Herald Staff Report
STEELE COUNTY, N.D.-- Two people were injured and one was taken to the hospital by helicopter after a pickup failed to yield and crashed into a sedan Tuesday evening west of Galesburg, N.D. The Highway Patrol said a Chevrolet Silverado driven by 23-year-old Ryan Ust failed to yield the right away at an intersection and hit the passenger side of a Chevrolet Malibu driven by 37-year-old Bekka Dahl, who had a 8-year-old boy in the car.
DEVILS LAKE—A junior college softball coach in Devils Lake has been fired for alleged inappropriate relationships. Ben Morris, the coach for the Lake Region State College softball team, has been dismissed in connection with consensual relationships he was engaged in.
A power outage that closed the Grand Forks Senior Center Monday has prompted officials there to cancel some Tuesday activities. The senior citizen facility at 620 4th Ave. S. announced via Facebook it was experiencing electrical issues that forced it to cancel Meals on Wheels. Xcel Energy fixed the problem and the facility will open Tuesday morning, said Jami Schumacher, public relations manager for the senior center.
THOMPSON, N.D.—The Grand Forks Sheriff's Department is investigating a break-in that occurred early Sunday morning in rural Thompson, N.D. Officers were called early Sunday by a man who said he awoke to two or three men in his residence carrying flashlights and wearing masks. The man told deputies one of the masked men had a baseball bat and told him not to move.
A multiple vehicle accident caused midday delays Friday on the south end of Grand Forks. The crash occurred at the intersection of 32nd Avenue South and South 20th Street about 12:19 p.m. Friday. Five cars were caught up in the wreck, which sent one to the hospital and partially closed the intersection for an hour. Grand Forks Police believe Darrin Raysor was driving west on 32nd in a 1995 Chevrolet pick-up when he ran the light at 20th and struck a Honda that was turning left onto 20th.
LARIMORE, N.D.—A teenager who captured hearts with his commercials for Shriners Hospitals for Children will make appearances in the Larimore Days Parade and at the North Dakota Shrine Bowl later this month. Alec Cabacungan, a 15-year-old who serves as a Shriners Hospitals' national television patient ambassador, will ride in the parade at 11 a.m. July 15 with the Kem Shriners Rough Riders of Larimore. He then will attend the Shrine Bowl, which begins at 4 p.m. July 16 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.
A shop specializing in bubble tea, crepes and stir-fried ice cream has opened in downtown Grand Forks. The Tea and Crepe Cafe at 307 DeMers Ave. opened July 3. Owned by Chun Lu and Xi Chen, the small space in the Studio 307 building features a variety of beverages, crepe recipes and Thai ice cream rolls.
DEVILS LAKE -- A newspaper that covers the Devils Lake region has been redesigned. This week, the Devils Lake Journal started printing on a 22-inch web, narrowing the width of its paper from 25 inches. It’s a change General Manager J. Reed Anderson announced in May.
An East Grand Forks Thai restaurant is selling a popular condiment in local stores. Little Bangkok has bottled its ginger dressing for sale at the restaurant and Hugo’s Family Marketplace in Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls. Some grocery stores in the Twin Cities also carry it.
The Department of Natural Resources is looking for information on the vandalism of about 2 miles of fencing on the Sem Wildlife Management Area in Marshall County south of Grygla, Minn. In a news release, the DNR said a local cattle producer discovered the damage while checking fencing on his adjacent property. The landowner shares the fencing, which was erected for cattle grazing, with the DNR. The DNR found parts of the 2-mile segment had been destroyed, others heavily damaged.