WDAY / WDAZ Staff
MINTO, ND-- Two people are hurt after a crash two miles north of Minto at 5:28 p.m. on Thursday. 44-year-old Shawn Praska and 72-year-old Sandra Kasprick both of Grafton were traveling nothbound on Highway 81 when their vehicles collided. Praska was driving faster than Kasprick and didn't notice the difference in speed. He rear-ended Kasprick's vehicle causing his car to go off road and into the east ditch. Kasprick's vehicle was pushed into the southbound lane.
GRAND FORKS-- Two men are in the hospital after being hit by a car at 8:19 p.m. on Monday in Grand Forks. Grand Forks Police responded to a call that two pedestrians had been struck by a motor vehicle on the 1700 block of Old Mill Rd. According to police reports, a 2000 Chevrolet Cavelier was traveling southbound on Old Mill Rd where it hit two pedestrians that were crossing the road to the west. A 52-year-old male and a 22-year-old male both from Grand Forks were hit and the vehicle came to a stop near the crash.
(WDAY)—Over 300 people have been arrested for drunk driving over this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Between Wednesday and Saturday morning, 303 people have been arrested for DWI. That's according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Minnesota State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies stepped up patrols for Thanksgiving.
Grand Forks, N.D. -- A 17-year-old is hurt after a driver lost control of his car in Grand Forks and hit the teen before crashing into a building. The crash happened just after 8:00 Thursday night. According to the Grand Forks Police Department, Ihsan Inad of Grand Forks was driving on South Washington Street when his foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas petal. That caused Inad to lose control of his car and hit a 17-year-old bystander. Inad then crashed into the Little Caesar's on South Washington.
GRAND FORKS--Police are searching for a man who went up to another man, hit him in the head with a hammer, and robbed him. Grand Forks police say it happened Monday night around 11:00 in the 1100 block of 24th Avenue South, close to Cox Park. The victim doesn't know how much money the robber got away with. The suspect is described as a white man, about six feet tall, around 165 pounds. A police K9 was brought in, however, the search was unsuccessful. Police don't believe there is a current threat to the public.
GRAND FORKS—A motorcycle rider is seriously hurt after crashing with a car in Grand Forks. Police say a 26-year-old Grand Forks man was heading south of South 17th Street just after 4:00 p.m. when a car attempting to turn left into the Hugo's parking lot hit him. The man tried to stop, but unable to in time. People in the area say this is a common spot for crashes.
CARLTON, Minn.—A kitten is down one of its 9-lives after hitchhiking 77 miles on Minnesota highways. The little guy was found on Tuesday after a security guard at Black Bear Casino in Carlton heard it meowing for help. He was hiding under the car, but once he was coaxed out, the guard says the roughly 3-month-old cat cuddled in his arms. The car owners were contacted but said they had no idea where the cat came from. Instead of taking the kitten to a rescue another security guard decided to adopt him.
MOORHEAD—The Moorhead Budweiser plant had to be evacuated and shut down during a police chase Sunday, July 23. Authorities say around 6:45 p.m. they were called to a neighborhood a few blocks away from the plant, at 2101 26th St. S, for a burglary report where a man was trying to get into a home. Officers in the area responded right away and chased the man into the Budweiser plant where he ran, scaled a fence and jumped onto a roof.
Detroit Lakes, Minn. --Social media helped reunite a missing class ring found in Detroit Lakes with its owner in Colorado. Aaron Rodriguez of Detroit Lakes posted pictures on Facebook saying he found a ring on the beach in Detroit Lakes. He had no clue who it belonged to, but just wanted to get it back to its owner. After more than 3,000 shares, the owner was found in less than 24 hours! The owner is from Colorado and was spending time in D.L. with family. The owner never thought the ring would show up again after it was lost.
GRAND FORKS COUNTY—Two people are injured after a crash on Highway 32 in Grand Forks County at 11:40 a.m. Saturday. Benancio Martinez, 25 of Rio Grande City, Texas was driving southbound on ND Highway 32 when he collided with Perry Brintnell, 61 of Fordville, ND who was backing out of a field on the west side of the highway. Both vehicles then left the roadway and went into the ditch. Brintnell was transported to the hospital by ambulance in Grand Forks. Martinez only sustained minor injures. The crash is under investigation.