Herald Staff Report
Riverside Lutheran Church to host bazaar Riverside Lutheran Church of Wannaska, Minn., will host a bazaar 3 to 7 p.m. today. The event will feature crafts, garden produce and a bake sale. The menu includes barbecue, potato salad, vegetable soup, pie, desserts, coffee and milk. All are welcome. Calvary Lutheran Church hosting Memory Cafe
• ParaCon 2016, the sixth annual Paranormal Convention, is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minn. Info: www.StarCasino.com . • Nominations are being sought for the Annual Arts Awards, which is from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Fire Hall Theatre in downtown Grand Forks. The nomination deadline is Oct. 15. Info: novac.org. • The African Children's Choir concert is at 7 p.m. today in Calvary Lutheran Church, 1405 S. Ninth St., Grand Forks. Admission is free, and donations are welcome after the concert. Info: (701) 772-4897.
Police are investigating an early Thursday morning burglary after receiving a report of an assault and gunshots fired near UND. Grand Forks Police were sent to 320 Cambridge St. after a man flagged down UND Police at 2:23 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release. The man, whose name was not released, told officers he discovered a white man about 5 feet 11 inches tall inside his home. The reported intruder, whom the victim described as between 200 and 220 pounds, struck the man in the face before fleeing, according to the release.
Hugo's Family Marketplace is joining Feeding America in promoting The Great American Milk Drive. Through Oct. 31, customers can donate to the organization at any Hugo's location in North Dakota or Minnesota. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, there will be a representative from Great Plains Food Bank promoting the event.
Grand Forks police are investigating a threat regarding Lake Agassiz Elementary School, but classes will continue as usual. A Lake Agassiz teacher received a "concerning message" Wednesday night on her Twitter account, said Jody Thompson, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for Grand Forks Public Schools. He declined to specify what the message said since it is under investigation by the Grand Forks Police Department, but he said the school does not consider the threat credible and teachers will hold class as normal.
New to GF/EGF "The Birth of a Nation": Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising. Stars Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr. (2:00) (R) "The Girl on the Train": A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. Stars Haley Bennett, Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux. (1:52) (R)
Kennedy Bridge on Gateway Drive between Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will be partially closed Oct. 10-14 for inspection. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane each day during regular business hours and drivers are asked to slow down, eliminate distractions and obey all signs.
GRAFTON, N.D.—A Grafton woman accused of locking children in cages and forcing one to eat dog food as punishment will change her plea. Jordan McKay Nelson, 24, filed a plea agreement Tuesday in Walsh County District Court for a Class B felony child abuse charge. She also faces seven Class C felonies—three counts of child abuse and four counts of felonious restraint.
Agencies in northeast North Dakota will receive rural business development grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help develop or expand rural businesses with fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in revenue. Regional recipients include the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, $103,994; the Pembina County Jobs Development Authority, $30,000; and the City of Michigan, $26,910. The grants were announced by members of the North Dakota congressional delegation.
Don't miss all the action at the Sugar Beet Classic Friday at the Alerus Center. At 4:30 PM Grand Forks Central will face off against West Fargo. Then, at 7:30...