Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office

Red Flag Warning makes for dangerous fire conditions

"That red flag warning is really a big deal because if you have a fire start wind like today will just set it off and spread it right down the pasture and right down the field."

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Due to dry conditions A red flag warning has been issued throughout North Dakota and Western Minnesota. “That red flag warning is really a big deal because if you have a fire start wind like today will just set it off and spread it right down the pasture and right down the field,”Fargo Fire…

Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office seeks information on missing woman

Erin Peterka was last seen leaving a residence in Arvilla on July 31.

ARVILLA, N.D.–The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help locating a missing woman. According to authorities, 35-year-old Erin Peterka was last seen leaving a residence in Arvilla at approximately 2 a.m. on July 31. Erin is white, approximately 5’5″, 110 pounds with short blonde/light brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black zip-up style sweatshirt,…

Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Returns To Work

Corporal Ron Nord was wounded while officers were serving eviction papers

Corporal Ron NordGRAND FORKS, N.D. — A Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office Corporal who was shot in the line of duty is tonight back at work. Corporal Ron Nord was wounded while officers were serving eviction papers at the apartment of 42-year-old Salamah Pendleton in May. He opened fire on them wounding Nord and killing Grand Forks Police Officer Cody…

Grand Forks Police Officer killed in shooting identified

Officer Cody Holte leaves behind his wife and infant son.

1/4 Officer Cody Holte Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Corporal Patrick Torok Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Sergeant Kelly McLean Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Corporal Ron Nord Show Caption Hide Caption GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Grand Forks Police Department has identified the officers involved in the shooting incident on Wednesday, including the officer who was killed. Authorities say Sergeant Kelly…

Grand Forks Co. Sheriff’s Office Corporal injured in shooting released from hospital

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office says Corporal Ron Nord, who was injured during a shooting at an apartment Wednesday, is out of the hospital. Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte and 61-year-0ld Lola Moore were killed in the gunfire. “After being shot in the upper leg and abdomen only a day prior, Corporal Ron Nord walked…

Phone Outage Affects Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE: All County phones are back online. Anyone who needs to contact the Sheriff’s Office can resume calls at 701-780-8280   GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a phone outage on Tuesday. All County phones in the Downtown Grand Forks area are currently being affected. Anyone who needs to contact the Sheriff’s Office should call 701-746-2542….

Red River Access Points Closed in Grand Forks

Public access points to the Red River will be reopened when the water levels recede to a safe level.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–All public access points to the Red River in Grand Forks County have been closed due to current flooding conditions. The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office says increasing river levels, falling temperatures, and additional weather concerns through the weekend make the river unsafe for public use. Public access points to the Red River will be reopened when the…

Rising Floodwaters Close Two of Three Bridges in Connecting Grand Forks, East Grand Forks

The Kennedy Bridge was built for a flood crest up to more than 50 feet

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. —┬áThe Red River is nearing 44 feet in Grand Forks and the forecasted crest is 48 feet on Friday. Grand Forks built $400 million worth of permanent flood protection in 2007. “We have 12 pump stations dedicated to flood protection, we have closures that go into our flood walls that involves closing roads but those go…

Law Enforcement and the Community Celebrates Fallen Heroes in Grand Forks

Officers from North Dakota, Minnesota, and Canada celebrate National Peace Officer Memorial Day

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Each strike of the bell carried a name, a date, a rose, and a silent moment of gratitude for their service. The bell echoed across downtown Grand Forks 61 times, one for each local law enforcement official who lost their lives to serve and protect their communities. “These people all gave their lives to make this…