Moorhead, Minn. --More cones are going up in Moorhead on Monday, Sept. 25. 9th St. N. from 7th Ave. to 9th Ave. will be closed. That road is the back side of the Moorhead police department and jail. The road will be closed for 3 weeks for underground utility work.
Bemidji, Minn. -- One home is destroyed after an early morning fire near the city. Authorities were called to Rockwood Township around 1 Wednesday morning. When they arrived, flames were shooting through the roof. 17 firefighters from several different agencies battled the flames for multiple hours before it was under control. Damage is estimaed at $109,000. No one was home at the time of the blaze. The cause is under investigation.
Fargo, N.D. -- A van is destroyed after a fire early Wednesday morning. Authorities say it happened around 4:30 at 2114 30th Ave. S. close to Brunsdale Park. Multiple crews responded and were able to get the flames under control in about 5 minutes. The fire from the van damaged a duplex nearby. A mother and three children were inside the home at the time, they were able to get out safely. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Moorhead, Minn. -- One man was arrested in north Moorhead early Tuesday morning for a felony drug warrant after running from police. Authorities say it happened around 2 on 70th Ave. NW.. Police pulled over a car for speeding, and when the car stopped, the passenger jumped out and ran. Eventually, a police K9 found 47-year-old Cory Patrick Stevens of Moorhead. He was arrested for fleeing police and on a warrant for 5th degree controlled substance. Stevens was taken to the Clay County Jail.
Near Larimore, N.D. --One man is dead after an alleged drunk driver hit a motorcyclist near Larimore. Authorities say it happened Monday night around 9:15 on Grand Forks County Road 4. 43-year-old Paul Lilja of Larimore was heading east when he turned into a driveway, hitting an oncoming motorcyclist. The biker is a 58-year-old man from Petersburg, N.D.. His name is not being released pending family notification. Lilja was taken to the Grand Forks County Jail.
Fargo, N.D. -- Fargo police are investigating a possible armed robbery that left one man injured. Police say it happened around 1 a the Baymont hotel on 21st Avnue south. When they responded, they found a man who was injured saying he had been attacked. There is no description of the suspect or suspects. Authorities say the attackers got away with the victims wallet, phone and hotel room key. Police are still investigating. Stay with your news leader as we continue to follow this story.
BEMIDJI, Minn.--A woman might not survive after being hit by a car driven by a Fargo man on Highway 2 west of Bemidji. Minnesota State Patrol says it happened late Thursday around 11:30 p.m. on Highway 2. Thirty-seven-year-old Eric Tofte of Fargo was heading east in a Chevy Impala. Twenty-five-year-old Larissa Oakgrove from Redby, Minnesota was walking in the right lane when she was hit by Tofte. Oakgrove was taken to Sanford in Fargo with critical injuries. Authorities say it's unknown if alcohol was involved.
ENDERLIN, N.D. – The Cass County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public that a sex offender, deemed a high risk to re-offend, is now living in Enderlin. Franklin Crone II recently moved to 5303 136th Ave. S.E. in Enderlin, according to the sheriff’s office.
Beltrami County, Minn. --Two people were taken to the hospital after an SUV was rear-ended, causing another vehicle to roll. Authorities say it happened around 4 Wednesday afternoon on Highway 72 in Beltrami County, close to Blackduck. 50-year-old Kathleen Fasciana was making a right turn off the highway, when she was rear-ended by 54-year-old Thomas Hennen of Maple Grove. Hennen's car then hit the ditch and rolled. Both Hennen and Fasciana were taken to the hospital, both are expected to be ok.
Minot, N.D. -- Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is expected in Minot on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The secretary is scheduled to tour a nuclear missile site. A news release from the Department of Defense says, "[The] Minot Air Force Base is the only U.S. base to host two legs of the nuclear triad - strategic bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles." The department says Mattis is touring nuclear sites because of ongoing nuclear posture and ballistic missile defense reviews.