Thief River Falls

Overdose leads to woman’s death, one arrest in northwest Minnesota

James MorinTHIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN. (KVRR/KFGO) – Pennington County authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal drug overdose. The overdose occurred at a residence in St. Hilaire, seven miles south of Thief River Falls, and resulted in the death of a 20-year-old woman. Deputies responded to the call about 10:30 pm Thursday. Overnight, law enforcement served a…

Murder Suspect Arrested After Weeks-Long Manhunt

Eric Reinbold Accused Of Stabbing His Wife To Death

RED LAKE COUNTY, Minn. — The Red Lake County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect in the murder of his wife who’s been the subject of a manhunt for several weeks is in custody this morning. Forty-four-year-old Eric Reinbold was arrested without incident at 12:30 Wednesday morning on a wooded rural property north of Oklee and is being held in the…

Sections of Highway 32 in MN closed due to pipeline protest

Pennington County Road 17 will be used as a detour.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (KFGO) – Ongoing protests over the Enbridge Energy Pipeline project in northwestern Minnesota have prompted the state patrol and DOT to close a section of highway. The eight-mile stretch of State Highway 32 between Thief River Falls and St. Hilaire will remain closed until further notice. The agencies say the highway has become extremely congested with…

Discover Minnesota: Thief River Falls

Thief River Falls Celebrates History & Culture

  Our virtual road trip this week takes us to Thief River Falls, where they make sure to celebrate the city’s history and culture. The city lies where the Thief River and the Red Lake River meet. There are plenty of opportunities for fun on the water. There’s also plenty of exploring next to the river. A seven-mile river walk…

Thief River Falls Man Gets 45 Years For Child Porn

ST. PAUL — A Thief River Falls man is sentenced on child pornography charges. A judge ordering 39-year-old Benjamin Roggenbuck to 45 years in prison. Roggenbuck earlier pleaded guilty to using or attempting to use children to perform sex acts between November 2012 and February of last year. As part of the plea agreement, he also pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal…

More Than 24,000 Shots Given At Minnesota’s Vaccine Test Sites

ST. PAUL, Minn. — More than 9,000 Minnesotans got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday. That brings the week’s total to more than 24,000 shots given at the nine vaccine pilot clinics across the state on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The clinics are initially serving adults 65 and older, and prekindergarten through grade 12 educators, staff, and…

Bagley Man Killed In Crash West of Thief River Falls

PENNINGTON CO., Minn. — A 32-year-old Bagley, Minnesota man is killed in a crash west of Thief River Falls. Minnesota Highway Patrol says David Anderson’s vehicle was hit while crossing Highway 1 around 9:30 this morning. His vehicle rolled and landed in the ditch on its roof. Anderson was taken to Altru Hospital and was pronounced dead. The driver of…

Teen Biker Has Serious Injuries After Being Hit By Car Near Gully, Minnesota

Warren Thompson was taken to Sanford Medical Center with life-threatening injuries

POLK CO., Minn. — A 16-year-old Gonvick boy is hospitalized with serious injuries after he hit by a car while biking in eastern Polk County. The crash happening on Highway 92 and 410th Avenue near Gully, Minnesota just before 8 this morning. Warren Thompson was taken to Sanford Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the car, 78-year-old James…