Herald Staff Report
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.
Sunday, graduating seniors from Grand Forks Red River received their diplomas. Attached are a few images from their big day.
Sunday, graduating seniors from Grand Forks Central received their diplomas. Attached are a few images from their big day.
NEW YORK—A Grand Forks native who led Buffalo Wild Wings for more than 20 years is retiring amid a shakeup in the board's leadership and pushback from an activist hedge fund investor. Sally Smith, a UND graduate from 1979, announced Friday she will step down as the national restaurant chains president and CEO at the end of the year or "until such time as a successor has been named."
Jay Debertin has been named the CEO of CHS Inc. Debertin is a East Grand Forks native and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from UND. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Law enforcement agencies across the state increased their patrols to prevent underage drinking from April 1 to May 19. A total of 266 citations were issued to the added patrols, including 71 minors in consumption, 10 counts of minor in possession, five driving under the influence arrests, 20 other alcohol-related violations and 19 drug citations, according to a news release. Traffic stops by added patrols yielded two felony arrests, seven warrants served, 15 speeding and two seat belt citations.