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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.
FARGO—Three men in a criminal conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Red River Valley linked to the 2016 murder of a man at the Flying J truck stop in Grand Forks were sentenced Wednesday in federal court. Christopher Ryan Ringsrud-Knowles, 34, of Arvilla, N.D.; Daniel Rodriguez Jr., 26, of Crookston; and Aaron Lee Morado, 27, of Grand Forks, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson for their roles in the conspiracy.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Sixty-two names were called out Monday afternoon. Each one an officer killed in the line of duty among agencies serving the Upper Red River Valley going back to 1890. After each agency's list was completed, a rose was added to a wreath and a bell was rung. The ceremony wrapped up the seventh annual Northern Valley Police Week Memorial Service, which drew officers from agencies across North Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty.
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota's new budget has deepened cuts for the state's judicial branch, which will see fewer resources spread across the state and reductions to the juvenile court system. The Legislature approved a $102.74 million judicial branch budget for the 2017-2019 biennium, a $10.94 million decrease from the original 2015-2017 budget, according to state court administrator Sally Holewa. With the reduction come more cuts for the judicial system, including staff reductions on all levels of the judiciary and the elimination of 56 positions.