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Ogema Man Held in Suspected Kidnapping of South Dakota Woman

LAMOURE CO., N.D. (KVRR/AP) — An Ogema, Minnesota man remains behind bars in LaMoure County, North Dakota for a suspected kidnapping. Charges pending against Ryan Degroat include kidnapping, felonious restraint and terrorizing. Degroat is accused of abducting a 41-year-old woman from her mother’s home in Brown County, South Dakota Friday night. Law enforcement was able to use cell phone triangulation…

Fire Marshal Investigating Cause of Fire at Cenex in Mahnomen

CENEX 2 112121 CENEX 3 112121 CENEX 4 112121 CENEX 6 112121 MAHNOMEN, Minn. (KVRR) — The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a fire at Community Co-op Cenex in Mahnomen. The fire broke out Saturday afternoon and fire officials say it spread throughout the roof. Multiple fire departments responded to the store at the intersection of Highways…

Ogema Woman Dies After Crashing In Becker County

BECKER CO., Minn. — An Ogema, Minnesota woman is dead after crashing her vehicle in Lake Eunice Township. Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 36-year-old Jessica Hanks was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday morning around 7. They say Hanks did not stop at the intersection of two roads, hit an embankment and came to rest in a field. The crash…

Arrest Made In Fatal UTV Crash Last Month In Becker County

36-year-old Aaron Pelham of Waubun was arrested Monday

Aaron PelhamBECKER CO., MN — Authorities have arrested the driver involved in a fatal UTV crash last month in Becker County. 36-year-old Aaron Pelham of Waubun was arrested Monday and is in the Becker County Jail with formal charges pending. Pelham was driving a 1999 Mercury Marquis which crashed into a UTV driven by 27-year-old Michael Tibbetts of Ogema. He…

Victim Of UTV Hit-and-Run Identified, Authorities Still Searching For Car Responsible

Authorities are looking for the driver of a 1999 Mercury Marquis who hit the UTV and fled the scene

BECKER CO., MN — The driver of a U-T-V who was killed in a hit and run crash in Becker County has been identified as 27-year-old Michael Tibbetts of Ogema. He was found unresponsive on County Road 158 in Maple Grove Township on Monday night. Tibbetts was taken to Sanford in Fargo where he died as a result of his…

Suspect in White Earth Reservation Homicide Arrested

Authorities say the shooting does not appear to be random

Ronald Thompson III Ronald Thompson III UPDATE: A man accused of killing another man on the White Earth Reservation is behind bars. 18-year-old Ronald Thompson the third was arrested in Saint Cloud around 2:30. UPDATE: The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 18-year-old Ronald Thompson III of Detroit Lakes as a suspect in the shooting death of 27-year-old Jamie…

Ogema Man Arrested After High Speed Chase In Becker County

A deputy stopped 27-year-old Jamie Bevins, Jr. for passing in a no passing zone

BECKER CO., MN — An Ogema, Minnesota man is in the Becker County Jail after a high speed chase this afternoon in the county. A deputy stopped 27-year-old Jamie Bevins, Jr. for passing in a no passing zone. When the deputy approached the vehicle Bevins took off and the chase hit speeds of 100 miles per hour. He was eventually stopped…

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…