Strange Man Offering Rides To Females In Fosston, Minnesota

Polk County Sheriff's Office receiving two complaints about the man so far

FOSSTON, Minn. — A suspicious acting man is offering rides to females in Fosston, Minnesota. Polk County Sheriff’s Office receiving two complaints about the man so far. The first incident was Saturday afternoon and the second incident was this morning. The man was told “no” but he continued to offer the females a ride. He eventually left the area. The…

BNSF Train Strikes Truck in Fosston, MN

No one was injured during the incident.

FOSSTON, Minn.–A BNSF train collided with a pick-up in Fosston shortly before 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The Polk County Sheriff’s office says the crash happened on Highway 2 Southeast and 360th Avenue. Fifty-two-year-old Todd Jevning and a 17-year-old passenger were in the pick-up when it was struck. The BNSF and the pick-up sustained minor damage, but no one was injured…

Black Bear Spotted Near Fosston

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says they received a report of one wandering near town

FOSSTON, Minn. — People in Fosston, Minnesota need to keep a watchful eye for a black bear. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says one may be wandering near town. Police responded after someone saw the bear in the 600 block of 9th Street Northwest. Deputies came up empty after searching in the area. If you see it, call the sheriff’s…

One Man Dead After Alleged Assault in Fosston

Police arrested 29-year-old Nicholas Hauge, of Fergus Falls

FOSSTON, Minn. — A Fergus Falls man is arrested after another man was found not breathing along a curb in Fosston, Minnesota. The reported assault happened on 8th Street Northwest at the intersection of North Mark Avenue around 3:45 this morning. 29-year-old Nicholas Hauge was arrested and taken to the North West Regional Correctional Center. Deputies started CPR but the…

Vehicles of Two Employees Found With Bullet Holes At Fosston Essentia Hospital

Authorities believe it is an isolated incident and they are continuing to investigate

FOSSTON, MN — A Polk County deputy heard what was believed to be two gunshots just before 1 a.m. Sunday in Fosston. Nearly four hours later, EMS staff at Fosston Essentia Hospital reported finding a bullet casing in the parking lot. Deputies searched the lot and discovered that two Essentia Hospital employee vehicles had bullet holes. Authorities believe it is an…

Drive-By Shooting Under Investigation In Polk County

It was reported around 5 Monday morning at a home in Sletten Township

POLK COUNTY, MN — Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting near Fosston. It was reported around 5 Monday morning at a home in Sletten Township, southwest of the town. One person was home at the time of the shooting but was not hurt. The sheriff does not feel that the public is in danger in this case….

Three People Hurt In Crash At Intersection Along Highway 2

Minnesota State Patrol says 19-year-old Kaitlyn Martine of Bagley failed to yield to a car

BAGLEY, MN — Three people were hurt in a crash west of Bagley, Minnesota on Sunday afternoon. Minnesota State Patrol says 19-year-old Kaitlyn Martine of Bagley failed to yield to a car on Highway 2 and crashed into it. She was taken to the hospital in Fosston with non-life threatening injuries. 65-year-old Merlen Loken and 65-year-old Kandace Loken of Arvilla were…

NWS Summary of Polk & Clearwater Counties Tornadoes

Tornado 1 – 9 SW Winger to 5 WNW Fosston NORMAN/POLK COUNTIES Date August 26, 2018 Time (Local) 11:30 – 11:46 pm EF Rating EF-1 Est. Peak Winds 110 mph Path Length 16 miles Max Width 100 yards Injuries/Deaths None Summary: This tornado first touched down near a farmstead 9 miles southwest of Winger. Numerous barns, sheds, and outbuildings were…

Crews Work to Restore Cable Service in Fosston

The Verizon cell tower and satellite dishes were damaged by Sunday's storm

FOSSTON, Minn. — People in Fosston are still cleaning up after the tornado on Sunday night. Its Verizon cell tower and satellite dishes were damaged by the storm. The structures are being repaired, but there are still several channels people can’t get. A temporary Verizon tower was put up so people would still have service. City officials say it could be…

Strong Sunday Night Storms Cause Damage In Northern Minnesota

Fosston's City Owned Cable TV System Took A Hit

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption FOSSTON, Minn. — Powerful storms Sunday night took out television service in Fosston. Mayor Jim Offerdahl says an apparent tornado touched down and took out the city’s owned and operated cable TV system. The Verizon…