Herald Staff Report
North Dakota's pronghorn lottery has been held, and individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department's website, gf.nd.gov. A total of 1,075 licenses were available in 10 units. More than 11,100 applications, including 377 gratis, were received. All licenses were issued.
Exceptionally dry conditions in northwest Minnesota have prompted the state Department of Natural Resources to urge extreme caution when using farm equipment. The fire danger Wednesday was listed as "very high" across northwest Minnesota, and the conditions have contributed to several small fires over the past week, the DNR said. To reduce the chances of starting a wildfire when working in the field, the DNR recommends following these steps: • Make sure machinery is well maintained and working properly to prevent overheating and the formation of sparks.
A brief Tuesday evening standoff involving a man with knives at a Grand Forks apartment ended peacefully, police said. Grand Forks police were dispatched shortly before 5:30 p.m. to an apartment complex in the 1100 Block of 14th Avenue South for a report of a suicidal subject, according to a news release issued Tuesday evening. Officers learned the man had two knives, and the apartment building was evacuated, the release said.
Grand Forks Police are warning residents to take precautions in light of numerous reports of vehicle break-ins. Officers have responded to multiple thefts from vehicles in the past month, according to a department Facebook post. Since June 1, the department has recorded 61 reports of vehicle break-ins, the Grand Forks Police Department said.
Nearly six hours after a passing motorist reported a woman trying to escape a car leaving the Buxton area Friday night, the Traill County Sheriff’s office arrested Glenn Troy Stegmann, 43, without incident. Shortly after 6 p.m., the Sheriff’s office heard of a female passenger in a White Dodge Caravan trying to open her door and “possibly yelling for help.” After spotting a Caravan driving southbound I-29, the sheriff and a deputy made the driver, later identified as Stegman, pull over north of the Hillsboro exit.
DEVILS LAKE—A Grand Forks man has drowned while unloading his boat on Devils Lake, law enforcement said Tuesday. The 64-year-old died Monday afternoon at CHI St. Alexius Health, Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Nelson said. The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family, was trying launch his boat into Six-Mile Bay when the wind pulled the watercraft out onto the lake, Nelson said. The man attempted to swim after the drifting boat but went under, Nelson said. It's likely the victim grew tired and could no longer swim, Nelson said.
A couple of key deadlines are coming up this week, for hunters in North Dakota. Wednesday, Aug. 8, is the deadline to apply for pronghorn licenses, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department said Monday. A total of 1,075 licenses are available in 10 open units: 1A, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4C, 5A, 6A and 7A. All licenses are valid for any pronghorn. Wednesday also is the deadline to apply for remaining deer gun licenses. North Dakota residents who didn't draw a deer tag in the initial gun season lottery can apply for more than 3,000 antlerless licenses that remain in 11 units.
North Dakota's fall duck flight is expected to be up 12 percent from last year, based on observations from the annual mid-July waterfowl production survey, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department reported Monday. This year's duck brood index was up 37 percent from last year and showed 5.11 broods per square mile, an increase of 39 percent. Average brood size is unchanged at 6.76 ducklings per brood.
N.D. early goose season opens Aug. 15 North Dakota's early Canada goose season opens Wednesday, Aug. 15, and bag limits and licensing requirements are the same as last year, the Game and Fish Department announced. The Canada goose hunting season is divided into three zones: Missouri River, western and eastern. The Missouri River Canada goose zone has the same boundary as last year, while the western zone has the same boundary as the high plains duck unit, excluding the Missouri River zone. The eastern zone has the same boundary as the low plains duck unit.
Clay Odenbach and Jacob Dick combined to throw a no-hitter and pitch Thompson into the championship game of the North Dakota Class B American Legion baseball tournament. Odenbach pitched the first three innings and Dick the final two as Thompson beat Velva 11-0 in Langdon on Friday in a matchup of the final two unbeatens in the double-elimination tournament. Thompson clinched a spot in Sunday's championship game with the win.