Herald Staff Report
The North Dakota Commerce Commissioner's Office announced five new board members for the state Economic Development Foundation board Wednesday. The members include Tommy Kenville, of Grand Forks, the founder of Tglobal Inc. Kenville is also a consultant with the UND Center for Innovation and found of Unmanned Applications Institute International. Outside of Grand Forks, the new members are Perry Miller, Wahpeton; Gene Veeder, Watford City; Jared Melville, Fargo; and Barry Batcheller, Fargo.
Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux will be among the athletes featured in ESPN magazine’s annual BODY issue, according to the ESPN MediaZone website. The Lamoureuxs will be joined by several U.S. Women’s National Hockey teammates, including Brianna Decker, Kacey Bellamy, Alex Rigsby and Meghan Duggan. ESPN’s BODY issue first published nine years ago “to celebrate and showcase the athletic form through powerful images and interviews,” according to the website.
FISHER, Minn.—A two-vehicle crash in Polk County sent one driver to the hospital Wednesday. Jesse Clay Adkins, 57, of Twin Valley, Minn., was taken to RiverView Health in Crookston for non-life-threatening injuries after his 1995 Buick Riviera collided with a 2016 Ford F150 driven by 38-year-old Peter Walter Mooney of Fisher, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. Mooney was not injured.
A bomb squad was activated Monday evening to investigate a suspicious package left behind a garage in a Grand Forks alley. Grand Forks police were called at 7:23 p.m. to the 1900 block of 10th Avenue North, where they found a small package, according to a news release. Officers initially were unable to determine what the package was and asked for assistance from the Grand Forks Regional Bomb Squad, which secured the contents of the package without incident, according to the release.
ST. PAUL—It's going to cost a few more dollars to enter Minnesota state parks and to register snowmobiles and ATVs in the state as of Saturday, July 1, the the Department of Natural Resources said. The cost of fishing and hunting licenses, including deer licenses, won't increase until 2018.
A teenager who went missing in Grand Forks has been found. Mason Kamrowski was found safe Monday night in East Grand Forks, according to an early Tuesday morning Facebook post by the Grand Forks Police Department. The 17-year-old was last seen on Friday before police issued the alert Monday afternoon.
Anderson public health worker of the year Allen Anderson of the Grand Forks Public Health Department has been named the Public Health Worker of the Year at the 2017 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health annual banquet. The award recognizes North Dakota Public Health Association members who have made a significant contribution to the field of public health in the past year. Dr. Danel recognized
Campaign targets intoxicated boaters The North Dakota Game and Fish Department again will participate in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to increase knowledge about the dangers of boating under the influence. The goal is to reduce the number of accidents and deaths associated with alcohol and drug use on our waterways. Operation Dry Water weekend, June 30-July 2, is the national weekend of heightened enforcement effort directed at boating under the influence laws and recreational boater outreach.
The Grand Forks Police Department said officers had identified three suspects in a shoplifting case that occurred June 18 at a local big box store. The suspects stole carts full of merchandise, according to Lt. Brett Johnson.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued warning about the dangers of the Conium maculatum plant, commonly known as poison hemlock. The plant has been found in southeast Minnesota, spreading quickly in the St. Charles and Lanesboro areas. All parts of the plant - leaves, stems, flowers and roots - are poisonous. Residents should wear long-sleeved shirts, pants and gloves when handling the plant and never ingest any part of it.