Herald Staff Report
Grand Forks Public Library "Paper: Paging Through History," by Mark Kurlansky. Much Like his earlier works, Kurlansky continues to reveal the fascinating history behind the most seemingly mundane subjects, with this most recent work exploring the transformative and earth-moving power of paper.
Immanuel Lutheran to celebrate 125th anniversary Immanuel Lutheran Church of Vega Township, 25951 400th Ave. N.W., Warren, Minn., will celebrate their 125th anniversary 5 to 7 p.m. today. They will hold a Swedish Midsummer Fest meal followed by a celebratory program. This event is free and open to the public. Augustana Lutheran to host children's activities
DRAYTON, N.D.—Road construction starting Monday will disrupt traffic on Interstate 29 near Drayton. Work will consist of mill and overlay and is expected to be complete by the end of July and will include both southbound and northbound lanes. Speeds will be reduced through the work area.
The Thompson Trot, a 5K walk/run, will begin at 7:30 a.m. July 9 at Southbrook Park, Thompson, N.D. Register at any Thompson, N.D., business or online at thompsontrot.weebly.com. All proceeds will be donated to Thompson charities. The Thompson Trot and the Thompson Park District will host a free family movie in the park after the race at 9:30 p.m.
New in GF/EGF "Free State of Jones": As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army. Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali. (2:19) (R) "The Shallows": A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills. Stars: Blake Lively, Oscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen. (1:27) (PG-13)
Pekin Art Show Days Through Sunday: Travel to Pekin, N.D., to enjoy the annual Pekin Days Art Show and other fun events. For info: www.nelsoncountyarts.com . Billy Gardell in Shooting Star Friday in Mahnomen, Minn.: Comedian and "Mike & Molly" actor Billy Gardell will perform his stand-up routine at 8 a.m. Friday in Shooting Star Casino. Tickets are $20. Info: StarCasino.com/tickets or call (800) 313-SHOW (7469). Liz Callaway in the Empire Arts Center
A construction company working on the UND campus hit a gas line about 3:30 p.m.Thursday , causing law enforcement to evacuate nearby buildings for a reported gas leak, UND Police Sgt. Danny Weigel said. UND police, the Grand Forks Fire Department and the UND Office of Safety cleared the buildings and Xcel Energy shut off the gas. Altru Ambulance also was on scene. Police were doing a final check around 4:30 p.m. and were preparing to leave the scene. Most people in the buildings had left for the day by the time the gas leak occurred, Weigel said.
Three drug overdoses in Grand Forks within the past four days have prompted police to issue a statement warning the public of signs and symptoms of drug activity. "Most of the overdoses in 2016 are suspected to be heroin-related, and two have been fatal," Lt. Derik Zimmel said in a statement issued Thursday. Overdoses made headlines last year in Grand Forks when two people died from fentanyl overdose. The same drug has been prominent in the Fargo area and has caused several fatalities.
The city of East Grand Forks has scheduled two meetings early next week to discuss the Boardwalk loan dispute. The City Council will meet in a closed session 5 p.m. Monday at City Hall to "discuss ongoing litigation and potential settlement of all issues and claims with the Boardwalk entities," according to a public notice on the city's website. The notice cites a section of Minnesota law that allows the City Council to meet behind closed doors for "attorney-client privilege."
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