Herald Staff Report
CROOKSTON—A jury has found a Crookston man guilty of sexually assaulting two children several years ago in Climax, Minn. After a four-day trial, jurors returned a guilty verdict Thursday afternoon in the case of Brett Allen Goulet, 34, who was charged with two first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual conduct. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.
Zion United to host Love Feast Zion United Methodist Church will serve its Free Love Feast Meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at University Lutheran Church, 2122 University Ave., Grand Forks. For questions call (218) 791-6958. Annual Harvest Festival to be held tomorrow
The Grand Forks Senior Center's Seventh Annual Silver Campaign is now underway through Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. Donations can be mailed to 620 Fourth Ave. S., Grand Forks, ND 58201 or donated online at www.gfseniorcenter.org/donate . Gladys Amundson will match donations up to $25,000. St. Anne's Guest Home has joined GivingTuesday, a global day of giving on Nov. 29. The day is meant to inspire people to give back during the heaviest shopping season. Donations will be accepted at www.stannesguesthome.org/onlinegiving.html .
Augustana Lutheran Church, 520 University Ave., Grand Forks, will host a prayer service for those involved in the Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline protest at 7 p.m. Nov. 22. Bishop Terry Brandt of the Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will lead the service. Brandt and the Rev. Larry Thiele, pastor of the Dacotah O'yate Lutheran Church in Tokio, N.D., will be available to answer questions and discuss their visits to the protest site.
ST. PAUL—Investigators have identified a juvenile who posted threatening messages online regarding an unnamed school in northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a message posted Wednesday in an online chat room threatening violence against a northern Minnesota school, according to a news release issued Thursday morning. Agents did not name the school or the juvenile identified as the suspect in the incident, but the BCA said there is no ongoing threat to any schools.
JLG earns state recognitions The North Dakota chapter of the American Institute of Architects has presented two design awards to projects led by JLG Architects. The UND Wilkerson Commons project received the Honor Award and the Williams County Highway Complex project in Williston received the Merit Award. American Crystal Sugar hires American Crystal Sugar has recently announced Matt Miller has accepted the position of Maintenance Engineer in Hillsboro. Miller started in the position Oct. 31. Swanson receives award
Bud Grant, the legendary Vikings coach, will make an appearance in Grand Forks early next year. Grant, who coached the Vikings to all four of the franchise's Super Bowl appearances, will be a guest speaker at the Chamber of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks' annual meeting, which will be held Jan. 26 at the Alerus Center. Grant retired after the 1983 season but returned for one year in 1985, according to ESPN. At 89 years old, he remains a popular figure among Vikings fans.
• The 53rd annual North Dakota-Manitoba District Metropolitan Opera auditions and concert begins at 6 p.m. today with a vocal master class with Robert Breault, an international-level performer and University of Utah professor. The auditions begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall in the Hughes Fine Arts Center on the UND campus, followed by a concert and awards ceremony. After the concert, a master class by Keith Wolfe, artistic director of Opera Birmingham, is set for 2:30 p.m. Free to the public. Info: (701) 213-7994.
OGDEN, Utah—Junior setter Sydney Griffin headlined a group of four UND players honored on the all-Big Sky Conference first team announced Wednesday by league officials. Griffin was named Most Valuable Player in the league, the first such award for a UND player. UND's Tamara Merseli was named the Newcomer of the Year while Faith Dooley and Chelsea Moser each were named all-Big Sky first team picks. UND's four players on the first team is a first in Big Sky Conference history.
New to GF/EGF "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them": The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Stars Eddie Redmayne, Gemma Chan, Ezra Miller. (PG-13) (2:13) "Bleed for This": The inspirational story of world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sport's most incredible comebacks. Stars Miles Teller, Christine Evangelista, Katey Sagal. (R) (1:56)