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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An East Grand Forks police officer recently joined the ranks of the regional SWAT team, which means the department needs to find money to purchase a tactical rifle for him to use. Part of the funds to buy Officer Ben Deckert a rifle could come from the department's stock of acquired weapons, should the request to declare them as surplus receives City Council approval on Tuesday. The department recently joined the Grand Forks Regional Special Operations Group.
The trial of a Fort Totten, N.D., man facing federal child sexual abuse charges will begin this month.
A group of white supremacists is once again eyeing a small North Dakota town as the potential location for a community of their own. In an email sent to the Herald, Craig Cobb, who attempted to turn Leith, N.D., into an all-white enclave, included a number of links regarding plans for the small town of Antler, N.D., located in Bottineau County two miles from the Canadian border. Discussion on the linked websites indicates an initiative is brewing. It's called Antler, ND PLE, the acronym standing for Pioneer Little Europe, a white nationalist movement which encourages its followers to reloca
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- Hilary Stoltman has watched an old friend deteriorate in front of his eyes over the past five decades. Patches of rust marr the black exterior of...
Delvin Lamont Shaw, who is accused of murdering a man during a break-in at a Grand Forks apartment, will represent himself in his trial. At review hearing Wednesday in Grand Forks, Shaw, 30, told District Court Judge Jon Jensen he would be able to continue without a lawyer.
With a proposed sales tax emerging as the frontrunner for funding East Grand Forks’ swimming pool renovation, City Council members are left to decide if more amenities -- and, in...
A rollover accident south of Grand Forks injured two people Monday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Jason Gregory, 43, and a 9-year-old passenger, both of Grand Forks, were taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to a NDHP accident report. The SUV driven by Gregory left the roadway, struck a driveway approach and rolled end over end around 4:30 p.m. on Grand Forks County Road 17, about 2.6 miles south of Grand Forks. Both Gregory and his passenger were wearing their seatbelts, the accident report said.
The Pennington County Commission seems to be closing in on an option to accommodate its growing needs, though Thief River Falls residents don't seem to want it to involve demolition. It was standing room only at a public meeting held June 2 to gather public comment on the county's options for adding more space for offices, according to local media reports. The commission has been mulling numerous options when it comes future space needs.
There are times I'd like to think you're never too old to enjoy the things you love no matter how childish they may seem. At least that's what I told myself as I wound my way through the throngs of children surrounding me at the Jurassic Quest event last weekend in Grand Forks. The TV commercial delivered on its promises: There were in fact more than 50 life-sized moving, bellowing, blinking dinosaurs there to greet me and my inner child, who has loved dinosaurs for two decades now. It's safe to say I was a full 3 feet taller than most of the eventgoers — sans parents.
The East Grand Forks swimming pool will be closed for a renovation this summer, meaning swimmers will have to go elsewhere until the facility reopens next year. Among those affected are participants of the playground program, which brings children together for various recreational activities and is managed by the city's Parks and Recreation Department. Those children will be bused to Riverside Pool in Grand Forks on Wednesdays, Superintendent Dave Aker said.