Grand Forks

Grand Forks Man Given 40 Years for Child Sex Abuse

The abuse took place from February until July 2018.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl. Judge John Thelen went along with the state’s sentencing recommendation for Jeffrey Krogstad, citing concerns that the 53-year-old sex offender would reoffend if given the opportunity. Jurors found Krogstad guilty of gross sexual imposition after a three-day trial in April…

Garage Fire In Grand Forks Causes $20,000 In Damage

The fire was reported at 1707 21st Avenue South

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A Saturday morning garage fire causes twenty thousand dollars in damage in Grand Forks. The fire was reported around 9:30 at 1707 21st Avenue South. Crews arrived to find flames and black smoke pouring out of the garage. There was heavy damage to two garage stalls and a vehicle was lost. There were no injuries. The…

Grand Forks Man Faces Several Charges After Police Chase

Drew Brooks Jr. is accused of sideswiping a parked car, hitting a street sign and traffic signal during the chase

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A 22-year-old Grand Forks man fled police Saturday just before midnight after they responded to a domestic violence complaint. Drew Brooks Jr. is accused of sideswiping a parked car, hitting a street sign and traffic signal during the chase. Officers used a PIT maneuver on I-29 to stop his vehicle near the Alerus Center. Brooks faces…

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…

A Moose Is Shaking Things Up on UND Campus

It made its way to Memorial Stadium at 8 this morning

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota is no stranger to wildlife. “I’ve had reports of fox in the city, coyotes in the city. We have a deer herd in the city,” said North Dakota Game and Fish Outreach Biologist Jim Job. Last year, a bear made its way into University Park. “It climbed up into one of the biggest trees…

Moose on the Loose on UND Campus

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Police are trying to get a moose that wandered into the University of North Dakota campus back into the wild. Our crew in Grand Forks says the animal has been contained inside Memorial Stadium. We’ll have the latest online and on KVRR Local News at 6:00 and 9:00. Categories: North Dakota News Tags: Grand Forks, MOOSE,…

Damaging Winds Knock Out Power to Thousands

Wind gusts of 71 mph Monday evening caused structural damage and knocked out power to more than 22,500 Xcel Energy customers.

FARGO, N.D.–Storms packing damaging winds have left thousands without power in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks says wind gusts of 71 miles per hour Monday evening caused structural damage and knocked out power to more than 22,500 Xcel Energy customers. Service was restored to more than half of those customers by early…

Proposal for Syringe Service Program in Grand Forks to Reduce Hepatitis C

Between 2017 and 2018 there has been a 78% increase in the rate of Hepatitis C in Grand Forks County

GRAND FORKS, N.D.– Health officials host a meeting to talk about a proposal to combat an increase of Hepatitis C in Grand Forks County. Between 2017 and 2018 there has been a 78% increase in the rate of Hepatitis C in Grand Forks County. But a proposal for a syringe service program could be the intervention that brings those numbers…

Traffic At North Dakota’s 8 Commercial Aiports Increases In July

Year-to-date boardings for the eight airports are up more than 10 percent

BISMARCK, N.D. — Traffic at North Dakota’s eight commercial airports was up 12 percent in July compared to last year. More than 110,000 people boarded planes in Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Bismarck, Minot, Williston and Dickinson in July. Williston had the highest percentage increase, of nearly 27 percent. Year-to-date boardings for the eight airports are up more than…

UND Alumni Association & Foundation Has A Record-Setting Fiscal Year

Alumni and friends of the university gave $67.7 million

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It has been a record-setting fiscal year for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation. Alumni and friends of the university gave $67.7 million to the foundation during the fiscal year that ended June 30. That is nearly twice the amount committed the previous year. The old record was $49.9 million set in 2011. Nine-thousand and sixteen…