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Four people rescued from capsized boat on Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Nelson says authorities were called out about 1:30 p.m. Saturday after a boat capsized on Devils Lake. Nelson says four people believed to be from Minnesota ended up in the lake. The boat turned over and sent the four into the lake.
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ND Highway Patrol K-9 Castor retires

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - On June 15, the ND Highway Patrol K-9 Castor was retired from service. Castor, a certified Belgian Malinois detecting narcotics, began her NDHP career in 2015. Castor spent her entire career with her handler, Trooper Brett Mlynar, in Devils Lake. The team was deployed over 200...
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North Dakota Highway Patrol K-9 Castor retired from service

(Devils Lake, ND) -- The North Dakota Highway Patrol is announcing a retirement of a long-time colleague. K-9 Castor was retired from service on June 15, 2022. The narcotics dog spent her whole career with Devils Lake Trooper Brett Mlynar. The pair was deployed over 200 times throughout the eastern half of the state.

Kayla Heinrich signs on as clinic provider

DEVILS LAKE - Kayla Heinrich, FNP-C has signed on as a new provider at CHI St. Alexius Devils Lake Clinic. Kayla is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD and received her Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO.

Highway Patrol K-9 Castor Retires from Service

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. ( – On June 15, North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) K-9 Castor was retired from service. Castor, a certified narcotic detecting Belgian Malinois, began her NDHP career in 2015. She spent her entire career with handler, Trooper Brett Mlynar, in Devils Lake. The team was deployed over 200 times in service in the eastern half of North Dakota. Trooper Mlynar, with assistance from K9 Castor, was named the NDHP Trooper of the Year in 2019.
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Gina Burtness

Gina Burtness is heading into her 4th year at VCSU. During spring semester, the double major worked her way to the top as she took home first place in her human resources event at the Collegiate DECA International Career and Development Conference and Competition. Now Burtness is leaning in to her software engineering major this summer as she interns with Digi-Key Electronics.

Road washout near Fordville leads to serious injuries

(Fordville, ND) -- Friday's late night storms caused a section of highway to wash out. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says ND 32 washed out near mile marker 175, just southwest of Fordville. A section of road between U.S Highway 2 and ND Highway 17 is closed until further notice.
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MN BCA looking into officer shooting

The Minnesota BCA is investigating an officer involved shooting that ended a lengthy standoff in St. Michael. The Wright County Sheriff’s Department says 39-year old Brandon Gardas was struck by gunfire and is hospitalized at the North Memorial Hospital. Authorities were called out early Tuesday morning in regards to...

Man sentenced to life in prison for death of five-year-old

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — One of the two people involved in the death of a five-year-old girl on the Spirit Lake Reservation has been sentenced to life in prison. Chief Judge Peter Welte handed down the sentence to Erich Longie, Jr. of Tokio, North Dakota in federal court. Longie, Jr. plead guilty multiple felony charges involving First-Degree Felony Murder, Child Abuse and Child Neglect.

Through intense training, Devils Lake's Owen Lindstrom improving on wrestling mat

DEVILS LAKE – Owen Lindstrom had one goal. The goal, of course, was a simple yet intricate one: improve his wrestling craft. Such a goal came after the Devils Lake High School wrestler picked up a dose of national wrestling exposure on the mat during his eighth-grade year. Lindstrom returned to the drawing board (or, in this case, the mat) after not performing as well as he would have preferred during the tournament run.

Aberle beats Carter for Street Stock Tour Win by .044 Seconds

The Steffes Street Stock Tour and Rebel Midwest Mod Tour invaded the Devils Lake Speedway Saturday Night.  Brian Bellew of Killarney Manitoba swept the night with a Heat win and Feature win. Daniel Aberle of Finley ND, Kasey Ussatis of Nome ND and Justin Vogel of Brooten MN were all Heat winners. Come feature time Daniel Aberle held off a tough field of cars and stuck the final lap holding off the very competitive Jonny Carter of...

Lifting with a purpose: how local weightlifting club takes competition to national level

DEVILS LAKE – Steve Engbrecht, in addition to a pair of young weightlifters, had an idea.  The idea was a heavy one, no pun intended. The idea, of course, revolved around weightlifting. But not just weightlifting as an activity. On top of building strength from a workout regime, the trio additionally wished to participate in weightlifting competitions at the local, regional and state levels.  ...