Herald Staff Report
Grand Forks police are warning businesses and residents to watch out for counterfeit $100 bills. The Police Department has recovered several counterfeit $100 bills in recent weeks that are marked with the words "For Motion Picture Use Only," according to a news release issued Thursday. The bills appear valid and look real, Lt. Brett Johnson said, but upon inspection and seeing the words that are not on typical U.S. currency, it's obvious they are fake, he added.
A law enforcement officer was killed and another wounded near Belcourt, N.D., Wednesday night, according to media. KXMC-TV news in Minot on Wednesday night cited Turtle Mountain Chippewa Chairman Wayne Keplin, who said a police officer died in a shooting but that he was uncertain if there had been an arrest made. A police source told the station two officers had been involved in an incident Wednesday but would not provide more information.
The office of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced Wednesday that she met with Rex Tillerson, former head of ExxonMobil and President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State. In a statement, Heitkamp said she spoke with Tillerson about the U.S. relationship with Russia and about the Iranian pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Someone who buys a winning 50/50 raffle ticket this weekend during the UND men’s hockey series against Minnesota-Duluth will be at least $25,000 richer. The Ralph Engelstad Arena will once again guarantee the electronic raffle will have a total pot of at least $50,000. Participants can buy tickets over the course of two games, with the winner being drawn during the third period Saturday.
A Dunseith, N.D., man faces multiple charges after a vehicle pursuit in Grand Forks. At about 3 a.m. Wednesday, officers observed a vehicle driving carelessly on the 1200 block of North 55th Street, according to a news release from the Grand Forks Police Department.
Police cautioned motorists to proceed carefully into intersections with high snowbanks after a Tuesday morning collision ended in injuries and a hospital visit for two drivers. Police, ambulance and firefighters responded to the two-vehicle crash around 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of Second Avenue North and North 21st Street, near the UND campus.
ERSKINE, Minn.—A McIntosh, Minn., man was injured Sunday night in Polk County in a snowmobile crash. The Polk County Sheriff's Office responded at 8:53 p.m. to 350th Street Southeast just east of Erskine, which is about 30 miles east of Crookston. At first, officers only found the apparently crashed snowmobile at the scene but no victim, according to a news release, but they later located the operated and identified him as Sofrony Kutsev, 33. He sustained minor injuries and was cited for operating a snowmobile on a state trail without having a safety certificate.
Riverside Christian School, 601 Second Ave. N.E., East Grand Forks, will hold a pancake breakfast and open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 22. Students will be performing at 12:45 p.m. and the breakfast is a free will offering. Share news about community religious and church events by emailing email@example.com ; include "Faith News" in the subject heading. Please be sure to include an address.
Dane J. Ferguson, a Grafton, N.D., native and Grand Forks business owner, will soon be taking on the role of executive director of the North Dakota Republican Party. Before being hired for the directorship, Ferguson was the chairman of the District 18 Republicans. Ferguson is also the owner and executive manager of Ferguson Books & More in Grand Forks and is a member of the Grand Forks School Board. He also serves the Grand Forks area Chamber of Commerce as chairman of its government affairs committee.
Evolve names director Evolve Grand Forks, a local nonprofit entrepreneurship organization has recently hired Collin T. Hanson as the executive director of the 701 coworking space. Hanson started in his new role Jan. 3. Sundberg earns license Ryan Sundberg of engineering firm KLJ, has earned his professional engineering license in North Dakota. Sundberg holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from UND and works in the Surface Transportation group in Grand Forks.