North Dakota News

Friday, March 24, 2017

Jamestown Fire Department Receives Foundation Grant for Training

Members of the Jamestown Community Foundation presented a check to the Jamestown Fire Department to support expenses for required training of Fire Chief Jim Reuther and Search & Rescue Dog Chloe. The Jamestown Community Foundation provides a convenient and efficient tax-exempt donation to fund worthy causes. The funds donated are put into an endowment fund that’s been established to assist in numerous causes around the community. $5000 was given to Chief Reuther and Chloe from members Paulette Ritter and Joan Morris.

Dakotas ranchers helping wildfire-stricken colleagues

VIDEO: Ranchers in the Dakotas are helping colleagues in the Southern Plains dealing with the effects of devastating wildfires. Ranchers in the southern states lost thousands of animals and suffered tens of millions of dollars' worth of damage in the wildfires that blackened thousands of square miles this month. Dry conditions, low humidity and strong winds are blamed. The North Dakota Stockmen's Association and its Stockmen's Foundation each have pledged $15,000 to help ranchers in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado.

Train carrying tar oil derails near Beulah

A train derailed near Beulah Thursday morning. According to the Beulah fire chief around 7:00 a.m. eight cars containing tar oil came off the track after a possible break in the rail. The cars remained upright and no injuries or fires occurred. BNSF hazmat teams were called to the scene only as a precaution.
KFYR-TV NBC 5 Bismarck

Follow Up: McFeely- Cobb fails to create white enclaves, but he wins at getting attention

Craig Cobb is one of the least successful white supremacists ever, a loser of epic proportions. He’s now 0-for-3 in establishing all-white enclaves in North Dakota, and 0-for-5 if you count his failures in Nebraska. He’s fled Canada and been booted from Estonia. That’s 0-for-7. This guy makes Joe Mauer look like Joe Dimaggio. He can’t catch a break. One day Cobb is getting himself arrested for terrorizing residents of Leith, N.D., and the next a church he partially owned in Nome, N.D., burned to the ground.
Grand Forks Herald

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fire destroys Nome church white supremacist Craig Cobb was buying, no cause known

VIDEO: A fire destroyed the former Zion Lutheran Church here Wednesday afternoon, March 22. White supremacist Craig Cobb was listed on a recent deed as an owner of the building at 295 3rd Ave. in Nome, which is about 70 miles southwest of Fargo. Nome residents told The Forum earlier this week it didn’t appear as if Cobb had moved in yet. Cobb has previously tried to establish white supremacist enclaves in two other North Dakota towns, including Leith, southwest of Bismarck. The fire was reported about 3:30 p.m., according to officials. Randy Langland, a firefighter with the Nome Volunteer Fire Department who was working in Lisbon, said he arrived at the scene about 4:25 p.m. and by that time the fire had pretty much destroyed the church.
West Fargo Pioneer

Carrington Fire Department and Red Cross Installing Free Smoke Alarms

The Carrington Fire Department is partnering with the American Red Cross to provide free smoke alarms to anyone in the community who needs them. “We want to make sure every home has working smoke alarms and we are proud to be part of this partnership to make that happen,” said Lynn Speral, CEO of the American Red Cross Dakotas Region. Members of the Red Cross, the Carrington Volunteer Fire Department and other community partners will be installing smoke alarms on Saturday, April 8. All requests for installations must be made by Tuesday, April 4.

Early morning Fargo fire destroys hot tub, damages travel trailer

Investigation is underway into the cause of a fire in Fargo that destroyed a hot tub and caused damage to the surrounding area. Flames were shooting in the air when firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after the fire was reported in the driveway at the rear of a home at 1402 15th Street South around 2:45 a.m. Thursday. A resident of the home told KFGO News the hot tub had been stored there since last fall and was not connected to power. A fire investigator has been called in to determine a cause. Battalion Chief Bruce Anderson says heat from the fire damaged a camper trailer parked nearby and a wooden fence.

Body found encased in Red River

VIDEO: A mystery along the banks of the Red River in downtown Grand Forks. After nearly 6 hours of digging police have pulled a body frozen in the river. Christian Baron is no stranger to walks along the Greenway, but Wednesday the scenery is more sinister. “To find it in the winter and tucked away like that, it raises some questions definitely,” he commented. Police spent nearly 6 hours chipping through the frozen Red River to recover a body. “The victim is encased in the ice,” explained Grand Forks Police Lieutenant Brett Johnson.
WDAZ-TV 8 Grand Forks

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