Two Arrested After Drug Trafficking Investigation In Becker County

Authorities seized almost a pound of suspected heroin and cocaine mixed with fentanyl

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — Another massive drug trafficking investigation has resulted in two more arrests in Becker County. 45-year-old Dawn Kier of Mahnomen and 34-year-old Craig Jackson of Ogema are being held on possession of controlled substance charges. Authorities seized almost a pound of suspected heroin and cocaine mixed with fentanyl and $20,000 in cash. They say more arrests are…

Play of the Week Nominees: March 16


FARGO, N.D. — The old cliché of defense winning championships comes true all too often. This week’s nominees for the DJ Colter – Ken Kraft High School Play of the Week feature defense turning into offense. Maggie Steffen for Red River girls basketball wastes no time scoring back-to-back buckets, scoring before stealing the inbound and scoring again. In play No. 2,…

Boys Basketball: Mahnomen/Waubun Earns State Berth with Section Final Upset

The Thunderbirds are headed to Class-A state in their first year as a co-op.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — In the team’s first year as a co-op, Mahnomen/Waubun boys basketball is headed to the Class-A State Tournament. The four-seeded Thunderbirds out of the north took down the top-seeded Hancock from the south to win Section 6A.   Categories: High School, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Boy’s Basketball, Hancock, MAHNOMEN, minnesota, State tournament, Waubun

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Exonerates Chairman, Censures Secretary Treasurer

there were tense moments during the meeting when the results came out

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — People started yelling profane things to members of the White Earth Reservation executive committee at a meeting. They were up in arms over the exoneration of the committee’s chairman Terry Tibbetts and the censure of its secretary-treasurer Tara Mason. “It got a little feisty. People that are siding with her weren’t very happy so you know there’s…

Drug Investigation On White Earth Reservation Results In Charges

Multiple Agencies Seized Heroin, Cash and Vehicles

Four people have been charged in a massive drug investigation in west central Minnesota. 34-year-old Steven Gant of Plymouth, 29-year-old Dylan Warren of Ogema, 32-year-old Jameson Jackson of Mahnomen and 30-year-old Joni Bush of Mahnomen all face drug charges. Multiple agencies investigated the flow of heroin to the White Earth Reservation, Becker and Mahnomen counties. They seized $5,200 in heroin,…

Mahnomen County Authorities Investigating Shooting

The woman's condition is unknown at this time

  MAHNOMEN COUNTY, Minn. — Mahnomen County authorities were alerted after a woman came into the Naytahwaush Clinic with a gunshot wound. They got the call Tuesday afternoon around 1 o’clock. The woman was first taken to the Mahnomen Health Center and then airlifted to Fargo. Her condition is unknown at this time. Her name is being withheld. The shooting…

White Earth Reservation Secretary-Treasurer Facing Hearing

The meeting will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 at Shooting Star Casino Events Center in Mahnomen

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A meeting will be held Wednesday to exonerate or censure the White Earth Reservation Secretary-Treasurer. Tara Mason was accused last month by Chairman Terry Tibbetts of five counts of tribal constitution violations. They include her dealings with the controversial Star Lake casino project, tribal courts and others. The meeting will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 at…

State Fire Marshal Investigating Structure Fires Near Mahnomen

The sheriff says the buildings had not been used for over 10 years and had no power

Mahnomen Structure Fire Courtesy: Tony Herrmann Mahnomen Structure Fire Courtesy: Tony Herrmann MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Suspicious fires at two unoccupied buildings near Mahnomen are under investigation. The structures were engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived Monday afternoon. They were located 12 miles east of Mahnomen on Highway 200 and both were destroyed. The sheriff says the buildings had not…

Mahnomen and Waubun Prepare for Final Seasons Before Co-Op

High School Football Preview

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Both the Mahnomen Indians and the Waubun Bombers football teams have become regulars in their respective state tournaments. But this past year the two announced that following the 2017 season they will join forces as a co-op in class A. Seven straight section titles and 25 total trips to the state tournament is a resume that anybody would…

Pilot Identified in Plane Crash Near Mahnomen

Two MnDOT employees rushed to the plane and pulled the pilot from the wreckage

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A pilot is in a Fargo hospital after crashing his plane south of Mahnomen near the airport. The Mahnomen County Sheriff says the crash happened around 8 o’clock last night and was witnessed by two MnDOT employees. They rushed to the plane and pulled the pilot from the wreckage. He’s identified as 56-year-old Mark Habedank of Twin Valley….