damage

Breckenridge Police Car Damaged After Chase

The driver ran from the scene, but was caught and taken for an evaluation

Courtesy: KFGOBRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A Breckenridge police car was damaged in a pursuit that reached speeds of 60 miles per hour. Police say the chase started at about 11:30 a.m. at Welles Park. Breckenridge Police and Wilkin County deputies followed the vehicle and a deputy used a pit maneuver to stop it. The driver ran from the scene, but was…

Casselton Heritage Center Damaged After Lightning Strikes Steeple

No word on when repairs will be made

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption CASSELTON, ND — An historic church took a direct hit in last night’s storms. The 130-year-old former St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Casselton was struck by lightning in the storms early in the morning. The building is now the Casselton…

Fourth of July Fireworks Cause Several Fires in the Metro

Seven fires in West Fargo, two in Fargo and one severe injury all took place this July 4th

FARGO, ND — Several fires took place in the metro following the 4th of July celebrations, all in connection to fireworks. Fireworks are all fun and games until someone or something gets hurt. Seven fires in West Fargo, two in Fargo and one severe injury all took place this July 4th, and they have one thing in common. “Probably five…

Destructive Japanese Beetles Back in North Dakota

It causes about $450 million in damage each year in the U.S.

  NORTH DAKOTA — Japanese Beetles are back in North Dakota. The Agriculture Department says the Japanese beetle larvae were found in nursery stock. The beetles were found in several locations, including Bismarck, that received shipments from a Minneapolis-area supplier. The bug is an enemy to front yard flower beds, backyard vegetable gardens, farmers’ crops and even golf courses. An…

Fire Officials: Be Careful with Smoking Materials

They say someone's failure to get rid of their smoking materials caused the fire

  FARGO, ND — A warning from fire officials: be careful to put out smoking materials outdoors. That’s after Fargo firefighters responded to a fire late Sunday that damaged an apartment deck. They were called to this scene around 11:30 Sunday night for a deck on fire in the 1500 block of East Gateway Circle. They say someone’s failure to…

Lost Color Footage of what Appears to be Aftermath of Fargo’s ’57 F5 Tornado

It includes shots of Immanuel Lutheran church with its roof gone

FARGO, ND — It is unbelievable timing. One month ago, Charlie Francis bought some old home movies during an online auction from the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. He was surprised to come across what appears to be lost footage from the aftermath of the deadly 1957 Fargo tornado. It was 60 years ago yesterday when the F5┬átornado killed 12…

People in Minnesota, Wisconsin Still Without Power After Weekend Storms

The utility company says about 14,500 customers in the two states are still without service as hundreds of Xcel crews to restore power

  REGIONAL — Xcel Energy says some customers who lost power in weekend storms in Wisconsin and Minnesota might not have service restored until tomorrow or Wednesday. The utility company says about 14,500 customers in the two states are still without service as hundreds of Xcel crews to restore power. More than 165,000 customers lost service Sunday when severe storms…

A Chicken Barn in Lake Park Is a Total Loss After a Fire

Officials are investigating a fire that left a chicken barn up in flames

LAKE PARK, Minn. — Officials are investigating a fire that left a chicken barn between Hawley and Lake Park up in flames and possibly thousands of chicks dead. Fire officials were called to Baer Poultry at 28988 40th Avenue South between Hawley and Lake Park around 4:30 this afternoon to a chicken barn that caught on fire. “All the people…

No Property Damage Reported from Four Tornado Touchdowns in the Region

REGIONAL — More information on the wicked weather that spawned four E-F zero tornadoes throughout the region Wednesday. Officials with the National Weather Service say they have not received any property damage reports from the tornadoes that touched down near Hatton and Grand Forks. The twisters are considered “land-spout” funnels because they don’t form like a classic tornado, however, they…

State Fire Marshal Investigating Wahpeton House Fire

Crews were on scene for nearly three hours

WAHPETON, ND — The North Dakota Fire Marshal will investigate the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a house in Wahpeton. The fire chief says the fire began in a detached garage and spread to the home at around 10:30 Sunday night. The house is near the intersection of 11th Street and 3rd Avenue North in Wahpeton. No one…