MAHNOMEN COUNTY

Two Arrested After Shots Fired & Short Chase In Mahnomen County

Law Enforcement found a home and vehicles were hit, but no one was hurt

MAHNOMEN CO., Minn. — Two people are in custody after firing shots and a short chase in Mahnomen County. Law enforcement responded to the Riverland housing area around 12:30 Tuesday morning on a report of shots fired. They found a home and vehicles were hit, but no one was hurt. A suspect’s vehicle was found a short time later which…

Detroit Lakes Drug Bust Lands Three People From Chicago Behind Bars

a search turned up 196 grams of heroin, 2 grams of cocaine and nearly $6,300 in cash

BECKER CO., Minn. — Three Chicago people were arrested in a drug bust in Detroit Lakes earlier this month. Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says a state patrol trooper pulled over a vehicle and a search turned up 196 grams of heroin, 2 grams of cocaine and nearly $6,300 in cash. 38-year old David Verner, 57-year-old Vincent Verner, and 38-year…

Authorities Identify Mahnomen County Drowning Victim

The sheriff's office says 19-year-old Chase Hron was jet-skiing and not wearing a life jacket

MAHNOMEN COUNTY, Minn. — A 19-year-old Thief River Falls man has been identified as the victim of a drowning last Friday night in Mahnomen County. The sheriff’s office says Chase Hron was jet-skiing and not wearing a life jacket on Vanose Lake. An extensive ground, air and water search was conducted before Hron’s body was recovered on Saturday. Categories: Local…

1 Dead, 6 Hurt After Mahnomen County Crash

MAHNOMEN COUNTY, Minn. One person is dead and six others are in the hospital after a head-on crash in Mahnomen County. Mahnomen County Deputies responded around 5:40 Wednesday night to County Road three and 250th Street. Authorities say two vehicles collided on a gravel road at the top of a hill. Four adults and three children are hurt. Six people…

Body Of Thief River Falls Man Recovered From Lake After Jet Skiing Accident

The sheriff's office says the man was jet skiing Friday on Little Vanose Lake without a life vest

MAHNOMEN, CO., MN — The body of a 19-year-old Thief River Falls, Minnesota man has been recovered from a Mahnomen County lake. The sheriff’s office says the man was jet skiing Friday on Little Vanose Lake without a life vest. He was reported missing that evening. A massive water, air and ground search was conducted and his body was found on…

Tribal Leaders Claim They Have Been Threatened On White Earth Reservation

Secretary-Treasurer Alan Roy says he and his family have been threatened by four men

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — White Earth Reservation Business Committee members say they have received threats since being seated earlier this year. Secretary-Treasurer Alan Roy says he and his family have been threatened by four men. One of the men, Michael Keezer, has been charged with felony terroristic threats by the Mahnomen County attorney. He claims another man harassed his wife and…

Shots Fired During Argument in Naytahwaush

NAYTAHWAUSH, Minn. – Police are searching for suspects after they say three men shot at each other during an argument Thursday night. The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to 2nd Avenue in Naytahwaush around 6:00. Witnesses say two African American men and a Native American man were arguing on the street and began shooting. No one was hurt….

DWI Courts in Minnesota Give People a Second Chance at Sobriety

At the Ottertail DWI Court, there have been 89 graduates of the program in just under three years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Jenna Kavanagh is just one example of a life saved with the help of DWI Courts in Minnesota. “I would have found one more reason to drink and I know I would have been dead by now and my family would have buried me,” said Kavanagh in a speech at the “Towards Zero Deaths” West Central Regional meeting…

Emily Dewey’s Family Says She Was “Taken Advantage Of” Before Death

GoFundMe Account Called "Fighting For The Deweys" Is Raising Money For An Attorney

The family of Emily Dewey claims she was “taken advantage of” during the final hours of her life in Colorado. The widow of Mahnomen County Deputy Chris Dewey died on January 31. Hannah Rentmeester, Emily’s sister, said a man who claimed to be her boyfriend coerced Emily into making him the executor of her estate hours before she died. She…