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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

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

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

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

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

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


Grand Forks named America's Best Hockey Town... again

According to Smart Asset, Grand Forks, ND is America's Best Hockey Town for the fourth year in a row. The list breaks down nine factors between fan intensity and quality of life metrics. They found that college hockey towns dominate. The reasoning for Grand Forks to be number one: 99% of seats are o

VALLEYNEWSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-21 02:14:00

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


Car crashes into Grand Forks business

A Chevy Cruze sedan crashed into the front of the Treat, Play and Love pet supply shop at 1905 S. Washington St. Saturday afternoon. Police responded to the accident about 5:10 p.m., which occurred while a driver was attempting to park at the business. A different driver was able to back the car out


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


Wrong way driver arrested after crashing into multiple vehicles

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) One person was arrested after hitting multiple cars while going the wrong way on a busy road in Grand Forks. Around 2:50pm Friday afternoon in the 2600 block of South Columbia Road, a pickup was going south in the northbound lane of Columbia road when it sideswip


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


Grand Forks man shot at others during a drug deal, had homemade bomb in apartment, charges say

A Grand Forks man accused of shooting at others during a drug deal this week was charged Friday with several felonies for allegedly having bomb, firing a gun in the city and growing marijuana. Devon Michael Atticus Hricak, 20, was charged Friday in Grand Forks District Court with a Class B felony o


Grand Forks foundation funds educational enrichment projects

Almost $38,000 in grants is being awarded by the Grand Forks Foundation for Education this spring for a variety of educational projects in the Grand Forks School District. Five projects, totalling $29,011, have been funded with Impact Grant awards, said Emilia Hodgson, executive director of the foun


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


GF - Parking Ramp Hit

On March 18, 2018 at approximately 2:22 am officers of the Grand Forks Police Department were dispatched to the Central Parking Ramp located at 413 1st Ave N for a reported motor vehicle crash. Initial investigation has revealed a 2007 Ford Explorer, driven by 23 year old Grand Forks resident Isaac


Police: Blacked out wrong-way driver slams into cars

Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV) A wrong way driver, without a license, slammed into multiple cars on one of the city's busiest street. But why he drove the wrong way will likely never be known. Daryl Mathsen never saw it coming. "Boom, all of a sudden it was bouncing off the side of our pickup," he ment


Two women on the run after car flips

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--A pair of women are on the run after police say they flipped the car they were driving. Police say a car was headed South on South Columbia when it went over the median and into the lanes on Thursday night. A car crash in Caleb Stensrud's backyard. "I was just kind of confu


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


Grand Forks Police Find Bomb While Investigating Shooting

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - On Wednesday evening, officers were called to Sam's Club on 32nd Avenue South after a report of shots fired. People in two different vehicles had met up, and an altercation broke out, but no one was hurt. Twenty-year old Devon Hricak has been arrested and charged with felony reck