Herald Staff Report
FISHER, Minn.—A Larimore, N.D., woman was injured Monday night in Polk County. Shelbie Brittany Greene, 25, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the 2005 Dodge Durango she was in went off of U.S. Highway 2 east of Fisher, according to a news release. The driver of the vehicle, 21-year-old Andrew James Greene of Crookston, was eastbound on the highway when the Durango left the road at a curve near the city and rolled.
Grand Forks police are looking for a person of interest possibly involved in a Monday night domestic violence incident. Officers were dispatched at 7:12 p.m. to the 1200 block of North 39th Street, where a caller said he saw a man assault a woman before fleeing in a pickup, according to a news release. The woman in the case was treated on location for non-life-threatening injuries.
ROCKLAKE, N.D.—Three people were injured Monday morning in Towner County in a two-vehicle crash. Connie Odegaard, 56, of Perth, N.D., Brexton Bjornstead, 2, of Langdon, N.D., and Gerald Berg, 76, of Hansboro, N.D., were treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the 8:25 a.m. crash on U.S. Highway 281 about 5 miles south of Rocklake, according to a news release.
The second of two suspects accused of robbing a Grand Forks gas station last fall has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Ahmed Mohammed Salim of Grand Forks signed a plea agreement Monday that downgraded a Class B felony charge of robbery with a firearm, dangerous weapon or destructive device to robbery, a Class C felony. The plea deal closes the case against Salim and Mussa Abdiquider Bawazer of East Grand Forks, who were both accused in the Oct. 27 robbery of the Cenex convenience store at 803 S. Washington St.
Two women from Grand Forks and another from nearby Warroad played great roles in helping the United States to a women's hockey gold medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Herald has heard so many positive comments about Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Gigi Marvin, all three of whom we consider great ambassadors to the region. Now, we wonder if readers would consider putting these positive thoughts in writing. The Herald invites readers to submit letters to the editor about Marvin, the Lamoureux sisters and the U.S. team in general.
Each week, the Grand Forks Police Department releases its Most Wanted list in an attempt to bring in suspects. The law enforcement agency started posting its top five most wanted on its Facebook page in early December 2017 as a way to enlist the public's help, and some tips have helped officers make several arrests.
After a week of hints, it's official—Metallica is coming to Grand Forks. The band's WorldWired Tour will play the Alerus Center on Sept. 8, according to a news release. It's been almost 30 years since the band played in the city. Presale for Fan Club members begins tomorrow, Feb. 27. Visit https://metallica.com/metclub for details. Citi card members may purchase tickets at 11 a.m. local time tomorrow, and Spotify will have pre-sale tickets starting Wednesday. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. March 2 at At LiveNation.Com.
A second candidate has entered the race for the Grand Forks County state's attorney post. Assistant State's Attorney Nancy Yon announced a bid to be elected as the head of the county's criminal prosecution office. If elected in November, she would replace State's Attorney David Jones, who will retire at the end of the year. Yon, a UND School of Law graduate, has been a public prosecutor for 19 years, according to her news release. She first started as a city prosecutor in Fargo before joining the Grand Forks County State's Attorney's Office in 2000.
A Grand Forks pedestrian was sent to the hospital Thursday morning after he was hit by a pickup. Wilbur Gillespie, 54, was taken to Altru Hospital for unknown injuries after the crash, which occurred at 8:44 a.m. Thursday at 13th Avenue South and South Washington Street. Gillespie was crossing Washington as a 1994 Dodge Dakota driven by Francis Leiran, 79, Grand Forks, was turning off of Washington onto 13th, according to a news release. The pickup then hit Gillespie, who was cited for jaywalking, police said. The crash remains under investigation.
A report of a potential Instagram threat garnered the attention of UND Police and the FBI. Campus police received a report Wednesday from a concerned student regarding an Instagram username suggesting school violence in an unspecified community, according to a news release. FBI agents and police found no "overt threat to the university or local community within its post," the release said. The reported threat of school violence came a week after a school shooting Valentine's Day at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., took the lives of 17 people.