Herald Staff Report
Lake of the Woods Walleye fishing has been fantastic, Ballard's Resort near Baudette, Minn., reports. Pulling or drifting spinners and crawlers in the deep mud of Big Traverse Bay in 26 feet to 33 feet of water near Long Point has been a productive pattern, and there have been days with more than 20 walleyes per boat in the 19½- to 28-inch protected slot, along with a few trophy fish in the mix, as well.
DEVILS LAKE—A Thursday morning truck crash near Devils Lake closed part of U.S. Highway 2 for three hours. No one was injured after 37-year-old semi driver Justin Holmberg, of Rigby, Idaho, struck the rear left side of a stopped semi's trailer at 11:11 a.m., 6 ½ miles west of Devils Lake, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Holmberg was westbound on Highway 2 in a 2017 Peterbilt when he became distracted, according to a news release from the agency.
THIEF RIVER FALLS—A Thief River Falls man faces attempted murder charges in relation to a Sunday standoff in the city. Shane Kirby Williams, 32, was charged Tuesday in Pennington County District Court with the second-degree felony, along with felony charges of assault, strangulation and a misdemeanor charge of endangerment of a child.
A new Minnesota law that goes into effect Wednesday, Aug. 1 means people convicted of driving while intoxicated — regardless of the vehicle they're driving — will lose their driver's license and be prohibited from operating motor vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles, motorboats and snowmobiles. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced specifics of the new law Wednesday.
MINOT—The Grand Forks Royals' season came to an end Monday. Fargo Post 2, the top seed in the North Dakota Class AA American Legion state baseball tournament, beat Grand Forks 8-1 in loser-out action. Grand Forks' lone run came in the second inning on Brock Reller's third solo home run of the tournament. Parker Stroh was the only Royal with two hits, going 2-for-3. Zach Vodden took the pitching loss for the Royals, who were the No. 6 seed in the tournament.
RURAL PENNINGTON COUNTY—Two people were injured following a single-car rollover in Pennington County Saturday. The Pennington County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call reporting a one-vehicle rollover near the intersection of Center Street East and 300th Avenue North, 14 miles north of Oklee, Minn., around 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Both vehicles' occupants were injured. Mark Urie was taken to Sanford ER in Thief River Falls. Alexa Jones was life-flighted from the scene to Sanford Health in Fargo. No further details have been released.
Legion baseball 6 Minn. Sub-state 14 tournament At East Grand Forks, Sunday Second championship game Alexandria 7, Moorhead 5 ALE 203 110 0—7 8 3 MOO 001 220 0—5 6 1 WP—Carter Stockert; LP—Carter Howell Minn. Northwest Sub-state tournament At Red Lake Falls, Sunday Championship Stephen-Argyle 10, Warroad 2 WAR 002 000 0—2 6 1 S-A 420 031 X—10 9 2 WP—Hunter Yutrzenka; LP—Lincoln Nash
MINOT—West Fargo turned a tight game into a rout with one big inning late Sunday night. West Fargo scored 10 times in the top half of the seventh en route to an 11-0 win in seven innings over the Grand Forks Royals in winners' bracket play at the North Dakota state Class AA American Legion baseball tournament. The No. 6-seeded Royals now play Fargo Post 2 in a loser-out game at 2:30 p.m. today. Post 2, the tournament's No. 1 seed, opened the tournament with a loss to the No. 8-seeded Dickinson.
On Friday night around 8:50 p.m., dispatch received a call regarding a pickup on fire in the parking lot located next to 3504 11th Ave. N. Officers from the Grand Forks Police Department were dispatched to the area to assist the Grand Forks Fire Department. The fire was contained and put out by firefighters shortly after their arrival on scene, police said in a release. There were no injuries, but the pickup sustained significant damage. A nearby apartment complex also received minor damage. The cause of the fire is still under active investigation.
WADENA, Minn.—One person was seriously injured following a single-vehicle crash in west central Minnesota Friday night. A Chrysler Sebring, driven by Derek Henry Dilly, 37, of Wadena, was involved in a driving complaint in Wadena County near Wadena around 9:15 p.m.