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17. 09. 23

This morning (September 23rd, 2017) at 07:50 a 911 call was received by the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. The caller reported a plane crash near the intersection of Center Avenue Northeast and 130th Street Northeast. Units were dispatched from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Thief River Falls Police Department, St Hilaire Fire and First Responders, Thief River Falls Area Ambulance, Thief River Falls Fire Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.

Upon arrival , emergency responders found a downed Cessna 182 airplane and its occupants. Three individuals were found deceased on the scene; they are; Moy Wing-69, Brian Duke-27 and Zach Ostertag-26; all of Rawlins, Wyoming.

The FAA has been notified, the case remains under investigation.

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17. 09. 20

September 21st - September 28th * 140th Ave NE and 110th St NE

The intersection of 140th Ave NE and 110th St NE  just south of the Thief River Falls Airport will be closed from September 21st till aproximatly September 28th. They will be replaceing the bridge with a box culvert. 

For more information on this project, contact the Pennington County Highway Department at 218-683-7017.

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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.