WILKIN COUNTY

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…

Train And Semi Collide Near Wolverton

Courtesy: KFGOWILKIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA (KFGO) – A semi carrying a load of wheat was struck by a BNSF freight train south of Wolverton, Minnesota. It happened around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday on a township road, a mile east of Hwy. 75. Wilkin County Sheriff Rick Fielder tells KFGO News, the semi driver escaped injury but the trailer was destroyed in the…

Driver With Kids In Car Arrested for DUI after High Speed Chase

Their father and driver, 27-year-old Andrew Davidson, is facing multiple charges including fleeing, DWI, child endangerment, reckless driving, open bottle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Barnesville, MN (KFGO) – A suspected drunk driver was arrested after leading authorities on a high speed chase with his children in the vehicle last night in Wilkin County. The sheriff’s office says around 5:30 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle swerving on I-94 before exiting at Rothsay and heading north on Wilkin County Road 52. Deputies located the vehicle…

Jury Selection Begins in Breckenridge Attempted Murder Case

Witnesses told police that Allard said he "might as well shoot everyone" as he was leaving the house

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — Jury selection is scheduled next week for a Wahpeton man accused of attempted murder in Breckenridge. Matthew Allard, 28, is accused of shooting Isaac Herrera in the stomach during an argument last December. Witnesses told police that Allard said he “might as well shoot everyone” as he was leaving the house. He was arrested the next day…

Charges Pending Against Man Accused of Taking Four Vehicles in Wilkin County

Silvernail was taken to the hospital in Breckenridge before he was jailed

WILKIN COUNTY, Minn. — A man was arrested near Rothsay after taking at least four vehicles that didn’t belong to him. The Wilkin County Sheriff says Kurtis Silvernail was caught trespassing on private property and took off on an ATV around 6:45 this morning. He headed into a bean field before he was caught and taken into custody. Silvernail was…

Tenney’s Wheaton-Dumont Co-Op Elevator Hit Hard by Storms

a line of intense thunderstorms rumbled across much of the Red River Valley

TENNEY, Minn. — A line of intense thunderstorms rumbled across much of the region last night. One of the more intense storms struck Wilkin County, where a grain elevator was heavily damaged. People are still cleaning up after Tuesday’s storms. One of the hardest-hit areas was the small town of Tenney in Wilkin County. “We received a call from a…

Breckenridge Teen Makes Plea for Hatchet Attack on Father

An attempted murder charge and a second assault charge were both dropped

  WILKIN COUNTY, Minn. — A Breckenridge teen who attacked his father with a hatchet has struck a plea deal. The Wilkin County Attorney says 18-year-old Jack Langston pleaded guilty to assault. An attempted murder charge and a second assault charge were both dropped. Jerome Langston suffered severe head injuries and was eventually released from the hospital. Jack Langston was…

Man Survives Crash Near Foxhome, Found 10 Hours Later

He wasn't discovered by a passerby until 8:30 this morning

  WILKIN COUNTY, Minn. — A man who spent more than 10 hours in the wreckage of his pickup is hospitalized in Breckenridge. The Wilkin County Sheriff says the victim’s pickup rolled on a county road 10 miles south of Foxhome around 10 o’clock last night. He wasn’t discovered by a passerby until 8:30 this morning. The man is in…