Herald Staff Report
The East Grand Forks swimming pool will close for the season this week, a news release announced Thursday. The pool will close at 7 p.m. Sunday after more than two months of operations following a yearlong closure to complete $2 million in renovations. The facility has seen more than double the attendance this summer as it did in 2014, the last time it was open before repairs began. — Herald staff report
A high-risk sex offender has been released from the Grand Forks County jail to live in the community. Hilary Anton Edwards, 47, moved on Thursday to 515 N. Eighth St., Apartment No. 7, according to a news release from the Grand Forks Police Department. He is a white, 5-foot-7-inch man who weighs about 180 pounds. He has hazel eyes, gray hair and is partially bald. Edwards has been convicted of multiple sex crimes in North Dakota and Minnesota, including criminal sexual conduct and possessing child pornography.
DEVILS LAKE—A Devils Lake inmate who was released Thursday morning to look for a job has not returned, law enforcement officials said. Jeremy Jeff Enno, 31, was released at 10 a.m. from the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center and was to return by noon, but he had not checked in by 1:30 p.m. and was considered absconding, LEC Director Rob Johnson said in a news release reporting the "walk away."
New in GF/EGF "War Dogs": Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz. (R) (1:54) "Kubo and the Two Strings": A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Stars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes. (PG) (1:41)
Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will conduct citywide mosquito spraying beginning at 9 tonight. Crews are expected to be done spraying by 1 a.m. The mosquito control trucks are marked with yellow flashing lights and will travel at 10-15 mph while spraying. Equipment is expected to be noisy. Wind speeds higher than 10 mph or inclement weather may delay the spraying. An aerial mosquito control spray is scheduled for 7-11 tonight in Emerado, Buxton and Thompson, N.D.
Law enforcement agencies in Minnesota will be working overtime to crack down on drunk driving. The East Grand Forks Police Department, Crookston Police Department and Polk County Sheriff's Office will take part in an extra DWI enforcement campaign Friday through Sept. 5. Funding for the campaign is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. — Herald staff report
A Grand Forks man faces multiple charges after police said he robbed a laundromat. James Hensrud, 25, was charged Tuesday in Grand Forks District Court on charges of robbery, reckless endangerment and possession of a controlled substance, all Class C felonies. He also faces misdemeanor charges of theft of property and possession of drug paraphernalia.
CAVALIER, N.D. — A Cavalier man was injured in a motorcycle crash at 10:56 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 2 west of Fisher, Minn., the Minnesota State Patrol reported. According to the State Patrol, Matt Werven, 22, was driving a 2005 Honda 13V east on Highway 2 when he left the roadway while going around a right-hand curve. Werven suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The State Patrol was assisted at the scene by the U.S. Border Patrol from Grand Forks, the Polk County Sheriff's Department and the East Grand Forks Police Department. — Herald staff report
The Knight Foundation is launching the Knight Cities Challenge for a third year in October. The challenge offers $5 million in grant funding for the 26 Knight communities, which include Grand Forks. Submissions for the challenge will be accepted from Oct. 10 through Nov. 3, with winners announced in the spring of 2017, according to the Knight Foundation's website.
A driver suffered a fatal medical event that caused a vehicle to crash at 1:32 p.m. Monday in Becker County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The driver's name has...