Herald Staff Report
Each week, the Grand Forks Police Department releases its Most Wanted list in an attempt to bring in suspects. The law enforcement agency started posting its top five most wanted on its Facebook page in early December as a way to enlist the public's help, and some tips have helped officers make several arrests. The Herald posts the list every Monday. Those with information on a suspect shown on the posters should either call 911 or the Grand Forks Police Department at (701) 787-8000.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- An infant escaped injury in a Thursday evening crash in northwest North Dakota, but three others were sent to the hospital. Michael Amundson, 49, of Clifford, N.D., was driving east in a 2001 Kenworth semi on McKenzie County Road 12 at 8:11 p.m. Thursday about 25 miles northeast of Watford City when he ran a stop sign at state Highway 23, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
EDGELEY, N.D. -- A LaMoure, N.D., woman was sent to the hospital after a sneeze led to a crash with a semi in southeast North Dakota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash that happened at 3:37 p.m. on U.S. Highway 281 about 13 miles north of Edgeley, or about 20 miles south of Jamestown.
OGDEN, Utah—UND's four-game winning streak against Big Sky Conference power Weber State came to an end Thursday night at the Dee Events Center. The Wildcats won their sixth-straight overall and improved to 11-1 at home with an 84-76 victory over UND. "I was impressed with our toughness again," UND coach Brian Jones said. "We've done that in back-to-back games against two pretty good teams, but we have to start making some more open shots if we are going to get the results we want against teams like Weber State."
Softball UND splits opening doubleheader: UND lost its season opener 1-0 before rebounding with a 4-2 in the second game to split against Charleston Southern on Thursday in the Wingate By Wyndham Invite in Charleston, S.C. Kaylin VanDomelen, the Big Sky Pitcher of the Year in 2017, started the first game for UND. She took the loss, despite giving no earned runs, four hits and struck out seven. In the second game, UND's Taylor Nadler's two-run double provided the go-ahead runs in the fifth.
Lake of the Woods
Grand Forks, come on down! A live stage version of the long-running game show "The Price is Right" is coming tonight to the Chester Fritz Auditorium on UND campus. Just like the television show of the same name, the stage version pulls its contestants at random from its audience to compete for prizes by guessing the prices of popular consumer goods.
An inmate at a Grand Forks jail has survived a suicide attempt, and a state agency is investigating the Tuesday incident. The Grand Forks County Correctional Center inmate was found in the jail shortly before noon Tuesday and was taken to Altru Hospital for treatment, jail Administrator Bret Burkholder said. The identity of the man and details about the incident were not released, but Burkholder said Wednesday the inmate was "up and talking," adding "efforts to save his life by all involved were successful."
An environmental activist who shut off an emergency valve on the TransCanada Keystone oil pipeline was sentenced Tuesday to spend one year in prison. Michael Eric Foster, 53, of Seattle, initially was charged with eight different crimes for his participation in the 2016 action that targeted a section of pipeline that runs through northeast North Dakota. Foster was joined on trial by co-defendant Samuel L. Jessup, of Winooski, Vt., a fellow "valve-turner" who livestreamed Foster's actions at the pipeline for viewing on the Internet.
A Grand Forks jail inmate was taken to the hospital after he attempted suicide, according to an official with the jail. The Grand Forks County Correctional Center is investigating the attempted suicide after the man was discovered at the jail shortly before noon Tuesday, Administrator Bret Burkholder said. He declined to identify the inmate or give details about the incident but said the inmate was alive when he was taken from the jail to Altru Hospital.