Herald Staff Report
DEVILS LAKE—A Grand Forks man has been accused of forcing a young child to engage in sexual contact. Kenneth Lee Lavallie, 40, will appear Monday in Ramsey County District Court on a Class A felony charge of gross sexual imposition. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Details of the case are limited in court documents, but Lavallie allegedly "engaged in sexual contact" with a 6-year-old, according charging documents.
Gail Walters to speak at Aglow Gail Walters, administrative secretary of the Minnesota North West Aglow International Area Team, will speak at 10 a.m. today at The Ember at 8 N. Third St. in Grand Forks. The event lasts until noon and refreshments will be served. Porcia Baxter to speak at Living Word Family Church
Lake of the Woods Walleyes are moving closer to shorelines with the onset of fall temperatures, Lake of the Woods Tourism reports in its weekly update. Anglers have reported catching more walleyes in front of Lighthouse Gap near the mouth of the Rainy River, where crankbaits and spinners with crawlers or shiners are producing the best results. Big schools of walleyes continue to roam the "no man's land" of Big Traverse Bay, the report said, and reefs also are producing well.
A Manvel, N.D., man wanted on an escape charge has been arrested after a pursuit in North Dakota and Minnesota. Kyle Martin Heintz, 26, was taken into custody Tuesday evening after leading officers on a chase in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, according to a news release. The chase began at First Avenue South and Cottonwood Street in downtown Grand Forks, the release stated.
MADDOCK, N.D.—A Maddock man was driving drunk when he crashed a car Thursday afternoon in Benson County, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. At 1:05 p.m., Brad Paulson, 43, was northbound on N.D. Highway 30 in a 2009 BMW sedan when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road about 5½ miles south of Maddock, according to a news release. He left the roadway and the car rolled. Paulson was taken to a hospital in Harvey, N.D., to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was the only person in the vehicle.
Lake of the Woods
With North Dakota's elk season opening Friday, and grouse and partridge seasons to follow Sept. 9, the state Game and Fish Department and U.S. Forest Service remind hunters that use of firearms is allowed on the Little Missouri National Grasslands by legally licensed hunters.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa man who was found Monday walking on North Washington Street on the outskirts of Grand Forks has been charged in the death of his stepson in Des Moines. Randy Dean Miles Jr., 41, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and first-degree arson in the death of Christopher Lenhart, 26, whose burned body was found near two burning vehicles Aug. 25 in Des Moines. Lenhart died Aug. 27 in an Iowa City hospital.
Those who wish to mourn the loss of a Fargo woman who was found dead in the Red River will be able to gather tonight in Grand Forks. A group will hold the vigil for 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind at 7 p.m. in University Park, according to an invite sent to the Herald. The woman who was eight months pregnant disappeared Aug. 19. Her body was found in the Red River north of Moorhead.
Grand Forks police have recovered a stolen vehicle after a high-speed chase, but the suspects still are at large. At 9:03 p.m. Monday, officers attempted to stop a dark colored SUV that was speeding in the 800 block of South 15th Street. Officers lost sight of the vehicle, but an anonymous tip led them to the SUV in the 700 block of Chestnut Street, according to a news release. Officers learned the vehicle was stolen in north Grand Forks, but suspects hadn't been located as of 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.