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Semi Collapses Bridge in Grand Forks County

Bridge1 Courtesy: Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office Bridge4 Courtesy: Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office Bridge3 Courtesy: Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office Bridge2 Courtesy: Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office NEAR NORTHWOOD, N.D. – A semi hauling soybeans destroys a bridge near Northwood, North Dakota. It happened around 1:15 PM Monday on 3rd Avenue Northeast across the Goose River. The Grand Forks…

No Criminal Charges In Fatal Forklift Crash Last Summer In Grand Forks County

Marilyn Pederson of Northwood crashed into a forklift on Highway 15 near Thompson killing Juan Contreras

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, ND — Grand Forks County State’s Attorney Haley Wamstad has declined to file charges against an elderly woman for a deadly crash last summer. It was June when then 80-year-old Marilyn Pederson of Northwood crashed into a forklift on Highway 15 near Thompson killing 61-year-old Juan Contreras of Grand Forks. Pederson and her 75-year-old passenger were not hurt….

UPDATE: Forklift Driver Struck And Killed Is Identified

Juan Contreras of Grand Forks was driving the forklift on Highway 15 when he was struck Monday afternoon

THOMPSON, N.D. — We now know the name of a forklift operator who was struck from behind and killed near Thompson, North Dakota on Monday afternoon. He is 61-year-old Juan Contreras of Grand Forks. Contreras was driving the forklift on Highway 15 when he was hit by a minivan driven by 80-year-old Marilyn Pederson of Northwood. Pederson and her 75-year-old passenger…

Forklift Operator Hit From Behind And Killed Near Thompson

the 61-year-old Grand Forks man was driving the forklift on Highway 15

THOMPSON, N.D. — A forklift operator is dead after getting hit from behind near Thompson, North Dakota. The highway patrol says the 61-year-old Grand Forks man was driving the forklift on Highway 15 when he was hit by a minivan just before one o’clock this afternoon. 80-year-old Marilyn Pederson of Northwood was behind the wheel of the minivan. Pederson and…

Father and Son Die After Their Kayak Overturns in Hubbard County

HART LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A four-year-old boy and his father, both of Northwood, Iowa, are dead after kayaking on a lake about 20 miles Southeast of Bemidji. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 1:30 Saturday about an overturned kayak on Hart Lake and the two people inside didn’t resurface. Authorities say first responders found the boy…

Victims Identified in Fatal Head-On Crash in Grand Forks County

According to authorities, Flatten and Ysteboe both lived at the Hatton Prairie Nursing Home

  GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — Authorities have identified the victims of a fatal head-on crash in Grand Forks County. Alpha Flatten, 97, and 59-year-old Lynette Ysteboe, both of Hatton, died after the car they were riding in, being driven by 59-year-old Scott Grund, was hit head-on by a car being driven by 19-year-old Brenden Myron of Northwood. Authorities say…

Several Towns in the Region Damaged in Tuesday’s Severe Weather

Damage in Hillsboro showed winds up to 100 miles per hour, but the tornado did not pass through town

Severe Weather Severe Weather Severe Weather Severe Weather Severe Weather Severe Weather REGIONAL — A National Weather Service storm damage assessment team says Tuesday’s severe weather in the northern and central parts of the Red River Valley produced at least three separate tornado tracks. Preliminary findings show EF-O damage between Larimore and Northwood. As the storm tracked to the southeast,…

Grand Forks Student Won’t Advance in Scripps National Spelling Bee, Says He’ll Be Back

He says while he didn't make it this time, don't count him out yet. Our Washington, D.C. correspondent, Yarilet Perez reports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rayne Korsmo of Northwood, who made it through the first two rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, will not be moving on to the next round. Rayne, who is a seventh grader at Greater Grand Forks Home School Association, began spelling with about 300 other students in the competition. He says while he didn’t make it this…