Herald Staff Report
• The 102nd annual Walsh County Fair continues at 7:30 a.m. Friday and into the evening and from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Park River, N.D. Info: Walsh County Fair on Facebook. • QuiltED CON 2016 is Friday through Sunday in the Alerus Center, Grand Forks. National and local quilting teachers will be featured. Info: North Star Quilters Guild Events on Facebook.
The Northwest Minnesota Women's Fund, which works for improve the quality of life for women and young girls in the region, is accepting grant applications through Nov. 15. The Women's Fund will consider grant applications for up to $15,000. Applications for the grant must support the mission and vision of the Women's Fund and can be used for speakers, educational materials, program delivery expenses, research projects and professional development. Applications can be mailed or delivered to the Northwest Minnesota Foundation Office at 201 Third St. N.W., Bemidji MN 56601.
Two people were injured Tuesday afternoon after a pickup hit a grain truck near East Grand Forks. Mohamud Sharmarke, 31, of Grand Forks, was westbound at 2:50 p.m. while driving a 1986 Ford LT9 truck on U.S. Highway 2 when he attempted to turn left to head south on 440th Avenue Southwest, crossing the highway in the process, according to a news release. A 2016 Chevrolet LSL pickup driven by Karen Warmack, 52, of East Grand Forks, was eastbound on Highway 2 when it struck the grain truck. Sharmarke and Warmack suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
MIDDLE RIVER, Minn.—A Crow Wing County man has died after his boat capsized on Thief Lake. Richard Sheik, 66, of Pequot Lakes, Minn., was found about 3:30 p.m. Monday along the south shore of Thief Lake about 13 miles northeast of Middle River, according to a news release from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. His body was taken to the Marshall County Medical Examiner's Office in Grand Forks for an autopsy.
Marshall County residents are advised to be on the lookout for a scammer using high-pressure tactics to sell lightning rods. A man calling himself Wendell Clark is going around telling people they need lightning rods on their homes and rubber sealant surrounding steel, and he isn't taking no for an answer, according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. The man has a crew of workers who begin working while he speaks to homeowners, and he has written bills for thousands of dollars for an afternoon's work, authorities say. Clark has requested people pay in cash.
Cross country 6 N.D. Class B East Region In Cooperstown, Saturday Girls team totals
A motorcyclist involved in a Saturday crash in Grand Forks was sent to the hospital. Grand Forks police responded to DeMers Avenue and Washington Street for a report of a motorcycle crash with an SUV.
A Grand Rapids, Minn., woman walking Friday evening along U.S. Highway 2 near East Grand Forks was hit by a vehicle. Brittany Greniger, 18, was walking west at 8:12 p.m. in the left lane near Milepost 3 when she was struck by a 2012 Honda Odyssey, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The driver, Kelly Berg, 36, of East Grand Forks, was not injured, and though Greniger was treated for injuries, they appeared non-life-threatening.
N.D. 9-man football playoffs Saturday's first round Richland 18, Linton-HMB 10 Cavalier 50, Hatton-Northwood 20 Kidder County 24, New Rockford-Sheyenne 22 Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 49, North Border 24 Divide County 36, Hettinger-Scranton 32 Kenmare-Bowbells-BC 70, Drake-Anamoose 12 Towner-G-U 44, Tioga 0 St. John 42, Bowman County 0 Cavalier 50, Hatton/Northwood 20 H/N 0 6 0 14--20 Cav. 12 22 8 8--50
DEVILS LAKE -- A St. Michael, N.D., man died Saturday morning in a rollover crash near Devils Lake. The 46-year-old, whose name was being withheld pending family notification, was northbound...