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A lead investigator with the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office said he could not say whether foul play was suspected after a body was discovered Saturday morning in the median of U.S. Highway 2. “We’re still waiting to get a lot more information before I can tell you more than I can right now,” investigator Jake Lane said. “At this point, there is no suspected danger to the public.”
LANCASTER, Minn. — A 34-year-old Lancaster man died in a one-vehicle crash in the early morning hours Saturday. A news release from the Minnesota State Patrol said Adam Thomas Norskog was northbound on U.S. Highway 59 about 1:30 a.m. when the 2014 Ram pickup he was driving left the roadway and entered the west ditch at the intersection of Kittson County Road 5.
CROOKSTON — A dog was found shot and killed and several cars were damaged Friday by what appeared to be caused by a firearm. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Saturday the incident happened in Northland and Sandsville townships in the northern part of the county. The cases all were believed to be related, but there was no known suspect yet Saturday. A sheriff’s dispatcher said she did not immediately know if the dog was a pet belonging to someone in the area.
MAYVILLE, N.D. — Two teenagers were injured in a crash on an icy roadway about 5:40 p.m. Friday eight miles east of Mayville. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Ellei Burmeister, 17, Mayville, was traveling west in a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero on N.D. Highway 200 when she struck a Ford Ranger that was parked partially in the westbound lane. The Highway Patrol said snow was blowing over the roadway at the time of the crash.
Grand Forks Police arrested a man in the early morning hours Saturday on concealed weapon charges. A news release stated that several people had called police shortly before 3:30 a.m. Saturday to say they had heard possible gunshots in the area of North Fourth Street and Seventh Avenue North. Witnesses said they also saw several vehicles rapidly leave the area.
ROSEAU, Minn. -- Minnesota Lottery officials said Thursday someone bought the winning $22.8 million ticket drawn Wednesday at a Holiday Station store in Roseau. General Manager Angie Brodshaug of Store No. 193 said the winner hadn’t claimed the ticket by 12:30 p.m., but the phones have been ringing off the hook since the news first came out.
A reader recently called with concerns about the visibility at the roundabout intersection of 24th Avenue South and South 34th Street near Columbia Mall in Grand Forks. The woman said when she's traveling east on 24th and comes to the yield sign for the roundabout it is difficult to see the traffic coming from her left "until it is right on top of you."
HILLSBORO, N.D. — The executive director of the Traill County Economic Development Commission says the board is in a holding pattern as it tries to negotiate road access for a future multifamily housing development. Melissa Beach said Tuesday the just more than 4½-acre parcel of land within the northwest portion of town still is considered county land though it is surrounded by four other properties within city limits. "It's a little bit unusual at this time," she said. "It was never annexed, which is also very unusual, but that's how it is."
CROOKSTON — The youth of Crookston and the surrounding area soon will have a new launching point for jumping into a healthy and successful life. Longtime Crookston Police Officer Don Rasicot said Tuesday the private Crookston Youth Foundation has been organizing behind the scenes for a full year, but the nonprofit is making it official now as it closes in on choosing one of two downtown buildings to set up as youth headquarters.
CUMMINGS, N.D.—Matt Weaver fired up a small propane heater, but it did little to warm the inside of the wide-open Quonset as he and business partner Jared Johnson heaved the last of their hefty wood goods into the trailer. It was not a good day for outdoor chores, but the longtime certified arborists and seedling sawyers had work to do. As the new owners of Buffalo Coulee Wood Products, the pair needed to haul a load of live-edge wood and 100-year-old barn posts to the Alerus Center for a three-day Grand Forks Men's Show.