Herald Staff Report
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.
MINNEWAUKAN, N.D.—A Minot man accused of walking away from detention in Devils Lake more than a month ago has been charged with escape. Todd William Solberg, born in 1982, appeared Tuesday in Benson County District Court on the Class C felony charge stating he failed to return to the Lake Region Residential Re-entry Center. He faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the charge.
Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will conduct citywide mosquito spraying between 7 and 11 tonight. The mosquito control trucks are marked with yellow flashing lights and will travel at 10-15 mph while spraying. Equipment is expected to be noisy. Wind speeds higher than 10 mph or inclement weather may delay the spraying. Citizens are urged to take extra precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitos because West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes and birds, as well as human cases, in Grand Forks County.
LANGDON, N.D.—Five people, including three children, were injured in a head-on collision Sunday night on the north edge of Langdon, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The release stated that all of the injured people were riding in the same vehicle, a 2001 Chrysler 300 driven by Candace Charboneau, 30, Langdon. The occupants of the other vehicle, a 2011 Ford F-150 driven by Wayne Borgen, 22, Langdon, were uninjured in the crash. Both Borgen and his passenger were wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident.
UND President Mark Kennedy is going on tour this week. Kennedy will be hitting the road to meet with the public and talk about UND as part of his "Coffee with Kennedy" tour. The university president will be joined by his wife, Debbie Kennedy, and father, Eugene Kennedy, as he makes visits on Wednesday and Thursday throughout eastern North Dakota. The schedule for the tour is as shown. Wednesday, Sept. 7 Grafton: Coffee, 7:45 a.m. at the Caribou Coffee in Hugo's Cavalier: Coffee, 9:45 a.m. at Thompson's Café
Over 3 inches of rain drenched the greater Grand Forks area Sunday, causing flash flooding throughout the metro area. South Columbia Road and South 17th Street saw smaller vehicles stranded as a result of the downpour. Tyler and Brett Pearson, along with their friends Alexa Lawrence and Luke Price, found Jannah Ali's minivan stranded in the middle of South Columbia Road, so they gave her a hand. After the rain slowed, more residents went out to either help other stranded motorists or survey the flooded streets.
Grand Forks Public Library "Native American Warriors: 1500-1890 CE," by Chris McNab. An in-depth look at the origin and evolution of Native American combat tactics. Fundamentally different from the battlefield maneuvers used in the Old World, the Native American approach to warfare is an interesting case in the history of armed conflict.