Herald Staff Report
American Crystal promotes three American Crystal Sugar Co. has promoted Justin Krieg to the position of ag strategy development manager. Krieg began at Crystal Sugar in 2008, most recently working as a senior agriculturist. Jill Anderson has also been promoted to the position of senior accounts payable clerk. Anderson has been with Crystal Sugar since 2008 in the accounts payable department.
Authorities have identified a man killed after a fall at a construction site Monday afternoon. Richard G. Bruce, of Grand Forks, died from his injuries after falling through garage rafters 10 feet onto concrete at a construction site for a new home in East Grand Forks Monday afternoon. He was 58. Bruce was pronounced dead at Altru Hospital Tuesday, according to the East Grand Forks Police Department.
The Kennedy Bridge closed from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. today while crews lifted a bridge "pier," or support structure, and rested the bridge on a temporary pier. The current one will be demolished as construction installs a permanent replacement.
Grand Forks Sheriff's deputies issued more than 100 traffic citations during overtime patrols paid for via federal funding in May and early June. Deputies issued 133 citations and 30 warnings while participating in occupant protection enforcement, a federally funded grant program via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that encourages increased enforcement to boost seat belt usage and other safe driving techniques.
The men involved in a worksite accident that put one in the hospital have been identified. Grand Forks Police said 46-year-old Todd Chwialkowski was the operator of a vehicle moved while technicians at Big Jim's Tire Service on Gateway Drive were working on a trailer tire attached to the vehicle early Monday morning. One technician, 23-year-old David M. Nordel, was run over by the trailer when Chwialkowski moved it. Nordel remains hospitalized at Altru, police said. Altru officials told the Herald Nordel is in serious condition.
State champion Park River/Fordville-Lankin has landed two players on the North Dakota Class B all-state high school baseball team. Aggies senior outfielder Jackson Hankey is a repeat first-team selection on the all-state squad, as selected by the state's coaches. Sophomore PR/FL catcher Adam Zavalney is a second-team selection. Other area first-team picks include brothers Cadyn and Calen Schwabe of state runner-up Thompson, Lucas Mohn of Hatton-Northwood, Tyler Kliniske of Grafton and Jayden Komrosky of North Star.
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Hannah Buzick of Hillsboro-Central Valley has been named to the North Dakota Class B high school fastpitch all-state team. The all-state team is selected by the state's coaches. Buzick hit in the No. 4 spot in the lineup for the 13-7 Burros team. The junior finished the season with a .517 batting average, with 23 runs and 22 RBI. Of her 31 base hits, 12 were for extra bases, including three home runs. Here is the all-state team:
The Polk County Sheriff's Office has identified two people killed in an ATV accident Saturday evening near Mentor, Minn. Noel William Schmieg, of Mentor, and Crystal Rose Scott, of Crookston, were pronounced dead at the scene after hitting an approach and being thrown from an ATV about 10 p.m. Saturday on Polk County Road 12, near Mentor. They were both 34. Both riders were unconscious when first responders arrived and were pronounced dead, the sheriff's office said. The accident remains under investigation.
A tire technician at a Grand Forks tire shop was injured early Monday when he was run over by a trailer he was working on, police say. The Grand Forks Police Department, Grand Forks Fire Department and an Altru Health Systems ambulance were called to Big Jim's Tire Service on Gateway Drive just after 7 a.m. in response to an accident. Employees were working on a trailer tire when the trailer was moved and a technician was struck and run over by the trailer. He was transported to Altru Hospital, according to press release.