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Vandalism Causing Hazards to Drivers in Sargent County

Flooding and other hazards have caused county and township roads to be closed.

FARGO, N.D.–Officers are reporting vandalism and removal of signs on many closed roads in Sargent County. Flooding and other hazards have caused county and township roads to be closed. Townships are finding it difficult to keep up with the road closures especially when signs are being removed or vandalized. Sargent County Emergency Manager, Wendy Willprecht, says the vandalism creates a…

Barnes County Issues Warning After Heavy Rainfall

If you see a road hazard that is not marked, contact Barnes County Dispatch at 701-845-8181

BARNES CO., ND — Barnes County Emergency Management is asking that you use caution when traveling on county and township roads. Do not attempt to drive through water and do not drive around barricades. If you see a road hazard that is not marked, contact Barnes County Dispatch at 701-845-8181. Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags: barnes county, COUNTY,…

Father and Son Die After Their Kayak Overturns in Hubbard County

HART LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A four-year-old boy and his father, both of¬†Northwood, Iowa, are dead after kayaking on a lake about 20 miles Southeast of Bemidji. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 1:30 Saturday about an overturned kayak on Hart Lake and the two people inside didn’t resurface. Authorities say first responders found the boy…

Mountain Lion Seen Wandering Around Wahpeton Area

Tyler Birchem says his dog started chasing something ahead of them on a township road several miles northwest of Wahpeton

MOUNTAIN LION 2 MOUNTAIN LION 1 WAHPETON, ND — A man out running his hunting dog the other morning was stopped dead in his tracks. Tyler Birchem says his dog started chasing something ahead of them on a township road several miles northwest of Wahpeton. It turned out to be a mountain lion. Birchem says he was worried about his…

Beltrami County Man Identified in Fatal House Fire

Oscar Eckstrom, 76, died in the fire

  BLACKDUCK, Minn. — A man has died in a house fire in northern Minnesota. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says neighbors reported an explosion and a house engulfed in flames shortly after 3:30 this morning southwest of Blackduck. Oscar Eckstrom, 76, died in the fire. He was the only one living in the home in Hines Township which was…

Homeowner Dies in House Fire Near Bemidji

Firefighters got inside the home and found the body of 56-year-old Erich Schissel

  BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — A man is dead after a mobile home became engulfed in flames about 20 miles northwest of Bemidji. Authorities were called to the fire just before 6:00 Thursday morning at the Buzzle Township. When they arrived, they say neighbors were trying to put out the flames with garden hoses. Firefighters got inside the home and…