WDAY / WDAZ Staff
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.
GRAND FORKS—It's your last chance to try all the tasty treats at the Grand Forks County Fair. You have just a few more hour to rush over to ride the ferris wheel, eat some kettle corn or have your kids ride on the merry-go-round. Trapeze artists performed for a crowd this afternoon. One tiny fair-fan says she goes exclusively for the rides and food. "I like doughnuts and I like the Ferris Wheel," said Randi Herndon, Fair Foodie. "Cheese curds. That's all I wanted was the cheese curds. and the lemonade," said Natashia McGriff, Fair goer.
ADA, Minn. – A 21-year-old accused of driving drunk and killing a teen in a fiery crash was sentenced to more than four years in prison Monday, June 19, in Norman County District Court. Ethan Stensgard of Enderlin, N.D., received a 51-month sentence, at least 34 months of which he’ll spend behind bars.
Grand Forks, N.D. (WDAY/WDAZ-TV)--It was a scary situation for some in Grand Forks when a man with a knife was walking around, threatening people. Authorities say 23-year-old Asaiah Scott of Grand Forks was fighting with people, then threatened them near Central High School around 8 Monday night. Eventually police were called and Asaiah threatened officers and started fighting with them. Police used pepper spray and Asaiah eventually dropped the knife. He's being for terrorizing and simple assault in the Grand Forks Jail.