Four People Arrested After Theft Investigation At Harwood Storage Unit Facility

A Cass County deputy noticed headlights at the facility at 2 a.m. and stopped to investigate

HARWOOD, ND — Four people were busted early this morning for theft at a storage unit facility in Harwood. A Cass County deputy noticed headlights at the facility at 2 a.m. and stopped to investigate. Deputies found stolen property from two enclosed trailers in the vehicle and arrested everyone inside. 30-year-old Sabrina Johanneson and 31-year-old Daniel Hengest, who have no…

Man Wanted After High Speed Chases Finally Arrested In Traill County

Thomas Hibpshman Jr. was also arrested just last month after getting stuck in a drainage ditch north of Harwood

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption TRAILL CO., ND — The man who led multiple law enforcement agencies on chases earlier this week has been captured in Traill County. 38-year-old Thomas Hibpshman Jr. was arrested without incident on Wednesday near Portland. Police say he fled a traffic stop on Monday in East Grand Forks and he was chased into Grand Forks before…

Rivers, Overland Flooding Receding in Cass County

Engineers say levels could be back to normal within next week

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Cass County engineers say things are looking pretty good along the rivers. In fact, they believe the water may get to a normal level within the next week. “We’re seeing a good reduction in flood flows on those rivers and a lot of the overland flooding has really gone down throughout the rural parts of the county,”…

Cass County Officials Fight F-M Flood Diversion Project Budget Gap

The legislature's proposal is $120 million short of what the county needs

REED TOWNSHIP, N.D. — The North Dakota Legislature is facing backlash after proposing an F-M diversion budget that’s creating a funding gap. Lawmakers and Cass County Commissioners are concerned after the legislature shoots down their budget request of $870 million for the diversion project. The legislature’s proposal comes up $120 million short in state funding, which some officials believe is not…

Cass County Uses SHERP Vehicle for Flood Relief

The Vehicle serves as an alternative to the Air Boat

HARWOOD, N.D. — Cass County introduced a new vehicle to the area to help in flood relief efforts. The SHERP was brought over from Williams County as an alternative to the air boat that is typically deployed during flooding. The all-terrain vehicle holds up to six people and can be used to deliver supplies or rescue people in dangerous situations. It…

Cass County Uses Emergency Flood Measures to Close Roads

The county closed a number of roads overnight on Monday

CASS COUNTY– Cass County is continuing to take emergency measures by blocking off roads and bridges. The county closed a number of roads overnight on Monday. County employees and members of the National Guard are seeing a lot of overland flooding both north and west of Harwood and east of Argusville. A Cass County engineer asks people who are traveling…

Two People Wanted On Warrants Pulled From Drainage Ditch Near Harwood

They were checked at a Fargo hospital before they were taken to jail

HARWOOD, ND — Two people who were wanted on warrants had to be pulled from the cold water of a drainage ditch north of Harwood. Authorities rescued 39-year-old Jessica Trottier and 38-year-old Thomas Hibpshman from the water. They were both suffering from hypothermia. They were checked at a Fargo hospital before they were taken to jail. Trottier was wanted on a…

Cass County Delivers 15,000 Additional Sandbags to Rural Areas

The Red River in Harwood is around 91.5 feet high

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Cass County delivers an additional 15,000 sandbags to areas that didn’t even have water a mile away from them a few days ago. Take a look here at County Road 20 and 17, where the road is only open to local traffic. County engineers say changing conditions have caused overland flooding north of West Fargo, Harwood,…

Rural Cass County Faces Rising Flood Waters

The county has already distributed 80,000 sandbags

HARWOOD, N.D. — Conditions may look fine in a majority of the metro area, but in rural Cass County, that’s not the case. Around Harwood, areas that were once roads or crop fields are turning into giant pools, and they’re not expected to disappear anytime soon. The Sheyenne River is expected to crest at 91.5 feet in the next 24 hours….

NWS Predicts Overland Flooding In Harwood Area This Weekend

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has also activated its Tactical Operations Center (TOC) at 7:00 a.m. today.

CASS COUNTY, ND — Cass County Flood officials are preparing for overland flooding in the Harwood area this weekend. The National Weather Service river level forecasts now predict overland flooding in the Harwood area will increase steadily between now and Sunday morning, April 7th. As of 6:15 a.m. Friday, April 5th, the Sheyenne River gauge at Harwood was observed at…