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The parents of the little girl and boy killed, and a second son injured, three years ago in a traffic accident near the Grand Forks International Airport were in court Monday to make sure the girl’s biological father didn’t get any of the settlement money. Kevin Boyer Jr. was driving a van with Kaylee-Jo Marie Wyatt, 8, Kevin Boyer III, 5, and X.E.B., 3, when it was hit broadside by a semitrailer that ran a red light on U.S. Highway 2 at Grand Forks County Highway 5 on Dec.
One roommate pulled the other from their burning house early Sunday near UND’s campus and got his heart beating again, according to family members of Matt Heisler, who they say is “fighting for his life” in a Minneapolis hospital. A hospital spokeswoman said Heisler remained in critical condition late Monday. The fire started from food left cooking on the stove, fire department officials said
Rising crime in western North Dakota is spilling into the federal courthouse in Grand Forks, adding to the workload of the U.S. magistrate judge here, according to court officials. Since September, for example, Magistrate Judge Alice Senechal has handled all the immigration proceedings from the west at the Grand Forks courthouse. Judge Ralph Erickson, chief judge of the U.S.
Domestic violence workers and police are working to better identify when a domestic disturbance can turn lethal. The Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks is bringing in a new training method to give officers and anyone responding to domestic violence better tools in assessing how lethal any situations might be to add more certainty to getting more help faster to where it’s needed the most. The “lethality assessment,” will make sure everyone is on the same page through a method of “scoring” victims according to risk, said Jennife
Gilbert Houle was hanging around Bible Baptist Church this week in the 6300 block of Gateway Drive on the west side of Grand Forks, because members of the church had been helping him out, he told state District Judge Jon Jensen Wednesday while appearing in court on charges of huffing paint. To get out of the cold on Tuesday, he went inside MAP Fitness at 5700 Gateway Drive, looking for a telephone to call a frien
An East Grand Forks man appeared in a North Dakota court Wednesday on a felony charge of delivering methamphetamine at a Grand Forks bar last fall. The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years if Russell Sorteberg, 43, was to be convicted.
The man charged with cheating while dealing blackjack at a Grand Forks sports bar said Wednesday at his arraignment he is near to a deal with prosecutors on the felony count. Jacob Tessin, 27, was charged in January with breaking state gaming laws, a Class C felony with a top prison sentence of five years. Prosecutors said Tessin was cheating the house while dealing blackjack in TJ’s Sports Bar, 1710 S.
Tim Tollefson pleaded not guilty Tuesday at his arraignment on charges he sexually molested four girls, ages 3 and 4, at Immanuel Christian Children’s Center. Timothy Tollefson, 31, remains free on bond living with his parents in Manvel, N.D., on electric home monitoring.
It was just a woman going to her own home to retrieve her own property, not a burglary during a murder, said defense attorneys Friday, making a case against the murder charges filed Thursday against Jennifer Blue and two men in the Nov.
Violent crime in Grand Forks was down 4.6 percent last year and property crimes combined with violent crimes were 15 percent below the 10-year average in 2013, according to the police department’s annual report released Wednesday. Lesser crimes also were down by 6 percent from 2012. Grand Forks Police Lt.