Thief River Falls Man Drowns Swimming in Gravel Pit Pond

Kuznia is urging swimmers in this week's heat wave to choose monitored beach areas and stay clear of gravel pits, calling the ponds very dangerous

  PENNINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — The sheriff of Pennington County is warning swimmers to stay away from gravel pit ponds after a drowning. Forty-year-old Myron Sunram of Thief River Falls was pulled from one of the ponds and later died. Sheriff Ray Kuznia says the accident happened Wednesday night in a pit near Oak Ridge Lutheran Church west of Thief…

West Fargo Officials May Take Action Against the Waste Pond Stench

In a public meeting on Thursday, city officials brought up three options

WEST FARGO, N.D. — For many years, people living in West Fargo have complained about bad summertime smells. City workers are looking into possible solutions. You smell them before you see them. Bad smells coming from West Fargo’s stabilization ponds are a growing concern among citizens. City officials want to hear your thoughts on three proposed ways to reduce the…