PIT

Three Arrested after Brief Pursuit in Grand Forks

The vehicle was stopped using a PIT maneuver.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Three people were arrested after fleeing from Grand Forks Police shortly before 8 p.m. on Sunday. Police attempted to stop an SUV in the 500 block of North 5th Street when the driver began to flee. The vehicle was stopped using a PIT maneuver in the 900 block of North Washington Street. Two people exited the vehicle and…

What You Need to Know About Fire Pits

But with the dangers in place, people in our region are still igniting fire pits and bonfires.

FARGO, N.D. — Burn bans have been in place throughout North Dakota and Minnesota for some time now, but it seems grass fires are still happening and fire pits are still being lit. There are some rules and restrictions in our region and here’s what you need to know about fire pits. When people think of spring and summer, many…

Report Of Man Sleeping In His Vehicle Turns Into A Chase And Arrest

The Minot Man Was Spotted In Polk County Early Monday Morning

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A report of a man sleeping in his vehicle sets off a chase in Polk County. Deputies say 24-year-old Brady Werre of Minot had just woken up and drove off as deputies attempted to stop him. It happened early Monday at the intersection of Polk County 46 and Highway 2. The pursuit ended near Mentor after…

Man Wanted For Questioning In Motel Assault Arrested After Chase

Assault Happened At Budget Inn Motel

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A suspect wanted for questioning in an assault at a Grand Forks motel leads police on a chase. When officers approached Michael Sebjornson’s vehicle this morning, he took off. Officers used a PIT maneuver to stop the 32-year-old man at the intersection of 5th Street and 9th Avenue North. Sebjornson was arrested for fleeing, reckless driving,…

Chase Started For Man Wanted For Questioning In Domestic Violence Case

Officers Used A PIT Maneuver To Stop Dana Decoteau

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police in Grand Forks used a PIT maneuver to stop a man wanted in a domestic violence investigation. Officers were searching for 51-year-old Dana Decoteau for questioning last night when he was spotted by campus police. Decoteau refused to stop and headed west on Gateway Drive where police used a PIT maneuver and forced his vehicle…

West Fargo Driver Arrested for Gas Drive-Off, High Speed Chase

The chase began around 3:30 and hit speeds of 105 miles per hour through Traill and Cass Counties

  CASS COUNTY, ND — A gas drive-off in Hillsboro leads to a high speed chase through two counties. A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop the car on I-29 being driven by 36-year-old Thomas Hibpshman, Jr. of West Fargo. The chase began around 3:30 and hit speeds of 105 miles per hour through Traill and Cass Counties….

Horace Man Explains Why He Built a 9/11 Fire Pit

Brent Hansen wanted to use his form of therapy to honor victims of the national tragedy

HORACE, ND — A Horace man told us why he built a 9/11 fire pit. Pictures of the hand-made sculpture hitched to the back of his pick-up continue to stir controversy online. But he said welding these custom fire pits is how he finds peace after a work accident changed his life. Brent Hansen’s trucks are parked outside to make…

Grand Forks Man Arrested After Police Pursuit

Deputies in Polk County used spike strips and a PIT maneuver to stop Heintz and arrest him

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A man is in custody after a pursuit last night that started in Grand Forks and ended in Fisher, Minnesota. Police say warrants were out for 26-year-old Kyle Heintz of Grand Forks in both North Dakota and Minnesota. He was spotted around 5:30 and fled. Deputies in Polk County used spike strips and a PIT maneuver…

Thief River Falls Man Drowns Swimming in Gravel Pit Pond

Kuznia is urging swimmers in this week's heat wave to choose monitored beach areas and stay clear of gravel pits, calling the ponds very dangerous

  PENNINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — The sheriff of Pennington County is warning swimmers to stay away from gravel pit ponds after a drowning. Forty-year-old Myron Sunram of Thief River Falls was pulled from one of the ponds and later died. Sheriff Ray Kuznia says the accident happened Wednesday night in a pit near Oak Ridge Lutheran Church west of Thief…