Train derails in Kittson County, Minnesota

KITTSON COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — There is a trail derailment in Kittson County in northwestern Minnesota. Highway 59 is closed between Lancaster and Lake Bronson. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, there is a detour in place for traffic.   Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: derail, KITTSON COUNTY, minnesota department of transportation, train derailment

Kittson County fire burns 2,000 acres

LANCASTER, Minn. (KVRR/KNOX) – Fire has destroyed about 2,000 acres of brush and grassland in Kittson County. Lancaster Fire Chief Casey Faken, says the fire was reported late Tuesday afternoon in McKinley Township, near the Canadian border.  No injuries were reported. Faken says the Grand Forks National Weather Service spotted the fire on its GPS satellite and called it in. …

Canadian Soldier With Links to Neo-Nazis Believed to Have Slipped into Minnesota

Mathews pickup was found abandoned just a few miles north of the U.S. border.

ROSEAU, MINN.–Authorities in northwestern Minnesota are on the lookout for Patrik Mathews, a missing, Canadian soldier who is believed to have crossed the border this week. Both the Roseau and Kittson County Sheriff’s Offices and U.S. Border Patrol are on alert for Mathews who was relieved of his military duties over allegations of his involvement with neo-Nazis. His pickup was…

“Clow Fire” That Spread From Kittson County Into Manitoba Is Nearly Contained

One cabin was destroyed and other structures were threatened

KITTSON COUNTY, Minn. — Dry conditions and winds gusting to nearly 40 miles per hour fanned a wildfire that burned about 1500 acres of grassland in Kittson County. The “Clow Fire” about 10 miles northwest of Lancaster was 70% contained as of Wednesday morning. DNR fire crews were on scene overnight watching for more flare-ups. The half-mile wide wildfire was…

Delaware Woman Found Dead in Kittson County

She had been reported missing a day earlier

  KITTSON COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities say a woman who may have been trying to reach Canada was found dead in northwestern Minnesota. Kittson County officials say 57-year-old Mavis Otuteye was found Friday in a field a half-mile from the Canadian border near Noyes. She had been reported missing a day earlier. They believe Otuteye, who had been living in…

Family of Dawn Carlson Says They Still Have Questions

A four–year–long missing person's case of Dawn Carlson is likely closed after the discovery of a body in a submerged car in Lake Bronson Thursday

KITTSON  COUNTY, Minn., — A four–year–long missing person’s case of Dawn Carlson is likely closed after the discovery of a body in a submerged car in Lake Bronson Thursday. That doesn’t mean her family has all of the answers they are looking for. When it comes to Dawn Carlson, May 26th, 2017, is another date that’s now stamped into the…