WALSH COUNTY

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…

Northern Parts of the Red River Valley Dealing with Floodwaters

Snow melt from southern Manitoba is expected to reach Neche and Walhalla over the new few days

  WALSH COUNTY, N.D. — Flooding continues across the northern Red River Valley. The Pembina River at Neche is down a little but water flows are beginning to increase again. Snow melt from southern Manitoba is expected to reach Neche and Walhalla over the new few days. The crest at Pembina is ongoing with a slow fall expected to continue…

Grafton Could See Major Flood Stage by Friday

Park River Record Crest Was Set in 2013 at 16.16 Feet

The Park River at Grafton is forecast to hit major flood stage by Friday. National Weather Service predicts the river will hit 14.5 feet then with a crest at 15.5 feet a few days later. That would put it in the top 10. The highest crest was recorded in May 2013 at 16.16 feet. The city park begins to flood…

Grafton Area Under “State of Emergency” Amid Flood Concerns

New outlook shows recrod breaking flood potential for Walsh County

  WALSH COUNTY, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has declared a state of emergency due to the major flood threat for Walsh County. The National Weather Service flood outlook calls for a crest range of 14-16 feet, which would be close to the record crest of 2013 of 16.16 feet. Walsh County and the city of Grafton have been preparing for…