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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With a memo line reading "Grand Sky UAS Park," Gov. Jack Dalrymple presented a check Monday for $5.6 million to Grand Forks County. The state funds will allow construction crews...
Debbie Krueger and her son Matthew have a corny idea they hope takes off. The pair is in the midst of opening a corn maze on land east of U.S. Highway 2 near East Grand Forks. "We felt that it would be a fun, safe place for families or groups to do activities together and just kind of create a community to bridge the gap between family farms and the general public," she said. Krueger has applied for a conditional use permit through the county to operate the maze, which will be known as Valley Corn Maize. The Polk County Commission will be reviewing the application at its Tuesday meeting.
A bird flu epidemic that hit Minnesota poultry farmers this spring isn't stopping more than a century of tradition when it comes to the Kittson County Fair's chicken contest. Live birds won't be judged this year because of safety restrictions, but that doesn't mean the contest is canceled. The fair board has decided to pursue an alternative route and is inviting the public to enter its best chicken items for judging instead. "People have lots of chicken paraphernalia in their houses," said Barb Peterson, secretary of the fair board.
When I was a kid, riding in a car for more than one hour at a time was a tortuous affair. Even if I had enough books to keep myself occupied, there wasn't a guarantee my three other siblings had the same amount of distractions.
Police haven't had to exercise East Grand Forks' newest law aimed at preventing underage drinking quite yet, but Police Chief Mike Hedlund says it's still a good thing to have in place. The City Council approved the social host ordinance, which holds responsible people who knowingly provide an environment for underage drinking, early last month. "It's one of those types of ordinances that has limited use," Hedlund said.
Campers of the Sherlock Campground in East Grand Forks are being encouraged to show off their patriotic side for a decorating contest. The campground is hosting its second annual Most Patriotic Campsite Contest, with judging set to begin on the Fourth of July, though campers were encouraged to decorate whenever they arrive, Park Manager Catherine Johnson said. Not every campsite has to be decked out in stars and stripes — maple leaf decorations are more than welcome. "We have Canadians here, too, so we just called it 'most patriotic,'" Johnson said. Last year, about 20 campsites part
RURAL GRYGLA, Minn. — A stiff dead beaver laid on the tailgate of Tim Worthington's pickup. He had just lugged the animal up the steep banks of a drainage ditch after removing it from a trap set near the dam it and and others had built. "This one will probably be about 40 pounds," he said Wednesday after hefting it onto his tailgate.
It took dozens of fundraisers ranging from concerts and yard sales to 5K runs, but it seems Shirley Iverson and Ann Longtin will be able to bring a splash park to Crookston. Over a span of more than two years, the pair has gathered enough donations and pledges to cover the $83,500 cost of building the park. "I forget how much stuff we've done because we're always doing stuff," Iverson said with a laugh. This year, Longtin even asked her birthday party guests to donate to the project instead of giving her gifts. With the money raised, the project is now on the City Council's agenda for a vo
There are facial products I like, and then there are products I would ride a horse into battle for while wearing a kilt, screaming and toting a sword. Astringent is one of the latter. I've used a number of brands over the years and have seen similar results with all of them. Currently, I'm applying Equate Deep Cleaning Astringent. I was introduced to this product during the throes of my teen years, when the War on Acne raged, and its battlefront was my face. Before that day, I had tried everything from creams to scrubs to noxious smelling Noxema.
Mike Peterson always looked forward to Fridays as a child. Every time he would go shopping with his mother, he'd remind her it was — or almost was — Friday,...