Herald Staff Report
A Global Hawk based at Grand Forks Air Force Base helped its aircraft model hit more than 200,000 flight hours logged since it was rolled out for service nearly 15 years ago. The high-altitude unmanned aircraft is utilized by the U.S. Air Force for intelligence gathering missions, with Global Hawks under the branch's command accounting for 88 percent of the flight hours totaled, according to a news release. The remaining hours were tallied by Global Hawks flying for NASA, the U.S. Navy and Germany
South 20th Street in Grand Forks will be closed at the intersection with 47th Avenue South on Tuesday due to a reconstruction project, according to the city's press release. The release said that the parking lots by South Middle School will be accessible from the east on 47th Avenue. The entire 47th Avenue reconstruction project is scheduled to complete by the end of August, weather permitting, the release says.
LARIMORE, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol screened 37 vehicles Saturday at a sobriety checkpoint on Highway 18, about 10 miles south of Larimore. One driver was tested during the two-hour checkpoint, but no arrests were made, according to a news release from the Patrol. After the checkpoint, troopers patrolling the area made one DUI arrest and also issued two traffic citations and six warnings.
Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will conduct citywide mosquito spraying beginning at 9 tonight. Crews are expected to be done spraying by 1 a.m. The mosquito control trucks are marked with yellow flashing lights and will travel at 10-15 mph while spraying. Equipment is expected to be noisy. Wind speeds higher than 10 mph or inclement weather may delay the spraying. Citizens are urged to take extra precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitos because West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes and birds, as well as human cases, in Grand Forks County.
THIEF RIVER FALLS—The Minnesota State Patrol released more information on a crash south of Thief River Falls that killed two people Saturday night. Six people and two vehicles were involved in the accident, according to the Patrol. The two who died were in the same car. One of the occupants in the other car suffered a "serious injury" while the rest had non-life threatening injuries.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota elected delegates crafted a harsh resolution criticizing Sen. Heidi Heitkamp for endorsing Hillary Clinton. The resolution claims Heitkamp is being “disrespectful to the people of our...
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MANVEL, N.D.—A semi hauling diesel rolled and spilled up to 300 gallons of diesel Saturday along Interstate 29 north of Manvel. Multiple agencies responded to the crash at approximately 10:20 a.m., where a punctured diesel tanker was seen in the east ditch between the northbound lane of I-29 and Liberty Lane.
Blues on the Red returns to Town Square in downtown Grand Forks Saturday. The Jimmys from New Glarus, Wis., headline the event with the Lisa Wenger Band from the Twin Cities opening. The show starts at 5 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. Visit www.downtowngrandforks.org for more information. Tuesday • University will host Family Fun Night 5 p.m.-8 p.m. followed by Movie in the Park: "Cinderella" at sundown. This event is free and open to the public. Call (701) 746-2750 for more information. Thursday
• McFarlane Inc. will host a Community Heroes campaign in Grand Forks. The campaign will honor one person in the Grand Forks area that has made a positive difference in the lives of others or in the community. Residents can nominate a person by Nov. 1 at bryantcommunityheroes.com.