Rolette County, ND


New storm sirens replace 30 year old system in Rolette County

ROLETTE COUNTY, N.D. (KMOT) – St. John and the International Peace Garden area received new weather warning sirens this month. The previous siren in St. John was more than 30 years old and was in poor condition. There were no warning sirens near the Peace Garden. The area typically...
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Grass fire burns roughly 400 acres in Turtle Mountains

BELCOURT, N.D. – A grass fire burned roughly 400 acres of land in rural Rolette County Thursday afternoon, according to the Belcourt Rural Fire Department. Fire Chief AJ Laducer said they received a call around 1 p.m. of the fire northeast of Minot, and had the fire almost completely contained by 4:20 p.m.
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Search for missing Rolette County teen

BELCOURT, N.D. – Authorities in Rolette County are asking for your help in locating a missing teen. The Rolette County Sheriff’s Office said 14-year-old Jacoby Thiefoe, of Belcourt, was last seen March 2. They say the boy is 5′6″, roughly 118 lbs. He has brown eyes...

Rolette County Sheriff's Office finds high-risk sex offender

BISMARCK, N.D. — Rolette County deputies have located a high-risk sex offender, after he was on the run for about five hours after removing his monitoring bracelet. According to deputies, they caught Leslie Allery, 43, at about 11 p.m. Tuesday night, March 1, after reporting him missing at about 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Grand Forks Herald

Authorities seeking man from Rolette County

GRAND FORKS — State corrections authorities and the Rolette County Sheriff's Office are searching for a high-risk sex offender who they say removed a monitoring device Tuesday. According to a release sent Tuesday evening from the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Leslie Allery, 43, was last seen wearing...
KX News

FBI: Body of Erion Peltier has been found

A spokesman for the FBI has confirmed that they have found the body of Erion Peltier. Peltier was last seen by his family on February 4th, and the Rolette Sheriff’s Department had been searching for the 46-year-old. The spokesman did not give any further details. This is a developing story and KX News will continue […]

Body of Missing Man Found in Rolette County

ROLETTE CO., N.D. (KVRR) — The body of a man who went missing earlier this month in Rolette County, North Dakota has been found. Rolette County Sheriff’s Office says the body of Erion Peltier was found Saturday evening. Another search for Peltier had been planned for Tuesday but...

Welfare check leads to drug seizure, arrest in Rolette County

ROLETTE COUNTY, N.D. – A welfare check Thursday led to the arrest of a 24-year-old Fargo man on a series of drug charges, according to the Rolette County Sheriff’s Office. The department posted on social media that they assisted The Turtle Mountain Bureau of Indian Affairs with the check.

Feds join search for missing Rolette County man

ROLLA, N.D. – Federal investigators are now involved in the search for a missing Rolette County man. A spokesperson for the FBI says they are working with other agencies in the search for 46-year-old Erion Peltier, but could not comment on the circumstances leading up to his disappearance. Peltier...

Authorities searching for missing man in ND

ROLETTE, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Authorities in Rolette County are searching for a man missing since early February. Authorities say Erion Peltier was last seen by his family on Feb. 4. His family is reportedly concerned for his well-being. No other information about his case is being released. If...

Missing person in Rolette County

ROLLA, N.D. – Authorities in Rolette County need your help in locating a missing person. The department said Erion Peltier was last seen Feb. 4 at a mobile home near Dunseith, but it’s unknown what Peltier was wearing. Anyone with information on Peltier’s whereabouts should call the Sheriff’s...

Bottineau man harvests 165-pound mountain lion in Rolette County

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - After a year of hunting a Bottineau man finally harvested a mountain lion. Donny Haas first saw the 165-pound male cat on his trail cam a year ago. On January 10th he was hunting in Rolette County and saw animal from 150 yard away. He’s said it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Jails in Rolette, Pierce Counties tackle COVID-19 issues

MINOT, N.D. – A pair of jails in north-central North Dakota are tackling their own spikes in COVID-19. Late last week, Your News Leader reported that the Rolette County Sheriff’s Office had locked its front lobby due to a rise in cases. Jail administrator Dan Kraft said they...

Dep. Colt Allery remembered, five years later

ROLETTE COUNTY, N.D. – Five years ago Tuesday, Rolette County Dep. Colt Allery gave his life in the line of duty for the people of North Dakota. Allery was killed in a gunfight with a suspect following a pursuit. Thousands headed to Belcourt for his funeral. A “light parade”...

COVID-19 spike prompts changes to courts, sheriff’s office in Rolette County

ROLETTE COUNTY, N.D. – District Court and the Sheriff’s Office in Rolette County are adjusting operations in light of a recent sharp spike in COVID-19 cases. Northeast District Judge Anthony Swain Benson issued an order that all court proceedings in the county be held electronically, effective Wednesday. Meanwhile,...