Herald Staff Report
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.
EDGELEY, N.D. -- A LaMoure, N.D., woman was sent to the hospital after a sneeze led to a crash with a semi in southeast North Dakota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash that happened at 3:37 p.m. on U.S. Highway 281 about 13 miles north of Edgeley, or about 20 miles south of Jamestown.
Four people were arrested early Thursday morning in Grand Forks after police said they found drugs in the vehicle they were in. Kevin Roger Anderson, 24, of Fosston, Minn., along with Amelia Flores Trevino, 31, Rebecca Lynn Gatica, 52, and Zachary Glenn Lynch, 39, all of Grand Forks, had initial appearance hearings Friday in Grand Forks District Court to face multiple drug charges stemming from a Thursday morning traffic stop. Each person faces four charges of possession with intent to deliver or manufacture.
MANVEL, N.D.—A Hunter, N.D., man was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks after a two semis collided Wednesday near Manvel. Michael Nelson, 62, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after his 2017 Volvo and a 2007 Kenworth sideswiped each other as they met at 6:10 p.m. on U.S. Highway 81 about 4 ½ miles north of Manvel, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The semis came to rest in opposite ditches but remained upright. Sugar beets from Nelson's load were spilled in the east ditch, where his vehicle jackknifed, according to the release.
CHENEY, Wash.—The first Big Sky Conference road trip for the UND women's basketball team was a rocky one. Eastern Washington rallied from down 11 and scored the final eight points en route to a 74-70 win over UND on Saturday afternoon. Preseason Big Sky Player of the Year Delaney Hodgins scored a game-high 27 points and added 11 rebounds for EWU. UND's Fallyn Freije had 22 points, while Lexi Klabo had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Melissa Dailey scored 17 points for the second-straight game.
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.
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.
Those who wish to mourn the loss of a Fargo woman who was found dead in the Red River will be able to gather tonight in Grand Forks. A group will hold the vigil for 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind at 7 p.m. in University Park, according to an invite sent to the Herald. The woman who was eight months pregnant disappeared Aug. 19. Her body was found in the Red River north of Moorhead.
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.