Herald Staff Report
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.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the parties involved in a Nelson County crash that killed a West Fargo woman and injured an East Grand Forks man Sunday afternoon. Sharon Esch of West Fargo died at the scene of the crash on U.S. Highway 2, according to a news release. She was 71. Malik Yahaya, a 45-year-old East Grand Forks man, was transported to Altru Hospital to treat his injuries.
Grand Forks Police officers arrested a man facing a charge of disorderly conduct after they say he had an "unusual conversation" with two juvenile males linked to a report of a possible attempted abduction. According to a police news release, officers responded to a report of an attempted child abduction around 4 p.m. on the 2400 block of 10th Avenue North. They detained a man who matched the description provided by witnesses, but determined there was no abduction attempt. Instead they found found the man had been speaking with two young males.
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Fargo Davies had trouble sustaining any offense in the first half. It used the big play to get the job done in the second. The Eagles scored four touchdowns on plays of 30 yards or more in a 34-0 win over Grand Forks Central on Friday night. Alex York scored on runs of 50 and 48 for Davies, while Andy Baer ran one in from 36 and Cameron Rheault from 31. The game was scoreless late in the first half, when Davies popped in a touchdown to make it 8-0. The Eagles blew the game open with 14 points in the third and 12 in the fourth.
Aglow hosts speaker From 10 a.m. to noon Oct 8, the Ember coffeeshop at 8 N. Third St., Grand Forks, will host speaker Patrick Tamkong. Tamkong will speak about his religious journey. St. Michael's hosting fall dinner
Vogel Law Firm announces new hires Vogel Law Firm has recently announced the addition of Debbie Kleven and Ariana Meyers to its Grand Forks office. Kleven joined the firm upon retiring as a Grand Forks district judge and will practice in alternative dispute resolution, mediation, estate planning, elder law and farm and business succession. Meyers will practice in the areas of family and immigration law. Acme launches website
Thanks to public assistance, police have identified a man who walked out of Wal-Mart last week with a computer he did not buy. The Grand Forks Police Department sent out a message at 9:20 p.m. Thursday saying the suspect had been identified. The man's name was not released at the time. The announcement came about 10 hours after police posted surveillance photos from Wal-Mart showing a young, white man with a light beard walking out of the store's 32nd Avenue South location Sept. 22 with an HP computer under his arm. Police said the man was identified via a public tip.