Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. Other positions she has held at the Herald include Grand Forks 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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The East Grand Forks swimming pool renovation will include more bells and whistles. The City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday to approve about $294,000 in amenities and add them to the pool's base renovation cost of $1.6 million. Adding in those and other costs, the renovation price tag would reach about $2.1 million. Council member Chad Grassel made the motion to include all the potential amenities. "I'm a firm believer that if we don't do it the way we're going to do it, then it's not going to get done that way," he said.
Language introduced in two bills moving through Congress could prove to be beneficial for Grand Forks County's unmanned aircraft systems business park. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Monday an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act and language introduced to the defense appropriations bill would promote the use of private training for the U.S. Air Force's unmanned aircraft pilots. In a news release, Hoeven said the effort could result in new businesses in Grand Forks County.
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The East Grand Forks City Council is waiting to hear if it can amend city liquor laws to accommodate businesses looking to serve alcohol with a much lower food sales requirement. A business called Creatively Uncorked is researching opening an art studio in the city, but the city doesn't have a liquor license that fits its needs, prompting a request from city staff to change the law. It's the second such request the city has had from a painting party business in the past 13 months. Creatively Uncorked hosts painting parties where groups assemble to recreate a painting step by step with the g
An East Grand Forks police officer recently joined the ranks of the regional SWAT team, which means the department needs to find money to purchase a tactical rifle for him to use. Part of the funds to buy Officer Ben Deckert a rifle could come from the department's stock of acquired weapons, should the request to declare them as surplus receives City Council approval on Tuesday. The department recently joined the Grand Forks Regional Special Operations Group.
The trial of a Fort Totten, N.D., man facing federal child sexual abuse charges will begin this month.
A group of white supremacists is once again eyeing a small North Dakota town as the potential location for a community of their own. In an email sent to the Herald, Craig Cobb, who attempted to turn Leith, N.D., into an all-white enclave, included a number of links regarding plans for the small town of Antler, N.D., located in Bottineau County two miles from the Canadian border. Discussion on the linked websites indicates an initiative is brewing. It's called Antler, ND PLE, the acronym standing for Pioneer Little Europe, a white nationalist movement which encourages its followers to reloca
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- Hilary Stoltman has watched an old friend deteriorate in front of his eyes over the past five decades. Patches of rust marr the black exterior of...
Delvin Lamont Shaw, who is accused of murdering a man during a break-in at a Grand Forks apartment, will represent himself in his trial. At review hearing Wednesday in Grand Forks, Shaw, 30, told District Court Judge Jon Jensen he would be able to continue without a lawyer.
With a proposed sales tax emerging as the frontrunner for funding East Grand Forks’ swimming pool renovation, City Council members are left to decide if more amenities -- and, in...