Herald Staff Reports
Flemming becomes certified interior designer Emily Flemming of Widseth Smith Nolting has passed the national exams and met the education and experience requirements necessary to become a Certified Interior Designer by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design. RiverView Health wins Best Place to Work award
Grant aids predator trapping program The DSC Foundation, a charitable arm of the Dallas Safari Club, has given a $10,000 grant to Delta Waterfowl for the conservation group's predator management program. The grant will help fund Delta Waterfowl predator management sites in eastern North Dakota — a critical region for breeding ducks — sending more birds to Texas and other southern states in the fall. The foundation consistently has given to Delta's predator management program and more recently has donated to the organization's drone research.
Laura Knox joins NDSU extension Laura Knox, Grand Forks, has joined North Dakota State University Extension as the parent and family resource coordinator for Region 4 of the North Dakota Parent Education Network, which consists of Grand forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh counties. Knox previously worked as a home-based child care provider, a Head Start teacher, kindergarten teacher and parent education facilitator for the Grand Forks Public School District.
Lake of the Woods Good fall walleye fishing continues, but stormy weather this week, including strong north winds, likely will stir up the water along the south shore for a few days. As of early this week, walleyes and shiners were staging in 20 to 29 feet of water near Lighthouse Gap at the mouth of the Rainy River. Good reports also are coming from the Rainy River. It's a typical fall pattern: Anchor up and jig with a minnow or frozen shiner.
Grant program accepting applications Minnesota's Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL) grant program is accepting applications for the Expedited Conservation Projects grant cycle. ECP grants fund eligible activities that restore or enhance forests, wetlands, prairies or habitat for fish, game and wildlife on public lands and waters in Minnesota. More than $900,000 recently was awarded through 24 projects during the first round of ECP grants, and $2 million remains for future grant rounds.
Women's pheasant hunts set Tapping into the nation's growing demographic of female hunters, Pheasants Forever and its partners in North Dakota are offering a variety of upland hunting opportunities this fall for women. "In addition to our habitat conservation mission, Pheasants Forever remains a national leader for tackling the issues of hunter recruitment, retainment and reactivation," Rachel Bush, state coordinator for Pheasants Forever in North Dakota, said in a statement.
Shaske joins Houston Engineering, Inc. Nick Shaske, originally from Goodridge, Minn., has joined Houston Engineering, Inc.'s Thief River Falls office as a Technician I. He interned in 2017 and is back as a full-time employee performing construction administration duties. American Crystal Sugar Company promotion
Minnesota's wolf population remains stable Minnesota had an estimated wolf population of 2,655 wolves and 465 wolf packs during the winter of 2017-2018 within the state's wolf range, an estimate that is statistically unchanged from the previous winter, according to the Department of Natural Resources. "Subtle changes in wolf population numbers year to year indicate that Minnesota supports a healthy wolf population, and the long-term trends demonstrate that the wolf population is fully recovered," said Dan Stark, large carnivore specialist for the DNR.
Dunphy of Farmers Union Insurance a top 5 producer North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance based in Jamestown, N.D., has announced that Aaron Dunphy of Grand Forks was a top 5 producer of Auto Premiums and FUMI Personal Lines for the month of July. JLG Architects hires 16 JLG Architects, a 100-percent employee-owned architecture firm, has hired 16 new design and administrative professionals, bringing their total employee headcount to 120.
Lake of the Woods Good fall fishing continues, and anglers using jigs and frozen shiners are catching walleyes in 28 to 32 feet of water, Lake of the Woods Tourism reports in its weekly update. Fish are starting to stack up in front of Pine Island and other south shore locations, and shiners continue to run up the Rainy River. Walleyes are just starting to enter river, and anglers have reported success both jigging and trolling crankbaits, Lake of the Woods Tourism said.