Herald Staff Report
Q. Why do I feel so sleepy after eating Thanksgiving dinner? Does it have to do with something in the turkey? A. Rumor has it that tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey, is why you need a nap after snarfing down the bird traditionally prepared for Thanksgiving, but experts and studies argue turkey has no more tryptophan than any other food consumed on the fourth Thursday of November.
North Dakota New York Life hires Jason Gregory has been hired by the North Dakota General Office of New York Life Insurance as an agent for the company.
Grand Forks Public Library "A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age," by Daniel J. Levitin, shows us how to separate fact from fiction in a world rife with numerical and verbal misinformation. This book includes many explanations and examples of how mishandled statistics and faulty arguments can be used to sway your opinions and concludes with an overview of the scientific method.
The Altru Clinic in Drayton, N.D., was without electricity or phone service for about an hour Tuesday after the power lines servicing the facility were damaged by ice buildup. Altru public relations representative Annie Berge said power at the primary care facility was restored about 12:30 p.m. While power was out, Drayton area patients were redirected to Altru's main line to figure out an alternative for care. With the lights now back on, the Drayton clinic is fully functional.
A man riding a skateboard collided with a car Monday evening in Grand Forks, police say. Nicklas Hoilund, 22, was skateboarding in the crosswalk on the north side of the intersection of DeMers Avenue and North 42nd Street in Grand Forks when motorist Kirksel Frech, 20, made a left turn in front of him. After a preliminary investigation, police believe the turn caused Hoilund to hit the car. Hoilund was evaluated by paramedics at the scene of the incident but declined transport to the hospital.
Winter weather is on its way to the Red River Valley tonight. The Grand Forks office of the National Weather Service announced Monday afternoon a fast-moving winter storm that could bring a wintery mix into the region over tonight and Tuesday. According to a weather service release, light freezing rain or drizzle could leave trace amounts of rain on the ground across southeast North Dakota and west central Minnesota. Weather service meteorologist Greg Gust said motorists and pedestrians could find slick roadways and walkways Tuesday.
New to GF/EGF "Allied": In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. Stars Brad pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris. (R) (2:04) "Bad Santa 2": Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Stars Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox. (R) (1:32)
EAST GRAND FORKS—An East Grand Forks man was killed after striking a deer and then rolling his vehicle Sunday evening. Jason Kent Johnston was driving north on Polk County Road 23 north of 150th Street Northwest in Brandt Township shortly after 6 p.m. when he struck a deer, went into a ditch and rolled over, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Johnston was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 42. Authorities say Johnston was ejected from the vehicle. He was the sole occupant of the car. The accident remains under investigation.
• The Greater Grand Forks Music Teachers Association presented their annual Harvest Recitals Oct. 30. Presenting member teachers included Linda Hanson-Bell, Kathryn Greene, Mary Jane Halverson, Gloria Bethke, Karen Dalager, Karen Braaten and Arleen Norton.
CROOKSTON—A jury has found a Crookston man guilty of sexually assaulting two children several years ago in Climax, Minn. After a four-day trial, jurors returned a guilty verdict Thursday afternoon in the case of Brett Allen Goulet, 34, who was charged with two first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual conduct. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.