Herald Staff Report
A Hunter, N.D., man was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks after two semis sideswiped Wednesday near Manvel, N.D. Michael Nelson, 62, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after his 2017 Volvo and a 2007 Kenworth sideswiped as they met at 6:10 p.m. on U.S. Highway 81 about 4 ½ miles north of Manvel, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
WARWICK, N.D.—A Benson County school is investigating an incident involving a student, school leadership said Wednesday. Warwick Public School Superintendent Dean Dauphinais said the school is looking into the incident, but declined to give details, including where or when it happened.
Boys hockey Tuesday's results Detroit Lakes 11, Red Lake Falls 0 WF Sheyenne 4, West Fargo 2 Roseau 3, Warroad 1 GF Red River 5, Fargo Davies 0 First period—1. RR, Mason Thingvold (Mason Salquist, Dane Montgomery) 3:09 Second period—2. RR, Max Johnson (Salquist) 9:03; 3. RR, Thingvold (Coby Tweten, Salquist) 15:24 Third period—4. RR, Landon Haagenson (Jackson Kunz, Max Johnson) 8:42; 5. RR, Kunz (Salquist) 11:28 Goalie saves—RR: Nate Bradbury 10-6-8—24; FD: Jared Winter 10-10-3—23
A second candidate has entered the race for Polk County sheriff. Sgt. Randy Sondrol, who has been with the law enforcement agency since 1994, announced his bid for the seat Tuesday. He will face Chief Deputy James Tadman for a seat that will be vacated by Sheriff Barb Erdman.
Two deer shot by hunters in southwestern North Dakota during the 2017 deer gun season have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the state Game and Fish Department said Monday. According to Dr. Dan Grove, wildlife veterinarian for Game and Fish, the whitetail buck and mule deer doe came from Unit 3F2. Since 2009, 11 deer in North Dakota have tested positive for CWD, Grove said, all from Unit 3F2. Commonly known as CWD, chronic wasting disease affects the nervous system in members of the deer family and is always fatal.
A Grand Forks man accused of promoting child porn will serve a year in jail. Tyler John Woolsey, 29, was sentenced Monday in Grand Forks District Court for promoting sexual performance by minors, a Class B felony. He faced 10 years in prison, but a plea agreement reduced that time. Police said they found in Woolsey's possession numerous files containing photos and videos of child porn—the images depicted children between the ages of 4 and 14 years he got from a file sharing website, according to court documents. Woolsey must register as a sex offender.
Each week, the Grand Forks Police Department releases its Most Wanted list in an attempt to bring in suspects.
GRAFTON, N.D.—An Edinburg, N.D., man has been accused of sexually abusing a young child. Jeremy Thomas Vrooman, 34, was charged Thursday in Walsh County District Court with gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony that carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. The victim, who is younger than 10 years, old said in court documents Vrooman would do "inappropriate stuff when he's drunk." She described trying to run away, but Vrooman grabbed her by the arm and told her not to run, according to court documents.
Grand Forks Police have released a video showing a suspect in a Thursday night armed robbery of a convenience store. Officers are investigating the report of a man demanding money at gunpoint from a cashier in the Valley Dairy at 1401 S. Washington St. Witnesses said a man wearing a Minnesota Vikings jacket entered the store at 6:51 p.m., took an undisclosed amount of money then fled on foot.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—The Grand Forks Herald won multiple awards this week from the Minnesota Newspaper Association, including a prestigious honor for the paper's coverage of addiction in the region. The Herald nabbed 18 awards in 16 categories from the MNA's Better Newspaper Contest for 2017. One of those awards was for Category X, which focused on local law enforcement coverage.