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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With the Minnesota State Legislature’s latest session behind her, House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, D-St. Paul, said she and other legislators are setting their sights on the state’s future.
Skeletons of furniture and machinery protruding from ashes are all that remain of the Terra Cotta Ballroom building in Pisek, N.D. The cause has not been revealed by fire officials. Regional Fire Marshal Bruce Langerud said the investigation is still active and a report won’t be issued for a couple of weeks.
Robert Stover, 61, has farmed all his life in the Larimore, N.D., area but this year has proven to be one of the most difficult. A soggy spring delaying planting is the least of his worries. Stover is battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia. That’s where an organization called Farm Rescue entered the picture.
Screaming was all Jan Stricker heard when she answered a phone call from her daughter this past October. “I cry every time I think about it,” she said, wiping a...
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.