MCLEAN COUNTY N.D.—Charges are being filed against the 41-year-old man who was driving the jet ski, that hit and killed a 10-year-old girl. Dean Bartsch faces a misdemeanor charge of 'Prohibited Operation of a Personal Watercraft.' On June 9th, Bartsch was driving a jet ski on Strawberry Lake, southeast of Minot. When he fell off, it kept going and hit the inner tube he was pulling. A 10-year old girl was killed, another was seriously injured. The jet ski was equipped with a kill switch, but Bartsch said he only had it in his hand.
WEST FARGO N.D.—An officer was hospitalized, after getting hurt while making an arrest. It happened Wednesday, August 8, at 10:20 a.m. Police tell WDAY that it happened in the 2500 block of Sheyenne St. That's near the new fire department. According to a press release from the West Fargo Police Department, an officer stopped a car for speeding in a construction zone. That's when officers found out Mario Palacios II was driving with a suspended license. He tried to run, but the officer quickly caught up with him.
UPDATE: Naveah Helps has been found, according to the Fergus Falls Police Department's Facebook page. They want to thank everyone for their assisstance in finding her.
FARGO N.D.—The forestry department came to the rescue of a kitten stuck high in a tree Monday afternoon.
FARGO N.D.—A Los Angeles based band called "Color," featuring fargo's own Izzy Marcil, just debuted a new single "Locals." Marcil is no stranger to the music scene here in the upper midwest, but now she and two of her Boston College of Music classmates are turning heads with this song, and two others that are soon to be released. This video will also debut in just days. The new song is available on Spotify and Apple Music. To listen to their music, check out some of the links listed below.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. —A Pizza Ranch wall nearly caved in, and two women are hurt after a van ran into the restaurant in Valley City.
NEW TOWN, N.D. -- The search for a missing North Dakota woman is over. WDAY News has confirmed with family that Olivia Lone Bear's body was found in her pickup in Lake Sakakawea.
PERHAM Minn.—A Dairy Queen is down after a pickup drove "into" the store. This happened around 3 Wednesday, afternoon. WDAY News talked with a worker who tells us it sounded like an explosion. The pickup narrowly missed an employee who was standing 2 feet away, but no one was hurt. The main water line was hit, so there's no water. The gas line also has to be shut off during repairs, so the store's expected to be closed for at least a week.
FARGO -- Police responded to a workplace accident on the north side of town Tuesday night. Authorities were called out just before 7 p.m. to the worksite at 3rd Avenue North and 43 1/2 Street. A witness tells WDAY he saw someone being taken by stretcher into an ambulance. Police say the victim was driving a bulldozer that rolled off the side of a dirt pile. Law enforcement says the driver's injuries were non-life threatening. We're working to find out more information about the incident, stay with WDAY for the latest.
FARGO N.D.—A former Catholic priest, who's accused of molesting two boys in West Fargo 20-years-ago, had his sentencing date pushed back. Fernando Sayasaya is facing up to 20-years in prison for a crime he pleaded guilty to back in May. He's accused of sexually abusing two underage siblings in the 90's, while assigned to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and St. Mary's Cathedral in the Fargo area. Sayasaya was returned to the United States in December from the Philippines, where he had been since 1998. Sayasaya's new sentencing date is now October 1st.