Forum staff reports
VALLEY CITY, N.D. — A 25-year-old Valley City man died Friday, Oct. 5, in the Barnes County Jail, according to Barnes County State’s Attorney Carl Martineck. Martineck said the inmate, Lonny Levi Bradley, is believed to have died from suicide.
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota State women's soccer defeated UND Sunday in a 2-1 victory with 158 in attendance. Hanna Norman scored for the Bison in the 76th minute, then Malley O'Brien scored the winning goal in the 78th minute. Both goals were assisted by Holly Enderle. Goalkeeper Monica Polgar had four saves. The Bison rose to 6-5-0 overall, while Grand Forks fell to 8-3-1.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- North Dakota State overcame a sluggish start for the second straight game. The Bison proved college football is four quarters, however, and they overcame Northern Iowa on Saturday afternoon at the UNI-Dome. The 56-31 victory moved the No. 1-ranked Bison to 5-0 overall, 2-0 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The loss dropped the Panthers to 2-3, 1-1.
WADENA, Minn. — The bicyclist who died after hitting a car while crossing Highway 10 against a red light on Thursday night, Oct. 4, has been identified as Daniel John Cermack, 39, of Detroit Lakes, Minn. According to the Minnesota State Patrol release, the biker was travelling northbound on Second Street when he crossed Highway 10 and hit the 2009 Chevy Silverado broadside, which was heading west, at 11:15 p.m. The driver, Lyle William Bethel, 67, of Dent and passenger, Elaine Marie Tuma, 68, of Perham were not injured, the release said.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — North Dakota State's men's basketball team has been picked to finish fifth in The Summit League this season while North Dakota is picked to finish seventh, according to the annual preseason poll of league head coaches, sports information directors and media. South Dakota State topped the preseason poll with all but two first-place votes. South Dakota came in second followed in order by Denver, Purdue Fort Wayne, NDSU, Oral Roberts, UND, Omaha and Western Illinois.
KULM, N.D. — Four children were injured and taken to Jamestown Regional Medical Center after a school bus rolled over at 5:49 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.
MOORHEAD — Moorhead police announced Thursday evening, Oct. 4, that Morgan Cooley, 16, whose mother faces charges of kidnapping two of her younger children, had turned himself in to police. The teenager, who had been missing for several days, was placed in the protective custody of Clay County Social Services.
CHRISTINE, N.D. — A fire that destroyed an abandoned farmhouse Wednesday night, Oct. 3, just north of here was likely the result of arson. That’s according to Randy Monson, chief of the Christine Volunteer Fire Department. The fire was reported about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday about 4 miles north and a mile east of U.S. Highway 81, said Monson, who added that the building was abandoned long ago and had no electrical service that could have caused a fire.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — North Dakota State's women's basketball team was voted to finish seventh in the Summit League preseason poll released Wednesday by the league office. South Dakota State was tabbed the preseason favorite with 24 first-place votes, and South Dakota was picked second with the remaining nine first-place votes. Western Illinois is third, followed by Oral Roberts, Denver.
MOORHEAD — Police here are asking the public’s assistance in finding 16-year-old Morgan Cooley, the missing son of a Moorhead woman accused of kidnapping two of her own children. Morgan Cooley was not located in the house at 1213 Main Avenue in Moorhead when police executed a search warrant there on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and found Izetta Cooley, 39, with four of her children.