MAHNOMEN

Ponsford Man Killed In Rollover, White Earth Man Injured

Both men were thrown from the car as it rolled several times

NORMAN CO., Minn. — A Ponsford man is dead and another man hurt after a rollover east of Twin Valley, Minnesota. Norman County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Tyler Bloom died at the scene shortly before 9:30 Tuesday night on county road 29. 24-year-old Kenneth Peake-Rogers Jr. of White Earth was taken to the hospital in Mahnomen. Both men were thrown…

Fairbanks To Be Sworn In As White Earth Nation Chairman On Friday

He defeated Brent Gish in a special election last week to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Chairman Terry Tibbetts

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — White Earth Nation will swear in its new chairman on Friday. Michael Fairbanks will become the leader of the largest tribe in Minnesota. He defeated Brent Gish in a special election last week to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Chairman Terry Tibbetts. He was elected in 2016 and passed away this past March…

Woman Found Stabbed To Death In Rice Lake, Man In Custody

23-year-old Tristan Kilde of Clearbrook is in jail for second-degree murder

CLEARWATER CO. MN — A 37-year-old woman is dead and a man in custody after a stabbing in Clearwater County, Minnesota. 23-year-old Tristan Kilde of Clearbrook is in jail for second-degree murder. Deputies from Clearwater and Mahnomen counties and officers from the White Earth Police Department responded around 10 o’clock Wednesday night to Rice Lake, west of Bemidji. They found…

Public Veterans Services Roundtable Discussions Will Be Held Next Week

Meet With Staff From Sen. Amy Klobuchar's Office And Others

DILWORTH, MN — Veterans and those caring for veterans are encouraged to meet with Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s staff during stops in our area on July 30. Stops are scheduled in Dilworth, Ada and Mahnomen. They will hold discussions alongside representatives from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, County Veteran Service Officers, and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. They…

Three Men Arrested During Sex Trafficking Sting In Mahnomen

They were taken into custody as they arrived at an arranged meeting place for a sexual encounter

MAHNOMEN, MN — Three Minnesota men were arrested Friday in Mahnomen during a sex trafficking sting by TRUST: the Tribes United Against Sex Trafficking Task Force. Arrested were 46-year-old Steven Bergren of Lake Park, 35-year-old Shane Lehn of Rothsay and 59-year-old Michael Skjerven of Thief River Falls. The men arranged to meet investigators who were posing as sex trafficking victims…

Mahnomen Man Charged With Attempted Murder

The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office said Chase Gagnon shot a pistol 11 times in random directions.

MAHNOMEN, MN (KFGO) – A 22-year-old Mahnomen man arrested Sunday night in Mahnomen is charged with attempted murder. The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office said Chase Gagnon shot a pistol 11 times in random directions. According to court documents, after further investigation and witness accounts, Gagnon intended to cause the death of others. Gagnon is charged with second-degree attempted murder, second-degree…

Mahnomen Man Arrested After Randomly Firing Several Shots

Deputies and White Earth Tribal officers responded shortly before 8:30 Sunday night

MAHNOMEN, MN — A Mahnomen, Minnesota man is in jail after firing several shots, including one through the window of a bank in Mahnomen. 22-year-old Chase Gagnon was taken into custody. Deputies and White Earth Tribal officers responded shortly before 8:30 Sunday night. They say Gagnon fired 11 rounds from a pistol. The sheriff says the shots were fired in random…

Mahnomen-Waubun Honored as 2019 MN Football Community of the Year

MAHNOMEN & WAUBUN, Minn. – The Vikings congratulate Mahnomen-Waubun as the 2019 Minnesota Football Community of the Year. Shooting Star Casino hosted a free breakfast and a replay of the Class A State Championship game where the Thunderbirds beat BOLD 22 to 21 on Friday. Vikings Defensive End Stephen Weatherly and offensive tackle Rashad Hill mingled with players and fans and…

Woman Who Walked Away From Transitional Living Center Found In Mahnomen County

Police had believed she may be in the Mahnomen or Ogema area

UPDATE: Authorities from the White Earth Tribal Police Department and the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office have located Elizabeth Barr.   **Original Story Below** FARGO, ND — Police in Fargo are looking for a woman who left Centre Inc. in Fargo. Elizabeth Barr left the transitional living center yesterday where she has been serving out a criminal sentence. Police believe she may be…