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North Dakota Request For Major Disaster Declaration Approved

It'll make federal assistance available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  President Trump has approved North Dakota’s request for a major disaster declaration due to fall flooding and the early snowstorm. It’ll make federal assistance available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency. An estimated $10 million in damage was done to public infrastructure from a three-day October storm and flooding. The declaration covers 16 counties: Barnes, Eddy, Foster,…

Snowstorm Crash Kills Minnesota Woman

Thirty-six other crashes resulted in injuries

HR09_131569920402010000 HR09_131569920462010000 HR09_131569920509350000 HR09_131569920581010000 HR09_131569920606340000 MINNESOTA — The first big snowstorm of the season caused hundreds of crashes, including one that killed an elderly woman in Minnesota. Minnesota State Patrol responded to more than 400 crashes statewide, including one on Highway 12 near Benson that killed an 87-year-old woman. Thirty-six other crashes resulted in injuries. North Dakota Highway Patrol responded…

Authorities Need More Resources in Search for Missing Red Lake Fishermen

Their boat capsized and one man was able to swim to shore

  RED LAKE, Minn. — More help is needed to find two missing fishermen on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The Northeast Regional Water Rescue Team and the Stutsman County Dive Team will begin searching Lower Red Lake on Tuesday. The Grand Forks Regional Team will provide airboats since conditions on the lake have changed since the fishermen went missing…

Jamestown Deaths Apparent Murder-Suicide

Police say Jensen and Petersen were in a domestic relationship.

jensen JAMESTOWN, ND — Jamestown Police say the bodies found Sunday night is an apparent murder-suicide. Chief Scott Edinger in a release says the bodies of Casey Gene Jensen, 33, and Cherish Ranae Petersen, 26, were found by their fathers. Police say Jensen and Petersen were in a domestic relationship. Officers were called to the home at 1906 4th Street NE in…

Authorities Identify Streeter Man Found Dead at Scene of Car Fire

An autopsy determined that Schauer died of carbon monoxide poisoning

  STUTSMAN COUNTY, ND — A man found dead after a car fire near Streeter southwest of Jamestown has been identified. The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office says he was 67-year-old Stanley Schauer of Streeter. His body was found in a car out front of a house on May 27. An autopsy determined that Schauer died of carbon monoxide poisoning. It…

Jamestown Man Arrested After Overnight Standoff

Police in Jamestown arrested a man after an overnight standoff lasting about eight hours

  JAMESTOWN, N.D. Police in Jamestown arrested a man after an overnight standoff lasting about eight hours. Officers say they thought he was armed after barricading himself inside. The front door and window are ripped out leaving the home a complete mess. Police say they had to use tear gas to arrest 33-year-old Troy Elhard. Michael Freitas says he’s been…

Road Conditions Prevented Quicker Power Outage Relief

The Otter Tail Power Company says about 20 communities in the Stutsman County area were without power after the holiday storm hit

JAMESTOWN, N.D. The Otter Tail Power Company says about 20 communities in the Stutsman County area were without power after the holiday storm hit. They say road conditions were the biggest problem. After the storm, road obstructions and low visibility prevented power repair workers from getting to where they needed to go. When asked about rural areas, Stephanie Hoff says…