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Jury convicts Grand Forks man for rape, assault

A jury convicted a Grand Forks man of aggravated assault and two counts of rape Thursday upon the conclusion of a three-day trial. They deliberated for just under two hours. Jurors did not look at 38-year-old Orlando Joseph Brown as they re-entered the courtroom. Each gross sexual imposition charge


‘Person of interest’ sought for possible connection to Grand Forks counterfeit money case

Grand Forks police are sharing photos of a “person of interest” in hopes that someone will recognize the woman who could be connected to a counterfeit money case. Law enforcement learned of fake $100 bills circulating around the region after receiving reports from several businesses.


Like a 'big family': North Dakota lawmakers buy formerly homeless parking lot attendant a dependable car

BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers raised a few thousand dollars to surprise a beloved Capitol parking lot attendant with a new car Friday, Feb. 15. In a meeting at the Capitol, lawmakers handed over the keys for a used sedan to Mark Johnstone, who's working his third session of helping legislators i


Sway with your sweetheart at East Grand Forks dance this Friday

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — You can sway with your sweetheart at a Valentine's Day themed dance in East Grand Forks on Friday, Feb. 15. The L.I.S.T.E.N. Drop In Center, which serves the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Grand Forks area, is hosting a dance for the


Parents claim pattern of racist bullying at Grand Forks middle school

GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks Public Schools says it plans to take action after parents of Somali and African American students said the district isn't doing enough to address a pattern of racist and anti-Muslim abuse directed at their children.


February is 4th-snowiest for Grand Forks

February has already had near-record snowfall, though the month is only half over. The National Weather Service reported there has been 17.9 inches of snow so far in Grand Forks and 13.2 inches in Fargo.


Counterfeit bills - person of interest

Grand Forks police have released photos of a person of interest in connection with a recent rash of counterfeit $100 bills in the city. The P-D says it's received reports from 10 different businesses that have taken the bills.


Missing Minnesota man survives North Dakota blizzard in his vehicle, but then he's hit with tragic news

FARGO — A missing Minnesota man who was disoriented spent two nights in last week's blizzard and bitter cold in his vehicle in a ditch along a desolate rural road near Wheatland in eastern North Dakota.


Mayor Michael Brown Discusses Issues Affecting Grand Forks in State of the City Address

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Mayor Michael Brown gave his 17th state of the city address. The theme for the speech was “dotting the I’s,” and Brown covered the areas of infrastructure, innovation, inclusion, and investment.


Man gets several teeth knocked out during assault

BISMARCK, N.D. - Authorities say a man was assaulted and got several teeth knocked out. The affidavit says 34-year-old Jarred Peltier, of Grand Forks, is accused of punching a man in the face in December.


F5 Project to open home in GF

Grand Forks is the site of the newest house in a project that tries to help criminals avoid becoming repeat offenders. The F5 Project has eight other houses in Fargo, Moorhead, Devils Lake and Bismarck.


Snow removal complaints pile up in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS — Snowstorm after snowstorm may be starting to wear out some Grand Forks residents. Since the beginning of December, nearly 260 complaints have been called into the city about uncleared sidewalks.


Area SWAT team on scene of incident near Hillsboro

Hillsboro, N.D. (Valley News Live) Authorities with the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department tell Valley News Live there is an incident involving the regional SWAT team near Hillsboro.


Somali families allege racially motivated bullying at South Middle School

Grand Forks' South Middle School on Wednesday evening held a closed-door meeting with local families to address claims of racially motivated bullying against Somali students. Some Somali students alleged that other children at the school called them "terrorists" and other degrading names, according


Macy's spotlights fashion line made by North Dakota native

When you think about where fashion designers are from, North Dakota is probably not the first place that comes to mind. However Bismarck native, Allyson Sensenbaugh, recently got the incredible opportunity to launch her clothing line at a Macy's store in LA.


Shoe Carnival closing in Columbia Mall

Shoe Carnival in Columbia Mall is closing, according to signs on the front of the store. The signs say everything in the store is 30 percent off. Neither employees at the Shoe Carnival in Grand Forks nor anyone at the corporate office would comment on the closing.


Several Law Enforcement Agencies in North Dakota Don't Drug Test After Hire

A couple of weeks ago, we brought you the story of a Former Burleigh County Sheriff's Deputy's sentencing. 31-year-old Kerry Komrosky was charged for stealing drugs while working for the Narcotics Task Force.


Jurors hear details of alleged rape during trial, learn defendant changed story

During a rape trial Wednesday, jurors heard accounts from law enforcement and a sexual assault nurse about the alleged assault and also learned the defendant changed his story after investigators asked to take his DNA sample.


Grand Forks Police Warn About Fraudulent Bank Transactions And Fake $100 Bills

GRAND FORKS, ND — A warning to check your bank statements from the Grand Forks Police Department. They have received a number of reports of unauthorized transactions taking place on accounts at financial institutions.


Drivers urged to take care after 6 snowplow crashes in under 2 weeks in southeast ND

FARGO — Authorities are reminding drivers to be careful around snowplows after there were six crashes involving transportation department plows in less than two weeks in southeast North Dakota, with five of them happening on Interstate 94 and one on Interstate 29.