Death

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…

String of Shootings and Dog Killing Related

Investigators believe the incidents are connected but they are still looking for who's responsible

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A rash of shootings is the cause of a dog’s death and property damage throughout Polk County. The sheriff’s office says a dog was shot and killed and numerous vehicles were hit in the Northland and Sandsville Township. Investigators believe the incidents are connected but they are still looking for who’s responsible. Anyone in the area…

3-Year-Old Murder Victim’s Mother Describes Man Charged In Connection To His Death

Family shares their devastation over the loss

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — Charges have been filed against Tracy Brant, who is allegedly involved in the homicide of his 3 year old son, Winter Barker. Winter’s mother tells KVRR about the relationship between her family and Tracy and role he played in Winter’s life. “He was always a good little boy he would always follow me everywhere, his mama’s boy,”…

Charges Filed in Fergus Falls Child Death Case

The child had numerous signs of abuse

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Charges have been filed against Bobbie Bishop and Walter Wynhoff  in connection with the death of a 6-year old boy. Some of the details may be disturbing. Bishop and Wynhoff each face five felony charges, including second degree murder, three counts of manslaughter, and one count of malicious punishment of a child. “This one’s unfortunate. Very disturbing,” said…