Herald Staff Report
A Canadian grain company has acquired a rail facility in Grand Forks that can ship ag products to global markets. Viterra, headquartered Regina, Sask., closed Monday on the purchase of Gavilon Grain's handling assets in Grand Forks at 4256 54th Ave. N., according to a news release. The purchase helps expand Viterra's presence in North Dakota—it has facilities in Ray, Minot and Northgate—as well as the U.S.
Locals picked in USHL Draft Two local and area players were selected in the United States Hockey League drafts the last two days. Roseau's Aaron Huglen was selected in the third round of the USHL Phase I draft by the Fargo Force on Monday. The Phase I draft includes only 2001-born players. Grand Forks Central's Grant Johnson was selected in the 12th round of the USHL Phase II draft by the Force on Tuesday. The Phase II draft features players born from 1997 to 2001.
North Dakota is the second most dangerous state for teen drivers, a vehicle insurance website said this week. CarInsurance.com's study, which included Washington, D.C., put North Dakota in 50th place for the second year in a road. Montana ranked last while Maryland was the safest place for teen drivers. Factors that pushed North Dakota to the bottom included distracted driving, the effectiveness of graduated driver license components and the number of fatal accidents per capita that involve teens.
A Grand Forks man has been arrested after Grand Forks police said he pulled a knife on several people and officers. Asaiah Edrico Scott, 23, was booked Monday night into the Grand Forks County Correctional Center on terrorizing and simple assault-domestic violence charges. His arrest came after police responded at 8:32 p.m. to the 600 block of Second Avenue North for a report of a man fighting and brandishing a knife, according to a news release.
Officers with the North Dakota Highway Patrol arrested a man Sunday after a chase that ended in a foot pursuit and the suspect's vehicle destroyed in a fire. According to a news release from the Patrol, a trooper encountered a 1996 Chevrolet Camaro traveling at 102 mph in a 70 mph zone on U.S. Highway 2 near Larimore, N.D., around 1:15 p.m. The Camaro's driver fled when the officer attempted to stop him, and a high-speed chase ensued, taking the vehicles around the Larimore area.
Grand Forks Herald staff won several North Dakota Newspaper Association awards at the combined NDNA-SDNA conference in Aberdeen, S.D. this weekend. UND hockey beat writer Brad Schlossman placed first in several categories for work that included coverage of the Fighting Hawks' national hockey championship and, with fellow Herald sportswriter Tom Miller, cuts to the university's athletics programs.
Brian Aafedt and Gabby Halliday, seniors, have been elected king and queen, as part of prom festivities this week at Red River High School in Grand Forks. Juniors Henry Fosse and McKenzie Meland were elected prince and princess. Elections were held Tuesday and Wednesday, with winners announced Wednesday afternoon, said Tyler Nelson, activities director at the school. Juniors and seniors were eligible to vote.
A high-level sex offender who had sexual contact with a minor has been released from the Grand Forks County jail. Brandon Jon Kuntz, 28, has moved to 2006 Dyke Ave. in Grand Forks after serving a sentence for failing to register as a sex offender in June 2016. Kuntz has been ordered to register as a lifetime sex offender for having sexual contact with a young teenager when he was 20 years old. A Grand Forks district judge sentenced Kuntz in 2010 on two charges of corruption of a minor and one count of gross sexual imposition.
Crystal Sugar promotes, hires American Crystal Sugar has promoted Dean Isaacson to the position of shift supervisor of its Crookston factory. Josh Gleason was promoted to environmental compliance supervisor of its East Grand Forks factory. Katie Maryland was hired as the factory payroll coordinator at its Drayton, N.D., factory. Corn council elects leadership
Here are tentative rosters for the annual North Dakota Shrine Bowl. The games match outstanding seniors in the 2016 high school football season from eastern North Dakota against their western counterparts, with players from western Minnesota also added to rosters.The games will be played July 16 at Grand Forks' Alerus Center, with the 11-man game at 4 p.m. and the 9-man game at 7 p.m. East 11-man roster