THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN--A man is accused of trying to kill a co-worker at work. 26-year-old Louis Damian Cruz Montanez has been charged with attempted murder. Police say he stabbed a co-worker with a knife in the neck during a locker room fight on Thursday night at the Northern Pride Turkey Plant in Thief River Falls.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--A brazen store employee fought off a silent, gun-toting bandit with just a few words. Police say the robber held up Glenn's EZ Stop in Larimore last night around 9 o'clock. Deputies say he displayed a gun and showed the clerk a note that said "Stay calm, give me all the money from out of the till." But the employee told the robber "Why don’t you stay calm and leave."
Cavalier, ND (WDAZ-TV) A Pembina County Sheriff's deputy is under investigation for assault. The ex-fiance of Deputy Brad Bowman claims he attacked her Monday during an argument. The Cavalier Police Department responded to the call. Deputy Bowman was not arrested at the time.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--Employees at a local restaurant in Grand Forks were out of a job unexpectedly on Thursday. The Big Sioux Cafe is shut its doors on Thursday. It has been in the Flying J truck stop for 24 years. The cafe's general manager says on Thursday morning, employees were told it would be their last day. They say a leasing disagreement between the cafe and the Flying J is behind the closure. Some customers and employees say it's a rough loss for the area.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ)--The Grand Forks community is just two weeks away from having a one-of-a-kind skating path in their backyard. Thanks to a large grant by the Knights Cities Challenge, the Grand Forks Freezeway project has been underway for over 6 months now. Now, that the snow has set in and the temperatures are dropping, event leaders say they're making progress on what they hope to be a huge event.
MANVEL, ND (WDAZ)--A farm shop was a total loss on Wednesday, after a fire. It took about a half hour for crews out put the massive flames. No one was hurt and the shop was the only building with damage. Firefighters on scene say they think it all started with a bad furnace -- but they're investigating how it happened.
Thief River Falls, Minn. - A local man says he and his family had some unwanted visitors staying with them in a local hotel room, and he shot a Facebook video to prove it. Blake Fitzgerald says he and his kids were having a great time at Seven Clans Casino and Resort near Thief River Falls. The water park was a blast, but he says things took a creepy turn in their hotel room when they woke up itching. Fitzgerald says bedbugs interrupted the fun.
Polk County, Minn. (WDAZ)--- A lieutenant with the Grand Forks Police Department tells WDAZ that the SWAT Team was dispatched to an incident in Polk County earlier today. He says the request was made by the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Calls to the Sheriff have not yet been returned. We have a reporter on scene and will bring you the latest as more details become available.
DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ TV) – The Grand Forks man who was behind the wheel when a boat crashed into a tree sticking out of the water on Devils Lake was sentenced today. During the sentencing the judge said to Burns, “you are not an evil man.” The judge said each of the people in the boat had the option to use a designated driver that night but they declined. No victim impact statements were read during the sentencing. Tom Burns was charged with one count of manslaughter, three counts of reckless endangerment and one count of boating under the influence.
UPDATE: BEMIDJI, MN (WDAZ-TV) - The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who died of a heroin dose in Bemidji. Officials one of the individuals has been identified as 39-year-old Adrian Richard Dunn of Bemidji. Three other individuals are being treated at medical facilities.