WALSH COUNTY

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…

Search Continues For Couple Who Abandoned Stolen Pickup During Chase

Authorities are searching for Ryan Schaf and Kayla Ramsrud

WALSH COUNTY, N.D. — People in northeastern North Dakota are being told to be on the lookout for two suspects who ran from a chase. Walsh County Sheriff’s Office released snapshots of Ryan Schaf and Kayla Ramsrud. They say the couple was spotted Monday afternoon in a pickup that was stolen Sunday in Nash, near Grafton. The pursuit ended southwest…

Grafton Man Who Ran Stop Sign Dies After Crash

92-year-old Charles Hoenke ran a stop sign just west of Grafton and was hit by a semi

GRAFTON, N.D. — An elderly Grafton man has died of injuries after a crash on Tuesday afternoon. The highway patrol says 92-year-old Charles Hoenke ran a stop sign just west of Grafton and was hit by a semi. The crash happened at the intersection of a Walsh County road 6 and State Highway 17. Hoenke was taken to the hospital…

Couple Arrested With $65,000 Worth Of Drugs In Vehicle

Suspected Gang Member Was Also Wanted By The Law

PARK RIVER, ND — A Walsh County deputy made a major drug bust during a traffic stop in Park River early Saturday. Two people were arrested after the deputy found over $65,000 worth of meth, heroin and marijuana in the vehicle along with a 9mm pistol. Job Lopez, Jr. and Natalie Apland were arrested on three counts of possession with…