Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter with a focus on northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet.
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Silence greeted Kelly Bellefy Jr. when he went to check on his sheep late one August night on his Bagley, Minn., property. "When I first walked in the pen, I didn't hear any sheep," he said. "That was unusual." The quiet foreshadowed a gruesome discovery. Part of his flock was dead, eviscerated by local gray wolves. Bellefy gathered the survivors in a another pen, but a second attack later that night left even more sheep dead.
To the untrained eye, the slim-bodied teddy bear once owned Marybeth Vigeland's mother looks like an ordinary toy. "It was my mother's," Vigeland said, handing the toy over Saturday to...
Four missionaries from a Devils Lake church are on their way home after being detained in Venezuela . Bethel Evangelical Free Church Pastor Bruce Dick said Saturday the medical missionary...
Chris Hendrickson already had a T.J. Oshie hockey jersey before he headed to St. Louis to watch his sports hero play for the Blues earlier this week. The 14-year-old Lakota,...
Maranda Weathermon will trade the Phoenix sun for North Dakota cold when she arrives in Grand Forks next month to begin her duties as executive director of Circle of Friends Humane Society. Weathermon's start date is March 23. She will bring 15 years of experience in animal shelters and hospitals to the position and, as a native of Wyoming, a tolerance of cold weather. The board voted unanimously to follow the recommendation of the board's search committee and offer the position to Weathermon at its Feb.
The Circle of Friends Humane Society Board of Directors voted Tuesday to offer the animal shelter’s executive director position to Maranda Weathermon. “Maranda’s variety in animal care experience, beyond her...
East Grand Forks city leaders revisited the city's strategic plan Monday and learned it is making slow progress on several priorities. Budget cuts have slowed or stalled progress on goals concerning housing and quality of life as defined in the plan. The council approved cuts of more than $180,000 from the city budget on Dec.
A bill seeking to prohibit the submission of evidence gathered by an unmanned aircraft without a warrant passed Monday in the North Dakota House. House Bill 1328 will move on to the Senate for consideration. Local law enforcement and business leaders have spoken out against the bill, including Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost. Introduced by state Rep.
Members of the Athenian Club here have heard a lot of comments about the Wayside Chapel since they built it 40 years ago. "One of the ladies that got married there said, 'My tree stand is bigger than this chapel,'" club member Clara Manecke said. Each of the chapel's four pews seat two people.
County, state and national officials signed on the dotted line today to kick off an unmanned aircraft systems project considered the first of its kind in the nation. With an enhanced-use lease agreement between Grand Forks Air Force Base and Grand Forks County inked and a few details left to hammer out, developer Tom Swoyer Jr. and his team can get started on Grand Sky, a UAS business and technology park slotted for the rented land near the base. "We don't know what the future (of UAS) holds," said Swoyer, president of Grand Sky Development.