Herald Staff Report
UND students were at the digital polls Wednesday casting their votes in the Student Government election.
A law enforcement shooting competition set for next month in East Grand Forks will be in memory of a fallen North Dakota officer. The 2017 Memorial Shoot is dedicated to Rolette County Sheriff's deputy Colt Allery, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Jan. 18. The competition, hosted May 20 by Gungnir Defense Solutions at the East Grand Forks Rod & Gun Club, is open to all active law enforcement officers and qualifying civilians.
N.D. Highway 18 has reopened between the Canadian border and Pembina County Road 55. Floodwater had recently closed the highway, but has receded to allow travel, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation on Wednesday.
An elementary school in south Grand Forks was locked down Tuesday after a student left the grounds. Discovery Elementary School locked its doors at 11:20 a.m., Grand Forks School District spokeswoman Tracy Jentz told the Herald. The student was located safe and nearby about 11:55 a.m. Jentz said instruction continued during the lockdown, which lasted about 20 minutes. She said parents would be notified about the lockdown Tuesday afternoon.
THIEF RIVER FALLS—A 19-year-old man was sent to the hospital Monday morning after a crash involving a semi near Thief River Falls. Jordan Douglas Harbott was treated at Sanford Health in Thief River Falls for non-life-threatening injuries after the 2013 Dodge Dart he was driving crossed the centerline at 7:15 a.m. Monday on Minnesota Highway 32 and hit a 2001 International semi, according to a news release from the Minnesota State Patrol. The Thief River Falls resident was northbound on the highway about 3 miles south of the city.
For a second time in two weeks, flooding on the Pembina River is impacting travel. The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol Sunday morning temporarily closed N.D. Highway 18 from County Road 55 to the Canadian border near Neche due to water over the roadway. Motorists are required to use an alternate route until the closure is lifted.
The following represents March 31-April 6 votes of Grand Forks lawmakers at the North Dakota Legislature, underway in Bismarck. Not all bills are represented, and especially those that pass or fail with near-unanimous votes.
Taylor Reilly spends a lot of time jumping over bars in the spring. The Drayton/Valley-Edinburg junior is an outstanding all-around athlete. She was an all-region pick in both volleyball and basketball this school year. But Reilly has made her biggest mark in athletics in track with her skills in the pole vault. Reilly opened this track season by clearing 8 feet, 6 inches to win the event at the Pembina County Indoor meet. She also competes in the high jump, as well as runs on relays.
Vasichek Outstanding City Official Amie Vasichek, Lakota, N.D., city auditor, has been named the 2016 Outstanding City Appointed Official by the North Dakota League of Cities. Vasichek became auditor in March 2009 and serves on a variety of committees, including Lakota Good Samaritan Society Advisory Board, Lakota Economic Development Board, Lakota Farmer's Market and the North Dakota Forestry Council. Campbell named Amazing Outside Director
• The 50th annual Hawley Art Show is from 1 to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Hawley Community Center on Main Street in Hawley, Minn. Info: 50th Annual Hawley Art Show on Facebook. • The rock band Foreigner performs at 8 p.m. today in Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen, Minn. Tickets start at $40. Info: www.StarCasino.com/tickets .