Two Wanted Men Both Spotted At Same Mahnomen Apartments

Both Men Were Arrested After Leaving With Other People

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Two wanted suspects are taken into custody after a surveillance operation at Riverland Apartments in Mahnomen, Minnesota. Deputies saw 30-year-old Charles Ortley get into a vehicle with two females on Saturday afternoon. He was stopped and arrested on Highway 59. Ortley is a suspect in a shooting in Minneapolis. While the building was under surveillance they also…

Arrest Made In Fatal UTV Crash Last Month In Becker County

36-year-old Aaron Pelham of Waubun was arrested Monday

Aaron PelhamBECKER CO., MN — Authorities have arrested the driver involved in a fatal UTV crash last month in Becker County. 36-year-old Aaron Pelham of Waubun was arrested Monday and is in the Becker County Jail with formal charges pending. Pelham was driving a 1999 Mercury Marquis which crashed into a UTV driven by 27-year-old Michael Tibbetts of Ogema. He…

Mahnomen-Waubun Honored as 2019 MN Football Community of the Year

MAHNOMEN & WAUBUN, Minn. – The Vikings congratulate Mahnomen-Waubun as the 2019 Minnesota Football Community of the Year. Shooting Star Casino hosted a free breakfast and a replay of the Class A State Championship game where the Thunderbirds beat BOLD 22 to 21 on Friday. Vikings Defensive End Stephen Weatherly and offensive tackle Rashad Hill mingled with players and fans and…

Waubun School Lockdown Lifted After Report of Person With Weapon

WAUBUN, Minn. – Waubun High School was under lockdown for nearly three hours Tuesday because of a report of a person with a gun near the building. The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office says the Becker County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 11:00 AM. White Earth Police, the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol responded and the school…

One Man is Dead After Rollover in Becker County

58-year-old Lester Ashton of Waubun, Minnesota was killed in crash

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — One man is dead after rolling his vehicle in Becker County over the weekend. It happened shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 58-year-old Lester Ashton of Waubun, Minnesota was driving on County Road 158 near a public access road when he rolled his vehicle. He was ejected and pronounced dead at…

Trailer House Destroyed By Fire In Ogema, Minnesota

still waiting to hear if anyone was hurt and the cause of the fire

Waubun Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook 1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption OGEMA, Minn. — A trailer house in Ogema, Minnesota was destroyed by fire. These pictures were shared by the Waubun Volunteer Fire Department on Facebook. Damage was extensive. The walls are all gone and you can see right through the house….

Play of the Week Nominees: March 16


FARGO, N.D. — The old cliché of defense winning championships comes true all too often. This week’s nominees for the DJ Colter – Ken Kraft High School Play of the Week feature defense turning into offense. Maggie Steffen for Red River girls basketball wastes no time scoring back-to-back buckets, scoring before stealing the inbound and scoring again. In play No. 2,…

Boys Basketball: Mahnomen/Waubun Earns State Berth with Section Final Upset

The Thunderbirds are headed to Class-A state in their first year as a co-op.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — In the team’s first year as a co-op, Mahnomen/Waubun boys basketball is headed to the Class-A State Tournament. The four-seeded Thunderbirds out of the north took down the top-seeded Hancock from the south to win Section 6A.   Categories: High School, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Boy’s Basketball, Hancock, MAHNOMEN, minnesota, State tournament, Waubun

Mahnomen and Waubun Prepare for Final Seasons Before Co-Op

High School Football Preview

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Both the Mahnomen Indians and the Waubun Bombers football teams have become regulars in their respective state tournaments. But this past year the two announced that following the 2017 season they will join forces as a co-op in class A. Seven straight section titles and 25 total trips to the state tournament is a resume that anybody would…

Officer Hurt During Traffic Stop

White Earth Police Department

A White Earth Police officer was hurt after his vehicle was hit during a traffic stop. Minnesota State Patrol says it happened around 9 o’clock last night on Highway 59 in Waubun. 63-year-old Karen Jones of White Earth lost control on the icy road and spun into the officer’s vehicle. The officer has non-life threatening injuries. Jones and her passenger…