Herald Staff Report
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• Friends of the East Grand Forks Campbell Library Book Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in the library. Info: Call (218) 773-9121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Two unmanned aircraft systems companies with Grand Forks ties announced a partnership for global operations Wednesday. Flight service firm SkySkopes and Robot Aviation, a major Norwegian UAS manufacturer, will team up on missions to collect thermal and infrared data in a series of test flights around the Western Hemisphere, according to a news release. The two companies will be using a Robot Aviation aircraft for the flight operations, which are expected to start in a few months. Both companies' U.S. operations are headquartered in Grand Forks.
New to GF/EGF "Deepwater Horizon": A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Stars Dylan O'Brien, Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson. (1:47) (R) "Masterminds": A night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history. Stars Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon. (1:34) (PG-13)
Organizers planning a symposium next month to honor the work of Leon Osborne have set a date. "A Lifetime of Impact: A Symposium Honoring the Professional Accomplishments of Leon Osborne," will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Clifford Hall, Room 210, on UND's campus. Known throughout the region for his weather forecasts, Osborne has been at UND since 1979 and currently is a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of atmospheric sciences, director of the Regional Information Center and the Surface Transportation Weather Research Center.
Grand Forks and East Grand Forks have scheduled mosquito spraying to take place Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Crews will be spraying one half of the targeted area each night to increase the effectiveness of the spray. Mosquito control trucks can be identified by their yellow flashing lights. For more information and trap counts visit www.gfmosquito.com .
Kathy Fick has been named the 2016 Woman of the Year by the North Dakota Women's Network. Fick has served as the director and campus minister of Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Ministry at UND for 27 years. The nomination for the award came through Kylie Oversen. A reception to recognize Fick will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in Canad Inn in Grand Forks.
• The Larimore (N.D.) Fire Department has been awarded a $22,858 grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The funds will be spent on training sessions for Larimore firefighters. • Dominic Mangino of Grand Forks and Therese Kulas of East Grand Forks were nominees for the University of Mary's 2016 Homecoming court. Both are juniors. Mangino is majoring in respiratory therapy. Kulas is seeking her degree in vocal performance.
Who says 13 is an unlucky number? One Herald reader walked away $200 richer Saturday afternoon after rolling four of a kind on the giant dice. And 13 more people took home $125 cash prizes in the Herald's "Roll with Us" campaign. In all, 50 lucky contestants won almost $4,000 in cash and prizes. "We had a lot of winners. It was impressive," said Herald Circulation Director Beth Bohlman.
The Love Feast meal will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zion United Methodist Church, 1001 24th Ave. S. Grand Forks. Christus Rex Lutheran Church will serve lemon pepper chicken, rice, vegetables and a dessert. Blood pressure checks will be available at the event. For more information, call (218) 791-6958.