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Unmanned aircraft will soon be buzzing overhead at several agricultural research centers around North Dakota. North Dakota State University received approval Friday to expand its unmanned aircraft systems research program from the UND UAS Research and Compliance Committee, a group that vets research proposals. Last year, the committee approved the use of unmanned aircraft at the university's Carrington research center.
East Grand Forks will move forward with a $1.6 million bid for swimming pool repairs. The City Council voted 5-2 on Tuesday night to accept a bid from TF Powers Construction Co. for renovations to the city's aging swimming pool. "Value in a community is different to everybody. ... I put the value of a swimming pool a little higher," council member Craig Bucklew said Tuesday.
Work is underway to finish a stabilization project on a section of land along the Red Lake River that collapsed more than a decade ago near U.S.
A former Crookston Chamber & Visitor's Bureau employee is returning to Minnesota from New Zealand to take the reigns of the organization. Amanda Lien, previously the Chamber's event and communications coordinator, will start as the organization's executive director on June 2. Board of Directors Chairman Corby Kemmer said the decision to hire Lien as the executive director was unanimous. "We just felt she was the right person to bring back," he said.
Six northwest Minnesota businesses and one city have been penalized so far this year after the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency completed its latest round of enforcement investigations. In total, the agency finished 58 investigations in the first quarter of 2015.
East Grand City Council will hold off on discussing bids for the city’s pool renovation until it has answers to legal questions regarding the loan it will use to fund...
Grand Forks resident James Clark is looking for a dog, but not just any dog — one that bit him Tuesday while he and some friends were jogging. Clark said the group was running in Lincoln Drive Park between 6 and 7 p.m. when they crested a hill and surprised a woman walking with her two dogs. "I was focused on the bigger dog that had started running toward me, but then the smaller dog ran around behind me and bit me," he said. "There were a couple of bite marks but it didn't look that deep." Clark said he believes the smaller dog was a beagle.
A former UND secretary is accused of falsifying documents resulting in the theft of at least $57,000 from the university over the course of nearly three years. Lori Ann Pesch, 53, of East Grand Forks is facing felony theft charges stemming from incidents spanning from March 1, 2012, to Sept. 15, 2014. Her attorney Alex Reichert told the Herald his client made a bad decision during a hard time in her life following the 2009 death of her husband Timothy.
A newly formed classic car club is kicking off a summer of weekly car shows Wednesday in downtown East Grand Forks. East Side Rides, which was founded less than two months ago, will hold its inaugural show from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and each Wednesday this summer. The City Council approved a special events permit Tuesday granting the club 20 spaces on the north end of the parking lot located west of Blue Moose restaurant. "We want people to drive their car and have fun," Club President Chad Frost said.
A Roseau, Minn., man convicted of assaulting his girlfriend in their home was sentenced Monday to serve 150 days in jail for the crime. Seven of the nine charges were...