WALSH COUNTY

Fatal Rollover South of Park River, North Dakota

38-year-old man from Pisek died at the scene

PARK RIVER, N.D. — One man is dead after an early morning crash in Walsh County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a 38-year-old Pisek man rolled his truck south of Park River. It happened at the intersection of 135th Avenue Northeast and 66th Street Northeast. Officials aren’t sure on the exact time of the crash but say it likely…

Social Distancing: Missile Site Auction Goes Viral

Is A Cold War-Era Missile Site The Perfect Place To Socially Distance?

  If you really want to social distance and truly get away from it all, behind layers of security, a place where you can truly shut off from the world, we’ve got the the spot for you. Only, people are starting to take notice everywhere. You can bid on a sprint missile site in Walsh County. The auction is August…

Identity of Park River Man Pulled From Grain Bin Released

The Man Was Trying To Dislodge Grain Monday Afternoon

WALSH CO., N.D. — A man who died while trying to dislodge grain inside a bin in Walsh County is identified. He is 50-year-old Thomas Shirek of Park River. Authorities say Shirek became trapped inside the bin Monday afternoon, about 6 miles south of Adams. He was taken to the hospital in Park River where he died. Categories: Local News,…

UPDATE: Missing Walsh County Man Found Dead

Michael Eidenschink left his house in Park River around Noon on Sunday, 11/24/19.

WALSH CO., N.D. —  Walsh County Sheriff’s Office post on Facebook: Mike Eidenschink has been located. It was not the outcome we had hoped for. We thank everyone for assisting us with this search. **original story below** PARK RIVER, ND — Walsh County authorities are asking for help finding a missing man. Michael Eidenschink left his house in Park River…

North Dakota Trooper Hurt When 2 Vehicles Hit Squad Car

Mugan was treated at a hospital for minor bruises.

MIINTO, N.D.–A North Dakota state trooper has escaped serious injury when two vehicles struck his squad car on an icy interstate. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened Friday night on Interstate 29 in Walsh County. Trooper Ryan Mugan had his emergency lights turned on when he stopped at a crash. The driver of a car lost control…

North Dakota Gov. Wants More Monitoring after Pipeline Leak

The spill affected about 22,500 square feet of land near Edinburg.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum wants the owner of the Keystone pipeline to review its inspection and monitoring of the line after it leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons in the northeastern part of the state. Burgum says he spoke Thursday to TC Energy officials about the spill that affected about 22,500 square feet of land near Edinburg, in Walsh…

Trans Canada Reports Oil Spill Near Edinburg

The roads around the area have been closed to assist with cleanup.

EDINBURG, N.D.–Trans Canada reported an oil spill near Edinburg to the Walsh County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday. Trans Canada is on site and working to clean the spill. The roads around the area have been closed to assist with cleanup. The Walsh County Sheriff’s Office says security will be on site and will fine anyone found…

Walsh County Man Charged With Murder

Steven Aune was arrested Wednesday after shooting a 36-year-old woman at his home near Adams, North Dakota

ADAMS, ND — A woman is dead and a family member is behind bars in Walsh County and charged with her murder. 65-year-old Steven Aune was arrested Wednesday after shooting a 36-year-old woman at his home near Adams, North Dakota, near Grafton. The sheriff was called and said Aune was suicidal and had a gun. The victim was taken to the…