Herald Staff Report
In town for the Fourth of July? Grand Forks will be bursting with patriotism this Independence Day. Fireworks will fly at 10:30 p.m. over the Red River Greenway, but there is plenty to do during the day. Register between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. to participate in the 8 a.m. Altru Family YMCA Firecracker Run/Walk. Starting at noon in the Town Square, there will be a silent auction, a performance by the Grand Forks City Band and the Sertoma Kiddie Parade from North Third Street to the Town Square that precedes a flag raising to open the festivities.
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First Presbyterian Church to present music First Presbyterian Church, 5555 S. Washington Street, Grand Forks will present Music On The Edge at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Lead performers from local SPA musicals will headline the event. Treats will be served after the event. All are welcome. Call (701) 775-5545 for more information. The Jores to perform at Polk County Fair The Jores will perform country gospel at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Polk County Fair. Band members are Phil Jore, C'Dale Jore, Karli Keck and Piper Keck.
Two people were taken to the hospital after two vehicles collided at Fifth Avenue North and North Fifth Street in Grand Forks, next to the M&H gas station, at 9:13 p.m. Friday. Grand Forks Police Sgt. Duane Simon said emergency personnel responded to the scene, where a Dodge Ram was traveling eastbound on Fifth Avenue North and a Honda CRV was northbound on North Fifth Street. The vehicles collided in the intersection, sending the Honda spinning while the Dodge continued down Fifth Avenue North until coming to a stop farther down the street.
LARIMORE, N.D.—Road construction will disrupt traffic beginning July 11 at N.D. Highway 18 and U.S. Highway 2 near Larimore. Crews will fix turn lanes on Highway 2, light the intersection and improve rest areas. Work is expected to be completed July 26.
The Kennedy Covenant Church in Kennedy, Minn., will host a benefit barbecue and concert for Kenny Hultgren 5 to 8 p.m. July 13. On May 11, Kenny experienced a life-threatening blood infection, causing damage to vital organs and necessitating an extended hospitalization. The Popple Ridge Pickers, Hultgren's band, will provide live music at the event. Search "Benefit BBQ & Concert for Kenny Hultgren" on Facebook or email email@example.com for more information.
The North Dakota Supreme Court denied a Grand Forks man's appeal of his conviction for his role in a violent break-in and robbery. Nathan Lawrence Ratliff argued that he received ineffective counsel and was improperly sentenced as a habitual offender after he was convicted of robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, theft of property and felonious restraint in 2013.
Northern Valley Youth Orchestras accepting camp registrations Del Segno day camps run August 8-12: All camps take place at Hughes Fine Arts Center on UND campus. Download registration forms at novyo.org/chamber-music/dal-segno. Contact Naomi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 213-0310. Town Square Farmers Market
New in GF/EGF "Swiss Army Man": A hopeless man stranded in the wilderness befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home. Stars: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstad. (1:35) (R) "The BFG": A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children. Stars: Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader. (1:57) (PG)
AgCountry Farm Credit Services hires one Jessica Lyczewski has joined AgCountry Farm Credit Services as a credit analyst at the Grand Forks office. Lyczewski has a bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in accounting from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. American Crystal promotes two