The first human case of West Nile virus of the season in North Dakota has been confirmed in Ramsey County, officials said Monday. The infected person has not been hospitalized. Most people with the West Nile virus experience mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, the North Dakota Department of Health said. The most common symptoms include fever, headache, body aches and rash. In 2017, North Dakota saw 62 reported cases of West Nile virus in humans and two deaths. The virus was detected in a pool of mosquitoes in Grand Forks June 13.
Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost has been honored with the Liberty Bell Award by the State Bar Association of North Dakota. The Board of Governors of the Bar Association voted Rost to receive the award in recognition of outstanding service to the public and legal community.
DEVILS LAKE -- A Larimore, N.D., man was injured Wednesday when his car struck the side of the lead and second locomotives of a westbound Amtrak train 6 miles east of Devils Lake. Ryan Larson, 20, was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus north on 89th Avenue Northeast at 6:25 a.m. when the crash occurred at the crossing of the BNSF tracks, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
A total of 8,929 Grand Forks County voters turned out to vote in Tuesday's primary election, according to Grand Forks County Auditor Debbie Nelson. Voters in Grand Forks County submitted 1,691 early votes. A total of 796 absentee ballots were sent out with 757 returned.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Grand Forks for the 2018 North Dakota primary election. Voting will take place at seven precincts in Grand Forks, including the Public Works facility at 724 N. 47th St., the UND Wellness Center, 801 Princeton St.; City Hall, 255 N. Fourth St.; Holy Family Church, 1001 17th Ave S.; Icon Arena, 1060 47th Ave S.; First Presbyterian Church, 5555 S. Washington St.; and the Alerus Center, 1200 S. 42nd St.
Grand Forks County Sheriff Darin Johnson Age: 49 Education: UND B.S. in criminal justice, law enforcement concentration. Occupation: Detective for Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force. Why are you running for sheriff?
Grand Forks County State’s Attorney Tim Lamb Age: 63 Education: B.A., communications, UND; Master’s, management, Central Michigan University; J.D., UND School of Law. Occupation: Attorney Why are you running for state’s attorney?
Bob Rost Age: 69 Education: Associate degree in criminal justice & police Administration, FBI National Academy Graduate, over 2,697 hours of training hours in Criminal Justice Occupation: Grand Forks County sheriff Why are you running?
Dana Sande, Ward 6 incumbent Age: 45 Education: B.S., mathematics; MBA, finance and economics, UND Occupation: Vice president of business development, UND Aerospace Foundation Why are you running?
Alvin “Al” Boucher, incumbent Age: 66 Education: J.D., New Mexico Law School; B.A., political science and Russian studies, UND; M.A., ceramics, Mankato State University; 13 years experience as a judge.