A True Gift of Service: Clay County Says Goodbye to Don Vogel

He worked as a Maintanence Supervisor for the City of Dilworth and a part-time sheriff's deputy with the Clay County Sheriff's Office

DILWORTH, Minn. — 64-year-old Don Vogel was a true gift of service. “This was his farm, his land. He’d be out on it every day looking around checking things out, making sure things were doing what they were supposed to,” said Jodi Wedll, Vogel’s niece. It’s the attitude he adopted after growing up in a Minnesota farming community. But that also…

Funeral Details for DNR Conservation Officer

The visitation and funeral are open to the public.

PINE CITY, MN —  Funeral details have been finalized for Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn, who died in the line of duty Friday, April 19 while responding to a call on Cross Lake in Pine City. The visitation and funeral are open to the public. VISITATION: Friday, April 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Pine City…

Funeral Arrangements Planned And Pending For Nevis Shooting Suspect And Victims

A GoFundMe account to raise money for the funerals of the sisters and their children surpasses $14,000

Heidi Pierce, Candi Goochey and Bryce BellomoNEVIS, MN — Funeral services are set for a man accused of shooting and killing his two sisters-in-law in Nevis last Thursday before taking his own life. The funeral for 34-year-old Bryce Bellomo will be held Friday morning at Peace Lutheran Church in Nevis. Funeral arrangements for 37-year-old Candi Goochey and 40-year-old Heidi Pierce are…

Hundreds of People Gather in Karlstad to Honor Fallen Marine

Lance Corporal Riley Kuznia passed away on New Year's Day

KARLSTAD, Minn. — Things were very somber inside a packed gymnasium at Tri–County High School. There family, friends, hockey teammates and brothers in arms came together to celebrate the impact Riley Kuznia had on their lives. Many people remember him as a caring and compassionate man who loved standing up for others and supporting his family. In a eulogy, Riley’s mom,…

Sen. Tina Smith Calls Tribute to President George H.W. Bush “Inspiring”

She also says she's confident a Farm Bill can be passed by the end of the year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) said the tribute to former President George HW Bush in Washington DC was very moving. Sen. Smith says it was special to several people, including all the living presidents, coming together to celebrate his life. She had the chance to talk with Jimmy Carter, and says the eulogy from President George W. Bush was…

Funeral Set For Parents As Search Continues For Missing Teen

Deputies responding to a 911 call on October 15 found the couple dead in their home in Barron, Wisconsin

BARRON, WI — A funeral will be held this weekend for a Wisconsin couple who were shot dead in their home last week. Their 13-year-old daughter is still missing. Services for James and Denise Closs will held Saturday in Cameron, next to the couple’s hometown of Barron. Deputies responding to a 911 call on October 15 found the couple dead in…

Account Raises Money For The Funerals Of A Mother And Her Two Young Sons

Cassandra Flatland and her sons Hudson and Cooper died after their car collided with a pickup near Thief River Falls

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover the costs of funerals for a Thief River Falls mother and her two sons. Minnesota State Patrol says Cassandra Flatland and her sons, 4-year-old Hudson and 1-year-old Cooper, died after their car collided with a pickup on Highway 32 last Wednesday. The pickup driver wasn’t hurt….

Sen. John Hoeven Praises Sen. John McCain On The U.S. Senate Floor

"He was somebody that was down to earth, that was a person that you could connect with at a real level."

Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) / Sen. John McCain’s U.S. Senate DeskWASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota is one of many colleagues commemorating the life of Senator John McCain in the Senate. “You know he was a friend,” said Hoeven on the floor of the U.S. Senate. “He was somebody that was down to earth, that was a…

Community Celebrates Governor George Sinner’s Life

The governor passed away on March 9 at the age of 89

FARGO, N.D. — The community came together to celebrate the life of former North Dakota Governor George Sinner. Sinner passed away on March 9 at the age of 89. “He was really imbued with justice and love. In public service, that’s a really wonderful combination,” said Tim Mathern, a state senator. “His legacy is permanent, ongoing forever, positive.” Sinner was born in…

Services Set For Former North Dakota Governor George Sinner

Last Democrat To Serve As Governor of North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Funeral services are scheduled for former North Dakota Gov. George Sinner. Sinner was 89 when he died Friday at Eventide in Fargo. The Democrat served two terms as governor from 1985 through 1992. A prayer service will be held Thursday evening from 7 until 9 at Nativity Church of Fargo. The church will hold a funeral mass…