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ROSEAU, Minn. -- Minnesota Lottery officials said Thursday someone bought the winning $22.8 million ticket drawn Wednesday at a Holiday Station store in Roseau. General Manager Angie Brodshaug of Store No. 193 said the winner hadn’t claimed the ticket by 12:30 p.m., but the phones have been ringing off the hook since the news first came out.
A reader recently called with concerns about the visibility at the roundabout intersection of 24th Avenue South and South 34th Street near Columbia Mall in Grand Forks. The woman said when she's traveling east on 24th and comes to the yield sign for the roundabout it is difficult to see the traffic coming from her left "until it is right on top of you."
HILLSBORO, N.D. — The executive director of the Traill County Economic Development Commission says the board is in a holding pattern as it tries to negotiate road access for a future multifamily housing development. Melissa Beach said Tuesday the just more than 4½-acre parcel of land within the northwest portion of town still is considered county land though it is surrounded by four other properties within city limits. "It's a little bit unusual at this time," she said. "It was never annexed, which is also very unusual, but that's how it is."
CROOKSTON — The youth of Crookston and the surrounding area soon will have a new launching point for jumping into a healthy and successful life. Longtime Crookston Police Officer Don Rasicot said Tuesday the private Crookston Youth Foundation has been organizing behind the scenes for a full year, but the nonprofit is making it official now as it closes in on choosing one of two downtown buildings to set up as youth headquarters.
CUMMINGS, N.D.—Matt Weaver fired up a small propane heater, but it did little to warm the inside of the wide-open Quonset as he and business partner Jared Johnson heaved the last of their hefty wood goods into the trailer. It was not a good day for outdoor chores, but the longtime certified arborists and seedling sawyers had work to do. As the new owners of Buffalo Coulee Wood Products, the pair needed to haul a load of live-edge wood and 100-year-old barn posts to the Alerus Center for a three-day Grand Forks Men's Show.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Friday afternoon along a snowmobile trail in rural East Grand Forks. A news release said the Sheriff’s Office and the East Grand Forks Fire Department responded to the scene about 4:30 p.m. Friday at 18711 445th Ave. S.W. An initial inspection did not show suspicious activity.
HILLSBORO, N.D. — The superintendent of the Hillsboro School District says it's likely the Hillsboro School Board next week will approve a tuition agreement with its Minnesota neighbor. Paula Suda said the Norman County West School Board last week approved a proposed tuition agreement for its high school students in Halstad to attend school in Hillsboro. The district earlier had approved a tuition agreement with Ada-Borup (Minn.) High School but began talks with Hillsboro in January after some parents said they lived much closer to Hillsboro than Ada.
Meteorologist Jennifer Ritterling says the National Weather Service is monitoring what could turn into high-impact weather this weekend and into next week. She said the system will begin with possible light snow or freezing rain north of N.D. Highway 200 on Friday and Saturday, but the possibility for even more nasty winter weather kicks in Sunday and Monday.
A reader asks: Why does it seem to take the city so long to plow the downtown streets after a snowfall? Mark Aubol, Grand Forks Streets/Public Works Facility manager, says snow removal in the downtown area can be particularly tricky. "The timing of the events is always a little more difficult," he said. "Daytime snow ending in the middle of the day is tough on people. We're at the mercy of when the snow starts and when it stops."
DEVILS LAKE — Residents soon will head to the polls for the second time in four years to vote on a dedicated half-cent sales tax to decide the fate of what would be the city's first activities and recreation center. The special election is March 13. A similar proposal — one that called for building a recreation center at Lake Region Community College along with a separate convention center at the former Walmart location — lost by just 75 votes in 2014. Supporters say they hope the singular focus will make a difference this time.