GWINNER

Boy seriously burned in Gwinner mobile home fire

GWINNER, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – A 7-year-old boy is in the burn unit of a St. Paul hospital following a mobile home fire in Gwinner, N.D. The blaze broke out at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper says the boy’s injuries are serious, but he has been conscious and should recover. Paeper says the boy’s grandmother, Rose Peterson,…

90-year-old Gwinner man killed in crash with semi

The name is being withheld pending family notification.

GWINNER, N.D.–A 90-year-old Gwinner man was killed during a collision with a semi Thursday evening. The collision occurred at the intersection of Hwy 13 and 32 at approximately 6:45 p.m. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the 90-year-old man had stopped at a stop sign, but then failed to yield when making a left turn. The semi attempted to swerve,…

Union Leader For Bobcat Calling For Shutdown After 2nd Employee Says They Have COVID-19

Wilkinson worries that workers coming Sunday night could spread the disease further

  GWINNER, N.D. — Union Leader Will Wilkinson is calling for Doosan Bobcat to shut down it’s Gwinner plant after he says a 2nd employee called saying they had tested positive for COVID-19. He says this employee had worked close with another employee who has the virus and had been at work for multiple days this week. Wilkinson is asking…

Bismarck Bobcat Workers Vote Against Unionizing

The vote last week failed by a 2-to-1 margin

BISMARCK, N.D. — Workers at the Bobcat manufacturing facility in Bismarck have voted against joining a union. The vote last week failed by a 2-to-1 margin. Larry Johnson, a union member who works at Bobcat’s facility in Gwinner, says the push behind the campaign was to improve health and safety and to negotiate higher wages. The last time the manufacturing…

Pilot Dies In Crop Sprayer Crash

Sheriff Travis Paeper tells KFGO News that the crash happened around 7:45 am Thursday, about 8 miles west of Gwinner.

GWINNER, ND (KFGO) – The pilot of crop sprayer has died in an airplane crash in Sargent County. Sheriff Travis Paeper tells KFGO News that the crash happened around 7:45 am Thursday, about 8 miles west of Gwinner. Paeper says a farmer who lives nearby witnessed the crash from his home, about 500 yards away. He says dense fog in the…

Gwinner Man Pulled from Slough Near Cogswell Dies

He was in the water for nearly 20 minutes before he was found

  FARGO, ND — The man pulled from Kraft Slough near Cogswell on Sunday has died in a Fargo hospital. Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper says 57-year-old William Vandervoort of Gwinner was with friends when he went under water. He was in the water for nearly 20 minutes before he was found. Paeper says it’s possible a medical condition was…

Gwinner Man Saved by First Responders After Being Under Water for Half an Hour

Authorities say he was under water for 20 to 30 minutes before being rescued

  SARGENT COUNTY, ND — A man pulled from Kraft Slough near Cogswell, North Dakota on Sunday evening was not breathing when he was located. The Sargent County sheriff says first responders were able to revive William VanderVoort of Gwinner. The 57-year old man had a pulse when taken to the Oakes hospital and then airlifted to Sanford in Fargo…