After two straight appearances in the North Dakota Class B dual wrestling tournament, Pembina County North came up one place short of a third consecutive berth. That puts more on the line for the Grizzlies wrestlers at the Region 2 individual tournament.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to build the 30,000-square-foot facility on an undeveloped 10-acre parcel of vacant land in the southwest portion of the Pembina County community of 675. The city beat out two other finalists: Joliette, N.D., and Hallock, Minn.
Several law enforcement vehicles, including the U.S. Border Patrol and Grand Forks police, stopped traffic on Interstate 29 in Grand Forks shortly after 11 a.m. today to detain a man thought to be wanted for attempted murder in North Carolina. He was quickly cleared as the Border Patrol determined he simply had the same name as an alias used by the man wanted in North Carolina.
Bus maker Motor Coach Industries said Friday that it will add 81 jobs to its Pembina, N.D., plant this year. Most of the jobs are production-based, but there will be one opening for an engineer the company said. Other openings include painters, electricians and mechanics.
Mekinock, N.D.: The Rev. Kirk Thorson will speak at the Memorial Day ceremony at 10:30 a.m. May 28 in Middle Grove Lutheran Church, rural Mekinock. A lunch will follow the graveside service. Info: (701) 343-6292.
A Canadian man was arrested Thursday for trying to cross the Pembina, N.D., port of entry with 28 ecstasy pills, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Robert Wayne Mills, 44, of Richmond, Quebec, was attempting to enter the U.S. in a commercial semi when he was stopped for inspection, where officers discovered two Ziploc bags with the pills.
Karlstad area choir Palm Sunday concert: A choir of about 35 from nine congregations will perform at the ninth annual Palm Sunday community cantata this year at 7 p.m., Sunday in First Lutheran Church in Karlstad. Everyone is welcome. Info: (218) 436-2406 or www.first-eidsvold.com.
Bus line complained about safety Buses continue to roll out down the highway from Motor Coach Industries’ plant in Pembina, N.D., in the wake of this week’s announcement of a federal safety investigation into drive shafts on some of the company’s buses.
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