Herald Staff Report
Police cautioned motorists to proceed carefully into intersections with high snowbanks after a Tuesday morning collision ended in injuries and a hospital visit for two drivers. Police, ambulance and firefighters responded to the two-vehicle crash around 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of Second Avenue North and North 21st Street, near the UND campus.
ERSKINE, Minn.—A McIntosh, Minn., man was injured Sunday night in Polk County in a snowmobile crash. The Polk County Sheriff's Office responded at 8:53 p.m. to 350th Street Southeast just east of Erskine, which is about 30 miles east of Crookston. At first, officers only found the apparently crashed snowmobile at the scene but no victim, according to a news release, but they later located the operated and identified him as Sofrony Kutsev, 33. He sustained minor injuries and was cited for operating a snowmobile on a state trail without having a safety certificate.
Riverside Christian School, 601 Second Ave. N.E., East Grand Forks, will hold a pancake breakfast and open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 22. Students will be performing at 12:45 p.m. and the breakfast is a free will offering. Share news about community religious and church events by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org ; include "Faith News" in the subject heading. Please be sure to include an address.
Dane J. Ferguson, a Grafton, N.D., native and Grand Forks business owner, will soon be taking on the role of executive director of the North Dakota Republican Party. Before being hired for the directorship, Ferguson was the chairman of the District 18 Republicans. Ferguson is also the owner and executive manager of Ferguson Books & More in Grand Forks and is a member of the Grand Forks School Board. He also serves the Grand Forks area Chamber of Commerce as chairman of its government affairs committee.
Evolve names director Evolve Grand Forks, a local nonprofit entrepreneurship organization has recently hired Collin T. Hanson as the executive director of the 701 coworking space. Hanson started in his new role Jan. 3. Sundberg earns license Ryan Sundberg of engineering firm KLJ, has earned his professional engineering license in North Dakota. Sundberg holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from UND and works in the Surface Transportation group in Grand Forks.
The phone carrier for the city of East Grand Forks is currently experiencing a regional outage, according a city announcement. Residents in need of assistance can call (218) 309-0001 and follow the automatic prompts to be directed to the correct department.
EGF Senior High 2, Thief River Falls 1 THIEF RIVER FALLS—The East Grand Forks Senior High girls hockey team defeated Thief River Falls in a road game Thursday evening. Madison McDonald and Ashley Ayotte each scored goals in the Green Wave victory, while the Prowlers' lone goal came from Shelby Breiland in the first period. Goalie Mckenzie Whalen notched 13 saves for EGF (4-4-5). The Green Wave host Warroad at 7 tonight. GF Central 7, Grafton-Park River 0
High winds, frigid temperatures and snow combined Thursday morning to produce a ground blizzard, making travel dangerous in the northern Red River Valley. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks issued a blizzard warning for much of the region until 1 p.m. Gusts up to 50 mph caused whiteout conditions in open areas and significant drifting. Wind chills plunged to 25 to 40 below zero. "Out in rural areas it's definitely ground-blizzard conditions," NWS meteorologist Jennifer Ritterling said. "We've heard quite a few reports of people being stranded."
Police have released the name of a man who died in an early Thursday morning rollover crash in north Grand Forks. Jacob Clemetson, 24, of Grand Forks died at the scene of the single-vehicle crash, which police responded to about 1:35 a.m. in the 2000 block of North Washington Street. The vehicle, a red 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, had come to rest on its roof on the east side of the road as a result of the rollover.