WILKIN COUNTY

Wind damages roof on building in Wilkin County

Storm damage (Eric Klindt/KFGO)CAMPBELL, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – Strong winds from an early morning thunderstorm damaged the roof of a metal storage building in Campbell, southeast of Breckenridge. Wilkin County Sheriff Rick Fiedler says he has not heard of any other weather-related damage in the county. The storm is believed to have struck between midnight and 3:00 a.m. Monday. Categories: Local…

Minnesota DNR Implementing Burning Restrictions Immediately

CLAY COUNTY, Minn–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office shared a message from the Minnesota DNR about burning restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Monday, the DNR is placing burning restrictions in Grant, Douglas, Pope, Norman, Otter Tail, Clay, Wilkin, Stevens and Traverse Counties. The DNR said, “On a typical year, we try to give the public a couple of snow-free weeks…

Montana Man Dies In New Year’s Eve Crash In Wilkin County

He has been identified as 69-year-old David Mccoy

WILKIN CO., Minn. — A Whitehall, Montana man died after colliding head-on with a car on Highway 9 in Wilkin County. He has been identified as 69-year-old David Mccoy. The crash happened around 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The state patrol says Mccoy was heading south in his pickup when he veered into an oncoming car. Five people in…

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…