Grand Forks

6 North Dakota Counties Included In Presidential Disaster Request

Benson, Grand Forks, McKenzie, Mountrail, Nelson and Wells

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum is seeking a presidential disaster declaration for storms that hit North Dakota in late June and early July causing flash flooding in several counties. The storms from June 29 through July 1 are blamed for causing over $5 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. Burgum includes six counties in his request: Benson,…

Grand Forks bars, restaurants to close at 11 p.m. daily beginning Saturday

Mayor Brandon Bochenski's latest emergency declaration includes all classed liquor license holders

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski has issued an emergency declaration temporarily modifying hours of all classed liquor license holders, to include bars, bar/restaurants and offsale to close daily at 11 p.m. The change goes into effect Saturday, August 29th. Bochenski’s announcement comes after a round-table discussion with White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx and…

Gov. Burgum Considers Raising COVID-19 Risk Level In Cass & Other Counties

North Dakota has applied to participate in the Lost Wages Assistance program

BISMARCK, N.D. — Some counties in North Dakota could see their COVID-19 risk level go from “Low” to “Moderate” as cases continue to rise. That would mean the entire state is no longer under the same level. Gov. Doug Burgum says he is looking at making the change in Cass, Grand Forks, Burleigh-Morton, Ward and Stark, the counties with higher…

U.S. Attorney & Other Officials To Make Announcement In Grafton Officer Shooting

Officer Lucas Campoverde was injured earlier this month in an exchange of gunfire

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota’s U.S. Attorney and other officials have an announcement planned in the shooting of Grafton Police Officer Lucas Campoverde. They’ll hold a press conference tomorrow morning at 10 outside the U.S. Courthouse in Grand Forks. Campoverde was injured earlier this month in an exchange of gunfire with 37-year-old Ruben Cruz of Bottineau who was wanted…

Grafton Officer Remains In ICU, GoFundMe Started

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grafton Police Officer Lucas Campoverde remains in the intensive care unit at Altru in Grand Forks after being shot in the line of duty last Friday. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the 22-year-old officer with his long road to recovery. A benefit account is also set up at Choice Bank. Officers exchanged…

UPDATE: Columbia Road Overpass In Grand Forks reopens

The finger joint on the north side of the overpass has buckled

UPDATE: The Columbia Road Overpass in Grand Forks has reopened to one lane of traffic in each direction. Police say traffic is being diverted to the middle lanes.     GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Crews in Grand Forks shut down the Columbia Road overpass in both directions. The finger joint on the north side of the overpass has buckled. It…

Grand Forks Honors Officers At 10-78 5K and Community Day

Police code 10-78 means an officer needs assistance.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — “In this run take some time to reflect why we are here, reflect respect for the people that are here and think of Cody because I do everyday,” Grand Forks Police Chief Mark Nelson said. Police code 10 78 means an officer needs assistance. Grand Forks County Sheriff Andrew Schnider says the public has been out…

Grand Forks Brings The Community Out For A Scavenger Hunt & Live Music

The scavenger hunt had eight locations made up of six businesses and two parks.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Finding things to do in the community while in the midst of a pandemic can be a hard task for many. “People want to get out and do things, but they want to be safe and do it in a social distancing way,” said the Executive Director of  Greater Grand Forks Julie Rygg. Grand Forks came…

GF Schools & UND describe changes in the classroom due to Covid-19

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Grand Forks school district and the University of North Dakota share changes to their campuses in the upcoming school year. Students in Kindergarten through ninth grade will go back to school August 31. Tenth through 12th graders return September 1. Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner says nearly one fifth of students will have distance learning. The…