Herald Staff Report
Question of the week Q. Can I harvest firewood from state forests to heat my home? A. Yes. You can purchase a fuelwood permit to harvest firewood from a state forest from your local DNR Forestry office. Firewood harvesting is generally limited to cutting only dead wood that already is lying on the ground in designated areas of the forest. Fuelwood permits can be issued for up to 12 cords per year per household, and are intended for personal use only.
The North Dakota House of Representatives reconsidered two bills this week, and both times saw a reversal from the original vote. Most notable was the decision to reconsider HB 1163, which relates to retail sales on Sunday. At present, most retailers are not allowed to open for business prior to noon on Sundays, but HB 1163 would repeal that rule and allow businesses to open earlier in the day. Monday, HB 1163 failed in a House vote, 44-50. Tuesday, House members voted to reconsider the bill; later that day, it passed 48-46. It now heads to the Senate.
Hope Church to host national speaker Mark Gungor, a national speaker and founder of the "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" conference will speak at Hope Church, 1601 17th Ave. S., Grand Forks, at 9 and 10 a.m. Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Memory Cafe
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The Grand Forks Central Band will host a fundraising pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Ground Round restaurant, 2800 32nd Ave. S. Tickets are $5 and proceeds will help fund a trip to attend a concert by the Winnipeg Symphony. For additional information call (701) 746-2205.
Altru announces manager of learning, development Altru Health System has announced Sara Dvorak as its new manager of learning and organizational development. Dvorak has a Bachelor of Science in nursing from North Dakota State University and has been with Altru since 2004. Pifer's Auction & Realty relocates
Grand Forks Public Library "The Hostage's Daughter: A Story of Family, Madness and the Middle East," by Sulome Anderson, takes an intimate look at the effect of the Lebanese Hostage Crisis on Anderson's family, the United States and the Middle East today. Anderson tells moving stories from her experiences as a reporter in the region and challenges our understanding of global politics, the forces that spawn terrorism and especially Lebanon.
New to GF/EGF "Rings": A woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in seven days. Stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Laura Wiggins, Aimee Teegarden. (PG-13) (2:42) "The Space Between Us": The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street-smart girl to discover how he came to be. Stars Britt Robertson, Asa Butterfield, Janet Montgomery. (PG-13) (2:01) Returning
FISHER, Minn.—Two men were sent to the hospital after an armored truck they were in rolled several times Monday morning in Polk County. At 9:23 a.m., a 2016 Ford E350 Super Duty truck driven by Adam Bruce, 45, of Harriman, N.Y., was eastbound about 4 miles northwest of Fisher on U.S. Highway 2 when the vehicle lost control on icy roads, according to a crash report from the Minnesota State Patrol. The vehicle rolled multiple times before landing.
A driver and a passenger were injured Monday near East Grand Forks after a vehicle they were in went airborne before rolling onto its roof.