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GILBY, N.D. -- Heavy smoke from a wind-driven fire east of Gilby shut down a stretch of Grand Forks County Road 33 but caused little damage Tuesday afternoon. Just before 6 p.m., firefighters had the fire contained to fields south of County Road 33 and between County Road 3 and Gilby. About 900 acres were on fire. The blaze started around 3:30 p.m. Landowner Mike McEnroe said the burning fields contained hay and conservation reserve land. He said the land had been hayed during the drought in western North Dakota and said there would be no property damaged.
A four-hour standoff involving a potentially suicidal juvenile in a Grand Forks mobile home park ended peacefully Friday afternoon. Deputy Police Chief Jim Remer said a crisis negotiation team was in contact with the juvenile, described as a 15-year-old girl who had access to guns in the mobile home unit, for several hours Friday before she exited the trailer unarmed and unharmed at about 5:15 p.m.
A Grand Forks man who was arrested Tuesday after reportedly breaking into the apartment where two people were stabbed Monday will be charged with two counts of attempted murder, police say. Grand Forks Police believe Jordan Michael Parisien, 29, is responsible for stabbing a man and a woman in an apartment at 4265 Fifth Ave. N., part of a cluster of apartments west of the UND campus, at about 10 a.m. Monday.
GRAND FORKS -- A driver crashed an SUV into the 32nd Avenue Walmart in Grand Forks Friday afternoon, damaging the paint section of the store before stopping about 30 feet inside the building. One customer was taken to Altru Hospital for injuries from flying debris, but it is unclear how badly the person was injured, according to Grand Forks Police. The store was evacuated, and police and fire crews were called to the crash scene to investigate.
A Grand Forks man is under arrest on suspicion of attempted murder after shooting another man outside of a Valley Dairy gas station in south Grand Forks. Grand Forks Police believe Jody Christopher Bergland Jr., 24, shot a man at the gas station at 2401 S. Columbia Road at about 2:40 p.m. Monday. The victim, who police say invoked his Marsy’s Law rights to remain anonymous, suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Altru Hospital by ambulance.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The North Dakota Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate a Thursday, July 20, wreck that sent three people to the hospital near the Grand Forks airport after a driver reportedly ran a red light.
The three people killed and six others injured in a deadly car accident Tuesday evening west of Grand Forks have been identified.
Authorities have filed charges against a Grand Forks man accusing him of assaulting a woman on the Greenway in East Grand Forks last month. Robert John Burr, 48, is the man East Grand Forks Police and Polk County prosecutors say barreled into a woman on the Greenway and physically assaulted her on June 26. He is currently in custody in Grand Forks, where he was arrested Sunday and charged with terrorizing, a Class C felony, and domestic assault, a misdemeanor for allegedly throwing a woman onto a pile of wood pallets and threatening her with a hammer.
More than a year after a Grand Forks man was shot in the shoulder during a botched drug robbery, his wife has been charged with conspiring in the crime.
DEVILS LAKE— A man who was found guilty of burglarizing a Devils Lake Hardee's, but not of setting the fire that destroyed it in 2015, will spend no more time behind bars, a judge ruled Monday. Michael Ott sat 600 days in jail while his case was decided, a jury ultimately ruling he did steal $1,500 from his fast food employer, but not believing the state had proved he set the fire that destroyed the building and caused an estimated $1.25 million in damage.