GAS

Lidgerwood Man Arrested After Six Hour Standoff

People living nearby were evacuated during the standoff

  LIDGERWOOD, ND — A Lidgerwood man is facing a felony reckless endangerment charge after a six-hour standoff with authorities. The incident on Monday began when officers responded to a report that 39-year-old Michael Skroch was allegedly terrorizing someone with a sword. Authorities say attempts to negotiate with Skroch were unsuccessful. Officers twice fired tear gas into the home and…

Volkswagen Issues Recall Over Computer Glitch

The recall is for the "CC", models 2009 to 2016 and the Passat sedan and wagon from 2006 to 2010

  NATIONAL — Volkswagen is recalling nearly 300,000 vehicles in the U.S. after the discovery that a computer glitch that causes the cars to stall. The recall is for the “CC”, models 2009 to 2016 and the Passat sedan and wagon from 2006 to 2010. All of the models have four cylinder engines. Company officials say the fuel pump control…

Minnehaha Academy Fatal Explosion: “A Bible Verse Comes to Mind”

People caught in the building talk about what it was like to try to escape before the explosion. Reporter Karen Scullin from KMSP Fox 9 Reports from Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Two people are dead after a gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. The school’s custodian was pulled from the rubble last night. Caught in the explosion, a terrifying and surreal moment for those inside Minnehaha Academy when a portion of it blew up. “Yeah, it felt like somebody pushed you down,” said school accountant, Joel Maart….

UPDATE: Minneapolis Police Confirm Second Person Dead in School Collapse

Hours after the explosion, officials told KMSP Fox 9 that contractors working on the building had ruptured a gas line near the boiler room

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — After 12 hours of searching, rescue workers pulled the body of another person from the rubble of the Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. John Carlson, 82, was a custodian at the school. A story in the school newspaper featured Carlson, who was known to hand out Dilly bars to students and always greeting them in the hallways. His…

Fire Officials Release Possible Cause of Alexandria House Fire

When deputies arrived on scene, two areas of the house, both near electrical and gas lines, were engulfed in flames

Courtesy: Fox News  ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Lightning was the likely cause of a house fire in rural Alexandria. Crews were called to the house around 6:20 Sunday morning. When deputies arrived on scene, two areas of the house, both near electrical and gas lines, were engulfed in flames. Alexandria and Forada Fire Departments responded. The fire caused damage to the…

Police in Moorhead Looking for Robbery Suspect

Officers were unable to track down the suspect, but said there is no threat to the public

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Officers in Moorhead said they need help looking for a man who reportedly held a store clerks arm down and took cash. It happened at Brady’s Service Center on 24th Ave South. Authorities said the suspect had one hand in his jacket, possibly suggesting he had a weapon. He then demanded money from the till and ran…

South Dakota Man Calls for Help, Steals Deputy’s Patrol Car

The responding deputy tried to detain James because he was acting strange and was armed

TULARE, S.D. — A South Dakota man was arrested after running out of gas, not once but twice, the second time in a deputy’s squad car. Troy James is charged in Spink County with felony grand theft. James called for help after running out of gas around 4 a.m. on Highway 281 near Tulare. The responding deputy tried to detain…

Fire Melts Cab of Tractor Trailer at North Fargo Gas Station

The cab of a semi was engulfed in flames and it took crews about 10 minutes to put the fire out

  FARGO, N.D. — A melted cab isĀ all that remains after fire breaks out in a Fargo gas station parking lot. Fire crews responded to the Stamart Travel Center on 12th Avenue North just before 10:30 last night. The cab of a semi was engulfed in flames and it took crews about 10 minutes to put the fire out. There…

Fargo Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect

Police say the suspect got away with an unknown amount of cash

Fargo Police are searching for a suspect in a robbery of a gas station late Tuesday night. Police say a masked man walked into Casey’s General Store at 2002 25th Street South at about 10:30pm, pointed a gun at an employee behind the counter and demanded money. The employee cooperated and handed over an unknown amount of cash. The suspect…