GRAND FORKS COUNTY

Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported In Grand Forks County

Most human cases of West Nile occur during August and September

GRAND FORKS CO., N.D. — Grand Forks County has its first human case of West Nile virus of the season. No other information about the person has been released. North Dakota Health Department reports just three other cases so far this year in McHenry, Mercer and Golden Valley counties. Most human cases of West Nile occur during August and September….

Woman And Young Boy Die After Car Lands Upside Down In Turtle River

The 40-Year-Old Woman and 3-Year-Old Boy Were From Mekinock, North Dakota

GRAND FORKS CO., ND — A woman and a young boy are both dead after their car landed upside down in the Turtle River. The crash was reported around 3:15 Wednesday afternoon about three miles south of Manvel, North Dakota. The highway patrol says the 40–year–old driver ran off a gravel road and overturned landing mostly submerged in the river. A…

Man Arrested in High-Speed Chase in Grand Forks County

Police tried to pull over Michael Charboneau in East Grand Forks shortly after 3 a.m.

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — Authorities arrest one man after leading them on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle. East Grand Forks Police tried pulling over 40-year-old Michael Charboneau for impaired driving around 3 this morning. He took off, driving across the border into Grand Forks and then headed west towards Emerado. At times, he drove more than…

Grand Forks Man Arrested After Yet Another High Speed Chase

Derek Fuglem Was Also Arrested After A Chase In A Stolen Vehicle In 2017

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, ND — A Grand Forks man is behind bars after a high speed chase south of the city, and it wasn’t the first time. A deputy spotted a suspicious vehicle around 2 Monday morning and 31-year-old Derek Fuglem took off. The nine-mile chase hit speeds of 110 miles per hour and ended when Fuglem drove over spike strips….

Grand Forks County Emergency Calls, DUIs & Drug Offenses Increased in 2018

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office releases its crime statistics for 2018 showing an increase in DUIs and drug offenses. There were 19,241 calls for service which are 1,683 more than 2017. There were also 221 more incident reports over the same timeframe. The county also served 215 more warrants over 2017. 117 DUI citations were…

Deputies Cleared in Shooting of Man Near Arvilla, ND

A Grand Forks man was shot after two deputies stopped to check on a car on the shoulder of Highway 2

UPDATE March 8th – The Grand Forks County States Attorney’s Office says Grand Forks County Dep. Lee Mewes and Cpl. Chris Hutton’s actions in the shooting of a suspect last month near Arvilla “were objectively reasonable” since they were “in fear for their safety.” Police say Travis Holt pointed a gun at a deputy as they were checking on a…

Fargo Man Arrested on Suspicion of Burglary After Cars Get Stuck in Driveway

NEAR THOMPSON, N.D. – A Fargo man is arrested after deputies investigate an attempted vehicle theft near Thompson, North Dakota Friday morning. Grand Forks County Deputies responded around 1:15. Authorities say the man tried to steal two vehicles from an attached garage, but they got stuck in the driveway. Deputies found the suspect’s vehicle stuck in the ditch and found…

Dunseith Man Leads Officers On Pursuit With Deflated Tires

A Grand Forks County Deputy tried to stop Quentin Demery Jr. east of Emerado

RAMSEY COUNTY, ND — A Dunseith man leads authorities on an early morning pursuit with punctured tires. A Grand Forks County Deputy tried to stop 34-year-old Quentin Demery Jr. east of Emerado around 1:30 this morning but he fled. A state trooper put down spike strips in Ramsey County damaging Demery’s tires and rims. But he kept driving for 40 miles…

No Criminal Charges In Fatal Forklift Crash Last Summer In Grand Forks County

Marilyn Pederson of Northwood crashed into a forklift on Highway 15 near Thompson killing Juan Contreras

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, ND — Grand Forks County State’s Attorney Haley Wamstad has declined to file charges against an elderly woman for a deadly crash last summer. It was June when then 80-year-old Marilyn Pederson of Northwood crashed into a forklift on Highway 15 near Thompson killing 61-year-old Juan Contreras of Grand Forks. Pederson and her 75-year-old passenger were not hurt….

Former Grand Forks County Sheriff dies

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KFGO) – Former Grand Forks County Sheriff Dan Hill died Thursday night after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was sheriff for 20 years, from1991 until his retirement in 2011. Norman Funeral Home of Grand Forks is handling arrangements. Categories: North Dakota News Tags: Dan Hill, GRAND FORKS COUNTY, ND, north dakota, SHERIFF