Herald Staff Report
Prep baseball 6 Minn. Section 8A Tuesday At Bemidji State Winners bracket second round Fosston 13, Lake of the Woods 2 Blackduck 3, Win-E-Mac 1 Winners bracket third round Fosston 12, Blackduck 0 Loser-out game at Cass Lake Win-E-Mac 9, Lake of the Woods 3 At Fertile Winners bracket second round Badger-Greenbush-Middle River 6, Norman Co. East/Ulen-Hitterdal 3 Red Lake County 4, West Marshall 1 WMA 000 001 0 1 3 1 RLC 400 000 x 4 4 1
The Sunshine Memorial Foundation and its partners will host a groundbreaking event at 4 p.m. Tuesday. A brief ceremony at the location, west of Altru Hospital in Grand Forks and north of Sertoma Park, is set for 4:45 p.m, according to a news release from Sunshine Hospitality Home. The home will provide lodging for patients and families who travel to Grand Forks to receive medical care. The house will be able to accommodate as many as 52 people per night.
It's Emerald Ash Borer awareness week in North Dakota, and more than 25 communities, including Grand Forks, have pledged to help raise awareness about the invasive insect. The Emerald Ash Borer is native to Asia and kills ash trees within years. The insects first were detected in Detroit in 2002. Since then, the insect has been found in 30 states and two Canadian provinces. The insect has not yet been discovered in North Dakota, but it can be found as close as the Twin Cities and Duluth.
The Grand Forks Police Department is investigating a break-in that reportedly took place early Tuesday morning on the south side of town. Lt. Brett Johnson said officers were called to a home in the 200 block of 27th Avenue South at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. A detective has been assigned to the case. It is believed items were taken to the home. Police do not have any suspects in custody at this time. The investigation into the break-in is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Grand Forks Police at (701) 787-8000.
WEST FARGO—West Fargo's baseball team has kept it interesting in its first two games of the East Region tournament, but the Packers have used the sixth inning to show why they are the top seed of the tournament. "Guys are learning from their previous at-bats," West Fargo coach Brett Peterson said. "We got a little more selective. We waited for our pitch. That's the difference between this year's team compared to last year's. Everyone has been here before. This team has had a state tournament appearance. Seems like we're playing better baseball at the end."
WEST FARGO—Fargo Davies had early struggles in an East Region semifinal game against No. 8 seed Grand Forks Red River. The Eagles (20-13) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second on a double from Matt Veit, but everything went wrong in the top of the third. An error, wild pitch, walk and balk helped led to two Red River runs before Daniel Pierce destroyed a baseball over the fence to put the Roughriders up 3-1. The roles reversed in the bottom of the third.
Construction is set to begin May 30 on several Interstate 29 overpasses near Grand Forks. The University Avenue Bridge in Grand Forks at exit 140, the Manvel Interchange Bridge at exit 152 and the Pulaski Interchange Bridge at exit 171 will all undergo bridge deck overlays and guardrail work.
Track and field 6 N.D. state meet In Bismarck, Friday Class A Boys team totals (5 events) 1. Century 33. 2. Legacy 24. 3. G.F. Red River 22. 4. (tie) Bismarck and Minot 20. 6. (tie) Williston and Fargo Davies 16. 8. (tie) Fargo South and Fargo North 13. 10. West Fargo 10. 11. Wahpeton 7. 12. Mandan 1. Finals
FARGO—West Fargo senior Stephi Dullum threw a one-hitter and struck out eight as the Packers blanked Grand Forks Red River in the North Dakota East Region semifinals on Friday at Mickelson Diamonds. Katie Gilbertson also went 2-for-3 with four runs batted in, including a two-run home run for the No. 1 seed Packers. Tori Nichols-Kraft was 2-for-3 with a double and Mariah Peters was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI. Quinn Kuntz registered Red River's lone hit. Red River, the No. 5 seed, plays No. 6 Valley City in a state qualifier at 11 a.m. today.
An East Grand Forks native has been appointed the acting U.S. marshal for North Dakota. Daniel Orr, a law enforcement veteran of 31 years, was appointed to the position Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to a news release. Orr took the oath for the office and will serve as the acting marshal until the U.S. Senate approves President Donald Trump's nominatee.