Herald Staff Report
One of the defendants in a multi-state drug trafficking ring tied to a Grand Forks murder has pleaded guilty. Christopher Alan Anderson pleaded guilty in federal court last week to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a controlled substance. A sentencing date has not been scheduled, but he faces 10 years to life in prison, according to a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court. Anderson was accused of conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of meth in Minnesota and North Dakota through violent acts.
Police are looking for two suspects after responding to an attempted robbery report early today in the 1000 block of University Avenue in Grand Forks. Officers responded to Holiday Gas Station, 4005 S. Washington St., at 2:09 a.m., where they talked with a victim and two juvenile witnesses about the attempted robbery, according to a news release by the Grand Forks Police Department. The release said the incident happened on University Avenue, where two white men attempted to rob the victim, who sustained minor injuries.
Grand Forks police said a man driving a taxi triggered a multiple-vehicle crash Sunday on Sorlie Bridge. Officer responded at 2:50 p.m. to the bridge, where a 2004 Chevy pickup driven by Brandon Tranby of Fertile, Minn., stopped on the bridge for other traffic in the road, according to a news release. A 2007 Dodge Caravan owned by Grand Forks Taxi failed to stop and struck a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette driven by Shane Klein of Stephen, Minn., police said in the release.
The Harry Potter series lives on with the release of the latest book "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" at Ferguson Books & More Saturday night. Grand Forks residents dressed...
• The North Dakota International title holders, Meghanne Quam of Jamestown, Taylor Woodruff of Devils Lake and Ashley Rae Klinger of Grand Forks, have traveled to Florida for the International pageant. All three representatives of North Dakota will compete in a combination of personal interview, fitness, fashion runway, evening gown and onstage interview.
Cast members of the Thief River Falls' Summer Theater Arts Review program will perform "Bye Bye, Birdie" this week at the Northland Community and Technical College Theater. The stage musical is about people's devastation that rock star Conrad Birdie is being drafted to the U.S. Army. Birdie travels to Sweet Apple, Ohio, to say a final farewell to his fans and give a lucky girl a kiss before he leaves for duty, causing a frenzy in the small town.
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CROOKSTON—A Crookston woman was arrested Sunday after officers said she drove more than 120 miles with a blood alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit with her 5-year-old son in the back seat. Jennifer Ruth Hjelle, 29, faces charges in Polk County District Court for two counts of driving while impaired—one second-degree charge and another third-degree charge.
Bethel Lutheran to host song celebration Bethel Lutheran Church, 1616 S. 17th St., Grand Forks, will host a Hymn and Gospel Song Sing during its 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. The congregation submitted favorite-song requests for the song celebration. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call (701) 772-5790 for more information. Crookston area churches to host Bible school
The East Grand Forks Police Department is holding an online auction to sell off nearly 20 cars, a snowmobile and dozens of bicycles. All but one of the available vehicles were seized during investigations and are court-ordered forfeitures. The snowmobile has been used by the department for emergency response and funds raised from its sale will be put toward the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle for the department. The bicycles are found or abandoned property and will be sold in lots of five to six bikes.