Herald Staff Report
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $750,000 in two federal grants to UND and Cankdeska Cikana Community College, according to a Monday news release. UND received $466,080 to provide educational services for low-income and first generation students. Cankdeska Cikana Community College received $288,00 to support the Spirit Lake Talent Search program and its efforts to tutor students and enhance literacy skills.
A driver was cited after a three-vehicle crash occurred Monday afternoon near the intersection of Washington Street and DeMers Avenue in Grand Forks. The wreck occurred around 3 p.m. Monday near the former Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at the busy intersection. One woman involved in the incident was transported for evaluation, said Grand Forks Police Cpl. Troy Vanyo. The driver of one of the vehicles was cited for careless driving, he said.
A sex offender designated as a high risk to reoffend has been released from the Grand Forks County Correctional Center. Juan Ramon Hernandez, 46, lives at 401 N. Fourth St., Apt. 2, and is required to register for life as a sex offender, a news release from the Grand Forks Police Department states. He also goes by the aliases John Hernandez and Tito Hernandez. The Police Department issued the sex offender notification Monday as required by North Dakota law.
WARREN, Minn.—Pilots will spray for mosquitoes Monday night in Warren, according to a news release. The aerial mosquito control application is set for 7 to 11 p.m., but inclement weather would push it back to the same time Tuesday. Specially trained and licensed pilots will assist with the spraying. The control product is designed for residential areas, is safe and will not harm people, pets or gardens, according to the release. Residents may wish to stay indoors during the application.
• Ryan Clark of Devils Lake was awarded a Theodore Roosevelt Honor Leadership Program award. Clark will receive $3,000 a year with admittance to the honors program, renewable annually for up to four years by remaining in the program. • The following students made the spring dean's list and honor roll at Dakota College of Bottineau: Jeffery Campani of Grand Forks, Tanner Mundahl of Hatton, N.D., Macy Martinson of Rolette, N.D., Kristi Jones of Rolla, N.D., and Darby Deckert of Rugby, N.D.
Fort Totten Little Theatre will present "Shrek, the Musical." The theater south of Devils Lake will host several performances of the musical, which is based on a 2001 DreamWorks film and William Steig 1990 book, all of which share the same name. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday nights and last through through July 31. There also will be a performance July 25. Sunday matinees will be at 2 p.m today and July 31.
An East Grand Forks man faces possible drunken driving charges after colliding into a vehicle driven by former Grand Forks County prosecutor Peter Welte. Dale H. Mock, 37, was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer into the rear of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Welte, according to a news release issued by North Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt. Robert Kennedy.
Grand Forks will host an international conference on theoretical chemical physics next week. Led by UND chemistry professor Mark Hoffmann, the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics' conference will be Sunday through Friday at the Alerus Center, according to a news release issued Saturday. The conference will attract 300 scientists to Grand Forks from across the world to discuss chemical physics, according to the release. Representatives from Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Japan and China are expected to attend.
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United Lutheran to hold campfire worship United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks will hold a campfire worship at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The church will show and outdoor movie, "Zootopia," and serve treats. St. Anne's Guest Home to host celebration