GRAND FORKS COUNTY

COVID-19 By The Numbers For April 1, 2020

1/1 Mari Hofer Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. — Five more people have died of coronavirus complications, bringing Minnesota’s death toll to 17. The state is reporting an additional 70 cases for a total of 689. The median age for those who have died is 84. Thirty percent of coronavirus cases in Minnesota are the result of community spread….

Grand Forks County Sheriff Investigating Shooting Incident

No one was injured.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Sunday. Officers responded to the 1200 block of 69th Street South and discovered several bullet holes in the residence. Upon further investigation, the officers determined no occupants were injured. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the…

Teen Dead, Woman Charged After Overnight Shooting in Northwood, ND

Nothing like this has ever happened in Northwood. One man who has lived here for 35 years said that the nights are quiet and peaceful.

NORTHWOOD, N.D. – At 9:30 on Sunday night, Grand Forks Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a residence on the 200 block of Lander Avenue in Northwood. When they got there, they found 32 year old Samantha Wilson, and an injured 15 year old boy. “Deputies, along with the Northwood Police Department and several emergency vehicles…

Man Arrested In Grand Forks County After Police Chase

Jarred Martell was stopped by a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper for speeding and a registration violation

GRAND FORKS CO., N.D. — A man who was stopped for speeding near Grand Forks on Saturday tries to outrun officers. Jarred Martell was stopped by a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper for speeding and a registration violation on Highway 15 in Nelson County. He then fled into Grand Forks County and the chase ended when he tried to avoid…

Grand Forks County Commissioners Prepare For Potential Flooding Costs

A number of ditches and fields are full of water

GRAND FORKS CO., N.D. — Commissioners in Grand Forks County pass an Emergency Declaration to deal with rising water. It is in response to recent record rains and the melting of last week’s early October snowstorm. The action by the board will allow the county to tap into an emergency fund if needed to help fix infrastructure. At least four…

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…

High Speed Pursuit In Northwood Hits Speeds of 100 Miles Per Hour

The high speed pursuit involving Dustin Gebhardt started just after midnight

TRAILL CO., N.D. — A Northwood, North Dakota man was arrested after running from authorities at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. The high-speed pursuit involving Dustin Gebhardt started just after midnight in Northwood. The police chief says his department got help from deputies from Grand Forks and Traill counties. The chase ended in Traill County a few miles…

Railroad Crossing to Close in Grand Forks for Construction

The project will start Saturday September 21st and last approximately 5 days.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A common railroad crossing in Grand Forks is set to close in order to replace the tracks. Grand Forks County in conjunction with BNSF and the City of Grand Forks will close 32nd Ave S at the railroad crossing between S 69th St and S 48th St for the replacement of the railroad crossings. The project will start…

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…