Herald Staff Report
New in GF/EGF "Nine Lives": A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat. (PG) (1:27) "Suicide Squad": A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black-ops missions in exchange for clemency. (PG-13) (2:03) Returning "Nerve": A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers." (PG-13) (2:36)
Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will conduct citywide mosquito spraying from starting at 9 p.m. Thursday. Emerado, N.D., will conduct aerial spraying from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday. Spraying in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks could take up to four hours. The equipment is expected to be noisy and will travel at 10-15 mph while spraying. Wind speeds higher than 10 mph or inclement weather may delay the spraying.
One person was arrested after calling a bomb threat into Altru Health System Wednesday afternoon. Bejan David Etemad, 46, of Grand Forks was arrested on charges of terrorizing after saying he had planted a bomb at the facility. At 3:03 p.m., Altru received a phone call of a bomb threat, according to a Grand Forks Police Department news release. Altru staff worked with Grand Forks Police to locate the caller, and the person was arrested less than 20 minutes later.
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Aerial mosquito control sprays are scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday in the Minnesota cities of McIntosh and Newfolden. Licensed pilots will assist in the application of mosquito control product designed for residential areas. It is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and will not harm people, pets or gardens.
PEMBINA, N.D. — A 26-year-old Grand Forks man accused of attacking a deputy during a welfare check made his first appearance in court Tuesday. Clifford Edward Monteith III appeared in Pembina County District Court and waived his preliminary hearing. No plea was entered during the hearing, court records show. Monteith faces nine charges including four felonies: attempted murder, breaking into a vehicle, simple assault and disarming or attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer.
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...