Drowning

Minot Woman Drowns in Sheyenne River Near Fort Ransom

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

FORT RANSOM, N.D. (KFGO) – A woman drowned over the weekend near Fort Ransom. Emergency crews responded to reports that two kayakers had tipped over in the Sheyenne River. Jeremy Finch, of Minot, made it to shore on his own. The second person, Nora Bailey, also of Minot, was unable to make it to shore. She was pulled from the…

Dad Drowns While Attempting To Save Child At Dead Shot Bay Day Before Father’s Day

The Becker County sheriff's office says Christopher Schultz jumped into Detroit Lake after his child fell from the bridge

Chris Schultz/GoFundMeDETROIT LAKES, MN — Authorities say a father died while trying to save his 3-year-old child who fell from a bridge into a northwestern Minnesota lake. The Becker County sheriff’s office says Christopher Schultz jumped into Detroit Lake after his child fell from the bridge at Dead Shot Bay on Saturday evening. The sheriff’s office says in a news release…

Authorities Identify Mahnomen County Drowning Victim

The sheriff's office says 19-year-old Chase Hron was jet-skiing and not wearing a life jacket

MAHNOMEN COUNTY, Minn. — A 19-year-old Thief River Falls man has been identified as the victim of a drowning last Friday night in Mahnomen County. The sheriff’s office says Chase Hron was jet-skiing and not wearing a life jacket on Vanose Lake. An extensive ground, air and water search was conducted before Hron’s body was recovered on Saturday. Categories: Local…

Second Drowning In As Many Days In Central Minnesota

The body of a man has been pulled from Louise Lake near Longville

LONGVILLE, MN — A second drowning in central Minnesota has been reported this week. The body of a man has been pulled from Louise Lake near Longville. Deputies and first responders were called to the lake Tuesday afternoon on a report of a possible drowning. They found the man’s body near a fishing boat. He was pronounced dead at the…

Woman Pulled From Lake At Woodland Resort Dies

An autopsy will be done

WALKER, MN — There has been an apparent drowning at a popular resort near Walker, Minnesota. A woman was found unresponsive near a dock in Leech Lake at Woodland Resort on Monday afternoon. People at the scene began CPR until first responders arrived, but the woman was pronounced dead at the resort. She has not yet been identified. An autopsy will…

Man Who Drowned While Fishing On Pelican Lake Is Identified

He was fishing with two other men when their airboat began to take on water

BENSON CO., ND — Sheriff’s officials have identified the man who drowned while fishing on a Benson County, North Dakota lake this past weekend. Authorities say 52-year-old Jim Kirkeide of Fessenden was fishing with two other men when their airboat began to take on water in Pelican Lake north of Devils Lake Saturday. The two other men from Langdon made it…

West Fargo Man Sentenced for 8-Month-Old Daughter’s Death

The child drowned in a bathtub in March 2018

FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo man will spend a year and one day behind bars after his 8–month–old daughter drowned in a bathtub. 27–year–old Spencer Foner says he left his daughter in the bathtub for only five minutes but it ended up costing her her life. Foner says it also gives him nightmares and his daughter’s mother is now begging…

West Fargo Mother Accused of Drowning Newborn Pleads Not Guilty

Ginny Lubitz entered pleas of not guilty to murder and attempted murder

FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo woman accused of drowning her newborn child has pleaded not guilty. During a Cass County District Court hearing, 36-year-old Ginny Lubitz entered pleas of not guilty to murder and attempted murder. Court documents say Lubitz placed her newborn child face down in about an inch of water in her bathtub to cause his death…

Man Dies After Trying To Get Boat Back To Dock In Devils Lake

Elderly Grand Forks man's boat floated Off The Trailer

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — An elderly Grand Forks man drowned on Devils Lake late Monday afternoon while trying to get his boat back to the dock. Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Nelson says the man was launching his boat when it floated off the trailer and the wind began to push it away from shore. Nelson says the man attempted to…

West Fargo Police Department Introduces New Cultural Liaison Officer

Officer Ryan Feltman will work with different cultural groups in West Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After becoming the West Fargo Police Chief more than a year ago, Chief Heith Janke says one of his goals was to bridge the gap between the department and New Americans in his city. “We have a large New American population, and from the police department, we weren’t doing enough to interact and build those relationships, and…