DEATHS

Men Identified in Menahga Murder-Suicide

The shootings remain under investigation

  MENAHGA, Minn. — Two men found dead of gunshot wounds Monday at a house in Menahga have been identified. They are 82-year-old Carl Albin and 67-year-old Michael Callahan, both of Menahga. Wadena County authorities say the deaths appear to be a murder-suicide. They responded to a 911 call shortly after midnight Monday and found the bodies which were transported…

Two Dead In Wadena County

The Sheriff's Office says dispatchers received a 911 call to a residence in Menahga shortly after midnight Monday.

MENAHGA, MN (AP) _ Authorities in Wadena County are investigating the deaths of two males who had been shot. The Sheriff’s Office says dispatchers received a 911 call to a residence in Menahga shortly after midnight Monday. The two males were found fatally shot and pronounced dead at the scene. Menahga police, sheriff’s deputies and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal…

Jamestown Police Release Details Behind Shooting Deaths

A rifle and two shell casings were recovered from the home

JAMESTOWN, ND — Jamestown Police have confirmed the shooting deaths of a Jamestown couple are a murder suicide. Authorities say 26-year-old Cherish Petersen died of a gunshot to the back of the head. They say 33-year-old Casey Jensen died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A three-month-old baby found in the home was treated for dehydration and later released to family…

Governor Burgum, First Lady Focusing on Drug Addiction in North Dakota

Last year, 55 people died from drug overdoses, many due to opioids

BISMARCK, ND — Overdose deaths have almost tripled in North Dakota since 2013. Last year, 55 people died from drug overdoses, many due to opioids. To save lives, North Dakota First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum is encouraging those at risk for opioid overdose, their family and friends, and community businesses to get a prescription for naloxone. It can prevent opioid…

Livestock Deaths Linked to Blue Green Algae in North Dakota

It has been found in Stanley Pond in Mountrail County and the Harvey Reservoir in Wells County

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s Health Department is warning about the presence of blue-green algae in some waters around the state. The algae can produce toxins that can sicken and even kill both people and animals. There have already been reports of livestock deaths linked to the algae. It has been found in Stanley Pond in Mountrail County and the…

MnDOT Suspends Road Work for Holiday Weekend; Work Zone Fines Still in Place

The latest count for 2017 shows 115 fatalities on Minnesota roads compared with 125 this time last year

MINNESOTA — Memorial Day through Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads. Preliminary numbers show the 100 day stretch last year accounted for 120 of 392 fatalities, making up 31 percent of all the traffic deaths in 2016. The latest count for 2017 shows 115 fatalities on Minnesota roads compared with 125 this time last year. MnDOT…

More than 100 Fatalities on Minnesota Roads so Far this Year

The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota public safety officials say more than 100 people have died on state roadways so far this year. The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents. Alcohol, speed, distracted driving and seat belt use are the most common. They say at least 84 of the deaths involved vehicles, 12 were pedestrians and six…

MN’s Department of Health Reports Four Hospital Deaths Were Preventable

Three of the deaths were from falls and the fourth was due to a medication mistake

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s Department of Health reports nearly 340 medical errors in the state’s hospitals and surgical centers led to some deaths that could have been preventable. The annual report of the state department’s adverse health events states at least four deaths were caused by a preventable error. Three of the deaths were from falls and the fourth was…

Busy 2016 for the West Fargo Fire Department

Even though the department responded to more than 400 service calls, there were zero deaths or injuries

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo Fire Department had its busiest year ever in 2016. The department responded to 406 calls for service. There were zero fire deaths or injuries last year. Fire officials say the most frequent type of fire in 2016 was attributed to cooking fires. West Fargo Fire is staffed by 49 volunteer firefighters, a full-time…