Herald Staff Report
Altru Health System has launched a $3 million expansion and remodeling project at its Truyu Aesthetic Center at 3165 DeMers Ave. Construction has begun on a 4,500-square-foot, two-story addition on the south side that will increase space for dermatology, surgical and cosmetic services. “The main benefit will be expansion of the Mohs surgery services,” said Sally Grosebauer, Altru spokesperson.
After a five-year run as director of the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, Corey Mock has left his post. His final day was May 3. Mock said he loved every minute of the job, but that it wasn’t a position he planned to stay in for his entire career, as it is almost designed to be a temporary position.
Lake of the Woods
Holmberg elected vice chair of WICHE Sen. Ray Holmberg (R-Grand Forks) recently was elected vice chair of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, the interstate agency for public education in the western United States. He has been a WICHE commissioner since 2013 and will start as chair of the organization this fall. Simplot names Garrett Lofto president and CEO
THIEF RIVER FALLS—Investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to suspects responsible for an early April fire that damaged a bar near Thief River Falls.
NIAGARA, N.D.—A Devils Lake motorcyclist was injured Tuesday afternoon in Grand Forks County when a strong wind gust blew him off course. Cole David Cavanaugh, 23, was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks after he crashed a 2007 Suzuki GSXR750 about 5 miles north of Niagara. He was northbound at 5:05 p.m. on North Dakota Highway 32 when a gust of wind blew the motorcycle onto loose gravel on the east shoulder of the road, according to a news release. Cavanaugh lost control of the motorcycle, which went in the ditch and flipped before ejecting him, the release said.
North Dakota's 2018 deer season is set, with 55,150 licenses available to hunters this fall, 650 more than last year, the Game and Fish Department announced Tuesday. In total, antlered mule deer licenses increased by 150 from last year, antlerless mule deer by 550, antlered whitetail by 150 and antlerless whitetail by 150. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reduced the number of "any antlered" licenses by 100, and reduced "any antlerless" license by 250.
A Grand Forks woman and Minnesota man have been accused of selling meth in East Grand Forks. Ellen Yvonne Bergeron, 27, and 43-year-old Matthew David Hamers of Anoka, Minn., were each charged Monday in Polk County District Court with first-degree sale of a controlled substance, a felony that carries a maximum punishment of up to 30 years in prison.
Area hockey fans will have another way to see the Winnipeg Jets play the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL playoff series between the two teams. Allegiant Air has added a Wednesday afternoon flight from Grand Forks International Airport to the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The Jets will play the Knights games 3 and 4 Wednesday and Friday at the T-Mobile Arena. Games 1 and 2 will be played Saturday and Monday at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.
The North Dakota Petroleum Council kicked off its Planting for the Future pilot program Thursday, planting 3,000 trees for habitat in Kidder County. The program is a partnership with the Outdoor Heritage Fund, ONEOK, Whiting Petroleum and private landowners to plant 58,000 trees and shrubs this year that will help with conservation, soil preservation and habitat for deer, pheasants and other wildlife.