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Driver dies after Hwy. 169 collision forced him from road, into trees
The Honda driver was in a collision with a Corvette driver.
Man Killed in Two Vehicle Crash in Elk River
ELK RIVER (WJON News) -- There was a deadly crash in Elk River over the weekend. The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened at about 1:00 p.m. Saturday on Highway 169. A car driven by 32-year-old Kelvin Gomez-Landero of Honduras was driving south. Meanwhile, a second vehicle driven by...
Two Road Construction Projects Begin Today (Monday) in Wright County
The Wright County Highway Department reminds motorists that a pair of projects that will require road closures begin today (Monday, June 5th). A culvert replacement project will begin today (Monday) on CSAH 8, just south of 105th Street SW in Woodland Township and is expected to wrap-up by Thursday, June 8th, weather permitting.
Two-Car Crash Kills One, Injures Two
A two-car crash left one man dead and two other injured over the weekend. The crash happened around 1 p.m. Saturday on Highway 169 in Elk River. Sherburne County Sheriffs say one car lost control while making a change into the right lane, striking the front of the other car.
Central Minnesota Mourns The Loss Of K-9 Handler Deputy After Motorcycle Crash
Heartbreaking news was delivered on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 from the Morrison County Sheriff's Office via Facebook. A former Morrison County Deputy named Dave Scherping, passed away after being in a motorcycle accident in Sherburne County. Dave was a former Deputy and K-9 Handler for a number of years, according to the Facebook post. He is the father of the current Morrison County K-9 handler, Austin Scherping.
Summer Celebrations in Wright County Roll Out Later This Week
We’re past the Memorial Day holiday, which means the summer celebrations in communities throughout Wright County are set to begin. This week, the community of Albertville will celebrate its 36th Annual Friendly City Days, running Wednesday through Sunday. A wide range of events for all ages featuring a carnival, a parade, live music, fireworks and much more.
Several Local Individuals Injured in Three Separate Sunday Traffic Crashes
Four people from our region were injured in three separate traffic crashes Sunday in Minnesota. The State Patrol reports around 4:45 PM Sunday, a Wright County man was injured in a motorcycle incident in Kimball in neighboring Stearns County. Authorities say a Yamaha motorcycle was westbound on Highway 55 at Maus Drive in Kimball when the bike had a mechanical issue resulting in a crash. The motorcycle rider, 36-year-old Jared Bakeberg of Howard Lake sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kimball Ambulance and Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in Monticello
The traveling replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be in Monticello in July. The exhibit is in its 28th year and includes a three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center. The wall bears the names of the 58,281 American men and women who died during the Vietnam War. The traveling memorial is scheduled to be at Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 Broadway East in Monticello, from Thursday, July 20, to Sunday, July 23.
Honduras man killed in collision with Corvette
(Elk River MN-) A man from Honduras was killed when his car collided with a Corvette in Elk River Saturday afternoon. The state patrol says a Honda driven by 32-year-old Kelvin Gomez-Landero and the Corvette were both southbound on Highway 169 at 1:07 p.m. Saturday when they collided during a lane change. The Honda left the road and struck some trees, killing Gomez-Landero and injuring two passengers. The driver of the Corvette, 23-year-old Kyle Flor of Zimmerman and his passenger weren't hurt, and the state patrol says alcohol was a factor involving Flor.
Officials say alcohol contributed to fatal Elk River crash
FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - State troopers say alcohol was a factor in a deadly crash near elk river, Minnesota, over the weekend, and they’re now releasing the names of the people involved. According to state patrol, a car driven by 23-year-old Kyle flor of Zimmerman, Minnesota, hit...
Elk River police report: Woman accused of giving false name before leaving crash; vehicles broken into; and man knocked out
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Police cited a 39-year-old Minneapolis woman after she allegedly left the scene of a two-vehicle accident. The rear-end collision happened at around 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, near Twin Lakes Road and Tyler Street in Elk River. The Minneapolis woman left information and said that she had to go to...
Rice Man Hurt in Crash in Mille Lacs County
ONAMIA (WJON News) -- Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Mille Lacs County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened at about 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Onamia. A car driven by 76-year-old Gary Chaffins of Buffalo was going south on Highway 169. Another car driven by...
Former Morrison County deputy dies in motorcycle crash
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of a former deputy after he died in a motorcycle crash this weekend in Sherburne County. Dave Scherping was a K-9 handler during his time as a Morrison County deputy; he’s also the father of the agency’s current K-9 handler, Deputy Austin Scherping, the sheriff’s office said.
Two Teens and an Adult Hurt in Collision on Highway 10 in Becker
BECKER (WJON News) -- Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Becker Friday afternoon. The incident happened at the intersection of Highway 10 and Hancock Avenue South around 12:30 p.m. The Minnesota State Patrol says a car going south on Hancock Avenue South collided with an SUV going...
One business fails tobacco checks
All but one business passed a recent round of compliance checks at all businesses that sell tobacco in Elk River. The checks were conducted by Sherburne County Public Health and the Elk River Police Department on May 24. Elk River Police Capt. Joe Gacke said the business that failed the check was Speedway, 200 Main St., where an employee sold to an underage person. The employee was cited.
ERHS student to receive national scholastic art medal at Carnegie Hall
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the national winners of the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12. More than 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted for adjudication at the regional level in the Awards’ 28 categories, which include poetry, painting, architecture, short story, fashion design and more. Less than 1% were recognized at the national level. ...
Driver killed, 2 others injured in crash on Highway 25 in Wright County
BUFFALO, Minn. (FOX 9) - An 88-year-old driver was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 25 in Wright County Thursday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol crash report said the incident occurred at 9:52 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 25 and Catlin Street in Buffalo, Minnesota. The driver of a Chrysler Crossfire was traveling westbound on Caitlin Street and collided with a Buick Envision traveling northbound on Highway 25.
Buffalo man killed in car-SUV crash
(Buffalo MN-) A man from Buffalo was killed in a crash in Buffalo Thursday morning. The state patrol says at 9:52 a.m. 88-year-old Karl Blomgren was driving his car westbound on Catlin Street, and an SUV driven by 63-year-old Linda Narine of Delano was northbound on Highway 25 when they collided in the intersection. Blomgren was killed, and Narine and a passenger were both taken to the Buffalo Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Big Graduation Weekend in Wright County
This is the biggest weekend of the spring for high school graduations in our area. Numerous school districts in and around Wright County will be holding commencement exercises tonight (Friday) and also on Sunday. Rockford High School will lead-off the graduation ceremonies tonight at 5 PM, followed by commencement exercises...
88-year-old driver killed in Buffalo crash
BUFFALO, Minn. -- The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a multi-vehicle crash that killed an 88-year-old driver in Buffalo late Thursday evening.The crash happened at about 9:50 p.m. along Highway 25 at the intersection with Catlin Street.According to investigators, a Chrysler Crossfire and a Buick Envision collided in the intersection. The driver of the former, Karl Blomgren, of Buffalo, was killed in the crash.Two people were in the other vehicle, and sustained non-life threatening injuries.Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the crash.
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