A driver crashed her car into a south Grand Forks business Tuesday, according to police. Officers responded to the Sherwin Williams store at 3013 32nd Ave. S. for a report of a crash around 1:30 p.m. They found a 2015 Chevrolet sedan had driven into the building, causing extensive damage. According to a police news release, the driver, Sue Anderson, 70, of Williams, Minn., may have pressed her gas pedal rather than the brake. She and a passenger were checked for injuries but were not taken to a hospital.
The Grand Forks public school district is sponsoring free breakfast and lunch for anyone under 18 years of age from June 4 through June 28. Breakfast will be offered from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m at seven elementary schools: Century Elementary School, 3351 17th Ave. S.; Lake Agassiz Elementary School, 605 Stanford Road; Lewis and Clark Elementary School, 1100 13th Ave. S.; Phoenix Elementary School, 351 Fourth Ave. S.; Viking Elementary School, 809 22nd Ave. S.; Wilder Elementary School, 1009 N Third St.; Winship Elementary School, 1412 Fifth Ave. N.
At 7:30 Monday morning, the Grand Forks Fire Department responded to a call about a motorcycle on fire inside a garage in a 10-stall garage complex at 2100 South 29th St. A substantial portion of the garage complex was on fire when firefighters arrived on scene. They were able to extinguish the fire in approximately 10 minutes. The fire had spread quickly to an adjoining stall, and both stalls sustained significant structural damage estimated to cost $50,000.
Grand Forks Police responded to a report of a gunshot about 3 p.m. Friday in an apartment building at 815 N. 39th St. in Grand Forks. A caller stated over the phone that he was holstering his handgun when it accidentally discharged, firing into the wall of the apartment. The bullet traveled through the wall of the apartment, but did not enter any surrounding apartment units and was recovered in the hallway. No one was injured during the incident.
The Grand Forks Fire Department has concluded its investigation into a fire Wednesday at 4710 River Oaks Circle in Grand Forks. According to a press release issued by the fire department Friday afternoon, the fire, which caused significant damage to an outdoor gazebo and the exterior of the residence, was the result of improperly wired exterior lights that ignited pine cones and pine needles stuck inside a soffit of the structure. The fire has been classified as an accidental electrical fire.
Traffic on South Washington Street at the intersection of 44th Avenue South in Grand Forks will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting Monday as crews work to install new traffic signals. The project is expected to be complete mid-August, weather permitting.
Norwegians and non-Norwegian friends marked May 17 with traditional food, song and celebration at the Sons of Norway hall in Grand Forks Thursday. Those who visited the chapter found open-face sandwiches, rommegrot and variety of traditional treats. May 17, Constitution Day in Norway, marks the signing of the country's constitution in 1814, declaring its independence. However, Norway was not able to achieve independence from Sweden until 1905.
The intersection of 20th Street and Third Avenue Northwest in East Grand Forks will be closed for repavement starting May 31. The intersection is being paved this summer as a continuation of last year's citywide street project. A large part of the work done on this intersection last year was in utilities, which had to settle in before the repavement process could begin.
East Grand Forks blogger and food writer Molly Yeh will be starring in food show premiering next month. The Food Network announced Tuesday the writer whose blog is titled "My Name is Yeh" will be the focus of a show titled "Girl Meets Farm," starting at 11 a.m. June 24. Originally from Chicago, and a previous resident of New York City, Yeh moved to East Grand Forks in 2013 with her husband, Nick Hagen, a local farmer.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today for northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota. Counties in the warning area include Polk, Kittson, Roseau, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Beltrami, Pennington, Red Lake and Clearwater in northwest Minnesota and Grand Forks, Cavalier, Pembina, Ramsey, Walsh, Nelson and Towner in northeast North Dakota.