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Grand Forks Man Sentenced For Role In Massive And Deadly Meth Conspiracy

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Another man has been sentenced in a deadly and massive methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy operating in the Red River Valley. 39-year-old Ryan Franklin of Grand Forks was sentenced to 16 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute meth. According to testimony, Franklin was in

KVRR.COM - 2018-03-20 21:38:59

East Grand Forks man accused of selling drugs out of trailer, workshop

An East Grand Forks man has been accused of selling drugs out of a trailer and workshop. James Edward Kirchoffner, 44, appeared Tuesday in Polk County District Court on several drug charges, including two first-degree controlled substance crimes of sale, a second-degree controlled substance crime of

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2018-03-20 22:25:24

Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen

Tuesday, March 20 is the annual "Free Cone Day" at Dairy Queen. Participating locations across the country are giving one a small vanilla cone to customers today. It's a limit of one cone per person and mall locations are not participating. The event is a fundraiser for local Children's Miracle Net

WDAZ - 2018-03-20 23:40:38

Grand Forks law enforcement taking new approach to battle opioid epidemic

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) Drug crimes jumped nearly 50% from 2016 to 2017. Now law enforcement is trying a new approach to battle back against opioids. "Continuing to fight the opioid and related drug crisis is at the forefront," said Lt. Derik Zimmel with the Grand Forks Police Departmen

VALLEYNEWSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 00:55:00

Drug crimes in Grand Forks jumped nearly 50 percent last year

Drug crimes in Grand Forks jumped nearly 50 percent last year, and its police chief is warning residents substance abuse is still a "significant issue for the community." The Grand Forks Police Department reported 570 drug crimes last year, a 47 percent increase from the 2016 count of 388, according

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2018-03-21 12:36:36

Skate Park project in process

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--The wheels of a city skate park are rolling. The Grand Forks Parks and Recreation foundation is working on the new skate park. This article contains photo renderings the foundation created to show what the project could look like when it's finished. While the foundation is

WDAZ - 2018-03-21 22:35:48

Roseau man distributed child porn on messaging app, federal investigators say

ROSEAU, Minn.-A Warroad, Minn., man faces numerous charges after federal investigators said he was using a mobile app to distribute child porn. Christopher Robert Peterson, 28, appeared Wednesday in Roseau County District Court to face 13 felony counts of possessing pornographic work involving minor

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2018-03-21 23:15:01

Annual report shows rise in Grand Forks drug activity

GRAND FORKS-Police in Grand Forks say drug crimes are on the rise as opioids grip the area. GFPD released its annual report from 2017 on Tuesday. It shows the highest number drug crimes the city has dealt with in at least a decade. There were 570 reported drug crimes last year, which is 390 more tha

WDAY - 2018-03-20 22:13:47

Police Arrest Intoxicated Man After Slow Speed Pursuit

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Grand Forks officers tried to stop a man driving the wrong-way down Gateway Drive. But they say 67-year-old Darrell Azure refused to stop and a set off a slow speed pursuit for about 10 blocks. It happened around 8 o'clock last night. Azure eventually stopped and was taken into


Medical marijuana gets closer to store shelves

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--As Medical Marijuana gets closer to store shelves in North Dakota -- city leaders in Grand Forks are creating rules for where to put businesses. The city's planning department wants dispensaries on major streets like South Washington or South Columbia near Altru Hospital --


Man Crashes Into Parked Vehicles And Concrete Wall In Parking Ramp

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A Grand Forks man was arrested for drunk driving after crashing into two parked vehicles and a concrete wall in a parking ramp. Police say 23-year-old Isaac Tafelmeyer was leaving the Central Parking Ramp on 4th Street and 1st Avenue North when the crash happened. They say he cau


Marijuana, Washington Street resurfacing top items for Grand Forks council

From Washington Street construction to marijuana dispensaries, Monday night was a busy one at Grand Forks City Hall. City Council leaders voted 7-0 to approve plans to resurface a portion of Washington Street from Hammerling Avenue to Eighth Avenue North this summer, after road conditions "severely

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2018-03-20 02:40:37

Man arrested after low-speed chase in Grand Forks

KFGO file photo GRAND FORKS, ND (KFGO) - A Grand Forks man is facing charges of fleeing, drunken driving and driving under suspension after a brief police chase in Grand Forks Sat. night. 67 year-old Darrell Azure was arrested. Officers responded to an impaired driver call and spotted Azure's car a


Hanson endorses fellow ND Democrat Schneider in US House race

BISMARCK -- Fresh off a defeat at the North Dakota Democratic-NPL convention, former state Rep. Ben Hanson broadcast his support for the party's endorsed candidate in the U.S. House race Tuesday, March 20. Hanson endorsed Grand Forks attorney Mac Schneider, the former minority leader in the state S

WDAZ - 2018-03-20 16:33:04

South Washington pothole repairs could be fast-tracked

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Rough roads are taking a toll on local drivers, and crews are considering moving some repair projects to the fast lane. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase was live on South Washington to tell us how they plan to fix potholes. Crews are hoping to not just fill in the gaps in the asphalt, b


Accident damages parking ramp in Grand Forks

Grand Forks Officers say the driver of a Ford Explorer was trying to leave the ramp when he hit two parked cars and damaged the wall of the ramp. 23 year-old Isaac Tafelmeyer was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. The wall was temporarily patched by the fire department until more p


Increase in drunk driving arrests

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--A number of people allegedly drove hammered this weekend and police naileed the. 8 people were booked into the Grand Forks County jail on drunk driving charges. That's slightly above average. One driver is accused of driving into a concrete wall at the Central Parking garag


Grand Forks man arrested after hitting two cars, concrete wall

Isaac Tafelmeyer Photo: Grand Forks County Correctional Center Grand Forks, N.D. (KFGO) - A Grand Forks man was arrested after crashing his SUV into a parking ramp wall early Sunday morning in Grand Forks. The police department says around 2:20 a.m., 23-year-old Isaac Tafelmeyer was driving an SUV


Grand Forks man accused of sexually assaulting minors pleads guilty to lesser charges

A Grand Forks man who faced life in prison after being accused of sexually assaulting two children has signed a plea agreement for a lighter sentence. Tyrell Everett Phelps, 27, changed his plea in the case to guilty on Wednesday in Grand Forks District Court. If a judge agrees with the plea agreeme


ND Democratic Convention kicks off in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Democratic State Convention kicked off Friday morning in Grand Forks. Chairwoman Kylie Oversen welcomed everyone to the convention. "This is one of the most exciting conventions we've had in a decade, we are thrilled about the candidates that will be joining us on stage ove