Death

No Charges In Death Of Man Arrested For Suspicion Of Drunk Driving

Warren Lindvold died in a Fargo hospital last July

Warren LindvoldVALLEY CITY, ND — The North Dakota BCI says there’s no evidence to support criminal charges in the death of a Valley City man. Warren Lindvold died in a Fargo hospital last July, a few days after he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. The BCI says two Valley City police officers did nothing criminal when they arrested Lindvold….

Worker Injured At Digi-Key Construction Site Passes Away

OSHA is investigating

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN — The company in charge of the expansion at Digi-Key in Thief River Falls is mourning the loss of a young man working on the project. A spokesman for McShane Construction Company says the man was working for the steel erector when he was hurt in an accident on site on November 6. The worker died 9…

Man Charged in Death of Baby Reaches Plea Deal To Amended Charges

Spencer Foner has pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent homicide

FARGO, ND — A West Fargo man has reached a plea deal in the drowning death of his 8-month-old baby. Spencer Foner has pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent homicide. He had been charged in the spring with manslaughter and child neglect. The child neglect charge was dismissed. A sentencing date has not yet been set. West Fargo police say…

Contractor Killed In Freak Accident At Jamestown Landfill

The 65-year-old contractor was working in the landfill when he was struck and run over by a dump truck and payloader

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A contractor was killed Saturday afternoon in a freak accident at the Jamestown landfill. The North Dakota Highway Patrol say the 65-year-old contractor was working in the landfill when he was struck and run over by a dump truck and payloader. He was pronounced dead at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. The payloader was trying to push start the…

State Leaders Discuss Suicide Prevention: How to Lower Rising Rates in North Dakota?

Over 100 statewide leaders expressed their concerns and told their stories but one common theme kept overlapping...erasing the stigma

WEST FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp holds a summit to discuss the growing rates of suicide and ways to decrease those numbers. Over 100 statewide leaders shared their experiences and opinions. Every 63 hours, suicide kills one person in North Dakota. “Some of these deaths have been five, six years ago and the pain is just as…

Beltrami County Jail Inmate’s Death Under Investigation

Hardel Sherrell collapsed and became unresponsive on Sunday

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A 27-year-old man from Apple Valley, Minnesota died Sunday while in custody at the Beltrami County Jail. According to the sheriff’s office, Hardel Sherrell collapsed and became unresponsive while in the presence of a corrections officer and a medical technician. They attempted CPR and using an AED on Sherrell which were unsuccessful and he died at the…

Parents Lose Their Only Child After Freak Swing Set Accident

Officer Gary Schroeder said it was the most painful call he's responded to in his 19-year career

ZUMBROTA, Minn. — Police in Zumbrota, Minnesota are investigating after a swing set collapsed, killing a 4-year-old child Monday morning. Officer Gary Schroeder said it was the most painful call he’s responded to in his 19-year career. “I have no way to explain why or how such a terrible thing would happen to anybody’s family, let alone theirs,” said Schroeder….

Body Pulled From Lake Bemidji On Wednesday Is Identified

She is 32–year–old Amber Jackson of Cass Lake, Minnesota

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of a woman pulled from Lake Bemidji. She is 32–year–old Amber Jackson of Cass Lake, Minnesota. Drowning has been ruled the preliminary cause of death. Authorities say no sign of trauma was found. Jackson’s body was pulled from the lake Wednesday afternoon after someone reported an object in…

Court Appearance Set For Home Day Care Worker Accused Of Killing Baby

30-year-old Sarah Kortan is charged with second-degree murder in connection with last month's death

RED LAKE COUNTY, Minn. — A home day care provider in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota who is accused of killing a 2-month-old girl in her care is expected in court this week. 30-year-old Sarah Kortan is charged with second-degree murder in connection with last month’s death. She remains jailed without bail. A court appearance is scheduled Wednesday. An autopsy revealed…

Police Investigate Death of 5-Month-Old Baby

They were notified by social services that Brynley Rymer was taken to Altru in Grand Forks by a caretaker

Photo: GoFundMeGRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police in Grand Forks are investigating what caused a baby’s fatal injuries. They were notified by social services that 5-month-old Brynley Rymer was taken to Altru by a caretaker for treatment of injuries on Monday. Rymer was transferred to Sanford in Fargo by helicopter and passed away on Tuesday. Police say the nature of her…