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Grand Forks Bear Had To Be Euthanized

Yesterday evening, officials from Red River Valley Zoo assisted in successfully tranquilizing the bear.

GRAND FORKS, ND — Grand Forks Police report the bear on the loose in the city on Monday had to be euthanized. Yesterday evening, officials from Red River Valley Zoo assisted in successfully tranquilizing the bear. The bear was lowered the bear to the ground, and transported it out of town. We assessed the condition of the bear, and consulted with area…

Names of Grand Forks Officers and Suspected Killed Released

Police Tuesday identified the man as 41-year-old John Francis Murphy III, of Grand Forks.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Grand Forks police say a man fatally shot by two officers was armed, but never fired his weapon before he was killed. Police Tuesday identified the man as 41-year-old John Francis Murphy III, of Grand Forks. Authorities say Murphy was shot early Sunday by Michael Ruit and Jordan Drees after the officers perceived his actions…

Grand Forks Police End Shelter In Place, Suspect Apprehended

The suspect has been apprehended, though the scene remains active, there is no longer a public safety concern.

Samuel Nelson, 36 of Grand ForksUPDATE 6:20 PM – Authorities have identified the suspect in a Monday afternoon standoff as 36-year-old Samuel Nelson of Grand Forks. Grand Forks Police say officers tried to take Nelson into custody for five warrants when he ran into an apartment building on the 1100 block of 14th Avenue South. Witnesses say it appeared like…

Man Runs From Traffic Stop In Grand Forks, Two Others Arrested

He is described as a Native American male with short hair about 6 feet tall and 190 pounds

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police in Grand Forks are looking for a man who fled on foot after a pursuit early this morning. An officer attempted a traffic stop around 2:30 a.m. but the driver fled. After a short pursuit, two people in the vehicle were taken into custody without incident. However, a third person fled the scene on foot….

Arrest Made In Grand Forks Shooting

Initial investigation indicates there was a fight involving multiple people in two vehicles and that several shots were fired from a small caliber rifle.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KFGO) – A Grand Forks man was arrested following a shooting incident near the Grand Forks Sam’s Club on 32nd Avenue South. Police responded around 7 p.m. Wednesday on reports of gunshots. Initial investigation indicates there was a fight involving multiple people in two vehicles and that several shots were fired from a small caliber rifle. Police say…

Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect

Grand Forks Police want to see if you recognize this man

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks police have released new images of a suspected armed robber. They say this man held up Valley Dairy in the 2400 block of South Columbia Road on January 12. These photos were captured at a local business prior to the robbery. Police are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the man’s arrest….

Grand Forks Police Searching for Pharmacy Burglary Suspect

It appears he is a white male with a mustache, wearing a dark colored jacket, dark colored cap and gloves

GRAND FORKS, ND — Grand Forks police have released images from an attempted burglary at a drug store. They hope someone can identify the man that broke a window at Thrifty White Pharmacy at 1395 Columbia Road South early Monday morning. It set off an alarm and the man ran off without taking anything. It appears he is a white…

Grand Forks Police Searching for Little Caesars Robbery Suspects

They showed a gun and made off with an undetermined amount of cash

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption GRAND FORKS, ND — Grand Forks police are looking for two white men who robbed Little Caesars at gunpoint. Authorities released these images from surveillance cameras. They say the men entered the business on Gateway Drive shortly after 10 p.m. They showed a gun and…

Grand Forks Police: Bomb Threats Part of Large-Scale Random Hoax

The demand stated the receiver's emails were being monitored, and police should not be notified.

Grand Forks, ND – Grand Forks Police report two bomb threats appear to be part of a large-scale random hoax to scam businesses out of money. Sunday, May 29 at 4:10 p.m., police received a call of a bomb threat at the Boden Apartments at 2900 Demers Ave. A community-use printer had printed out a demand for money, which was…

Three Men Arrested In Grand Forks Prostitution Sting

All Three Men Arrested As Part Of Same Operation

Grand Forks Police arrested three men Saturday in a prostitution operation. 44-year-old Stephen Dewel of Grand Forks, 52-year-old Todd Quaintance of Grand Forks, and 45-year-old Chad Woinarowicz of Oslo are charged with soliciting sex from an individual, a Class B misdemeanor. Police would not offer many details on the operation, saying they plan to run a similar one in the…