Herald Staff Report
A Fargo man faces federal drug charges after investigators said he was part of a drug ring to deal heroin in North Dakota. Clifton Terrell Cannon, 30, was booked Friday, Sept. 29, into the Grand Forks County Correctional Center after appearing Thursday in North Dakota’s U.S. District Court on three federal charges related to distribution of a controlled substance
The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission this month released boarding data for each airport in the state. North Dakota has seen a cumulative growth of 4 percent In North Dakota, comparing January to August of 2017 to that same time period this year. Kyle Wanner, director of the commission, described this growth as a sign of a good economy. “Airline boardings can be a key indicator of economic growth,” he said.
Grand Forks police have arrested 36-year-old Samuel Nelson after a several-hour standoff Monday. Early afternoon, officers responded to the 1100 block of 14th Avenue South "regarding a suspect armed with a firearm," according to the police department's Facebook page.
BEMIDJI -- Five people, including an 8-year-old child, were injured Friday evening in a two-vehicle crash near Bemidji.
A mechanical problem caused a car to catch fire Saturday afternoon 2 miles north of Grand Forks on Interstate 29, investigators said. Multiple emergency agencies, including the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Manvel Fire Department, responded at 2:50 p.m. Saturday to the blaze. Jillian Skjordal, 23, of Cavalier, N.D., was driving south on I-29 in a 2005 Nissan Maxima when the vehicle caught fire, according to a news release. Jace Brown, 26, of Cavalier, also was in the car, but no one was injured during the incident.
BISMARCK—More than 49,000 deer hunters went afield during last fall's North Dakota deer gun season, shooting an estimated 30,100 deer for an overall hunter success rate of 61 percent, the N.D. Game and Fish Department said Monday, March 26. Game and Fish offered 54,500 deer gun licenses for the 2017 season, and 49,407 hunters went afield, according to results from a post-season survey Game and Fish conducts every year. Hunters spent an average of 4.4 days in the field. Other survey highlights:
The body of a woman found along a snowmobile trail near East Grand Forks has been identified. Grand Forks resident Britani Rose Senti, 26, was found March 2 about a half mile south of East Grand Forks, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. No foul play is suspected in relation to her death, the release said. Senti's body was sent to the UND Forensic Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The release didn't specify the cause of death.
A Tuesday morning crash between a plow and a passenger vehicle caused the death of a Fargo man on Interstate 29 near Reynolds, N.D. According to a North Dakota Highway Patrol release, the 35-year-old male driver of a 2007 Chevrolet pickup was driving north at about 7:30 a.m. in the left passing lane of I-29. At the same time, a Highway Patrol trooper had stopped “partially in the left lane” to investigate a different crash in the median of that section of road, less than 2 miles north of Reynolds.
GRAND FORKS—A pedestrian was sent to the hospital here Thursday morning, Feb. 22, after he was hit by a pickup. Wilbur Gillespie, 54, was taken to Altru Hospital for unknown injuries after the crash, which occurred at 8:44 a.m. Thursday at 13th Avenue South and South Washington Street. Gillespie was crossing Washington as a 1994 Dodge Dakota driven by Francis Leiran, 79, Grand Forks, was turning off of Washington onto 13th, according to a news release. The pickup then hit Gillespie, who was cited for jaywalking, police said.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- An infant escaped injury in a Thursday evening crash in northwest North Dakota, but three others were sent to the hospital. Michael Amundson, 49, of Clifford, N.D., was driving east in a 2001 Kenworth semi on McKenzie County Road 12 at 8:11 p.m. Thursday about 25 miles northeast of Watford City when he ran a stop sign at state Highway 23, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.