Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald and reports on a variety of topics. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. She also serves as an alumni adviser to UND's Dakota Student newspaper. 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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A new emergency shelter is looking less like a dream and more like a reality for staff at the Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks. Half of the $2.8 million it will take to construct a new shelter, which would house up to 40 people fleeing from domestic violence, has already been committed by individuals and businesses.
An unmanned aircraft took to the skies recently over a plot of land about three miles north of Carrington, N.D. The fights on May 5 and 9 were practice runs for a research project set to unfold this summer. One of the aircraft’s main tasks doesn’t sound exciting, but watching crops grow from the air could be the next biggest advancement in agriculture.
From 1937 to 2000, 91 wildlife workers nationwide were killed while on the job. Wildlife counts are often conducted from planes, and the troubling statistics surrounding these risky flights is one of the main reasons why researchers at UND are looking to deploy unmanned aircraft systems to do that work for them.
A Grand Forks County judge has canceled a sentencing hearing for a police informant convicted of theft but has not revealed his reason for doing so.
Sentencing dates have been set for two Grand Forks women who pleaded guilty to conspiring to make meth across the street from a middle school.
At the age of 32, Sgt. Donald Myers took his last breath as a husband, a father and an officer of the Thief River Falls Police Department. Myers died on Feb. 17, 1962, after a suspect shot him in the chest with a rifle following a car chase on U.S. Highway 59 through rural Minnesota.
A Fosston, Minn., school bus driver who allegedly condoned bullying on his route is speaking out and pursuing possible legal action. Oran Underdahl, 73, said in a Monday statement that he is evaluating whether he has a legal claim for defamation.
A sentencing hearing for an East Grand Forks police informant who used bad checks to buy a vehicle was postponed Friday afternoon in state district court in Grand Forks after he became ill.
A defense attorney for a Finley, N.D., woman accused of killing her husband has filed a notice stating she was mentally ill at time of the murder and was not responsible for her actions.
The shoes that Jessica Eliason ran in for the Boston Marathon just over two weeks ago have the names “Larry” and “Cindy” printed on their tongues. They’re bright blue, green and purple in color. They’re also gone.