PEMBINA

Enbridge is completing the $69 million pipeline in North Dakota

Work began in August on the pipeline and is coming to a close today

PEMBINA, N.D.- Enbridge’s $69 million Line 3 replacement project is wrapping up in North Dakota. Over 400 construction workers started on the job in August. The 12-mile replacement line uses state-of-the-art steel and new technology to enhance safety and environmental protection. Canadian and Wisconsin portions are already in service. This leaves the 337-mile section in Minnesota left to replace. “We’re…

Two Men Hurt, One Charged, After Polaris RZR Crash

Neither man was wearing a helmet or seatbelt

PEMBINA CO., N.D. — An Edinburg, North Dakota man and his passenger are hurt after overturning their Polaris RZR in Pembina County. Neither man was wearing a helmet or seatbelt. North Dakota Highway Patrol charged 29-year-old Colton Evenson with DUI. Evenson has significant injuries but not believed to be life-threatening. A passenger has non life-threatening injuries. They were taken by…

Neche Man Gets 60 Years In Prison For Sexual Exploitation of Minors

Prosecutors say 35-year-old Brandon Bjornstad coerced hundreds of children into producing and sharing sexually explicit images and videos

FARGO, N.D. — A Pembina County, North Dakota man is sentenced to 60 years in prison for multiple offenses of sexual exploitation of minors and child porn. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Brandon Bjornstad of Neche coerced hundreds of children into producing and sharing sexually explicit images and videos. He did this through multiple social media platforms including Skype, Kik and Snapchat…

National Weather Service Issues Final Situation Report For 2019 Flood Fight

all river levels will continue to decline at all locations along the Red River and its tributaries

GRAND FORKS, ND — The National Weather Service has issued its final situation report for this year’s flood fight. They say all river levels will continue to decline at all locations along the Red River and its tributaries. Several roads near and north of Oslo continue to be impacted due to flooding. Although levels are slowly falling at Oslo, Drayton, and…

Decision To Close Some Northern Border Ports Early Is Reversed

Crossings had earlier been open until midnight, Now Close At 8 p.m. in Roseau and Lancaster

UPDATE:   Northbound Gates No Longer Locked Early Following calls from the office of Congressman Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.) and Roseau Mayor Jeff Pelowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that northbound gates will remain open at Roseau and Pinecreek during Canada Border Security Agency service hours. “I’m glad this situation was worked out, but we still have the underlying issue…

No Travel Advisory Lifted In Grand Forks

Witnesses Tell Us Numerous Vehicles Have Ended Up In The Ditches

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 File Photo Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE 7:55 P.M. No Travel Advisory LIFTED in the Grand Forks area   The North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol have LIFTED a No Travel Advisory for…

Drayton Man Accused of Sexual Assault of a Child

His bail was set at $30,000

  DRAYTON, ND — A Drayton man is accused of sexually assaulting a child. Scott Monson, 30, was charged in September with one count of felony gross sexual imposition. He made his initial court appearance on October 23 and is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on November 27. His bail was set at $30,000. Monson remains jailed…

Overland Flooding Continues to Recede in Pembina County

Overland flooding continues to trickle down slowly according to the Pembina County Emergency Manager

COURTESY: DEANNA NEWELL  PEMBINA COUNTY, N.D. — The Pembina River at Neche is holding pretty steady in major flood stage. But water is starting to fall along Highway 18 which has been closed down since Sunday. Overland flooding continues to trickle down slowly according to the Pembina County Emergency Manager. He says the big concerns are still Highway 18, Highway…

Neche Port of Entry Shut Down by Flood Waters

Floodwaters have forced the closure of Highway 18, shutting down the Neche Port of Entry

COURTESY: DEANNA NEWELL  NECHE, N.D. — The 2017 flood fight continues in the northern valley and the flood warning has been extended for the Pembina River at Neche. The area has been dealing with overland flooding for the past couple of weeks. It has forced the closure of Highway 18, shutting down the Neche Port of Entry. The county’s emergency…

Flooding Closes Neche Port of Entry

Ports At Pembina And Walhalla Remain Open

Commercial and passenger vehicles that normally travel through the Neche Port of Entry will have to take another route. Flooding has closed state Highway 18. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say that vehicles can go through ports at Pembina and Walhalla. Officials say water crossing the highway south of the port of entry at Neche has made the roadway…