Herald Staff Report
The intersection of Belmont Road and Fourth Avenue South has a new set of lights—though they're not exactly the typical tricolor traffic signal. The city of Grand Forks has installed new stop signs with red LED lighting at the intersection. According to a release from the city, those signs look typical "until a pedestrian pushes one of the pedestrian buttons, which activates the red LED lights on all four stop signs. The LED lights give drivers a positive and heightened message that a pedestrian is actively crossing in the street."
Rich West, part-owner and Lounge Manager at Sky’s restaurant in Grand Forks joins Kim Holmes and Mac to talk about restaurant ownership and the bar business. A Grand Forks native, a former employee of Kim’s and a goaltender for Red River High School back in the day, Rich is the quintessential Grand Forks guy who’s made good in his hometown. You’ll enjoy the discussion. For more, click here.
MINNEAPOLIS—The No. 1 team in the country put an end to UND's season on Saturday. Wisconsin's Emily Clark scored with 2 minutes, 43 seconds left in the third period to lift the Badgers to a 2-1 win over UND in the WCHA Final Faceoff semifinals at Ridder Arena. UND ends the year with a 16-16-6 record. "We had talked about just competing and leaving it all out there, and I really thought we did that today," UND coach Brian Idalski said. "We competed, we played to the best of our ability and none of our kids have anything to hang their heads about."
HALLOCK, Minn. -- Kittson County’s sheriff of 14 years has hung up his badge. After 36 years in law enforcement, Kenny Hultgren retired last week as the head of Kittson County Sheriff Department, according to a report in the North Star News. Born in Kennedy, Minn., Hultgren began his career with the Lake Bronson, Minn., Police Department. He worked for various cities and counties as an officer, including Marshall and Grand Forks counties. He returned in 1987 to Kittson County to work as a sheriff’s deputy.
CROOKSTON -- Crookston leaders are hoping to give residents a clear sign -- for policy, that is.
WARREN, Minn. -- A warehouse that caught fire in mid-January has been demolished. Crews began tearing down the Nordic Fiberglass building at South Montana Street and Minnesota Highway 1 in Warren, according to a report in the Warren Sheaf. A fire broke out at the warehouse that forced nearby residents to evacuate. The company moved the warehouse’s operations and employees to its main office on U.S. Highway 75, or about a mile southwest of the burned warehouse. Warren, a city of about 1,500 residents, is about 30 miles northeast of Grand Forks.
MAYVILLE, N.D. -- The Traill Rural Water District wants to purchase the Mayville water treatment plant or take control of the facility.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A snowmobile manufacturer that operates a facility in Thief River Falls has been cleared of claims it violated patent infringement laws. A judge in Canada’s federal court ruled Monday that 56 infringement claims brought against Arctic Cat were invalid, according to a report from KTRF Radio. Bombardier Recreational Products, a Valcourt, Quebec, company that also makes snowmobiles, brought the lawsuit against Arctic Cat, claiming the Minneapolis-based company copied snowmobiles made from 2007 to 2015.
Nodak recognizes partner Career Agent, David Kent, has been recognized for achieving senior partner status with Nodak Mutual Insurance Company in Grand Forks. Kent earned the recognition for his sales performance and client retention. Kent was also recognized as the business unit leader in the commercial line and as Strive for Excellence qualifier. White becomes senior companion
Sen. Lonnie Laffen reopened the 65th assembly of the state Legislature with a speech about hockey in Grand Forks and congratulated the success of both local high schools. Laffen, R-Grand Forks, rose Wednesday to recognize Grand Forks Central's 7-2 victory over Bismarck in last weekend's state championship game. Wednesday was the first day lawmakers were back in session after a recess that began the previous week.