Death

Man Found Dead in Parking Lot of NDSCS

Fargo Police are investigating the scene.

FARGO, N.D.–Foul play is not suspected in the death of a man found at NDSCS Tuesday morning. The Fargo Police Department was dispatched to the parking lot of NDSCS at 1305 19th Avenue North at approximately 7:20 a.m. for reports of an elderly man parked in his vehicle. When officers arrived, they found the man deceased. Fargo Police are investigating…

18-Year-Old Dies in Snowmobile Crash near Wadena

It was Peterson's first time riding a snowmobile.

WADENA, Minn.–An 18-year-old man died in a snowmobile crash near Wadena on Saturday. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a snowmobile crash just north of the Wahoo Valley Bar & Grill at approximately 1:25 p.m. First responders attempted to perform CPR, but were unsuccessful. Eighteen-year-old Paul Weston Peterson of Motley was pronounced dead at the scene….

80-Year-Old Man Dies after Falling into Grain Bin

The man was identified as 80-year-old Richard Volk.

WEBSTER, N.D.–The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office retrieved a man’s body after he fell into a grain bin near Webster, North Dakota on Wednesday. Officers received a call at approximately 4:30 p.m. for a man trapped in a grain bin. Upon arrival the man’s body could not be located. The Devils Lake Rural Fire and Devils Lake City Fire were able…

Body Found in Fargo Identified

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Police have identified the body of a man found in the parking lot of Accent Kitchen & Bath as that of 30-year-old Wesley Gordon Gunhammer Jr. of Fargo. Police say Gunhammer’s death does not appear suspicious and it is too early to tell if the cold contributed to his death. Gunhammer was found behind the business by an…

Minnesota reports First Child Death of Flu Season

A total of 31 people in the state have died of the flu so far this season.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota health officials are reporting the first child death of the flu season. According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s weekly influenza and respiratory illness report, a total of 31 people in the state have died of the flu so far this season. The number of people hospitalized due to the flu has topped 1,200 this season, with…

Daycare Provider Charged After Baby Dies While Sleeping In Car Seat

30-year-old Kayla Styles was arrested Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls daycare provider is charged with manslaughter after a baby became strangled in a car seat and died. Prosecutors say Kayla Styles left the 9-month-old boy in the seat to nap on November 14. When she checked on him two hours later, he was slumped down with the seat’s straps pressing against his neck….

Child Dies in McClusky House Fire

Crews responded to the fire Wednesday afternoon.

McCLUSKY, N.D.–A house fire near McClusky in central North Dakota has killed a child and injured three family members. Crews responded to the fire Wednesday afternoon. Flames engulfed the house, and crews were unable to enter the home. The remains of a child were recovered from the house Thursday. Three family members were airlifted to a burn center in St….

Six Deaths Related to Flu Outbreak in Minnesota

None of the deaths involved children.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota health officials say an outbreak of early flu strains has contributed to the deaths of six people. There were 60 cases of flu-like illness reported to the state last week. That’s a five-fold increase from the week before. The Department of Health says the flu continues to spread statewide, with cases reported in every region. It has…

UPDATE: Unconscious Man on I-29 Dies at Hospital

The driver was taken to a hospital in Grand Forks for medical evaluation.

UPDATE: The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the driver of the Ford, identified as 51-year-old Erick Magnusen of East Bethel, died at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Additional NDHP troopers, Grand Forks Sheriff’s Officers and the Thompson Fire Department arrived at the scene to assist with medical treatment.   GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A North Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper performed CPR on…

No Foul Play in Death of Bismarck State College Student

Bismarck Police Lt. Luke Gardiner says there's no danger to the public.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The president of Bismarck State College says no foul play is suspected in the death of a student. Twenty-one-year-old Cianna Carlson, of Bowman, was found dead in her room at Lidstrom Hall Wednesday afternoon. Bismarck Police Lt. Luke Gardiner says it’s not clear how Carlson died, but says there’s no danger to the public. BSC President Larry Skogen issued…