Herald Staff Report
North Dakota's top law official is warning residents about a sweepstakes scam that has cost North Dakotans more than $366,000 in the past year. The scam involves telling residents they have won a prize and they must pay "fees" before they are awarded the money. The ploy isn't new to North Dakota, and the state Attorney General's Office has issued several warnings over the past few years, according to a news release.
Crews in the Grand Forks area were looking at spending weeks cleaning up damage from a severe storm that hit Tuesday morning as another storm was threatening to bring flash flooding, damaging hail and tornadoes to the Red River Valley. You can read more about the storm here.
Grand Forks Police officers responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash Tuesday afternoon at the 3300 block of 32nd Avenue South. According to police, Jeffery Mundis, 24, of Grand Forks was eastbound in a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee on 32nd Avenue, approaching the intersection with South 34th Street when another vehicle, traveling west, turned left at the intersection. Mundis swerved right to avoid impact and lost control, striking a raised median and causing the vehicle to roll. The car came to a stop in the left-hand turn lane on the north side of the street.
A Grand Forks man was injured after he struck a bicycle with his motorcycle at the intersection of University Avenue and North Washington Street Monday.
WINGER, Minn.—Authorities have identified man in an unattended death in northwest Minnesota. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Dylan Wang, of Winger, was the man found dead Saturday. He was 25. Deputies received a report of an unattended death Saturday in Winger. Authorities declined to provide further details such as where and when the death occurred when reached by the Herald Sunday. Officials said the death is under investigation.
WAHPETON, N.D.-- A Wahpeton man is dead following an ATV accident Friday night in Richland County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said John Hanson was riding an ATV northbound on Richland County Road 8, about 2 miles northwest of Wahpeton, at about 9:23 p.m. Friday when he veered to the right, left the roadway and flipped multiple times. Hanson, 48, was found unconscious and was transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Breckenridge, Minn., and was later moved to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. He died from his injuries Saturday, the Highway Patrol said.
WINGER, Minn.- Authorities in northwestern Minnesota are investigating the unattended death of a young man. The Polk County Sheriff's Office received a report of an unattended death of a 25-year-old male in Winger, Minn., according to a media release. The incident remains under investigation. The Sheriff's Office decline to release details as to exactly when or where the body was found when contacted by the Herald Sunday.
A Grand Forks-based organization aimed at empowering women will launch a leadership training program this fall. The Women’s Fund, an affiliate of the area Community Foundation, is taking applications for a three-session leadership program slated for Sept. 21, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16 in the Grand Forks Herald Community Room.
A former executive chef and his wife plan to bring a new name to the restaurant going in the Sanders location in downtown Grand Forks. Scott Franz and Rachel Franz purchased the 7,000-square-foot space at 22 S. Third St. last month and plan to name the restaurant Ely’s Ivy, Scott Franz told the Herald on Friday.
American Crystal promotes three American Crystal Sugar Co. has promoted Justin Krieg to the position of ag strategy development manager. Krieg began at Crystal Sugar in 2008, most recently working as a senior agriculturist. Jill Anderson has also been promoted to the position of senior accounts payable clerk. Anderson has been with Crystal Sugar since 2008 in the accounts payable department.