealing with the water leftover from storms this week. Areas around the Maple River outside Mapleton are dealing with some overland flooding. The water is causing damage to crops along roads and it’s still going to take some time for that water to drain. The buildup is from recent rainfalls…

FM Diversion Board of Authority Appeals Permit Decision By BRRWD

Buffalo-Red River Watershed District voted to deny a permit for the project

FARGO, ND — The Diversion Board of Authority has voted to appeal the decision by the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District to deny a permit for the project. The authority has directed its legal counsel to explore all other legal actions as well. They also claim the BRRWD voted to deny the permit without notifying the public or the permit applicant….