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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When Meir Zorea stepped foot in Grand Forks on Thursday, there were more than 6,000 miles between where his company was founded and where its future could be. Zorea is the chairman of Israeli startup company ARTsys360, which manufactures a 3-D micro radar system, and is looking for a potential U.S. location for the firm. As the company's product could find use in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, North Dakota is one option Zorea is investigating.
More than a month after visiting Fort Collins, Colo., a group of city stakeholders are still sorting out the details when it comes to translating what they saw to Grand Forks. The group, composed of city officials, UND staff and representatives of local businesses and other organizations, met Thursday to give feedback on the trip and discuss how to move forward with ideas to improve the city's vibrancy. "We're dealing with things that have been (going on) throughout decades, and now we're trying to reshape them," City Administrator Todd Feland said.
THIEF RIVER FALLS—Life nearly has returned to normal for a 5-year-old Detroit Lakes, Minn., boy whose mother said he nearly drowned in a casino waterpark last week. Krystal Wilson's son Izaiah went underwater for an unknown amount of time Oct.
To Max Raterman, there's nothing unmanned about unmanned aircraft. At the National Air Security Operations Center (NASOC) at Grand Forks Air Force Base, crews of at least four fly larged unmanned aircraft known as Reapers for various U.S. Customs and Border Protection missions for hours at a time. "There's nothing unmanned about it except there's no one sitting in the aircraft," said Raterman, director of air operations for the Grand Forks NASOC.
The East Grand Forks City Council unanimously approved a special assessment during its meeting Tuesday that faces opposition from at least one property owner. With a special assessment for the reconstruction of 17th Street Northeast now on the books, property owner East Fork Limited Partnership may file an appeal in district court opposing its share of the changes. The North Star Terrace mobile home park is owned by the partnership and lines 17th Street, which was recently reconstructed at a cost of $1.2 million.
While the name conjures images of a vacation filled with sandy beaches and kangaroos, Secret's Australia Eucalyptus Blossom deodorant/antiperspirant proves to be more about work than play. This very pleasant-smelling number was successful at keeping me dry and odor-free, whether I was sitting at my desk sweating a deadline or getting my workout on at the gym. I've never been to Australia or even smelled a eucalyptus blossom, so I can't confirm if the product is reminiscent of either of those experiences, but like other Secret products I have used in the past, it does its job well. It promis
As the renovation of the East Grand Forks swimming pool progresses, the project has encountered a number of unexpected repairs and replacements of items and structures. The unforeseen costs are adding up but haven't put the project over budget.
Brisk North Dakota winds greeted guests Thursday in the midst of an active construction site for Northrop Grumman's groundbreaking ceremony near Grand Forks. The defense contractor became the first tenant of Grand Sky business and technology park to turn up topsoil, even if it was with ceremonial shovels and not a backhoe.
Unmanned aircraft test flights conducted by North Dakota researchers will expand beyond state borders in the coming months. A UND committee unanimously approved three research missions Wednesday for flights planned for locations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado and Illinois, which involve using unmanned aircraft to inspect bridges, powerline poles, pipelines and real estate. The aircraft will be piloted by staff from the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, a state organization designated by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct research into UAS flight. The tes
East Grand Forks City Council member Henry Tweten said one of his community's strengths is the city's seniors. "One of the greatest assets that a community can have is its seniors," he said.