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17. 07. 06

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office recieved a call of a possible drowning on July 5th, 2017 at 6:36 pm at a gravel pit in section 30 of Nordin Township.

Emergecy personnel were dispatched from the Pennington County Sheriff's Office, Thief River Falls Police Department, Thief River Falls Fire Department, FM Ambulance and the Minnesota State Patrol.

Myron Sunram, age 40, of Thief River Falls was transported from the scene to the Sanford Hospital Emergency Room in Thief River Falls where he was pronounced as deceased.

An autopsy has been ordered. There is no further information at this time.

 

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17. 05. 22

Highway 219 detour north of Goodridge will begin Tuesday, May 30th for a project to replace 4 bridges. The detour follows Highway 1, Pennington County Road 28/Marshall County Road 54 and Highway 89. Project is schedualed to be complete mid-July.

More information on this project can be found on the Minnesota Department of Transportation website. Click here.

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17. 04. 04
Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 17 - 21, 2017
Sever weather season is approaching, Pennington County will be participating in statewide tornado drills. These drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 20 2017 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
 
Reminder
In the event of a real tornado threat, there are three designated tornado shelters in the city of Thief River Falls. These are:
1) Ralph Engelstad Arena
2) United Methodist Church
3) Saint Bernard's Church
In the Goodrige area it is the school and in the St Hilaire area it is the Community Center.
 
For more information on this statewide severe weather awarness, please see the press release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

 

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17. 04. 01

Starting Monday April 10, 2017 annual spring burning restrictions are going into effect for Pennington county. They will be in effect until green up. During this period only variance permits may be issued for special circumstances such as prescribed fire projects, approved agricultural practices, or road construction projects. Recreational campfires in a fire ring do not require a burning permit and are not subject to spring burning restrictions.

For information on perning permits see the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources webpage. Click here.

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17. 02. 22

The City of Theif River Falls announced, today, that due to high volume of water caused by early snow melt the condition of the ice on the Red Lake River upstream from the dam in Thief River Falls is rapidly deterioating.

Read More: Red Lake River Ice - 2017