Herald Staff Report
A strong clipper system moved across the Red River Valley on Friday, delivering more snow to the northern valley and northwest Minnesota. The National Weather Service office in Grand Forks issued a winter weather advisory for the Cavalier and Grafton, N.D., area with snow accumulations expected to be up to 4 inches. Winds were 12 to 18 mph, and slippery roads were possible.
STRANDQUIST, Minn.—A Halma, Minn., man is in serious condition after a three-vehicle crash Thursday evening in Marshall County. A 2013 Chevy pickup driven by Christopher Britten, 41, was southbound on U.S. Highway 59 about 4 miles north of Strandquist when he attempted to turn left onto Marshall County Road 27 at 6:34 p.m., according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. Britten hit a northbound 2009 Volvo semi head on, the reported stated.
PORTLAND, Ore.—The UND men's basketball team's start to Big Sky Conference play has gotten off on the wrong foot. Portland State ran away from the Fighting Hawks with a 99-62 victory on Thursday at the Stott Center. PSU finished with seven players in double figures. UND (5-6 overall) dropped its fourth-straight game. The Vikings went on a 24-2 run over a nine-minute stretch in the first half. UND was led by sophomore forward Conner Avants finished with 16 points on 8-for-9 shooting from the floor, while Quinton Hooker added 12.
A Level 3 predatory sex offender will be living in the rural Erskine, Minn., area, according to a statement by the Polk County Sheriff's Office Thursday. According to the state Department of Corrections, Lonny Jerome Cote, 61, has a registered address of U.S. Highway 59 Southeast in the Erskine area. He has a history of sexual contact with female victims between the ages of 4 and 14.
The National Weather Service in Grand Forks said Thursday morning blowing snow and ground drifting is creating hazardous weather conditions in the Red River Valley. A quick-moving clipper-type weather system could bring 2 to 4 inches of snow along a line from Langdon, N.D., to Bemidji, according to a hazardous weather outlook.
American Crystal Sugar promotes Barrett Jesness has been hired as a supervisor in charge of molasses desugarization for the East Grand Forks American Crystal Sugar factory. Jesness is a UND graduate with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and has been with American Crystal Sugar since 2011. Adam Jordan receives title
• The Midnight Masquerade: New Year's Eve Gala sponsored by Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals is from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on New Year's Eve in the Alerus Center, Door 4, Grand Forks. Along with a DJ, cash bar and more, an interactive murder-mystery performance by Conduit Theatre will occur. Must be 21, and masks and formal dress are encouraged. Info: Facebook and Eventbrite for tickets.
The UND Aerobatic Team has won the International Aerobatic Club Collegiate National Championship Team Award for the ninth year in a row. In addition, four of the top five individual champion awards were claimed by members of the team. "These results truly show the depth, determination and discipline pilots educated at the University of North Dakota display day in and day out. The unique training and experiences offered through the aerobatic flight course and our aerobatic team highlight UND's commitment to excellence," said head coach Michael Lents in a UND news release.
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