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UPDATE: The Rev. Mark Strobel's first name was incorrect in an earlier version, as was the number of congregations in the synod. The Rev.
Instead of whiling away the hours in their jail cells, 320 people convicted of crimes in Grand Forks ended up providing services to the community last year. In the process they’ve saved taxpayers lots of money, and helped out charities and themselves, according to supporters of the Greater Grand Forks Community Service & Restitution Program.
A Grand Forks jury found William “Willy” Gardner guilty Wednesday of two felony counts, aggravated assault and terrorizing from a knock-down fight July 8 outside Charlie Brown’s Bar on Gateway Drive, where Gardner worked. Gardner, 53, was charged with knocking a man down July 8 with a punch to his left eye, after the man
Driton Javori, Grand Forks, was given a two-month jail sentence Wednesday for menacing his girlfriend, a misdemeanor, and a felony count of interfering in her 911 calls for help during a dispute in September. A felony count of child abuse for allegedly holding the couple’s infant upside down by an ankle during the incident was dismissed in a plea deal reached Jan. 21.
Audrey Morris, the 65-year-old charged last month with conspiring to make methamphetamine near a school in Grand Forks that could put her in prison for life, was jailed this week for testing positive for meth shortly after her initial court appearance. Morris and three other women were charged with Class AA felony conspiracy for what investigators said was a “shake and bake” meth cooking operation in an apartment across the street from Schroeder Middle School.
A man who says he’s a UND student appeared Wednesday in court on a charge he lured a 13-year-old girl using text messages seeking sexual acts from her, meeting her twice in Grand Forks. Kwame Duah, 26, could face up to 10 years in prison and a lifetime as a registered sex offender if he’s convicted, state District Judge Debbie Kleven told him during his initial appearance. According to a police investigator’s affidavit of probable cause, the girl told police in February she had received text
The director of North Dakota’s only abortion clinic urged law students at UND Tuesday to stay informed and active in fighting what she said were new state laws, still being battled in court, that would make North Dakota one of the most hostile states to abortion. Tammi Kromenaker, director of the Red River Women’s Health Clinic in Fargo and Dr.
The family of Anthony Kuznia is partnering with East Grand Forks police to provide tracking devices for those with dementia, autism and other disorders that cause them to endanger themselves by wandering off. Kuznia was 11 on Aug. 7 when he wandered from his home just south of East Grand Forks to the Red River a half-mile to the west.
Judge Lawrence Jahnke last week sentenced Derek Fuglem to the first serious prison time he’s ever had despite years of being a sort of one-man crime wave, fighting the law in several North Dakota counties. At a hearing Thursday in state district court involving prosecutors from Grand Forks and Nelson counties, Jahnke gave Fuglem four years in prison, minus about four months jail time he’s been serving since his last arrest
Daniel and Crystal Lowery were arrested Wednesday in Grand Forks, charged with making methamphetamine so close to St. Mary’s Catholic school downtown they face life in prison. The couple also was charged with endangering their own four children, all under age 12.