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., 25 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 email@example.com.
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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.
Proposed rules released over the weekend for operating small unmanned aircraft have garnered positive reaction from industry experts and political figures in North Dakota. The rules have been years in the making and their debut came with some fanfare Sunday shortly after a Federal Aviation Administration draft of the proposal was leaked online. "I was surprised and thrilled to see that the FAA published the small UAS notice for proposed rulemaking on Sunday," said David Dvorak, owner of unmanned aircraft systems business Field of View in Grand Forks."It has been a long journey.
The Irishman's Shanty in Crookston has been open since 1945 — well, almost. It's been closed the past 13 months to allow owner Paul Gregg to rebuild after a fire destroyed the building's kitchen, attic and roof and caused smoke damage throughout last January. Five minutes after a state health inspector left the building around noon Thursday, the Shanty reopened. "The only thing they had to say was hang a sign by your salad bar that says 'Please use a clean plate,' otherwise everything else is perfect," Gregg said. Longtime customer Ken Longtin was the first in the door on Thursday an
Two companies are partnering to begin manufacturing unmanned aircraft systems and components in North Dakota. Executives from ComDel Innovation Inc. and Altavian announced their partnership Friday at the state Capitol...
Even more of North Dakota is now a testing ground for unmanned aircraft following a decision Wednesday from the Federal Aviation Administration . The FAA approved a request by the...
FINLEY, N.D. — Sherry Midstokke clutched a piece of yellow paper as she moved toward the front of the lone courtroom in the Steele County Courthouse Wednesday. On the paper...