The luck of the draw hasn’t been good to Meghan Jorgenson and her teammates.
Twice in the past three seasons — with Benson County last season and with Minnewaukan-Leeds in 2010 — Jorgenson’s team lost in the Region 4 girls high school basketball tournament to teams that went on to win the regional.
The city of Grand Forks is getting federal and state grants worth $291,000 to improve public transportation for veterans and other riders in six northeast North Dakota counties. The money would be used to create a system to coordinate transit throughout the region.
Authorities today identified a 43-year-old Maddock, N.D., man who was killed early Wednesday in a one-car accident in Benson County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Willard Westad was driving a 1997 Jeep Cherokee southbound on U.S. Highway 281.
Ramsey County will receive the lion’s share of a $6 million state allocation to help pay the local matches for nearly $36.5 million in emergency road repair projects in the Devils Lake Basin. The North Dakota Legislature allocated $6 million to pay the local match of the projects on federal-aid roads, including U.S. Highway 281 and North Dakota Highways 19, 20 and 57 in the five basin counties: Benson, Eddy, Nelson, Ramsey and Towner.
A Maddock, N.D., businessman accused of defrauding customers of more than $192,000 pleaded not guilty in Benson County District Court on Monday.
Michael Jelle sold grain dryers and parts as the “Dryer Guy” in Maddock. He allegedly failed to deliver goods to five customers who wrote him checks ranging from $12,000 to $50,000.
Two women and a 15-year-old girl injured in a collision with a jackknifed semi truck near Grafton, N.D., were among dozens involved in accidents Monday and Tuesday on slick roads in the northern Red River Valley.
The community of Minnewaukan, N.D., remains under a “boil-water” order after a water line broke last week. The order likely will remain until at least Wednesday, according to Allan Nord, fire chief and City Council member.
Devils Lake board gives up after USDA demands $150,000 Sometimes, it’s just easier — and cheaper — to move on rather than put up a fight. That’s what the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board decided recently, when it paid a $96,000 bill to the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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