A Grand Forks County sheriff's deputy said she found James Hume and three young children living in a garage without running water at a home filled with dozens of animals. The mother of the children insist the children must stay with Hume.
Seeing men die in an ugly fashion, buried in grain bins, pushed Dale Ekdahl to do something. The Elbow Lake, Minn., man, retired from a career in the Army, started building and selling “grain bin rescue tubes.” Last week, Paul Coppin, general manager of Reynolds (N.D.) United Co-op invited Ekdahl to talk to local firefighters and elevator employees.
Ekdahl’s “tubes” are really 18-inch-wide curved lengths of shiny aluminum, with ladder steps welded on the outside.
She was born Nov. 11, 1910. And this coming Thursday, Cecilia Adams of Grand Forks will be celebrate her 101st birthday on 11/11/11. There will be a celebration, of course, but probably not as big as last year on her 100th birthday. At that time, friends and family made her Queen for a Day and celebrated at her home church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Reynolds, N.D.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a woman who was killed in a two-vehicle crash three miles west of Thompson. Authorities said Patricia Griggs, 71, of rural Reynolds, N.D., died in the accident.
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