Herald Staff Report
CROOKSTON-- A Mentor, Minn., man is facing felony charges after being arrested on suspicion of assault by strangulation Monday night. Ethan Michael Hegge, 22, is accused of choking a woman during an argument Monday at an apartment in the 200 block of West Fletcher Street in Crookston, according to a criminal complaint. Officers responded to reports of a domestic disturbance about 8:30 p.m. Monday, where a woman told them she had been struck and choked. Police observed scratch marks on the left side of the woman's neck, according to the complaint.
A floating dock has been installed for the season in downtown Grand Forks at River Road, north of DeMers Ave. The dock can be used for non-motorized watercraft, fishing and other recreation. Crews will be cleaning the dock later this week. A floating dock also will be installed in East Grand Forks this week, weather permitting.
Grand Forks Police have arrested four suspects in connection to an early morning burglary at an e-cigarette and vapor supply shop Tuesday. Officers responded at 3:04 a.m. to a report of a burglary at Infinite Vapor, 2655 24th Ave. S. There, a resident reported hearing glass breaking before seeing four subjects running from the business, according to a news release. Officers arrived after the suspects fled and found that merchandise had been stolen from the store. Police dogs assisted in the investigation.
The State Board of Higher Education will have a new student member this summer. Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed North Dakota State University student Jacob Dailey to serve a one-year term as a voting member of the board, according to a Monday news release. Dailey, an agricultural education student, will fill the seat held by outgoing student member Nick Evans, whose term ends June 30. Dailey is originally from Kansas and has served in legislative and executive positions in the NDSU Student Government, recently holding the office of president of that organization.
A Grand Forks man faces a terrorizing charge after police say he brandished a knife to two others Thursday near the Greenway downtown. According to Grand Forks Police, officers were called to Riverboat Road around 4:15 p.m. for a report of a disturbance involving multiple people. Officers learned that a man had threatened two people with a knife. Officers located the suspect, Charles Murphy Gibbons, 38, and took him into custody. Gibbons was booked in the Grand Forks County jail on potential terrorizing charges, police said.
Lake of the Woods
Northland's Miller named All-American THIEF RIVER FALLS—Northland Community & Technical College sophomore ShaRon Miller was named a first team NJCAA DIII Women's Basketball All-American for the second year in a row. Miller, a 6-foot sophomore center from Blaine, Minn., finished her career ranked second in NCTC all-time scoring with 1,048 points. She's also third all-time in rebounds with 564.
GOODRIDGE, Minn.—Officers believe the death of a Goodridge man who died from a gunshot wound was accidental. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Gerald Johnsrud, 60, after he was found by his family Wednesday at a rural home, according to a report for KTRF Radio. Sheriff Ray Kuznia confirmed the death, telling the Herald that Johnsrud died of an "accidental gunshot wound to the head." An autopsy is being performed. The final report could take several weeks to be released.
Grand Forks Central High students chose their prom royalty this week. Andrew King and Rachael Meyer, seniors, have been elected king and queen. Juniors Nick Dohman and Brianna Myrold were elected prince and princess. Central High celebrates its prom Saturday.
A 48-year-old Crookston woman died of asphyxia by strangulation in a homicide, according to preliminary results of an autopsy released by the Crookston Police Department Friday. Tawnja Rene Wallace was found dead in her apartment at 104 S. Broadway Wednesday morning. Eddie Markeith Frazier, 49, was arrested in Bloomington, Minn., early Thursday and has been charged in Polk County with second-degree murder.