Herald Staff Report
Scenes and action from the 2017 Class B girls basketball tournament Thursday night in Grand Forks. Photos by Joshua Komer
The grand opening of The 701 unfolded in front of a room packed with entrepreneurs, freelancers and others interested in checking out the space for themselves. The 701 in downtown is the first of its kind in Grand Forks and represents the city’s foray into a new solution for entrepreneurs looking to cut back on office space costs and collaborate with others. It’s designed for independent employees and those who may not have a home base for their business. “Technology is the third wave for (North Dakota), and you all are surfers on the third wave,” Sen.
First Presbyterian Church to hold Ash Wednesday services First Presbyterian Church, 5555 S. Washington St., will host an Ash Wednesday service with the Rev. Spencer Homan at 7 p.m. March 1. All are welcome to attend. Latin Mass to be held in Grand Forks
Foundation names board members Cory King has been named as the Grand Forks and Crookston representative on the board of directors for the Forward Foundation. He will also serve as secretary. The foundation also named representatives Steve Ondracek, Valley City, N.D.; Josh Guler, New Rockford, N.D.; and Heidi Thole, at large, to its board. Altru announces director of quality, patient safety
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service is hosting a webinar for potential applicants to the Regional Conservation Partnership Program to assist them with their pre-proposals. The webinar will discuss the program, Announcement for Program Funding requirements, and offer information about best practices for project applications. Pre-proposals are due April 21, 2017.
Two public meetings are set next week on Grand Forks road and bridge projects. A meeting is set from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Grand Forks City Hall, Conference Room A101, to discuss proposed improvements for the intersections of South Columbia Road and 17th Avenue South and South Washington Street and 44th Avenue South. Local representatives will be available to answer questions. If residents are unable to attend the meeting, written statements can be sent by March 15 to David Kuharenko at 255 N. Fourth St.
HILLSBORO, N.D.—A Canadian man driving on Interstate 29 suffered serious injuries when he attempted to pass another vehicle and rolled into a ditch Monday night. Oman Gora, 47, of Calgary, Alta., was northbound in a Nissan Xterra, 2 miles north of Hillsboro when he tried to pass a pickup and spun out of control, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
• The final nights of "Prelude to a Kiss" continue at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday night at Fire Hall Theatre, downtown Grand Forks. This modern-day fairy tale is not intended for children. Tickets are $15 or $12 for seniors, students, military and Canadians with I.D. Groups of 12 or more are $10 each. Info: ggfct.com. • The '80s pop-rock group Starship is performing at 8 p.m. today at Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen, Minn. Tickets start at $10. Info: www.StarCasino.com/tickets .
POCATELLO, Idaho—The UND men's basketball team will head to Weber State now with a chance to take over first place in the Big Sky Conference. The Fighting Hawks avoided a letdown at Idaho State with a 77-61 win over the Bengals on Thursday night at Reed Gym. Geno Crandall and Corey Baldwin (five 3-pointers) each finished with 18 points to lead UND. Drick Bernstine added a season-high 16 points on 8-for-11 shooting, while Cortez Seales had 10 points and career-highs in rebounds (nine) and assists (six) off the bench.
The Thief River Falls Area Community Fund recently received more $5,426 from the Thief River Falls Rotary. The fund will be used to support charitable and public projects designed to improve the quality of life for residents of the Thief River Falls area.