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…

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…