Herald Staff Report
Law enforcement across Polk County plan increased speed patrols this month in conjunction with a statewide speed enforcement effort. The Polk County Sheriff's Office and police officers from Crookston, East Grand Forks, and Thief River Falls will focus on speeding motorists during a concentrated effort starting Friday through July 26. The rural roads are a primary concern for the departments. According to a news release issued Tuesday: More than twice as many speed-related fatal crashes occur on rural roads than major urban roads. Speed contributes to one out of every four fatalities on
The Grand Forks Police Department will host a basic community service chaplain course from Wednesday to Friday at the Public Safety Center. The three-day course runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is holding its second Indian Education Summit today and Wednesday at the state Capitol. The summit features students from a Lakota language immersion class, panel discussions that include Indian high school students and keynote speeches from top federal Indian education officials. The summit is part of an initiative by Superintendent Kirsten Baesler to promote understanding of American Indian history and culture in all schools, according to a release.
A Grand Forks math teacher will receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, according to a release. Cindy Nelson, who teaches at Central High School, is among 108 nationwide who are being recognized this year for their outstanding teaching. Honorees will receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation and will attend an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Nelson has taught in the district for 30 years, according to the district.
Fence and gate construction will begin for the Grand Sky unmanned aerial system tech park in two weeks after the Grand Forks County Commission gave approval at a meeting Tuesday. Tom Swoyer, president of Grand Sky Development Co., said only one bid was received due to contractors having busy schedules during this time of year, so Icon HD will be working on the project for about $320,000. "This is an important project for the park because it allows us to install the fence that will separate the park from the air force base," he said, noting it would eliminate the hassle of having to go throug
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An aerial mosquito control application has been scheduled today between 7 and 11 p.m. in Stephen, Minn. Should the spray be rescheduled due to inclement weather, it will take place on the following evening. The mosquito control product is designed for use in residential areas. It is safe to use and will not harm people, pets, or gardens. However, as an added measure of safety, residents may remain indoors while the application is taking place.
Grant McGimpsey has been hired as UND's Vice President for Research and Economic Development. McGimpsey comes to UND from Kent State University and will start Sept. 8, according to a news release. He will replace Barry Milavetz, who has been serving in the position temporarily since July 2014. McGimpsey served as vice president of research Kent State from 2011 to 2014, when he returned to a faculty position, according to the college's student media outlet and website. A native of Canada, McGimpsey earned degrees from Brock University and Queen's University, both in Ontario.
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Idaho law enforcement officials have discovered items belonging to a missing Ardoch, N.D., woman. The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office told the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office Thursday that hikers found...