Thief River Falls

Threat Tightens Security at Thief River Falls School

School Superintendent Bradley Bergstrom says the threat may not be credible, but he says they're not taking any chances.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN. (KTRF) –  A threat of violence at Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls, Minnesota has district officials and police on alert. School Superintendent Bradley Bergstrom says the threat may not be credible, but he says they’re not taking any chances. He says the comments about someone armed coming to the high school Wednesday to do…

Woman Sent To Hospital After Beet Truck Driver Fails To Yield

Crash Happened Saturday Morning In Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A collision between a beet truck and a SUV sends one person to the hospital. The SUV driven by 65-year-old Jade Rude of Thief River Falls was hit by a beet truck driver who failed to yield. The crash happened at the intersection of County Roads 66 and 19 around 10 o’clock Saturday morning. Rude was…

MN Prep Football: Fergus Falls Shuts out Thief River Falls

DGF football picks up win over Detroit Lakes.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The Fergus Falls Otters shutout Thief River Falls on Friday night 42-0. In Glyndon, the Rebels of DGF held on to defeat Detroit Lakes 35-21. Fergus Falls improves to 5-1 on the season. The Otters are at Park Rapids next week. DGF improves to 4-2 on the season. The Rebels host Perham next week. Categories: High…

Thief River Falls Radio GM Describes Scene of Vegas Shooting; Jason Aldean, Local Legislators Speak Out

Weber ended up being held for safety in one of the hotel's theaters for hours waiting to get on a bus to be moved out of the active crime scene. Anchor Alison Voorhees contributed to this report.

LAS VEGAS — The general manager of Thief River Falls Radio was covering the country music festival when the shots rang out. Jake Weber said at first, he had no idea this was an act of violence. He thought it was fireworks at the end of the party. Weber had just run back to his room in the Mandalay Bay…

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Fatal Thief River Falls Plane Crash

The report also says there was a fire and explosion

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — The NTSB has issued a preliminary report on a deadly airplane crash near Thief River Falls. The report does not mention a possible cause of the crash Saturday but it says a witness about a mile away told investigators the engine was “screaming” before the plane went down. The report also stated there was a…

Plane Crash Near Thief River Falls Kills Three People

The Cessna 182 went down just before 8:00a.m. on Saturday

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Authorities confirmed three people are dead after a small plane crash near Thief River Falls. Pennington County officials identified the victims as 69-year-old Moy Wing, 27-year-old Brian Duke and 26-year-old Zach Ostertag, all of Wyoming. There were no survivors. Officials said the Cessna 182 crashed just before 8:00 Saturday morning by the intersection of Center…

Prep Football Roundup: West Fargo Remains Undefeated, Downs Red River

Moorhead picks up win over Bemidji.

FARGO, N.D. — Top ranked West Fargo remained undefeated after defeating Red River 35-12 on Friday night. Minnesota High School Football Scores: Hawley 48, LPGE 0. Pequot Lakes 35, DGF 7. Waubun 15, NCE-UH 14. Fergus Falls 33, EGF 3. Moorhead 41, Bemidji 21. Perham 65, Thief River Falls 20. Categories: High School, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags:…

Fargo Judge on the Final Step to U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

All Judge Ralph Erickson needs now is a vote in the full U.S. Senate

FARGO, ND — A Fargo based judge is closer to serving on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary unanimously approved Judge Ralph Erickson to serve on the court. It is the final step before Erickson’s nomination receives a vote in the full U.S. Senate. Judge Erickson currently serves on…

Local Broadcasting Icon, Don Dresser, Passes Away

His radio career began at KTRF in Thief River Falls in the 1950's

1/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 7/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 8/8 Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn. — A man who entertained radio listeners for decades in the region has passed away. Don Dresser, 84,…

Thief River Falls Native Wins Miss Minnesota

Will Go On To Compete At Miss America In Atlantic City In The Fall

A Thief River Falls native has been crowned Miss Minnesota. Brianna Drevlow won the title last night in Eden Prairie. She is the daughter of Joe and Jodi Drevlow of Thief River Falls and she is the oldest of eleven children. Brianna will represent Minnesota at the Miss America competition in Atlantic City in September. Brianna recently finished her first…