Gabriele (Anderson) Grunewald, a 2004 Perham (Minn.) High School graduate and one of the country’s top middle-distance runners, died at her home in Minneapolis on Tuesday, June 11, her father confirmed to The Forum. Grunewald was 32. "She did go to heaven just before 8 tonight," Kim Anderson, Gabriele's father, wrote in a text message. Grunewald was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2009 during her running career with the Minnesota Gophers. She started to run professionally in 2010.
2. Laced weed?
FARGO — Two women are hospitalized here, one reportedly in a coma in an intensive care unit, after smoking marijuana that may have been laced with a harmful chemical, according to one of the victims.
Sierra Brown, 19, of Fargo, said she suffered numbness in her leg and was unable to walk before being brought to the emergency room at Sanford Medical Center on Sunday, June 9.
The other woman, also 19, was later brought to the hospital by ambulance after being found unresponsive by family members.
Dr. Heidi Lako-Adamson, health officer for Fargo Cass Public Health, said some synthetic drugs are cut or mixed with toxic chemicals, like rat poison, to make the “high” last longer.
“This is very dangerous, especially with the type of marijuana that kids and adults are using these days,” she said.
3. Farmstead killing
It was a day of sentencing for the man who pleaded guilty to having a role in the death of Troy Edmond Yarbrough, whose remains were discovered on a farmstead near Hitterdal, Minn.
40-year-old Jason Charles Jensen of Hitterdal was sentenced Tuesday on one felony count of second-degree aiding and abetting murder with intent, but without premeditation.
Judge Michael Fritz ordered Jensen to serve 38 years and seven months in prison. Jensen pleaded guilty in April, and the sentence given Tuesday was part of a plea agreement. Jensen and his co-defendant, 35-year-old Kayla Louise Westcott, of Ada, Minn., were arrested and charged in June 2018 after authorities identified them as persons of interest in the missing person case of Troy Yarbrough.
Yarbrough went missing out of Wahpeton, N.D., and authorities later found his remains at Jensen's Hitterdal farmstead at 25374 70th Ave. N.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Former North Dakota State head coach Saul Phillips is back in the Dakotas. He was named the head men's basketball coach at Northern State on Monday at the Barnett Center.
Phillips is the 22nd head men's basketball coach in program history, taking over for Paul Sather, now the head coach at the University of North Dakota. Sather led the Wolves to the NCAA Division II national title game for the 2017-18 season.
"The game day atmosphere and the fan support, there are a lot of Division I schools out there that would trade places with this in a hurry," Phillips said. "This was a really easy decision for me."
5. Vintage market
FARGO — Walk down 12th Street North between NP Avenue and First Avenue North in downtown Fargo on Thursday night, June 13, and you’ll find yourself in some kind of mismatched flashback.
There might be suits and hats from the 1930s, classic dresses and aprons from the ’50s, potentially a leisure suit from the ’70s and even video games from the ’80s or early ’90s.
It’s not a museum display or the set of a generation-spanning film, but rather one of the largest gatherings of classic clothing collectors.