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Man struck by vehicle in Fargo identified

UPDATE – A pedestrian sent to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Fargo Dec. 13 has been identified. The Highway Patrol says 45-year-old Robert Powers of Minot was struck around 6:45 PM at the intersection of 25th Street and 13th Avenue South. Authorities say he was identified by his fingerprints through an FBI database. The Highway Patrol…

Fire on Thanksgiving displaces Minot apartment residents

MINOT, N.D. – An apartment building fire on Thanksgiving in Minot displaced residents in four apartments. Firefighters said the blaze started in a basement laundry room that had an electrical panel. As firefighters first arrived at the apartment, they saw light smoke exiting the structure from a basement window. They quickly entered the building and put out the fire. People…

Flying Farmer says he’s not done after “a bad ride”

My wife said she will leave me if I do it again but she won’t leave me.”

MAKOTI, NORTH DAKOTA, (KFGO) – John Smith, known as North Dakota’s Flying Farmer for his aerial car jumps, is recovering after what he calls “a bad ride.” Two weeks ago, the Makoti, North Dakota man was seriously injured when his car went off a ramp while he attempted a distance jump of 200 feet in a challenge with his son….

Harvey Teacher Named 2022 North Dakota Teacher of the Year

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, Bret Dockter & Gov. Doug BurgumBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) —  North Dakota’s 2022 Teacher of the Year is…Bret Dockter! He is a sixth-grade teacher at B.M. Hanson Elementary School in Harvey. The award was announced in Bismarck by Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. Dockter was one of four finalists for the honor….

Explosion, fire damage Minot house, occupants are safe

MINOT, N.D. – Officials say an explosion and fire has caused significant damage to a house in Minot, but that its occupants are safe. Firefighters were dispatched to a home in southwest Minot about 1:30 a.m. Monday. Fire engulfed the rear of the house with flames spreading toward adjacent structures. Crews began search and rescue operations on all three floors…

Homicide victim, deceased suspect identified in Minot

MINOT, N.D. – Minot police have identified the victim of a homicide and a suspect found dead at the scene of the crime. Officers were called to a southwest side residence Sunday about 7 a.m. on a report of a shooting. They found the body of 50-year-old  Carrie Welnel. Police identified a suspect and began a search. Twenty-three-year-old Caleb Heyward-Treib…

Minot Police investigating homicide on city’s southside

MINOT, ND — Police in Minot are investigating a homicide on the city’s southwest side. Police said in a news release that officers were called to an address around 7 a.m. Sunday to investigate a shooting. They found a 53-year-old woman dead. A search revealed a 23-year-old suspect dead a short distance away. Both the woman and the suspect were…

‘Without a doubt’ dead suspect killed missing Minot girl in 2006

BISMARCK, N.D. – Fifteen years after 3-year-old Reachelle Smith disappeared, Minot’s police chief says the case on the girl known as “Peanut” is closed and the only suspect in her disappearance killed her. Chief John Klug said at a news conference Tuesday that police believe “without a doubt” that Leigh Cowen killed Reachelle. Cowen killed himself a week after she…

Norsk Hostfest Called Off For A Second Straight Year Due To Pandemic

MINOT, N.D. — (AP) The coronavirus pandemic has taken down one of North Dakota’s most popular festivals for a second straight year. The Norsk Hostfest in Minot bills itself as the largest Scandinavian festival in North America. Event officials cited concerns about COVID-19 hurting the tour business and travel, as well as whether participants would be willing to gather in…