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Prosecutors on Friday charged two men from the Twin Cities in the Dec.
A high school sophomore testified Tuesday in a Grand Forks felony trial that his stepmother hit him with a broom last May, leaving welts on his head and red marks on his shoulders. He said she wrongly believed his stepsister's story that he refused to clean his room as ordered. The boy was 14 and attended Red River High School when the incident happened May 19 in their south Grand Forks home. He's now 15 and living with a foster family in another town and doesn't want to live again with his father and stepmother, who now live in East Grand Forks, the boy testified. His stepmother, Tamara V
Lakota, N.D., farmer Rodney Brossart was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison, with all but six months suspended during 2.5 years of supervised probation for terrorizing law enforcement officers who arrested him over a neighbor's stray cattle in June 2011. The unusual case attracted wide attention because Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke took up the U.S.
Three sons of Rodney Brossart pleaded guilty this morning each to a misdemeanor charge of menacing law enforcement officers, reduced from the felony terrorizing charge they had faced, in an agreement with prosecutors. It meant a possible sentence of one year in jail, instead of five years, as a maximum. Thomas, Alex and Jacob Brossart, all in their 20s, admitted they had carried firearms out to confront law enforcement officers who had a warrant to search their home June 23, 2011, hours after Rodney Brossart had been arrested after a struggle with officers.
Police Chief Jody Bueng said Monday that a Sept. 1 fire that destroyed a house in Ada, Minn., was intentionally set and a reward is being offered for information about it. The fire was discovered about 11 p.m. on a Sunday, Sept. 1, in the Norman County city of about 1,500. The home's two residents, owner Brock Robertson and his nine-year-old son, were in Fargo at the time.
A UND anthropology major appeared Monday in court on a felony charge alleging she assaulted a Grand Forks police officer Sunday during an incident near where she lives north of campus in the 3500 block of 13th Avenue North. Elizabeth Beecroft, 22, appeared via interactive TV from the Grand Forks County jail, showing a large black bruise around her left eye. David Jones, an assistant state's attorney for Grand Forks County, told state District Judge Jon Jensen she hit Grand Forks Police Officer Daniel Harvala "with intent to cause bodily harm," a Class C felony count with a top sentence of fi
A Fargo man pleaded guilty Monday to assaulting two Amtrak train conductors Friday after the westbound passenger train pulled out of Grand Forks. Preston Freeman, 29, appeared Monday in state district court in Grand Forks via interactive TV from the county jail. Prosecutor David Jones told state District Judge Jon Jensen that Freeman "became combative," and struck one conductor three times and another conductor one time. "It appears alcohol was a significant factor," Jones said. Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost said a deputy was dispatched to Larimore, N.D., about 30 miles west of Gran
The Myra Foundation, first of its kind in North Dakota, announced last week the 43 nonprofit groups in the Grand Forks area that received a total of $274,015 in 2013 grants. John Botsford, a farmland broker in Grand Forks who heads the foundation, said the grant total was near the records of more than $300,000 given out in 2011 and 2012. The foundation was formed in 1941 based on the will of John Myra -- an Emerado, N.D., lumber and farm implement dealer and landowner who died in 1939 -- stipulating that the crop rental income from his 5,545 acres of farm land be distributed annually for "ch
EMERADO, N.D. -- Hope Evangelical Covenant Church of Grand Forks started a new thing Sunday for this region, starting a "satellite campus" here 13 miles west of the city, beaming the same sermon from the main church. In evangelical church circles, it's called the "video venue" model: the sermon the Rev. Paul Knight gave at 9 a.m. in Hope's main campus in the Grand Cities Mall was recorded and a hard drive recording of it was driven out to Emerado to be played for its first service at 11 a.m. Live on scene were a six-member praise band and the Rev.