Herald Staff Report
ST. THOMAS, N.D.—A St. Thomas man has been accused of threatening the lives of a city employee and his wife after the employee turned the man's water off. Andrew Arien Mattson, 33, had an initial appearance Monday in Pembina County District Court, where he has been charged with two Class C felonies—terrorizing with a dangerous weapon and preventing arrest—and a Class B misdemeanor of simple assault.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.