Herald Staff Report
A Grand Forks driver was cited after striking an 8-year-old on a bicycle on the south end of town Wednesday afternoon. The child was evaluated by paramedics and Grand Forks firefighters and released to parents at the scene, according to the Grand Forks Police Department. The crash occurred at about 1:40 p.m. at the intersection of South Columbia Road and 40th Avenue South. Police said the 75-year-old Grand Forks resident was turning right on South Columbia Road when the driver stuck the child passing eastbound through the crosswalk.
GRAFTON, N.D.-- Gov. Doug Burgum appointed a longtime Walsh County prosecutor to a judgeship Wednesday in the Northeast Judicial District. Walsh County State's Attorney Barbara L. Whelan will begin her role as judge chambered in Grafton on Oct. 23. She replaces Judge M. Richard Geiger who retired Oct. 1 after 23 years on the bench. Whelan has been a prosecutor in Walsh County since 2006 and served as Pembina County state's attorney from 1999 to 2005. She previously worked in private practice for eight years in Grafton.
HANNAFORD, N.D.—Two semi drivers were injured Tuesday afternoon when their rigs crashed into each other in Griggs County. At 4:43 p.m., Patrick Kraemer, 60, of McHenry, N.D., was westbound on County Road 26 about 7 miles west of Hannaford when his a 2009 Peterbilt semi collided with a 2004 Peterbilt driven by Taylor Rose, 29, of Wimbledon, N.D., according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Both were sent to the hospital with unknown injuries.
Grand Forks Police are weighing charges in a four-car pile up where one driver allegedly left the scene Wednesday night on the city's south end. Police say 60-year-old Terry Williams was driving his 2001 Buick LeSabre northbound on South Washington Street at about 7:10 p.m. when he sideswiped a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina driven by 20-year-old Kaylee Johnston near 24th Avenue South. The Buick then hit a 2015 Audi driven by 55-year-old Dean Barsness that was stopped at the light, which was pushed into a 2016 Dodge Journey, according to a news release.
BAUDETTE, Minn.—Three people were sent to the hospital after the vehicle they were in skidded off the road Tuesday morning near Baudette. Tyler Alexander Molitor, 24, of Shevlin, Minn., was driving southeast on 30th Avenue Northwest when the brakes of his 2001 Chevrolet Silverado locked up at the curve near Minnesota Highway 172, or about 10 miles northwest of Baudette, according to a news release. The pickup rolled onto its roof, injuring Molitor and his two passengers: 20-year-old Christian Jonathan Schommer of Bemidji and Ashton James Seidel, 18, of Laporte, Minn.
A Grand Forks man faces multiple charges after an early Monday morning police chase. Jacob Henry, 27, was arrested after he allegedly led police on a chase that started at 4:15 a.m. near the North Dakota Mill in north Grand Forks, according to a news release. Officers eventually stopped Henry's vehicles near North 20th Street and Dyke Avenue Henry likely will be charged with driving under revocation, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, fleeing in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia. He also has an outstanding municipal warrant.
A two-vehicle crash involving a sugar beet truck in Polk County has sent one person to the hospital. The Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash at 10 a.m. Saturday at county roads 66 and 19, or about 10 miles northeast of East Grand Forks. Officers determined Gregory Lundin, 38, of Bemidji, was driving a beet truck when he failed to yield to a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox at the intersection, according to a news release. The two vehicles collided, and the driver of the Equinox, 65-year-old Jade Rude of Thief River Falls, was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
CROOKSTON—Law enforcement officers have arrested a North Dakota woman after a high-speed chase ended in Crookston. Jeannie Wright of Burlington, N.D., will face charges of fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, fourth-degree driving while intoxicated and drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. A sheriff's deputy tried to pull over the 33-year-old woman on Saturday at 300th Avenue Southwest and County Road 9, or about 3 miles west of Crookston. The vehicle took off, according to the news release.
A Grand Forks man in a vehicle hit a teenager before crashing into a Little Caesar's building Thursday night, police said. Police responded at 8:08 p.m. to 2400 S. Washington St., where Ihsan Inad had just crashed his vehicle into the Little Caesar's there, according to a news release. Inad's foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas pedal. The vehicle hit a 17-year-old bystander then the building, police said. The teen was taken to Altru Hospital for a minor injury. Inad was cited for care required.
Grand Forks police are searching for a man who robbed someone early Friday morning at an apartment complex built for UND students. Officers responded at 5:15 a.m. to The Verge at 750 N. 43rd St., where a white suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash from an apartment resident, according to a news release. The male victim said he was confronted in a stairwell of the apartment complex. The suspect indicated he had a weapon in his coat pocket and told the victim, "I just want your money," according to the release. The victim gave some cash to the suspect, who then left.