Herald Staff Report
Grand Forks Public Library
MINNEAPOLIS—Brian Halonen and John Keranen each scored two goals as No. 2 seed Delano beat No. 4 East Grand Forks Senior High 6-3 on Saturday in the fifth-place game of the Minnesota state Class A boys hockey tournament at Mariucci Arena. Delano scored the game's first goals before East Grand Forks cut the lead to 4-3 with less than four minutes left in the third period. All of the Green Wave scoring came in the third period as Cody Wolff, Hunter Olson and Casey Kallock registered goals.
Executive Director of the Grand Forks Community Violence Intervention Center, Kristi Hall-Jiran, has been elected to serve on the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence board of directors. Hall-Jiran will begin service on the board this month.
GRYGLA, Minn. -- A committee has announced what is in store for the Grygla centennial celebration. The Grygla Centennial Committee recently sent out mailers highlighting events for the celebration set for Aug. 25-27, according to a report in the Grygla Eagle. Events include a parade, games, fireworks, a demolition derby and a fashion show. Grygla is a Marshall County city of about 220 residents about 40 miles northeast of Thief River Falls.
FINLEY, N.D. -- A small Steele County town has received a large grant for community development. Finley, a city of about 440 residents about 65 miles southwest of Grand Forks, recently was awarded $210,000 from the Lake Agassiz Regional Development Council, according to a report in the Steele County Press. The city is planning several infrastructure improvement projects, including the purchase of a backup generator for its water tower, the report stated.
HILLSBORO, N.D. -- A downturn in North Dakota’s economy has put a damper on a proposed hotel for Hillsboro, but an investor said the project isn’t dead just yet. Investors still are interested in building a hotel at 802 W. Caledonia Ave., Jon Bertsch, a Hillsboro farmer who has invested money into the project, said in a Hillsboro Banner report. Depreciated oil and ag prices have made it tough to find the investors needed for the multimillion-dollar project, the report stated.
CROOKSTON -- Crookston’s downtown may look different in the future as leaders and developers sort through the details of creating “an incredible gateway” into the historic part of town. The City Council spent seven hours March 4 discussing strategic planning, with the possibility of altering the skyline of downtown Crookston, according to a report in the Crookston Daily Times. City leaders discussed the possible demolition of the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council building at 102 N. Broadway to create a gateway into the historic district.
DEVILS LAKE -- Devils Lake leaders greenlighted an apartment project that developers say should help address the demand for affordable housing. The City Commission last week reviewed a 24-unit apartment complex known as Mauve Estates, according to a report in the Devils Lake Journal. Diane Weick and Thomas Serie hope to secure funding from a local investor and the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency, the report stated.
PISEK, N.D.—A Grafton, N.D., man who died in a crash near Pisek has been identified. In a news release, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said Wyatt Feltman, 25, died at the scene of the crash about 7 miles east of Pisek, about 50 miles northwest of Grand Forks. Feltman lost control of his 2014 GMC Sierra while driving Thursday morning on 62nd Street Northeast, the release said. The pickup struck a shelter belt. Feltman was discovered at 6:58 a.m. Thursday by an uninvolved motorist. It's unknown if he was wearing a seat belt.
The UND College of Business and Public Administration soon will have an interim dean to fill the place of Margaret Williams, its outgoing leader. A university news release announced Thursday that Steve Light, associate vice president for academic affairs, has been selected by UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo to head up the college on an interim basis beginning April 19.