Hoff Lutheran Church of rural Adams, N.D., is holding its annual Pancake Breakfast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the American Legion Hall in Lankin, N.D. All are welcome. The United Methodist Church in Larimore, N.D., is holding its annual fall dinner, craft and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children age 6-12 and free for preschool age kids. Carryout will also be available. The church is handicap accessible. For more info, call (701) 343-2458.
Shover to lead UAS business development for EDC Wes Shover has joined the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp. (EDC) as the UAS sector development manager to lead business recruitment in the unmanned systems industry. He has more than 10 years of military, commercial and entrepreneurial experience in the industry as a trainer, logistics manager and business owner. Bande named chair of Internal Medicine
Ryan Leaf, a former NFL quarterback whose retirement from play was followed by a spiral of addiction, will be sharing his story Wednesday night at the University of Minnesota-Crookston. Leaf is the featured speaker for the university's National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week programming. He was the second overall draft pick in the 1998 NFL draft—following Peyton Manning—and began a hotly anticipated professional career with the San Diego Chargers.
Church dinners and bazaars Grafton Lutheran Church is holding its annual Fall Turkey Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the church in Grafton, N.D. Cost is $12 for adults and take-out meals and $5 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. For take-out meals, call (701) 352-2638.
Altru new hires Dr. Erica Wiegandt has joined the optometry team at Altru Health System in Grand Forks. She earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology from UND and completed her Doctorate of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Ore. Dr. Megan Christensen has joined the anesthesia team at Altru in Grand Forks. She earned her medical degree from UND and completed her anesthesiology residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Altru earns award
The Ready to Work event, hosted by the Downtown Rotary Club, is 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in The Hub Pub, 205 N. Third St., Grand Forks. This event is to collect warm winter clothing for Northlands Rescue Mission residents who walk long distances to work in the winter. Use the alley entrance to drop off donations. Also, a 50/50 cash drawing will benefit the Ernie J. Norman Center. Free light apps will be served, the Vikings/Ravens football game will be on. See Downtown Rotary's Ready to Work page on Facebook for more info.
CLIMAX, Minn. -- A Nielsville, Minn., man died in a collision with a truck in Polk County Tuesday morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Jason Jerome Nelson, 36, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer north on U.S. Highway 75 about 2 miles south of Climax just before 7 a.m. when he crashed into the back of a 1993 GMC Aero tractor-trailer.
Former Grand Forks County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Lee announced his candidacy Monday for sheriff in the 2018 election.
The UND Homecoming parade is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Saturday and run from the Gorecki Alumni Center, at University Avenue and Strinden Road, and follow University east to 25th Street, on the west side of University Park. The UND football team will play the University of Northern Colorado Bears at the Alerus Center at 2:30 p.m.
Sons of Norway Historic Church Tour The Sons of Norway Historic Church Tour near Fairdale and Lawton, N.D., is at 1 p.m. Saturday, starting at Aadelen Church, 1 mile south and 4 miles north of Fairdale, N.D. Included in the tour are St. Stevens Church (Flom Church), former site of the Odalen Church, Vang Church and St. Catherine's Church. For more info, call (701) 284-6514. Memory Cafe