Herald Staff Report
Police are warning residents to be on the lookout after a string of burglaries hit north Grand Forks this month. There has been an increase in residential break-ins in September, with police investigating nine burglaries since Sept. 9, according to a news release. Most of the burglaries have occurred north of DeMers Avenue between North 20th Street and North Third Street, police said. "These burglaries have generally occurred during the evening hours, and in every instance the homeowners were away from home," the release stated.
The intracity boys high school tennis dual between Grand Forks Central and Red River, scheduled for today, has been moved to Wednesday due to inclement weather. The dual will be played at 3:30 p.m. at Register Courts. The dual is likely for the No. 1 seed in next week's East Region tournament. Central and Red River are both 7-0 in the region. Each has one dual remaining after they play each other.
An 18-year-old East Grand Forks man arrested Monday, Sept. 25, has been charged with two felonies for allegedly selling methamphetamine and cocaine in North Dakota. James Robert Michaud Jr., was detained early Monday morning by Grand Forks Police, jail records show. He has been charged with two Class B felonies for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. He also faces four misdemeanors for drug possession and paraphernalia charges, according to court filings. Michaud was scheduled to make an initial court appearance Tuesday morning.
Citizens can apply to serve on Lake of the Woods input committee People interested in volunteering to discuss Lake of the Woods fish and habitat can apply to participate in the Lake of the Woods fisheries input group, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. Applications must be completed by Monday, Oct. 10, and are available online at mndnr.gov/lakeofthewoods.
Work to replace railroad crossing at several streets in north Grand Forks will close the roads. BNSF Railway will shut down the crossings at Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth avenues north near North Washington Street, according to a news release from City Hall. Work should begin Monday and last through Thursday evening.
Lake of the Woods There has been great walleye action right outside Lighthouse Gap and along the south shore in anywhere from 11 feet to 17 feet of water, Lake of the Woods Tourism reports in its weekly update. Good reports also are coming from 27 to 30 feet of water a few miles out from Lighthouse Gap and in front of Morris Point Gap. Anchoring and a jigging with a shiner minnow has been the ticket, but large schools of walleyes continue to roam the main basin of Big Traverse Bay, where trolling crankbaits in 31 to 34 feet of water has been effective.
Little Big Town is coming to town. The popular country music band will perform March 17 at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, according to a news release from the venue. The stop is part of the band's The Breaking Tour, which begins in February in Oklahoma City. Founded in 1998, Little Big Town rose to fame with hits like "Boondocks," "Little White Church" and "Pontoon." The band has won numerous awards. Country band Midland and singer Kacey Musgraves will join Little Big Town during the 26-city tour.
LARIMORE, N.D. -- A Larimore man faces two felony homicide charges following a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Grand Forks County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a crash at 9:15 p.m. Monday a half-mile east of Larimore on County Road 4 where Paul Albert Lilja, 43, had been traveling east in a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup.
N.D. pheasant counts decline BISMARCK—North Dakota's roadside pheasant survey conducted in late July and August shows total birds and number of broods are down statewide from 2016. According to R.J. Gross, upland game management biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, total pheasants observed per 100 miles are down 61 percent from last year. In addition, brood observations were down 63 percent, while the average brood size was down 19 percent.
Sportsmen's and conservation groups across the country are applauding a secretarial order signed Friday by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to expand hunting and fishing opportunities and enhance conservation efforts.