Ogema Man Held in Suspected Kidnapping of South Dakota Woman

LAMOURE CO., N.D. (KVRR/AP) — An Ogema, Minnesota man remains behind bars in LaMoure County, North Dakota for a suspected kidnapping. Charges pending against Ryan Degroat include kidnapping, felonious restraint and terrorizing. Degroat is accused of abducting a 41-year-old woman from her mother’s home in Brown County, South Dakota Friday night. Law enforcement was able to use cell phone triangulation…

Water Reservoirs Create Hazardous Ice Conditions on James River

The ice conditions would make any rescue attempt nearly impossible.

JAMESTOWN, N.D.–Stutsman and LaMoure County officials are advising the public to stay off the James River for the entirety of the 2019-2020 winter. The continued releases from the Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs are expected to create unstable and hazardous ice conditions. Officials say fluctuating water levels beneath the ice will leave voids between the ice and the water surface. The…

Highway Patrol Identified Man Killed In Rear-End Crash

80-year-old Darrel Kirschenman was driving a Jeep that was rear-ended by a pickup on state Highway 46

LAMOURE CO., ND — A Montpelier man who died in a two-vehicle crash near the town has been identified. The Highway Patrol says 80-year-old Darrel Kirschenman was driving a Jeep that was rear-ended by a pickup on state Highway 46. The crash happened about 6:30 p.m. Monday. The Jeep rolled and Kirschenman was thrown. He died at the scene. The driver…

Civil Air Patrol Spots Ice Jams along The James River near LaMoure

You can also see overland flooding starting north of Oakes

The Civil Air Patrol is giving us a better view of flooding issues in LaMoure and Dickey counties in North Dakota. Seven ice jams were located by aircrews along the James River from Montpelier south to just north of LaMoure. The river was reported frozen south of the city. There was also an ice jam at a road south of…

UPDATE: One Road Reopens Into The Small Dickey County Town of Fullerton

Around 50 people live in Fullerton

Dickey Co. 8 South of Fullerton/Courtesy: Aimee Teske DICKEY COUNTY, ND —  There is a way to get back into the small North Dakota town of Fullerton in Dickey County. Emergency Manager Charlie Russell says water is off of 86th Street Southeast and it is now open from Highway 281 to Fullerton. He reminds people that both bridges south of…

Man Dies After Labor Day Crash In LaMoure County

89-year-old Albert Oberlander died Monday of his injuries

JUD, N.D. — An elderly man from Kulm has died of injuries suffered last week in a crash in LaMoure County. North Dakota Highway Patrol says 89-year-old Albert Oberlander died Monday of injuries he received on Labor Day. Oberlander’s minivan left County Road 65 near Jud and crashed into a ditch. The patrol says he likely fell asleep at the wheel….

Semi and SUV Crash Near Edgeley Leaves One Man Dead

The victim was 79-years-old from Monango

EDGELEY, N.D. — Police say a crash in LaMoure County between a semi and an SUV killed one man and left another injured. Highway Patrol officers say it happened at an intersection northeast of Edgeley Thrusday afternoon. The 79–year–old Monango man driving the SUV was killed after both vehicles rolled into a ditch. The 41–year–old man driving the semi was…