Red Willow has hosted ball players of all ages since about 1950 on two diamonds. The resort area in Griggs County was also a staple for youth for generations. This year’s annual Labor Day tournament will be the last one played.
The Griggs County Commission likely will decide today whether to put an estimated $1.5 million bond issue on the November ballot to build a new courthouse, replacing the historic, but hazardous building now in use.
Voters in Griggs County will vote Tuesday on a $3.1 million bond issue to renovate and expand the historic county courthouse, the oldest such structure in North Dakota still used for county government.
250-mile project expected to be completed by end of 2013 Construction is beginning this week on Minnkota Power Cooperative’s $312 million, 250-mile Center-to-Grand Forks transmission line. Construction work began Tuesday near Binford, N.D., in Griggs County, with crews working both east and west.
During opening arguments in the murder trial of Wacht, 31, of Cooperstown, N.D., Spahr told jurors that Johnson, 54, was celebrating New Year’s Eve when Wacht snuffed out his life “as suddenly and quickly as the cork popping off a champagne bottle.”
The first murder trial here in more than 80 years will feature a defendant with a machine-gun tattoo on his head and reported ties to a white supremacist gang, a victim whose severed head was found in the alleged killer’s basement and the oldest working courthouse in North Dakota.
Griggs County authorities say Hector and Alina Concepcion and their son Mason were arrested earlier this month after officers searched their home and found items such as guns, batteries, tires and all-terrain vehicle attachments that were tied to burglaries.
Longtime game warden Gary Rankin marks 35th deer season With a work area that covers about 3,000 square miles and includes Grand Forks County and parts of Traill, Steele, Griggs, Walsh and Nelson counties, N.D. Game and Fish Department game warden Gary Rankin will log a lot of cab time in his unmarked pickup by the time deer season ends Nov. 20. Friday marked his 35th deer opener.
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