MAHNOMEN COUNTY

One Juvenile Dead, 4 Hurt After Rollover Crash Near Naytahwaush

MAHNOMEN CO., Minn. — A rollover crash near Naytahwaush, Minnesota leaves one juvenile dead and four others with serious injuries. It happened around 8:30 Monday night on County Road 4. Authorities say the driver was turning when the vehicle left the road and rolled. One juvenile was pronounced dead at the scene while another has life-threatening head injuries. Two were…

Former sheriff accused of violating protection order released

MAHNOMEN, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – Former Mahnomen County Sheriff Brad Athmann has been released from jail following his arrest for violating a harassment protection order in a property dispute with a neighbor in Naytahwaush, Minn. Athmann, also a former Mahnomen county commissioner, was released on a $500 bond. Athmann was ordered to have no contact with the victim and to have no…

Ex-Mahnomen County sheriff jailed for violating protection order

MAHNOMEN, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A former Mahnomen County sheriff has been arrested for violating a protection order. Sixty-seven-year-old Brad Athmann was arrested in Naytahwaush Tuesday afternoon after a woman reported that he was within 20-feet of her home in violation of a harassment protection order. A Mahnomen County deputy found Athmann shortly after the woman made the report and Athmann…

Mahnomen County Is A Leader In COVID-19 Vaccinations

MAHNOMEN CO., Minn. — Mahnomen County is vaccinating at rates that far surpass most other counties in Minnesota. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that as of this past week, 85 percent of people 65 and older in the county have been vaccinated. Public health leaders at White Earth Nation and Mahnomen County credit that high vaccination rate to close collaboration…

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…