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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- A Lake Region Correctional Center inmate killed himself Sunday morning, Sept. 2, officials said. The Devils Lake Police Department is investigating the death of David James Grove, 57, of Devils Lake, jail Director Rob Johnson said. He confirmed Grove’s death was caused by self-inflicted injuries.
A longtime part of Grand Forks' restaurant scene died Wednesday, according to a WDAZ-TV report. John "Sky" Manske, 52, was found dead in his home on Wednesday morning, Aug. 15, sources confirm. Manske was known for opening the downtown restaurant named after him, Sky's Fine Dining Lounge. Manske spent 25 years working at the former Sanders 1907 restaurant. He purchased it from Kim Holmes in 2014 then relocated to the Edgewood building on the corner of DeMers Avenue and Fourth Street.
Police say a Grand Forks man sneaked into a garage, stole a few tools and made it back out unnoticed—except for one important thing: He left his wallet. Police said they found Gary John Warren Suchor's wallet outside the front door of the 2100 Daisy Circle home Friday, August. 10. The 25-year-old Grand Forks man was charged Monday with burglary and criminal mischief. If convicted, he could spend up to five years in prison and pay a $5,000 fine.
DEVILS LAKE—A man who drowned Monday at Devils Lake has been identified by police. Daniel Chrisholm of Grand Forks died Monday afternoon at CHI St. Alexius Health, Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Nelson said.
A Thief River Falls day care license was suspended after a child was seriously injured while under the provider's supervision, records show. Alicia Schneider was ordered to stop child care services in her home, 824 Horace Ave. N., on July 4, according to an order of temporary immediate suspension from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
A Thief River Falls City Council member pleaded guilty Monday to a charge stemming from a fight that erupted during a July meeting and ended with chair swinging and punches .
High school students are required to get an additional vaccine before school starts this year. As of July 1, only 40 percent of students were up to date on shots, the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services said. Immunization requirements changed this year and now require students to get two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine, or MCV4, a news release said.
ROLETTE, N.D.—A Rolette man police took into custody Tuesday, July 31, after an eight-hour standoff is facing an additional murder charge, a day after the lead prosecutor in the case said no one was seriously injured. Ronald Wayne Wootan, 49, is accused of intentionally shooting James Pochant with a firearm and killing him, according to court documents. Court documents allege he also shot at officers during an eight-hour standoff. If convicted Wootan could face life in prison without parole.
A man booked into the Grand Forks County jail faces a felony charge of possessing a controlled substance as an inmate after authorities say they found nearly 2 grams of marijuana concealed in a body cavity. Michael Armin Johnson, 32, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly driving with a suspended license and having a marijuana pipe, according to court documents.
GRAND FORKS—A wild bear in Grand Forks' University Park called for response from nearly 20 officers or game wardens for the nearly 15-hour public safety emergency Monday, July 16, costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. Lt. Derik Zimmel of the Grand Forks Police Department said he hopes the encounter can be a learning experience for the department. "Obviously having something take all day like that is not ideal," he said. "But once the bear was up there in the tree and there was a big crowd sitting around, there were not a lot of options at that point."