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CROOKSTON—A Crookston woman was arrested Sunday after officers said she drove more than 120 miles with a blood alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit with her 5-year-old son in the back seat. Jennifer Ruth Hjelle, 29, faces charges in Polk County District Court for two counts of driving while impaired—one second-degree charge and another third-degree charge.
Bethel Lutheran to host song celebration Bethel Lutheran Church, 1616 S. 17th St., Grand Forks, will host a Hymn and Gospel Song Sing during its 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. The congregation submitted favorite-song requests for the song celebration. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call (701) 772-5790 for more information. Crookston area churches to host Bible school
The East Grand Forks Police Department is holding an online auction to sell off nearly 20 cars, a snowmobile and dozens of bicycles. All but one of the available vehicles were seized during investigations and are court-ordered forfeitures. The snowmobile has been used by the department for emergency response and funds raised from its sale will be put toward the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle for the department. The bicycles are found or abandoned property and will be sold in lots of five to six bikes.
DEVILS LAKE — One person was injured in a Thursday car crash on U.S. Highway 2 about 6 miles east of Devils Lake. Ngoc Le, 53, of Plymouth, Minn., was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries after his car was struck by another vehicle driven by Daniel Fuller, 24, of Devils Lake. Fuller was traveling east on U.S. Highway 2 near milepost 276. He attempted to turn left on a median and cross over into a nearby business, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Adoptable dogs were out enjoying Thursday evening welcoming other pups to join in front of Kittsona Lifestyle. Three different dogs from Circle of Friends animal shelter were just a few...
A benefit for the Cichos will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Rugby Fire Hall. Brad and Margaret Cichos were involved in a horse-drawn crash May 29 on U.S. Highway 17 about 1 ½ mile west of Wolford, N.D. Brad Cichos was killed and Margaret Cichos was injured. The benefit will feature pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee for a freewill donation. Funds raised from the benefit will go to covering medical and funeral expenses.
Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will spray for mosquitoes Friday night. The mosquito control application is scheduled for 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., though inclement weather with winds exceeding 10 mph may postpone the spraying. Grand Forks uses vehicles that will be traveling at 10 to 15 mph. The vehicles have flashing yellow lights and the equipment inside them used to spray may be noisy.
Officers with the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department took a man into custody Wednesday afternoon after detaining him at United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks' Near Southside. Members of the Sheriff's Department surrounded entrances of the church, at 324 Chestnut St., while looking for the man shortly after 2 p.m. Information on the man's identity or why he was sought by authorities was not available Wednesday afternoon.
A Grand Forks man was cited early today after a two-vehicle crash left two cars severely damage. Goma Subba, 27, was driving a 2009 Honda east on 32nd Avenue South and failed to stop for a red traffic signal at South Washington Street, police said in a statement. Subba's car struck a 2016 Honda driven by a 17-year-old East Grand Forks resident, who was traveling south on Washington Street. Officers, firefighters and the Altru Ambulance Service were called to the crash in the intersection at 6:30 a.m.