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The process of identifying a man found encased in ice underneath a pier of the railroad bridge along the Red River in downtown Grand Forks could be lengthy, investigators say. The body was found by a pedestrian walking along the river about 3:15 Wednesday afternoon inside of the wooden bridge pier. After police investigators and the Grand Forks County Medical Examiner photographed and documented the scene, Grand Forks Firefighters worked to free the body from the ice. The process took hours, but the body was recovered by 9 p.m.
GRAND FORKS - A Minneapolis man is in custody after authorities say he robbed a payday loan business at gunpoint Thursday morning in Grand Forks. Grand Forks Police say Salam Abdulkadir Hussein, 27, will be charged with armed robbery, a Class B felony. A man entered the Payday Express at 1017 S. Washington St. about 8:20 a.m., brandished a gun, took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled south on foot. The suspect was described as a black male of medium build, wearing a dark mask and black clothing.
GRAND FORKS -- Police say a male was found dead and partially encased in ice Wednesday afternoon at the base of the railroad bridge over the Red River in Grand Forks. Police Lt. Bill Macki said a passerby spotted the body inside the wooden structure at the base of a pier next to a walking path. Officers were dispatched to the scene at 3:17 p.m. and had the area taped off by 3:40 p.m.
A gentle easing into spring temperatures has reduced the threat of a major snowmelt flood in the Red River Valley, according to the latest projections from the National Weather Service. On Wednesday, meteorologist Greg Gust released an updated flood outlook indicating good news for the region overall, however significant snowmelt flooding remains highly possible for the Devils Lake Basin.
WARREN, Minn. -- Authorities have identified a rural northwest Minnesota man who died in an officer-involved shooting Monday as 73-year-old Clarence Duane Huderle of Warren, Minn. Huderle died of a gunshot wound at his Polk County residence after shooting at officers who were responding to reports he had fired at a rural mail carrier, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
TABOR, Minn. - A Grand Forks SWAT unit and area law enforcement are at the scene of a farmstead northeast of East Grand Forks for what appears to be a standoff. The rural residence is near Tabor, Minn., on Polk County Road 228, north of 150th Street Northwest, about 16 miles from East Grand Forks. Grand Forks Police responded around noon with the SWAT team to assist agencies including the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Crookston Police and the U.S. Border Patrol.
GRAND FORKS — As body cameras become standard for law enforcement agencies nationwide, policies regarding how and when officers use them remain varied. A new report published Wednesday by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers aims to set standards that protect the rights of the accused and set best practices for camera use by law enforcement.
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota has long been known as a place to put the pedal to the metal. Over the years, visitors cruising through the state on Interstate 94 or U.S. Highway 2 have found themselves pleasantly surprised to learn a speeding ticket here won't break the bank. Last year, AutoTrader.com published a story titled "North Dakota Speeding Fines Are Hilarious." In 2014, Popular Mechanics named North Dakota "The Best State to Get Caught Speeding."
Local suds snobs will have a new place to hang out and put back locally brewed beer this summer, as a new taproom will be moving into downtown Grand Forks. Half Brothers Brewing Co. has taken over the space formerly occupied by Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N. Third St. and plans to be serving a variety of beers brewed on site this summer.
A Grand Forks couple faces multiple felony charges after police say they recovered a sawed-off shotgun and more than 2 pounds of marijuana from their apartment, where they lived with a baby. Ryan Eldon Greene, 31, and Alexis Jocelyn Cvancara, 28, were each charged with possession with intent to deliver, a Class A felony; endangerment of a child, a Class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Greene faces an additional Class C felony charge for possession of a short-barrel weapon. Both made their initial court appearance Wednesday morning.