It wasn’t the 3 to 3 1/2 inches of rain Kensal received in about an hour Saturday morning that caused localized flooding.
It was the fact that the rain came on top of an estimated 20 inches of rain in the past three weeks that caused the problems.
Charlee Stangeland was born with gastrointestinal complications, requiring treatment at hospitals in Fargo and Sioux Falls, S.D. At almost 5 months, the infant has yet to go home.
The daughter of Casey Kamoni and Casey Stangeland of Kensal, N.D., Charlee was born with a blockage in her colon and gastrointestinal complications. Born five weeks early, she weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 18 inches long. At nearly five months, Charlee now weighs 10 pounds. In that time, she’s also undergone six surgeries. According to her Caring Bridge site, a seventh surgery is scheduled for Monday.
A Missouri man was arrested early Thursday for failing to register as a sex offender, according to the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office.
Mark David Matthews, 42, was arrested after deputies responded to a welfare check at 515 First Avenue, Kensal, said Sheriff Dave Orr. Matthews was at the house. Orr said deputies saw Matthews and recognized him from information the Barton County (Missouri) Sheriff’s Department sent over.
The search for Josh Blahna, a missing Kensal area man, turned up no results Tuesday as crews continued searching the James River about 10 miles northwest of Kensal, said Mike Tufte, Foster County sheriff.
The search for Joshua Blahna, a missing Kensal, N.D., area man, continued Monday and again nothing was found, said Mike Tufte, Foster County sheriff.
Blahna went missing between April 25 and 26. His car was found near his mother’s house about 10 miles northwest of Kensal. Tracks from the car led investigators to a shoe in the James River that his mother later identified as belong to Blahna.
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