EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Electrical fire destroys Richland Co. Highway Dept. building & several service vehicles

Due to fire, county roads could see delay in road maintenance

HANKINSON, N.D. — A fire that broke out Monday evening around 8:00 left a Hankinson facility destroyed and several machinery vehicles left unusable. “It looks like it started in the electrical room in that area where the main source of the fire was as we tore into the building and put the fire out last night,” Richland County Director of…

Barnes County Issues Warning After Heavy Rainfall

If you see a road hazard that is not marked, contact Barnes County Dispatch at 701-845-8181

BARNES CO., ND — Barnes County Emergency Management is asking that you use caution when traveling on county and township roads. Do not attempt to drive through water and do not drive around barricades. If you see a road hazard that is not marked, contact Barnes County Dispatch at 701-845-8181. Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags: barnes county, COUNTY,…

South Dakota Sending Hurricane Assistance To North Carolina

The officials will be stationed in the state emergency operations center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management is sending two staff members to help with the response to Hurricane Florence. The officials will be stationed in the state emergency operations center in Raleigh, North Carolina. They’ll help coordinate requests to other states for help through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a mutual aid agreement among U.S. states and…

Victims Names Released In Richland County Explosion

84 year old Mavis Onchuck of Wahpeton, ND was killed in the explosion.

WAHPETON, N.D. — Richland County Authorities released the names of the individuals involved in the House explosion over the weekend. 84 year old Mavis Onchuck of Wahpeton, ND was killed in the explosion. Cole Defries, 22, and Danielle Faller, 25, both of Wahpeton were injured. Both were treated and released at a local hospital. The explosion remains under investigation. Richland…

EF 1 Tornado Knocks Down Trees And Power Lines In Bemidji

Beltrami County emergency management director says about 12 city blocks were affected

BEMIDJI, Minn. –National Weather Service confirms that it was a tornado that did damage in Bemidji. The Beltrami County emergency management director says about 12 city blocks were affected during the severe weather event. The E-F-1 tornado with winds of 90 to 100 miles per hour hit the city around 6:30 this morning. Several trees and power lines were knocked…