Herald Staff Report
DEVILS LAKE -- A newspaper that covers the Devils Lake region has been redesigned. This week, the Devils Lake Journal started printing on a 22-inch web, narrowing the width of its paper from 25 inches. It’s a change General Manager J. Reed Anderson announced in May.
An East Grand Forks Thai restaurant is selling a popular condiment in local stores. Little Bangkok has bottled its ginger dressing for sale at the restaurant and Hugo’s Family Marketplace in Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls. Some grocery stores in the Twin Cities also carry it.
The Department of Natural Resources is looking for information on the vandalism of about 2 miles of fencing on the Sem Wildlife Management Area in Marshall County south of Grygla, Minn. In a news release, the DNR said a local cattle producer discovered the damage while checking fencing on his adjacent property. The landowner shares the fencing, which was erected for cattle grazing, with the DNR. The DNR found parts of the 2-mile segment had been destroyed, others heavily damaged.
THIEF RIVER FALLS—A Thief River Falls man died Wednesday from an apparent drowning in Pennington County. Myron Sunram, 40, was found at a gravel pit in Norden Township west of Thief River Falls, according to a news release from the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. Deputies and other emergency staff responded to the report of a possible drowning at 6:36 p.m. Wednesday. Sunram was taken to Sanford Hospital in Thief River Falls, where he was pronounced dead.
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Grand Forks Police responded to a fight Monday reported as involving a handgun. Officers were called to the 800 block of North 43rd Street at 6:10 p.m. for a disturbance involving two men. One of the men told officers he had been in an altercation with a family member who had left the scene but was located a short time later, according to a police news release. Police called the incident isolated and did not seize any firearms in the investigation. There does not appear to be a threat to the public.
Head Start programs that serves the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians has received a nearly $1.5 million grant. The Administration for Children and Families' Office of Head Start announced the fund to support early education and early childhood development resources for families on the reservation, which is about 90 miles northwest of Devils Lake.
MENTOR, Minn.—Boaters on Maple Lake were uninjured after being rescued from a burning boat on the Polk County lake Saturday. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said it received a report of a boat on fire on the lake, about 2 miles south of Mentor. The agency had a patrol boat on the lake, which responded and extinguished the flames. Passengers on the burning boat were brought aboard the patrol boat and brought to shore, where their boat was also towed. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.
WINNIPEG—Canadian folk music icon Bruce Cockburn, 11-time Grammy Award-winning producer and musician Daniel Lanois—whose production credits include U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson, among others—and Canadian pop music favorites the Barenaked Ladies are among the performers taking the stage for this year's Winnipeg Folk Festival. The festival gets underway at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 6 and wraps up Sunday evening, July 9 at Birds Hill Provincial Park about 20 minutes northeast of downtown Winnipeg on Provincial HIghway 59.
INKSTER, N.D. — A 27-year-old Grand Forks man was seriously injured Friday evening when he lost control of his motorcycle on a gravel road outside of Inkster.