Herald Staff Report
Gov. Doug Burgum declared a state of emergency Friday for nine counties in northeast North Dakota seeing spring flooding. The counties include Bottineau, Cavalier, McHenry, Pembina, Pierce, Renville, Rolette and Towner. Burgum declared a state of emergency for Walsh County March 24. According to a news release, snowmelt flooding has caused damage to culverts and bridges and washed out gravel roads in several counties. Bottineau, Cavalier and McHenry Counties each are estimating flooding could cause more than $200,000 in damage to roads and bridges.
PEKIN, N.D.-- An Enderlin, N.D., man who died in a rollover crash Thursday morning in southern Nelson County has been identified. Kevin Lemma was killed when a 2012 Dodge Ram traveling south on N.D. Highway 1 failed to navigate a turn and rolled about 8 miles south of Pekin. He was 23. Another man, 27-year-old Jordan Borland of Michigan, N.D., was transported to Nelson County Health Center Hospital by ambulance, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Investigators say neither man was wearing a seatbelt when the pickup overturned about 6 a.m. Thursday.
American Crystal Sugar promotes two Randy Stark has been promoted to the role of shift supervisor in the American Crystal Sugar Co.'s Drayton, N.D., factory. Tim Fugleston was also promoted as the new production superintendent at its Crookston factory. Stark has been with American Crystal Sugar for five years and Fugleston since 2002. Mayville State employees recognized
Last August, Oxford Realty ventured into its first hospitality venture with the purchase of the Super 8 in Grand Forks. The residential realty and apartment management company has been operating in Grand Forks since 2008. The Super 8 was in the process of being renovated, and Oxford Realty purchased the property and completed the renovations this month.
Gateway Storage will be renamed Five Star Storage as part of a rebranding strategy. Fargo-based Five Star Development purchased the facility at 5118 Gateway Dr. two years ago. The company acquires, develops and manages self-storage rental property throughout the upper Midwest, and the facility on Gateway is its first operation in Grand Forks.
Long or short—the distance doesn't seem to matter for Gracie Wright. The Hillsboro-Central Valley athlete excels regardless of the length of the race. Wright, a junior at Hillsboro High School, is coming off a Red River Valley Conference Indoor meet in which she won four open events, the 60-, 200-, 300- and 600-meter runs. Wright has shown that versatility throughout her high school career in track and cross country. She concentrates on short- and middle-distance races in track season.
Nelson named to Worlds roster Former Warroad High School and UND standout Brock Nelson was one of 15 players named to USA Hockey's IIHF Men's World Championship team. The World Championship begins next month in France and Germany. Nelson plays for the New York Islanders. He had 20 goals and 45 points this season for the Isles, who missed the playoffs. Nelson helped Team USA to a bronze medal at the event last year. Nelson's former UND coach, Dave Hakstol, will be an assistant coach for Team Canada.
PEKIN, N.D.—An Enderlin, N.D., man was killed and another man injured in a rollover crash in southern Nelson County Thursday morning. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a 2012 Dodge Ram driving south on N.D. Highway 1 failed to navigate a curve and rolled into a ditch about 8 miles south of Pekin about 6 a.m. Thursday. A 23-year-old Enderlin man was pronounced dead at the scene. A 27-year-old Michigan, N.D., man was transported by ambulance to the Nelson County Health Center.
DEVILS LAKE -- Four will be on the ballot for Devils Lake Public School Board seats. Barbra Vondell and Britton Lagasse are challenging incumbents Steve Halldorson and Cory Meyer, whose positions expire this year, according to a report by KZZY Radio. The deadline to file for the June 13 election was this week. The two with the most votes will serve three-year terms.
CROOKSTON -- More than 100 people attended the Mayor’s Meetup on April 6 at the University of Minnesota-Crookston.