Herald Staff Report
Lake of the Woods
MINNEAPOLIS—East Grand Forks Senior High outshot Luverne 50-20 en route to a 5-2 win on Thursday afternoon in the consolation semifinals of the Minnesota state Class A boys hockey tournament at Mariucci Arena. Hunter Olson, Carter Beck, Nick Lund, Nick Derrick and Dylan Egeland all scored goals for the Green Wave. Luverne goalie Kaden Ericson stopped 45 shots, while Senior High's Tucker Brown made 18 saves. Ben Serie and Kasyn Kruse scored goals for Luverne, which took No. 1 seed Hermantown to overtime in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
North Dakota ranks among the worst states in the union for drunk driving, according to data compiled by one research website. Backgroundchecks.org ranked North Dakota the second worst state for driving under the influence in a report released Thursday. The group cited 50 DUI-related fatalities in the state in 2016, and 6,351 DUI arrests. Drunk driving related deaths made up 38 percent of all traffic deaths in the state in 2016.
HOLT, Minn.—A 45-year-old motorist was injured Wednesday night by a deer he hit in Marshall County after the animal went through his windshield.
A Grand Forks-based unit of the North Dakota Army National Guard is deploying to Washington, D.C. The 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment is mobilizing for a yearlong mission in support of Operation Noble Eagle, an integrated air defense system to protect the airspace around the national capital through a collaborative effort with other Department of Defense agencies. The 200-plus members of the local unit are scheduled to replace those from the 3rd Battalion, 265th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, a Florida Army National Guard unit.
LAKE BRONSON, Minn.—Officers say alcohol may have been a factor in a Tuesday night rollover in Kittson County that left a Vesta, Minn., man in critical condition.
The intersection of Belmont Road and Fourth Avenue South has a new set of lights—though they're not exactly the typical tricolor traffic signal. The city of Grand Forks has installed new stop signs with red LED lighting at the intersection. According to a release from the city, those signs look typical "until a pedestrian pushes one of the pedestrian buttons, which activates the red LED lights on all four stop signs. The LED lights give drivers a positive and heightened message that a pedestrian is actively crossing in the street."
Rich West, part-owner and Lounge Manager at Sky’s restaurant in Grand Forks joins Kim Holmes and Mac to talk about restaurant ownership and the bar business. A Grand Forks native, a former employee of Kim’s and a goaltender for Red River High School back in the day, Rich is the quintessential Grand Forks guy who’s made good in his hometown. You’ll enjoy the discussion. For more, click here.
MINNEAPOLIS—The No. 1 team in the country put an end to UND's season on Saturday. Wisconsin's Emily Clark scored with 2 minutes, 43 seconds left in the third period to lift the Badgers to a 2-1 win over UND in the WCHA Final Faceoff semifinals at Ridder Arena. UND ends the year with a 16-16-6 record. "We had talked about just competing and leaving it all out there, and I really thought we did that today," UND coach Brian Idalski said. "We competed, we played to the best of our ability and none of our kids have anything to hang their heads about."
HALLOCK, Minn. -- Kittson County’s sheriff of 14 years has hung up his badge. After 36 years in law enforcement, Kenny Hultgren retired last week as the head of Kittson County Sheriff Department, according to a report in the North Star News. Born in Kennedy, Minn., Hultgren began his career with the Lake Bronson, Minn., Police Department. He worked for various cities and counties as an officer, including Marshall and Grand Forks counties. He returned in 1987 to Kittson County to work as a sheriff’s deputy.