Thief River Falls

Sen. Tina Smith’s Office Travels MN to Address Housing Crisis

Her team will be in Thief River Falls and Detroit Lakes on Tuesday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Staff members for Minnesota Senator Tina Smith are traveling around the state to figure out how to address a housing crisis. They stopped in Moorhead to hear how our area has been impacted over the years. Clay County Housing Redevelopment Authority officials say since 2000, rent has increased 28 percent but wages have not. The executive director…

Three Men Arrested During Sex Trafficking Sting In Mahnomen

They were taken into custody as they arrived at an arranged meeting place for a sexual encounter

MAHNOMEN, MN — Three Minnesota men were arrested Friday in Mahnomen during a sex trafficking sting by TRUST: the Tribes United Against Sex Trafficking Task Force. Arrested were 46-year-old Steven Bergren of Lake Park, 35-year-old Shane Lehn of Rothsay and 59-year-old Michael Skjerven of Thief River Falls. The men arranged to meet investigators who were posing as sex trafficking victims…

Screening Finds Meth Before Recent Court Hearing In Thief River Falls

Pennington County Sheriff Ray Kuznia wouldn't say how they discovered the drugs, citing an open investigation

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN — Somebody brought drugs to court in Thief River Falls. Pennington County Sheriff Ray Kuznia says the newly installed metal detection screening equipment at the Justice Center has not turned up any weapons. But he says they have recovered what is believed to be meth, following a screening before a recent court hearing. Kuznia wouldn’t say…

Thief River Falls Chiropractor Sent to Prison Defrauding Insurance Companies

Wiseth billed insurance companies more than three-million dollars for treatments that were not provided or overbilled.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (KFGO) – A chiropractor from Thief River Falls will spend more than two years in federal prison for wire fraud. Richard Wiseth, 36, pleaded guilty to defrauding health insurers by submitting false and fraudulent claims for chiropractic services. Prosecutors say Wiseth billed insurance companies more than three-million dollars for treatments that were not provided or overbilled from March…

Authorities Identify Mahnomen County Drowning Victim

The sheriff's office says 19-year-old Chase Hron was jet-skiing and not wearing a life jacket

MAHNOMEN COUNTY, Minn. — A 19-year-old Thief River Falls man has been identified as the victim of a drowning last Friday night in Mahnomen County. The sheriff’s office says Chase Hron was jet-skiing and not wearing a life jacket on Vanose Lake. An extensive ground, air and water search was conducted before Hron’s body was recovered on Saturday. Categories: Local…

Body Of Thief River Falls Man Recovered From Lake After Jet Skiing Accident

The sheriff's office says the man was jet skiing Friday on Little Vanose Lake without a life vest

MAHNOMEN, CO., MN — The body of a 19-year-old Thief River Falls, Minnesota man has been recovered from a Mahnomen County lake. The sheriff’s office says the man was jet skiing Friday on Little Vanose Lake without a life vest. He was reported missing that evening. A massive water, air and ground search was conducted and his body was found on…

Victim Identifed In Thief River Falls Fatal Fire

Twenty three year old Alexandra Jo Ellingson died in the fire on the west side of town at 307 Arnold Avenue.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN — A suspect is now charged with second-degree murder and arson after an apartment fire in Thief River Falls. Twenty three year old Alexandra Jo Ellingson died in the fire on the west side of town at 307 Arnold Avenue. According to the medical examiner .. she died due to asphyxiation. 23-year old Devon Pulczinski, who…

Suspect Under Arrest For Arson and Murder In Thief River Falls

The suspect is identified as 23-year old Devon Pulczinski, who is a renter.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN. (KFGO) – A suspect has been arrested on charges of arson and second-degree murder in a house fire in Thief River Falls.  A woman died in the fire in an apartment on the west side of the town at 307 Arnold Ave. The suspect is identified…

Worker Injured At Digi-Key Construction Site Passes Away

OSHA is investigating

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN — The company in charge of the expansion at Digi-Key in Thief River Falls is mourning the loss of a young man working on the project. A spokesman for McShane Construction Company says the man was working for the steel erector when he was hurt in an accident on site on November 6. The worker died 9…