Brandi Jewett is a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald with beats focusing on northwest Minnesota, unmanned aircraft systems and East Grand Forks city government. A native of Valley City, N.D., 26 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet. Follow her work at grandforksherald.com, on her blog at droningon.areavoices.com and on Twitter and Instagram: @brandijewett. Send tips and story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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More amenities could come to campsites in the Red River State Recreation Area campground if the East Grand Forks City Council accepts a bid for their installation. The bid received preliminary approval from the council at its Tuesday work session.
About 1,400 customers were without power for about an hour Monday in Grand Forks. The outages were caused by a broken underground cable, Xcel Energy spokeswoman Judi Paukert said. She added the outages last from about 12:21 p.m. to 1:18 p.m.
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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — This year will mark the eighth in a row the Northwest Regional Library has seen a decrease in state money, which means Director Kristi Hanson...
RED LAKE COUNTY, Minn.—An apartment in Red Lake County costs more than it used to—about 30 percent more if you're talking the year 2000. In a recent report released by the Minnesota Housing Partnership, the county landed among the organization's top 10 counties that saw the largest increase in median rent after adjusting for inflation. The list was compiled by comparing data from 2000 to a five-year estimate created from data spanning 2009 to 2013, according to Leigh Rosenberg, research and communications director for MHP. Red Lake tied for seventh on the list, which was topped
A religious speaker whose Grand Forks appearance in March was met with a protest will deliver another presentation at the Empire Arts Center next month. Christian speaker Usama Dakdok of the Straight Way of Grace Ministry is back at the Empire for a program he calls "Rebuttal," promoted as a response to a "Meet Your Muslim Neighbor" event held this past April at Sharon Lutheran Church in Grand Forks. "It's not radical Muslims, or moderate Muslims, it'
A monthly speaker series featuring members of the unmanned aircraft systems industry is taking off in Grand Forks. Prairie Buzz opens the door to those interested in learning about the rapidly growing industry and North Dakota's involvement, which has earned the state national attention. Wednesday's installment featured two locals: Al Palmer, who heads UND's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program, and Matt Dunlevy, president of SkySkopes, an aerial inspection and photography startup located in Grand Forks. While their backgrounds differ, the audience learned both men and their affiliated organiz
The evolving unmanned aircraft systems industry in North Dakota has some members of a UND committee wondering what the group's role will be in the future. The UAS Research Compliance Committee is charged with reviewing and approving university research projects involving unmanned aircraft, though some wondered Wednesday if it would be able to keep up with rapiding-changing industry standards, including a push toward commercial flight. The discussion began during a group review of suggested changes that could make the committee's research project application more user-friendly. "As much as I
Polk County law enforcement agencies will be out for extra traffic safety enforcement in the coming year, but Minnesota will pay for overtime. The East Grand Forks Police Department, Crookston Police Department and Polk County Sheriff's Office were awarded a grant for nearly $31,000 from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety as part of its "Toward Zero Deaths" program. East Grand Forks is the fiscal agent for the grant, and the police department needed the City Council's approval to accept the grant. "This grant is very similar to what we've received for a number of years," Police Chief
STEPHEN, Minn. — Jane Smidt said goodbye to Dodger the first time she ever touched the stray dog’s matted black fur. She had served as a guardian of sorts for...