Herald Staff Report
The Northeast Central Judicial District vacancy left by the resignation of Judge Debbie G. Kleven could soon be filled. Seven lawyers have submitted applications for the position and now will be interviewed by the Judicial Nominating Committee. That committee will then make recommendations to Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who will have 30 days to either choose one of the nominees, ask the committee for more candidates or call for an election to fill the judgeship. The seven applicants are: • Jacqueline A. Gaddie, East Grand Forks • Jay D. Knudson, Grand Forks
New in Grand Forks/East Grand Forks "The Disappointments Room": A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home. Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Lucas...
A 19-year-old man found dead on the UND campus last winter was killed by a drug overdose, according to the results of an autopsy. On Jan. 2, Braden Eli Robertson, Tulsa, Okla., was found unresponsive in a car in a UND parking lot near Berkeley Drive. Robertson, who was not a UND student but was visiting family in the area, was pronounced dead on the scene by medical personnel.
Grand Forks and East Grand Forks have scheduled mosquito spraying for Thursday from 7 to 11 p.m. Mosquito Control trucks can be identified by their flashing yellow lights. More information and trap counts are available on the Grand Forks Mosquito Control Program website at www.gfmosquito.com .
Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation announced federal grants totaling $140,000 to help make housing more affordable to rural North Dakotans. The Turtle Mountain Housing Authority will receive $70,000 of the funds. The grants were made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Housing Preservation Grants and will help modernize, repair and make homes more energy efficient.
FARGO—A Washington man who was arrested during an international drug investigation has pleaded guilty to a federal charge. Braden James Foley, 29, changed his plea last month in federal court for his part in possessing and distributing fentanyl in January 2013 in at least five states. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and controlled substance analogues resulting in serious bodily injury and death, along with aiding and abetting.
Eight-year-old Elianna Moen sings her part in the song "Frere Jacques" for director Annella Winger on Tuesday at Red River High School. Students in third through ninth grades gave it their all in hopes of earning a spot in the Grand Cities Children's Choir. Auditions continue on Thursday.
A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and driving with a revoked driver's license after a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning near Devils Lake, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The release stated that Bradley Pfeifer, 19, Devils Lake, was driving east on Ramsey County Road 2 when his truck drifted across the opposite lane and into a roadside ditch. The vehicle then hit an approach and rolled over. Pfeifer received minor injuries in the crash and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake.
Third Street and Fourth Street in downtown Grand Forks will be closed Thursday through Saturday for the Grand Forks Street Fair. DeMers Avenue, Fifth Street and Kittson Avenue will remain open to traffic. The Corporate, Center and county parking ramps will all remain open through the event. Access to the Corporate Center and central ramps from Fourth Street will be closed starting Thursday morning and remain closed for the duration of the event.
FARGO—A man who set fire to a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks will spend 15 years in prison. Matthew William Gust, 26, East Grand Forks, broke the front window of the Juba Coffee House and Restaurant and threw a Molotov cocktail into the building Dec. 8, 2015. In a hearing Tuesday, a federal judge imposed a 15-year sentence for Gust, who previously pleaded guilty to arson and a hate-crime charge.