Herald Staff Report
A church that houses a food pantry north of Grand Forks is for sale. The First Church of God has been listed by Oxford Realty for $447,900. The church at 2856 N. Washington St. also is home to the Store House Food Pantry, which is open Wednesdays. Pictures on the listing appear to show the food pantry portion of the building. Representatives of the church and pantry declined to comment for this story, so the Herald was unable to confirm the future of the congregation and the pantry.
Jacobson hired as NDFB Director of Member Relations John Jacobson, Hatton, N.D., has been hired as the North Dakota Farm Bureau Director of Member Relations. He has 11 years of experience with the Farm Bureau and, according to NDFB Executive Vice President and CEO Jeffrey Missling, "John's networking abilities and work ethic are unmatched. His supportive attitude and integrity will benefit our organization tremendously." Jacobson will be working for NDFB on a three-quarter time basis from his farm.
A man sought in a Grand Forks domestic violence investigation has been found. Police have located Dana Poitra and have interviewed him about the call to service that happened Monday night in the 1200 block of North 39th Street. The caller claimed a man assaulted a female subject before fleeing in a pickup, according to a news release. The Grand Forks Police Department has not made any arrests in the case, though it remains under investigation, according to the release.
FERTILE, Minn.—A resident of Fertile has been arrested after a multi-county high-speed chase in northwest Minnesota. Arron Dean Jagol, 27, is expected to be charged in Polk County District Court with fleeing a peace officer with a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated, domestic assault, interfering with emergency communications, having an open alcohol bottle and possessing drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
FISHER, Minn.—A Larimore, N.D., woman was injured Monday night in Polk County. Shelbie Brittany Greene, 25, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the 2005 Dodge Durango she was in went off of U.S. Highway 2 east of Fisher, according to a news release. The driver of the vehicle, 21-year-old Andrew James Greene of Crookston, was eastbound on the highway when the Durango left the road at a curve near the city and rolled.
Grand Forks police are looking for a person of interest possibly involved in a Monday night domestic violence incident. Officers were dispatched at 7:12 p.m. to the 1200 block of North 39th Street, where a caller said he saw a man assault a woman before fleeing in a pickup, according to a news release. The woman in the case was treated on location for non-life-threatening injuries.
ROCKLAKE, N.D.—Three people were injured Monday morning in Towner County in a two-vehicle crash. Connie Odegaard, 56, of Perth, N.D., Brexton Bjornstead, 2, of Langdon, N.D., and Gerald Berg, 76, of Hansboro, N.D., were treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the 8:25 a.m. crash on U.S. Highway 281 about 5 miles south of Rocklake, according to a news release.
The second of two suspects accused of robbing a Grand Forks gas station last fall has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Ahmed Mohammed Salim of Grand Forks signed a plea agreement Monday that downgraded a Class B felony charge of robbery with a firearm, dangerous weapon or destructive device to robbery, a Class C felony. The plea deal closes the case against Salim and Mussa Abdiquider Bawazer of East Grand Forks, who were both accused in the Oct. 27 robbery of the Cenex convenience store at 803 S. Washington St.
Two women from Grand Forks and another from nearby Warroad played great roles in helping the United States to a women's hockey gold medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Herald has heard so many positive comments about Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Gigi Marvin, all three of whom we consider great ambassadors to the region. Now, we wonder if readers would consider putting these positive thoughts in writing. The Herald invites readers to submit letters to the editor about Marvin, the Lamoureux sisters and the U.S. team in general.
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 2017 as a way to enlist the public's help, and some tips have helped officers make several arrests.