Herald Staff Report
Don't miss all the action at the Sugar Beet Classic Friday at the Alerus Center. At 4:30 PM Grand Forks Central will face off against West Fargo. Then, at 7:30...
NIAGARA, N.D.—Authorities have identified a man who died in a farming accident near Niagara Monday. Jared A. Horejsi of Petersburg, N.D., was found dead near the header of a combine Monday morning by deputies with the Grand Forks Sheriff's Office. He was 34. Lt. Gary Grove with the Sheriff's Office said there is no reason to believe the death was anything but an accident.
MANDAN—Grand Forks Red River held onto second place Tuesday on the final day of the North Dakota Class A girls high school golf tournament. Bismarck St. Mary's, the leader after Monday's opening day, shot a 348 to finish at 671 to win the title. Red River had a 356 on Tuesday to close at 688, seven strokes ahead of third-place Minot. Grand Forks Central closed with an 860 to finish 12th. The runner-up finish was Red River's best showing at state since finishing second in 2013.
Four candidates out of seven applicants have advanced in the process of filling the Northeast Central Judicial District vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Debbie G. Kleven. The remaining candidates as chosen by the Judicial Nominating Committee are Theodore T. Sandberg, Jay D. Knudson and M. Jason McCarthy, all of Grand Forks, and Nancy Yon of Thompson. Kleven had presided over courts in Grand Forks and Nelson counties.
A Rugby, N.D., man will be under supervised probation after pleading guilty to breaking into a Devils Lake home, stealing ice cream and subsequently being discovered in possession of methamphetamine. John Brenno, 40, was ordered a deferred imposition of sentence for one year with supervised probation by Judge Laurie Fontaine, according to a a release from Ramsey County State's Attorney Lonnie Olson. Brenno pleaded guilty to burglary and possession of a controlled substance, both class C felonies.
The Grand Forks Police Department is seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect in a weekend assault. Police say the assault took place Sunday evening at 10 N. Third St. Photos were submitted by a witness to the assault. Lt. Bill Macki said the incident was a personal assault with no weapons involved. The victim has been cooperating with police. The potential suspect depicted in the photos is a slender black male wearing a black beanie hat and a brownish-green hooded sweatshirt.
A 27-year-old from Hastings, Minn., faces multiple charges after police said he tried to break into a Grand Forks home. Officers were responding at 9:58 p.m. Monday to the 500 block of South Fourth Street for a report of a suspicious person when dispatchers received a call about an attempted break-in, according to a news release. Police spotted a man matching the description given by the caller, but he ran away between houses before he was arrested on the rear deck of a home in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue, according to the release.
NIAGARA, N.D.—The Grand Forks Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal farming accident near Niagara. Officers responded at 6:12 a.m. Monday to the 4400 block of 32nd Avenue Northeast, or about 10 miles north of Niagara, where a 34-year-old man was found dead near the header of a combine in a field, Grand Forks Sheriff's Lt. Gary Grove said Tuesday. The man's body was sent to the Grand Forks County Coroner's office for an autopsy. Though the cause of death has not been determined, the fatality likely was associated with a mechanical issue, Grove said.
A Marshall County man died Friday after his vehicle was struck while turning into his driveway. Richard E. Erickson, 58, was extracted from his truck following the collision and transported to the North Valley Health Center in Warren, Minn., where he was pronounced dead, according to a Marshall County Sheriff's Office new release.
The North Dakota congressional delegation announced seven grants totaling more $4.9 million to support education, health and economic development in Native American communities Monday. The grants will be distributed among UND, Turtle Mountain Community College, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, the Spirit Lake Tribe and the Native American Development Center.