Lake of the Woods Big walleyes are still "on fire," Lake of the Woods Tourism reports in its weekly update. Jigging or pulling spinners with live bait in the mud basin of Big Traverse Bay in 24 feet to 32 feet of water is a good bet early and late in the day, and trolling crankbaits in the deep mud has been effective throughout the day. Areas east of Long Point and north of Zippel Bay continue to kick out fish, along with the west bar of Garden Island and the Little Oak Island area.
UND professor and Associate Dean of Geography Brad Rundquist has been appointed interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences effective Aug. 16, Provost Tom DiLorenzo announced Monday. Rundquist has previous leadership experience as chair of several units, including the sciences and humanities, and as associate dean.
A Thief River Falls man has been accused of having almost 50 grams of meth and drug paraphernalia when he was stopped by an East Grand Forks Police officer. Ethan Alexander Johnson, 19, appeared Monday in Polk County District Court on three drug charges, the most serious being a second-degree controlled substance crime, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
Forty years after he was killed in late-night police call, Police Officer Kenneth M. Olson was saluted by about 100 riders in a motorcycle procession Saturday on the Greenway in East Grand Forks. This was the sixth year the Red River Valley Chapter of the Iron Pigs Motorcycle Club organized the ride in memory of Olson. The 25-year-old East Grand Forks officer was shot and killed July 19, 1978, while investigating a report of a prowler at a home. The club, a national organization of police officers and firefighters, chose to honor Olson when it started.
A missing toddler from Grand Forks believed to have been abducted by her mother Thursday afternoon has been found safe. A family member brought 18-month-old Jaylee Azure and her mother, 21-year-old Jasmine Davis, to the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office Thursday evening, almost seven hours after the child was taken from a social services office in Grand Forks by Davis, Sheriff's Deputy B.J. Maxson confirmed to the Herald.
911 lines in the Grand Forks area have been restored after a "large scale" outage. Emergency lines for the city's Public Safety Answering Point went down briefly Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release. Similar services for other cities, including Fargo and Moorhead, were affected by the outage. Many outages also were reported across Minnesota, including several suburban counties of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
911 lines in the Grand Forks area were restored Tuesday after a “large scale” but brief outage.
Vice President Mike Pence touched down at Grand Forks Air Force Base about 1:52 p.m. Wednesday. Pence was welcomed at his plane by Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and Gov. Doug Burgum.
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Shortly after midnight Friday morning, firefighters were dispatched to a fire in an apartment garage at 2832 20th Ave. S. that had spread to the adjacent apartment building, according to a Grand Forks Fire Department press release. All residents were able to get out of the building safely, but one firefighter was injured during the response. The injured firefighter was treated and released from Altru Hospital. There is damage to both the garage and apartment building, an official on the scene said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.