LIDGERWOOD

One injured in Lidgerwood, N.D. house fire

Courtesy: KFGOLIDGERWOOD, N.D. – One person has been injured in a house fire in Lidgerwood. It happened in the 100 block of 3rd Ave SE and crews were called around 9:40. Richland County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht says a garbage truck driver spotted the fire, called 911 and helped the victim escape. The man was airlifted to Sanford Hospital. The…

Bill To Impose Penalties For Drone’s Invading Someone’s Privacy Fails On Second Vote

Opponents of the bill say any limitations on drones may hurt the state's growing unmanned aircraft industry

BISMARCK, N.D. — The House has reconsidered a measure that would impose penalties for using drones to invade someone’s privacy. Representatives approved the bill on Tuesday but today voted to defeat it. Opponents of the bill say any limitations on drones may hurt the state’s growing unmanned aircraft industry. The bill aimed to make it illegal to use a drone…

House Passes Repeal of Sunday Shopping Restrictions, Senate Will Decide Fate Of Bill Next

North Dakota House voted to repeal the longstanding Sunday business restrictions by a vote of 56-35

BISMARCK, ND — State Rep. Kathy Skroch made a passionate plea before the North Dakota House. The Republican from Lidgerwood said, “For the sake of our well-being, for the good of our families and our state, we must not strip the last remnants of the North Dakota Sunday closing laws.” That plea was not enough as the North Dakota House voted…

Early Morning Fire Results in Heavy Smoke Damage to Lidgerwood Market

Firefighters say the building is a complete loss due to the smoke damage

LIDGERWOOD, N.D. — Around 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters from Lidgerwood and Hankinson converged on the Lidgerwood Market after reports of smoke in the building. Fighting through layers of false ceilings and compartments, firefighters found the fire stopped itself before it could spread further. “It just starved itself from oxygen. It didn’t have enough to really get itself going, which I don’t…

Heavy Smoke Damages Lidgerwood Market

Fire departments from Lidgerwood and Hankinson responded shortly after 6 this morning on a report of smoke coming from the Lidgerwood Market, just off Main Street.

LIDGERWOOD, N.D. (KFGO) – A grocery store fire in Richland County.  Fire departments from Lidgerwood and Hankinson responded shortly after 6 this morning on a report of smoke coming from the Lidgerwood Market, just off Main Street.   County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht says firefighters made initial entry and found smoke was coming from a mechanical room.  Smoke was pouring out…

Man Violates House Arrest And Injures Deputy During Arrest After Slow Speed Pursuit

Thomas Mattson Refused To Obey Orders

RICHLAND CO., N.D. — A Richland County deputy was hurt during the arrest of a man involved in a slow speed pursuit. Authorities say 70-year-old Thomas Mattson was driving erratically on a rural Lidgerwood road Sunday night. Mattson refused to stop and drove to his house where he continued to refuse deputies orders and a Taser was used but was…

Lidgerwood Man Taken to State Hospital After High Speed Police Chase

Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper says Skroch threatened a person at a church and started a crucifix on fire

LIDGERWOOD, ND — A man considered dangerous is back in the State Hospital after a high speed chase that ended in a wildlife preserve. Michael Skroch, 39, of Lidgerwood was arrested after crashing his motorcycle during the chase that hit speeds of 85 miles per hour. Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper says Skroch threatened a person at a church and…

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…

Missing Teens from Moorhead and Bemidji Found Unharmed

There was no reason given for why 13-year-old Gary Tilander was in Lidgerwood

(L) Gary Tilander, 13 and (R) Chawna Mueller, 13, found safeMINNESOTA — A teen missing from Bemidji since late February has been found in Lidgerwood, North Dakota. Authorities found 13-year-old Gary Tilander at a residence after a tip from a concerned citizen. There was no reason given for why he was in Lidgerwood. Law enforcement and family members had searched…