Herald Staff Report
FOSSTON, Minn. — A teenager was arrested for armed robbery Saturday in Fosston after allegedly using a knife to rob a group of four victims at the Fosston High School. Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office received the initial report of a robbery at about 5 p.m., according to an office press release, and arrested a 16-year-old male at the scene. The release stated there were no physical injuries reported from the incident.
PARK RIVER, N.D. -- A Walsh County veterinarian has died in a crash involving a semi in Walsh County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol responded at 10 a.m. Friday to 6 miles west of Park River on State Highway 17, where they found 75-year-old Gerard Albin Dahl of Park River had been fatally injured, according to a news release.
Minnesota firearms hunters registered 161,057 deer through the third weekend of deer season, the Department of Natural Resources reported Thursday. Preliminary results through the third weekend show the number of deer registered was up 16 percent from 2016. Of the deer harvested, 53 percent were bucks, compared with 63 percent during the same period in 2016.
EDINBURG, N.D. - Edinburg lost nearly seven decades of history when four potato warehouses burned to the ground Friday morning. Multiple fire departments responded shortly after 4 a.m. to the blaze at warehouses owned by J.G. Hall and Sons, one of the largest potato producers in the Red River Valley.
EDINBURG, N.D.—Firefighters are trying to put out flames at two potato warehouses in Edinburg. The fire started around 4 a.m. at potato warehouses owned by J.G. Hall and Sons, according to media reports. High winds gusting over 30 mph have hampered efforts to fight the blaze. It's unclear how the fire started or how much damage it has caused. Edinburg is about 75 miles northwest of Grand Forks. Check back for updates as this story develops.
WALHALLA,N.D. - One Walhalla man is dead and another recovering from injuries and charged with driving under the influence after a northern North Dakota crash Friday night. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a 2002 Chevrolet K-1500 pickup was eastbound on 105th Street Northeast, about five miles west of Walhalla, when it failed to execute a right hand turn on to 121st Avenue Northeast and rolled.
GRAND FORKS — The popular country music band Little Big Town will perform March 17 at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, according to a news release from the venue. The stop is part of the band's The Breaking Tour, which begins in February in Oklahoma City. Founded in 1998, Little Big Town rose to fame with hits like "Boondocks," "Little White Church" and "Pontoon." The band has won numerous awards. Country band Midland and singer Kacey Musgraves will join Little Big Town during the 26-city tour.
A body found along the Red River in Polk County in June has been identified as a woman who went missing in East Grand Forks more than 30 years ago. The Polk County Sheriff’s Department has identified the body found near Oslo, Minn., as Shirley Ann Whetter of Grand Forks. She went missing in April 1984 and was last seen by the Eagles Club in East Grand Forks. No foul play is suspected. Check back for updates as this story develops.
HILLSBORO, N.D.—A Grand Forks man has died in an early Sunday morning rollover crash in Traill County. Emergency responders were sent at 1 a.m. to 10 miles north of Hillsboro on Interstate 29, where a 1995 Ford pickup with a trailer had rolled into the median, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. A 59-year-old male driver from Grand Forks was northbound on the interstate on his way home from Minneapolis when he lost control of the pickup, the release stated.
STEELE, N.D.—It took two championship games and four extra innings, but Thompson claimed the North Dakota Class B American Legion baseball state championship here Sunday. Thompson was the lone unbeaten left in the tournament entering Sunday's final day. Nelson County came through the loser-out round to beat Thompson 4-2 in the first championship game. In the second title game, Thompson won 6-5 in 11 innings to capture the program's first Legion state title since 2002.