Herald Staff Report
Rev. John E. Ritchie will begin serving as pastor of Mendenhall Presbyterian Church in East Grand Forks on Wednesday. Ritchie will host his first service at 11 a.m. Feb. 5, and all are welcomed to attend. A welcoming breakfast and lunch will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. Monthly Love Feast
Edgewood Management offers new services Edgewood Management Group has entered into a joint agreement with the Idaho-based company, All Care Health Solutions. The collaboration will enable Edgewood to provide additional health care services, improve communication between caregivers and residents, and enhance the quality of life for patients. Nodak Electric board member earns award
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—The Herald has received a first-place award for general reporting from the Minnesota Newspaper Association, one of several recognitions announced Thursday at the association's convention in Bloomington. The Herald competes among Minnesota dailies with circulations of 10,000 or more, including the Forum, the Duluth News Tribune and the St. Cloud Times.
The Frosty Bobber Winter Carnival is returning to the streets of East Grand Forks on Saturday with fun events for all ages and activity levels. The carnival, backed for the second-straight year by Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals and Cabela's, returns with a smorgasbord of winter fun, including an ice fishing tournament, chili feed, sleigh rides, cocoa and s'mores stations, kid's activity tent, and, of course, cardboard sled races for kids and adults.
Grand Forks Public Library "The Costume Making Guide: Creating Armor & Props for Cosplay" by Svetlana Quindt.
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has been named chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies. "I look forward to working with my colleagues to invest in rural America and programs that help North Dakota's and the nation's producers feed our country, including implementation of the Farm Bill, agriculture research, rural development, energy and conservation programs," Hoeven said in a statement.
The Empire Arts Center will host vocalist, pianist and composer Tony DeSare at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12. DeSare will present a postmodern version of the New York nightclub shows of the 1950s. The performance will take place on the Empire stage in the 1919 Lounge and will feature music from the likes of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and some of DeSare's own songs. Appetizers and beverages handcrafted by Brick and Barley will be served. Tickets to the event range from $45 to $55 and should be purchased in advance, as tables and seating are limited.
THOMPSON, N.D.—A Thompson man killed after being struck by a train Monday morning has been identified. Ron Shannon was pronounced dead at the scene near Fourth Avenue Northeast between Thompson and Reynolds, N.D., shortly before 7 a.m. Monday. He was 44. Lt. Gary Grove with the Grand Forks Sheriff's Office confirmed Shannon's identity Wednesday. No foul play is suspected in the incident. The incident was reported by officials with BNSF Railway early Monday morning.
A 50/50 raffle held this weekend during the UND men's hockey series against Minnesota-Duluth exceeded last year's total, with the winner walking away with almost $60,000. The raffle brought in $116,254, more than the $103,190 raised last year when it was first held at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Participants bought tickets Friday and Saturday during the two-day series. Jamie Melgaard took home $58,127. Arena staff did not have any other information on the winner.