SINKHOLE

Steele County sinkhole repair could cost more than $1 million

A sinkhole as long as a football field and as deep as thirty feet sits along State Highway 23 near Hatton, North Dakota

STEELE COUNTY, N.D. (KVRR) – With rain flooding areas in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota, people weren’t expecting rain water to cause such a collapse and agencies around the area say they didn’t feel prepared either. “Usually in flood events, we get 2,3,4 weeks of warning. With the amount of rain that we had, we were expecting more of…

Road Closed in Grand Forks Because of Sinkhole

GF-Sinkhole-1 Courtesy: Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office GF-Sinkhole2 Courtesy: Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office   GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Police is asking people to avoid the 2400 block of South 10th Street because of a sinkhole. The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office says the hole is nine feet deep and no one has gotten hurt. Police say the…

Man Identified in Fatal Tractor Rollover Near Portland

North Dakota Highway Patrol says the victim is 77-year Alton Anderson.

PORTLAND, N.D. — Authorities identify the man who died Friday evening after rolling his tractor near Portland, North Dakota. North Dakota Highway Patrol says the victim is 77-year Alton Anderson. Anderson was cutting grass in the ditch on 148th Avenue Northeast. Deputies say he went to turn to avoid a culvert at the bottom of the ditch. The front right…

Teen Escapes From Car After Driving Into Sinkhole Near Redwood Falls

Jaxon Lang Has only had his license for about a month

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — A 16-year-old boy is safe and sound after driving straight into a sinkhole in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Jaxon Lang drove straight into a sinkhole he didn’t see coming after heavy rains washed out the road. Lang had to climb out the car’s back window to escape. Police say the sinkhole opened up after a culvert beneath…