Herald Staff Report
Little Big Town is coming to town. The popular country music band will perform March 17 at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, according to a news release from the venue. The stop is part of the band's The Breaking Tour, which begins in February in Oklahoma City. Founded in 1998, Little Big Town rose to fame with hits like "Boondocks," "Little White Church" and "Pontoon." The band has won numerous awards. Country band Midland and singer Kacey Musgraves will join Little Big Town during the 26-city tour.
LARIMORE, N.D. -- A Larimore man faces two felony homicide charges following a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Grand Forks County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a crash at 9:15 p.m. Monday a half-mile east of Larimore on County Road 4 where Paul Albert Lilja, 43, had been traveling east in a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup.
N.D. pheasant counts decline BISMARCK—North Dakota's roadside pheasant survey conducted in late July and August shows total birds and number of broods are down statewide from 2016. According to R.J. Gross, upland game management biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, total pheasants observed per 100 miles are down 61 percent from last year. In addition, brood observations were down 63 percent, while the average brood size was down 19 percent.
Sportsmen's and conservation groups across the country are applauding a secretarial order signed Friday by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to expand hunting and fishing opportunities and enhance conservation efforts.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking applications through Sept. 25 for 12 people to service on the DNR's Fisheries Oversight and Wildlife Oversight committees. Appointees will review the DNR's annual Game and Fish Fund Report in detail and, after discussions with agency leaders and others, write a report on the findings of this review. About half the current members' terms expire Dec. 14 and are subject to this open application, the DNR said in a news release.
Lake of the Woods
Two men were injured Tuesday evening after a car they were in hit a house in Grand Forks with his vehicle. At 6:25 p.m., Goma Jogi, 34, of Grand Forks was northbound in the 800 block of South 12th Street when his 2012 Toyota Camry hit the house, according to a new release. He intended to turn west onto Eighth Avenue South, but he hit the accelerator pedal instead of stopping at the stop sign, Grand Forks police said.
North Dakota’s Cara Mund not only snagged the crown as the state’s first Miss America on Sunday, she won another important prize. “Now she can have her pick of any man in Grand Forks,” according to Brad Cutler, golf ball divoter.
ROSEAU, Minn.—A one-vehicle crash injured a Warroad, Minn., man Monday in Roseau County. At 12:34 p.m., Timothy Ralland Harrison, 57, was eastbound on Minnesota Highway 11 in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado when the pickup went into the north ditch on the east outskirts of Roseau, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The pickup struck a sign near 14th Avenue Northeast before coming to rest at the bottom of a diversion ditch, state troopers said.
GRAFTON, N.D.—A Walsh County man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for violating a restraining order, making violent threats and committing multiple burglaries throughout the region. Victor Moreno IV, 36, of Hoople, N.D., pleaded guilty Friday in Walsh County District Court to 17 charges, including theft of property, burglary, violation of a protection order, simple assault and terrorizing. Judge Richard Geiger ordered Moreno to serve four years of a five-year sentence, though the defendant received 220 days' credit for time served.