Herald Staff Report
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.—North Dakota's Air Rifle Team placed first overall among 26 teams, and Brandon Alexander of Devils Lake won the national individual air rifle title during the 4-H National Shooting Sports Championships, held June 27-29 in Grand Island, Neb.
Grant aids Delta Waterfowl drone research BISMARCK — Delta Waterfowl's research using drone-mounted, thermal-imaging cameras to locate nesting ducks and other wildlife has gotten a boost from a $10,000 grant from the DSC Foundation, a charitable arm of the Dallas Safari Club.
Lake of the Woods Walleye fishing remains hot, despite the recent mayfly hatch in parts of the lake, and pulling spinners with crawlers or minnows in 16 feet to 30 feet of water is putting lots of fish in the boat, Lake of the Woods Tourism reports in this week's update. Gold, glow and bright colors continue to be solid choices.
A recent uptick in aquatic vegetation along docks and boat ramps across North Dakota is a good reminder for anglers and boaters to follow aquatic nuisance species regulations, the Game and Fish Department says. "Aquatic plants can be the most abundant in the warmer months due to a combination of available nutrients, light and steadily increasing water temperatures," Jessica Howell, ANS coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in Jamestown, said in a news release.
Grand Forks Police are investigating a Friday night report of a loud explosion. Officers responded at 9:35 p.m. to Adams and East Prairie drives after dispatchers received several calls from residents. Police were unable to locate the source or any damage from the explosion, according to a news release. Those with information regarding the incident should call the Grand Forks Police Department at (701) 787-8000.
A motorcyclist was seriously injured early Wednesday morning after being hit by a semi near Grand Forks, according to the North Dakota State Highway Patrol. Sheldon Demontigny, 26, Grand Forks, was taken to Altru Hospital after the crash that happened at 3:27 a.m. at 23rd Avenue Northeast and 17th Street Northeast, or about 6 miles northwest of Grand Forks, according to a news release.
STEELE COUNTY, N.D.-- Two people were injured and one was taken to the hospital by helicopter after a pickup failed to yield and crashed into a sedan Tuesday evening west of Galesburg, N.D. The Highway Patrol said a Chevrolet Silverado driven by 23-year-old Ryan Ust failed to yield the right away at an intersection and hit the passenger side of a Chevrolet Malibu driven by 37-year-old Bekka Dahl, who had a 8-year-old boy in the car.
DEVILS LAKE—A junior college softball coach in Devils Lake has been fired for alleged inappropriate relationships. Ben Morris, the coach for the Lake Region State College softball team, has been dismissed in connection with consensual relationships he was engaged in.
A power outage that closed the Grand Forks Senior Center Monday has prompted officials there to cancel some Tuesday activities. The senior citizen facility at 620 4th Ave. S. announced via Facebook it was experiencing electrical issues that forced it to cancel Meals on Wheels. Xcel Energy fixed the problem and the facility will open Tuesday morning, said Jami Schumacher, public relations manager for the senior center.
THOMPSON, N.D.—The Grand Forks Sheriff's Department is investigating a break-in that occurred early Sunday morning in rural Thompson, N.D. Officers were called early Sunday by a man who said he awoke to two or three men in his residence carrying flashlights and wearing masks. The man told deputies one of the masked men had a baseball bat and told him not to move.