SHERIFF

Otter Tail County Man Injured in Crash with Train

The sheriff's office says 32-year-old Kenneth Betts of Richville crossed the tracks without yielding to the train

  OTTERTAIL, Minn. — An Otter Tail County man is at Sanford in Fargo after his potato truck was hit by a train. The crash happened around 10:40 this morning on Elevator Drive in the city of Ottertail. The sheriff’s office says 32-year-old Kenneth Betts of Richville crossed the tracks without yielding to the train. His truck was pushed down…

Former Cass County Correctional Officer Under Investigation

The Cass County Sheriff's Office took a report from an inmate on September 9th alleging the misconduct

  CASS COUNTY, ND — An alleged sexual offense by a former Cass County Jail correctional officer is under investigation. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office took a report from an inmate on September 9th alleging the misconduct. Two days later, the sheriff’s office requested the assistance of the BCI with the investigation. The alleged victim is no longer in custody…

Murder-Suicide Suspected in Death of Couple, 8-Year-old Boy in Lennox

The sheriff says dispatchers got a call from a relative about 10 a.m.

Murder Suicide 1 Murder Suicide 2 Murder Suicide 3 Murder Suicide 4 Murder Suicide 5 Murder Suicide 6 Murder Suicide 7 Murder Suicide 8 Murder Suicide 9 Murder Suicide 10 Murder Suicide 11 LENNOX, SD — Authorities suspect murder-suicide in the deaths of three family members at a house in Lennox, South Dakota, south of Sioux Falls. The Lincoln County…

Beltrami County Corrects Information on Inmate Death

Authorities say the wrong information was released to the media after the death of Stephanie Bunker while in their custody

  BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says they want to clear up details behind the death of an inmate in the detention center last July. Authorities say the wrong information was released to the media after the death of Stephanie Bunker while in their custody. Bunker died from complications after an attempted suicide in her cell…

Grygla Farmer Dies After Getting Trapped in Truck Chute

Authorities say 80-year-old Ralph Lee was cleaning the box of a farm truck when he somehow got stuck in the grain chute

  BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — A Grygla man is dead after a farm accident in Beltrami County. Authorities responded to the 43000 block of Moose River Road in Northwood Township after a call for help came into the Sheriff’s Office just after 10 a.m. Authorities say 80-year-old Ralph Lee was cleaning the box of a farm truck when he somehow…

President Trump Not Sorry About Pardoning Arizona Sheriff

He called the former Arizona sheriff a "patriot" who loves his country

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump is defending his decision to pardon Joe Arpaio. Trump was asked about his controversial decision during a joint press conference with the president of Finland. He called the former Arizona sheriff a “patriot” who loves his country. Arpaio faced a possible jail sentence due to a federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols. Trump…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Auctions Off Confiscated Weapons

A Samurai sword and motorcycle among items sold

FARGO, N.D. — Going once. “Fifteen here. How about 20?” said training division corporal Jeffrey Olson. Going twice. “Going three times, sold,” Olson said. Everything from a samurai sword to a motorcycle was sold at the Cass County Sheriff’s Office 3rd annual firearms auction. Many of the items were confiscated by the court or donated. “It’s crazy some of the…

Woman Arrested for DUI After Driving into a Police Car

The officer inside the car was injured in the crash

WEST FARGO, ND — A woman was arrested for DUI after injuring a West Fargo officer by crashing into his squad car. It happened right outside the main entrance of the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. In the early hours of Sunday morning, police said a traffic stop on County Road 28 was interrupted by a crash. They said 29-year-old Ashley…

Former Wells County Sheriff Released from Custody

He abruptly resigned from office last month

WELLS COUNTY, ND — The former Wells County Sheriff has been released from jail after being arrested on drug charges. Johnny Lawson, 41, was arrested Friday and released from jail on Tuesday on a promise to appear in court. Lawson is charged with conspiracy to deliver meth, bribery, providing false information to a law enforcement officer, neglect of duty by…

Two Men On ATV’s Rescued After Going Through Ice

Height of Land Lake in Becker County, Minnesota

Two men were sent to the hospital in Detroit Lakes after going through the ice on Height of Land Lake in Becker County. The sheriff says 77-year-old Norman Bradow of Fergus Falls and 82-year-old Jerome Genz of Detroit Lakes were treated and released. The men were returning to shore around 6 p.m. after fishing when their ATV’s broke through the…