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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Chris Hendrickson already had a T.J. Oshie hockey jersey before he headed to St. Louis to watch his sports hero play for the Blues earlier this week. The 14-year-old Lakota,...
Maranda Weathermon will trade the Phoenix sun for North Dakota cold when she arrives in Grand Forks next month to begin her duties as executive director of Circle of Friends Humane Society. Weathermon's start date is March 23. She will bring 15 years of experience in animal shelters and hospitals to the position and, as a native of Wyoming, a tolerance of cold weather. The board voted unanimously to follow the recommendation of the board's search committee and offer the position to Weathermon at its Feb.
The Circle of Friends Humane Society Board of Directors voted Tuesday to offer the animal shelter’s executive director position to Maranda Weathermon. “Maranda’s variety in animal care experience, beyond her...
East Grand Forks city leaders revisited the city's strategic plan Monday and learned it is making slow progress on several priorities. Budget cuts have slowed or stalled progress on goals concerning housing and quality of life as defined in the plan. The council approved cuts of more than $180,000 from the city budget on Dec.
A bill seeking to prohibit the submission of evidence gathered by an unmanned aircraft without a warrant passed Monday in the North Dakota House. House Bill 1328 will move on to the Senate for consideration. Local law enforcement and business leaders have spoken out against the bill, including Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost. Introduced by state Rep.
Members of the Athenian Club here have heard a lot of comments about the Wayside Chapel since they built it 40 years ago. "One of the ladies that got married there said, 'My tree stand is bigger than this chapel,'" club member Clara Manecke said. Each of the chapel's four pews seat two people.
County, state and national officials signed on the dotted line today to kick off an unmanned aircraft systems project considered the first of its kind in the nation. With an enhanced-use lease agreement between Grand Forks Air Force Base and Grand Forks County inked and a few details left to hammer out, developer Tom Swoyer Jr. and his team can get started on Grand Sky, a UAS business and technology park slotted for the rented land near the base. "We don't know what the future (of UAS) holds," said Swoyer, president of Grand Sky Development.
County, state and national officials signed on the dotted line today to kick off an unmanned aircraft systems project considered the first of its kind in the nation. With an...
Both finalists for the Circle of Friends Humane Society executive director job in Grand Forks have spent the past 15 years working with animals but in different environments. Mark Mayer spent 16 years working as a store manager at Petco in Grand Forks while current Phoenix resident Maranda Weathermon has spent the last 15 years working in animal shelters and veterinary clinics. The pair interviewed a second time with the animal shelter's board of directors Tuesday night, narrowed from a pool of four candidates interviewed Feb.
Dozens of road repair projects in several northwest Minnesota counties could receive state money if Gov. Mark Dayton's transportation investment proposal is passed by the Legislature. Overall, the proposal includes more than 600 state road projects that include about 2,200 miles of road and 330 bridges. Polk County has 15 projects included in the proposal, a majority of which focus on U.S. Highway 2.