TRAILL COUNTY

Flooding causing dangerous driving conditions

A no travel alert has been issued for northeast North Dakota.

A no travel alert has been issued for northeast North Dakota. Excessive rain and snow melting is also causing flooding in Steele, Traill and Cass Counties. Multiple county and township roads have been closed and officials are urging people to drive cautiously. Areas around Thompson and Hillsboro have water-filled ditches and overland flooding. If you come across washed out roads,…

Passenger Takes Wheel After DUI Stop By Hillsboro, Crashes And Faces DUI Charge

HILLSBORO, N.D. (KVRR) — A woman faces charges after leading authorities on a pursuit that ended with her crashing into two houses in Hillsboro around three this morning. Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Aneesa Villarreal-Brusegaard of Grand Forks was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for a DUI investigation on Highway 200 near the sugar beet plant. While the male…

Update: UND’s aerospace school halts flights after student dies in crash

BUXTON, N.D. – The University of North Dakota’s aerospace school has cancelled all flight activities after a student pilot from Chicago died in an airplane crash. The University of North Dakota plane went down about 8:30 p.m. Monday in a field near the Traill County community of Buxton, in northeastern North Dakota. UND identified the victim as 19-year-old John Hauser,…

Fugitive sought in Mayville State University attack arrested

MAYVILLE, ND (KVRR/KFGO) – A man wanted for attempted murder in the beating of a student on the Mayville State University campus has been arrested. Thirty-seven-year-old Noberto Zapata, Jr. was found in an apartment in Hatton earlier this week. Zapata is one of five people charged in the attack. Traill County Chief Deputy Tony Ernst says Zapata tried to escape…

Large Grain Dryer Starts On Fire In Traill County

It was being used to dry sunflowers

BLANCHARD, N.D. — Hillsboro and Hunter fire departments battle a large grain dryer fire in Blanchard, North Dakota. It is located along Highway 18 in Traill County. Crews arrived Sunday afternoon to find the dryer engulfed in flames. It was being used to dry sunflowers. Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags: BLANCHARD, Fire, GRAIN DRYER, north dakota, TRAILL COUNTY

High Speed Pursuit In Northwood Hits Speeds of 100 Miles Per Hour

The high speed pursuit involving Dustin Gebhardt started just after midnight

TRAILL CO., N.D. — A Northwood, North Dakota man was arrested after running from authorities at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. The high-speed pursuit involving Dustin Gebhardt started just after midnight in Northwood. The police chief says his department got help from deputies from Grand Forks and Traill counties. The chase ended in Traill County a few miles…

Mental Evaluation Ordered For Woman Accused of Shooting Two Men

32-year-old Sadie Rix of Austin, Texas made her initial appearance in court

TRAILL CO., ND — A mental evaluation has been ordered for the woman accused of shooting two men in Portland, North Dakota. 32-year-old Sadie Rix of Austin, Texas made her initial appearance in court. Rix is charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault. The two men wounded in the shooting in late June were…

Woman Charged with Aggravated Assault in the Shooting of Two Men in Portland, ND

Traill County Sheriff Steve Hunt says the two men wounded in the shooting have been released from a Fargo hospital.

TRAILL COUNTY, N.D. (KFGO) – Sadie Rix, 32, the woman accused of shooting two men outside a home in Portland, North Dakota Friday night is being held on a $50,000 cash bond in the Grand Forks County Jail, facing two counts of aggravated assault. Traill County  Sheriff Steve Hunt expects those charges will be amended. Hunt says the two men…

Man Wanted After High Speed Chases Finally Arrested In Traill County

Thomas Hibpshman Jr. was also arrested just last month after getting stuck in a drainage ditch north of Harwood

Jessica-Trottier-and-Thomas-Hibpshman TRAILL CO., ND — The man who led multiple law enforcement agencies on chases earlier this week has been captured in Traill County. 38-year-old Thomas Hibpshman Jr. was arrested without incident on Wednesday near Portland. Police say he fled a traffic stop on Monday in East Grand Forks and he was chased into Grand Forks before it was ended. The…

North Dakota Lawmaker Resigns Due to Health Reasons

Arne Osland of Mayville notified legislative leaders that he was stepping down.

BISMARCK – A Republican senator from eastern North Dakota has announced he’s resigning due to health reasons. Arne Osland of Mayville notified legislative leaders that he was stepping down. Colleagues say the 77-year-old retired farmer and businessman recently suffered a stroke and is convalescing in Arizona. Osland was serving his first term, representing District 20 that includes all of Traill…