Herald Staff Report
Sportsmen's and conservation groups across the country are applauding a secretarial order signed Friday by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to expand hunting and fishing opportunities and enhance conservation efforts.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking applications through Sept. 25 for 12 people to service on the DNR's Fisheries Oversight and Wildlife Oversight committees. Appointees will review the DNR's annual Game and Fish Fund Report in detail and, after discussions with agency leaders and others, write a report on the findings of this review. About half the current members' terms expire Dec. 14 and are subject to this open application, the DNR said in a news release.
Lake of the Woods
Two men were injured Tuesday evening after a car they were in hit a house in Grand Forks with his vehicle. At 6:25 p.m., Goma Jogi, 34, of Grand Forks was northbound in the 800 block of South 12th Street when his 2012 Toyota Camry hit the house, according to a new release. He intended to turn west onto Eighth Avenue South, but he hit the accelerator pedal instead of stopping at the stop sign, Grand Forks police said.
North Dakota’s Cara Mund not only snagged the crown as the state’s first Miss America on Sunday, she won another important prize. “Now she can have her pick of any man in Grand Forks,” according to Brad Cutler, golf ball divoter.
ROSEAU, Minn.—A one-vehicle crash injured a Warroad, Minn., man Monday in Roseau County. At 12:34 p.m., Timothy Ralland Harrison, 57, was eastbound on Minnesota Highway 11 in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado when the pickup went into the north ditch on the east outskirts of Roseau, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The pickup struck a sign near 14th Avenue Northeast before coming to rest at the bottom of a diversion ditch, state troopers said.
GRAFTON, N.D.—A Walsh County man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for violating a restraining order, making violent threats and committing multiple burglaries throughout the region. Victor Moreno IV, 36, of Hoople, N.D., pleaded guilty Friday in Walsh County District Court to 17 charges, including theft of property, burglary, violation of a protection order, simple assault and terrorizing. Judge Richard Geiger ordered Moreno to serve four years of a five-year sentence, though the defendant received 220 days' credit for time served.
ST. JOHN, N.D.—State troopers have released the names in a fatal Saturday night crash in north-central North Dakota. Taitum Eller, 18, of St. John died at the scene of the crash, which was about 1.5 miles northwest of St. John. She was the passenger of a 2004 Honda all-terrain vehicle that was struck by a 2013 Cadillac Escalade at 7:57 p.m. on Rolette County Road 43, according to a news release.
BISMARCK—North Dakota's roadside pheasant survey conducted in late July and August indicates total birds and number of broods are down statewide from 2016. According to R.J. Gross, upland game management biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, the survey shows total pheasants observed per 100 miles are down 61 percent from last year. In addition, brood observations were down 63 percent, while the average brood size was down 19 percent. The final summary is based on 279 survey runs made along 103 brood routes across North Dakota.
WARROAD, Minn.—A Warroad woman was injured Sunday night after a motorcycle she was driving was rear-ended in Roseau County, according to law enforcement reports. Mavis Jean Bolek, 54, was driving a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle east on Minnesota Highway 11 when a 2006 Buick Lucerne driven by Orville Roland Larson of International Falls, Minn., hit the bike from behind at 6:12 p.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Bolek was attempting to turn south onto County Road 2 about 5 miles southeast of Warroad.