Christopher Bjorke is the news and business editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He first worked for the Herald in 1997 and most recently since 2011. His jobs at the Herald include covering local government, state politics, business and economics, and the health care industry.
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A woman has been arrested after a 40-minute car chase Sunday that covered 50 miles and involved several Minnesota law enforcement agencies. Jennie Lynn Langaas, 42, was booked into Polk County jail in Crookston and was set to be transferred to Pennington County to face likely charges of driving under the influence, motor vehicle theft and reckless endangerment, according to Lt. David Spivey of the Minnesota State Patrol. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office received a complaint around 1 p.m. of a possible drunk driver in a Chrysler minivan near U.S.
Pedestrians in Grand Forks' Near Southside Neighborhood have a reminder this week that their stroll down the street is part of a grand journey. "Congratulations! "Today is your day. "You're off to Great Places! "You're off and away!" Those words and the rest of Dr.
A spokesman for the FBI confirmed that law officers shot a man to death on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation last week. Kyle Loven in the agency's Minneapolis office said Joseph Lee Charboneau was shot during an altercation with officers with the Bureau of Indian Affairs at a residence in the Crow Hill section of the reservation the night of June 16. Officers "were present at the residence to effect the arrest of a separate party," when the altercation started and Charboneau was shot, Loven said. An obituary for Charboneau lists his age as 31 and states that he died at home June 17. Loven
GRAFTON, N.D. -- Police here are waiting for autopsy results for clues to why a 51-year-old woman drove into the Park River Saturday. Rescue teams found the body of Carolina...
A Grand Forks family had its dog back Tuesday after the pet was the focus of a search in the Red River this past weekend. Jessica Nelson said someone had found her dog, Harley, after reading in the Herald that it was missing. The dog was found near River Road in East Grand Forks, and Nelson received a call about it Tuesday morning, she said. "My 3-year-old is tickled pink and so happy," Nelson said.
UND is making available a glimpse into people's lives during the historic 1997 flood: recordings of 911 calls made on April 18 and 19, as the flood prompted the evacuation of most residents of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. "We have approximately 72 hours," said Curt Hanson, head of the Special Collections department at UND's Chester Fritz Library. More than 2,000 recordings the library has present a document of the disaster as it became clear residents would not be able to contain the flooding river. "What I love about this, from a historical standpoint, is that this is history as it's
Grand Forks' Social Infrastructure Commission said it would continue discussions on forming an organization to help people from minority communities find a stronger voice in a community in which they say they are not often heard. "That's the issue in the minority community," said Natasha Thomas, an advocate of a city Diversity Commission.
The home of a Finley, N.D., woman accused of murdering her husband was destroyed in a fire Friday night. Fire broke out Sherry Midstokke's home at 303 Roosevelt Ave. sometime before 6:30 p.m., when a firefighter who lives in the neighborhood saw the blaze, according to Steele County Sheriff Wayne Beckman.
The board of the Circle of Friends Humane Society in Grand Forks has fired its executive director and will reorganize its management. Board members voted to dismiss director Arlette Moen...
Homecoming week took a criminal twist after three men listed as candidates for North Dakota State University’s homecoming royalty were arrested while allegedly trying to hang a sign on the...