WILKIN COUNTY

Fiery Crash Reported Near Kent, Minnesota

Slow down as law enforcement and first responders are still in the area.

WILKIN, COUNTY, Minn. (KFGO) – There’s been a fiery crash on Highway 75, at the Kent, Minnesota overpass. Wilkin County Sheriff Rick Fielder says, the one-vehicle accident was reported around 3 a.m. this morning. The sheriff says at last report, the driver has not been found. Slow down as law enforcement and first responders are still in the area. The…

Two Moorhead People Are Killed After Driver Runs Stop Sign And Hits Their Vehicle

Police say 26-year-old Justin Helgeson from Coon Valley, Wisconsin was driving a pickup when he blew through the stop sign

WILKIN COUNTY, MN — Two people from Moorhead died in a crash in Wilkin County Saturday night. Police say 26-year-old Justin Helgeson from Coon Valley, Wisconsin was driving a pickup when he blew through the stop sign at County Road 30 and Highway 9. Helgeson hit a vehicle driven by 62-year-old Margaret O’Neill killing her and 62-year-old passenger Thomas Burton….

Wolverton, MN Town of the Week 4-2-19

Some late information that came in after the broadcast. Wolverton was named after a civil war surgeon, William Dilts Wolverton. He served for a time at Ft. Abercrombie and acquired land in the area from other soldiers that had received it as payment for service in the army. This is according to the Wolverton Centennial History Book. Categories: Town Of…

At-Risk Residents Encouraged to Register in Emergency Assistance Request Database

The emergency assistance request database is simply a list of our at-risk and vulnerable populations*. 

CLAY COUNTY, MN — Disasters can occur at any time of the year.  Fires, floods, tornados, hazardous material spills put people at risk. The Clay and Wilkin County Public Health Departments are encouraging vulnerable and at-risk populations to register themselves into our new emergency assistance request database. The emergency assistance request database is simply a list of our at-risk and…

Community Action Group Freshens Its Image through Rebranding

Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership rebrands to "CAP-LP"

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A group that looks to improve the lives of others throughout northwestern Minnesota is changing up their image. Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership wants people to refer to them as “CAP–LP”. The group unveiled their new name and logo at an open house in Moorhead. CAP–LP’s executive director says her goal is to have the new branding…

Man Turns Himself In After Officers Bust His Alleged Marijuana Grow Operation

Wilkin County authorities issued a warrant for Jeremy Fischer after finding the operation at a rural home in mid-October

WILKIN COUNTY, MN — A marijuana grow operation has been busted near Campbell, Minnesota. Wilkin County authorities issued a warrant for Jeremy Fischer after finding the operation at a rural home in mid-October. Fischer turned himself in last week. Officers found a mixture of 147 mature and immature marijuana plants, along with 18 bags containing marijuana buds, three dozen jars…

One Person Dead After Crashing Into BNSF Train Near Doran

The vehicle burst into flames on impact and the body was burned beyond recognition

WILKIN COUNTY, MN — A fiery crash killed one person south of Breckenridge. Wilkin County authorities say the driver of a SUV hit a BNSF train at a crossing near Doran on Highway 9 this morning. The vehicle burst into flames on impact and the body was burned beyond recognition. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine…

Man Hurt When Trench Collapses On His Farm

David Simmer was working on laying water lines in the bottom of the trench

WILKIN COUNTY, Minn. — A man was hurt after a trench collapsed on him near Rothsay, Minnesota. Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call around 11 this morning from a rural farmstead. They say 36-year-old David Simmer was working on laying water lines in the bottom of the trench on his farm when the ground gave way. He was…

MN Releases Environmental Impact Statement On F-M Flood Diversion Project

The new plan is meant to reduce impacts in Richland County in North Dakota and Wilkin County in Minnesota that, in the original plan, were in the heart of a staging area to hold excess water in times of serious flooding.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Minnesota officials have released a draft environmental impact statement on the revised Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project and say they will decide on a permit application sometime this winter. The new plan is meant to reduce impacts in Richland County in North Dakota and Wilkin County in Minnesota that, in the original plan, were in the heart…

Fire Destroys Wilkin County Home

When deputies arrived, the house was fully involved.

FOXHOME, MN – Fire has destroyed a home in Wilkin County. A neighbor reported the fire around 2:30 a.m. Monday, about six-and-a-half miles south of Foxhome. When deputies arrived, the house was fully involved. Renters were not home at the time. The cause has not been determined. The property is owned by James Lyngaas. Fire departments from Foxhome and Campbell…