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 I was a kid, riding in a car for more than one hour at a time was a tortuous affair. Even if I had enough books to keep myself occupied, there wasn't a guarantee my three other siblings had the same amount of distractions.
Police haven't had to exercise East Grand Forks' newest law aimed at preventing underage drinking quite yet, but Police Chief Mike Hedlund says it's still a good thing to have in place. The City Council approved the social host ordinance, which holds responsible people who knowingly provide an environment for underage drinking, early last month. "It's one of those types of ordinances that has limited use," Hedlund said.
Campers of the Sherlock Campground in East Grand Forks are being encouraged to show off their patriotic side for a decorating contest. The campground is hosting its second annual Most Patriotic Campsite Contest, with judging set to begin on the Fourth of July, though campers were encouraged to decorate whenever they arrive, Park Manager Catherine Johnson said. Not every campsite has to be decked out in stars and stripes — maple leaf decorations are more than welcome. "We have Canadians here, too, so we just called it 'most patriotic,'" Johnson said. Last year, about 20 campsites part
RURAL GRYGLA, Minn. — A stiff dead beaver laid on the tailgate of Tim Worthington's pickup. He had just lugged the animal up the steep banks of a drainage ditch after removing it from a trap set near the dam it and and others had built. "This one will probably be about 40 pounds," he said Wednesday after hefting it onto his tailgate.
It took dozens of fundraisers ranging from concerts and yard sales to 5K runs, but it seems Shirley Iverson and Ann Longtin will be able to bring a splash park to Crookston. Over a span of more than two years, the pair has gathered enough donations and pledges to cover the $83,500 cost of building the park. "I forget how much stuff we've done because we're always doing stuff," Iverson said with a laugh. This year, Longtin even asked her birthday party guests to donate to the project instead of giving her gifts. With the money raised, the project is now on the City Council's agenda for a vo
There are facial products I like, and then there are products I would ride a horse into battle for while wearing a kilt, screaming and toting a sword. Astringent is one of the latter. I've used a number of brands over the years and have seen similar results with all of them. Currently, I'm applying Equate Deep Cleaning Astringent. I was introduced to this product during the throes of my teen years, when the War on Acne raged, and its battlefront was my face. Before that day, I had tried everything from creams to scrubs to noxious smelling Noxema.
Mike Peterson always looked forward to Fridays as a child. Every time he would go shopping with his mother, he'd remind her it was — or almost was — Friday,...
East Grand Forks officials are eyeing the city's north end as a potential place to develop another park. Two City Council members came to the table Tuesday with ideas for the area.
Trespassers on city and private property in East Grand Forks' south end are giving residents a headache as city officials try to figure out a solution. Evidence of vehicle traffic and gatherings is visible on the properties lining the Red Lake River, specifically just north of 13th Street Southeast and moving toward Eighth Street Southeast.
With eight spinning propellers and a hum rivaling a hive of bees, a small unmanned aircraft piloted by Connor Grafius shot off the ground and hovered overhead Friday afternoon near the UND Center For Innovation. A nearby video monitor displays Grafius and his business partners from a camera mounted on the airframe.