The city of Langdon, N.D., and Northeast Regional Water District, a rural water district based in Cavalier, N.D., are proposing a $24 million project to secure new water supplies. The...
An electronic book, written by retired Grand Forks Herald Publisher Mike Jacobs, examines present-day North Dakota and explores the challenges that lie ahead for the state. The book, "A Birthday Inquiry: North Dakota at 125: A collection of essays," is available only in electronic format and can be found at Amazon.com. It was published by Forum Communications Company, which owns the Herald. "In the midst of an unprecedented economic boon, veteran journalist Mike Jacobs looks at the current state of affairs for oil-rich North Dakota," according to the book's description on Amazon.
The community of Crystal, N.D., is planning an $850,000 street repaving project this year. It's an overlay project, Mayor Jacob Ganssle said, that will cover most of the streets in the Pembina County town of about 140 residents. The streets were paved in the late 1960s or early 1970s, he said, and this will be the first major project since then. The majority of the cost will be paid through special assessments to property owners, according to the mayor. However, low- and moderate-income families should receive some financial help. The Red River Regional Council recently approved $224,03
Devils Lake officials are a bit perturbed by a CBS This Morning report Tuesday that featured the city. The story questioned the economic value of the federal Essential Air Service program, which subsidizes airlines to provide commercial passenger air service to smaller communities. Kris Van Cleave, CBS News reporter, illustrated the point by flying -- along with just four other passengers -- from Denver to Devils Lake on a 50-passenger jet one day last week. "There are more than 100 different routes under the program today, and most of them offer multiple flights each day, but in many cases
John Marshall never spent a day in the military. But he's devoted more than 50 years honoring those who serve. "I don't know what it is. I just can't stop saying thank you to those people who are serving, or those who have served," he told the Herald recently. "We don't say thank you enough, especially to those who give us our freedom. They are our freedom." That five-decade-long commitment was recognized earlier this month, when the 77-year-old retired Grand Forks attorney received the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Department of the Air Force's highest civilian award. "Mr.
One afternoon in early January, Max Raterman took a call for assistance as local law enforcement agencies were beginning to investigate a tragic, fatal train-school bus crash near Larimore, N.D...
A planned $1.7 million multispecies meatpacking plant in Cavalier, N.D., has been awarded a grant from a state agriculture committee. The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission approved $35,170 to the Pembina-Walsh County Livestock Processing Committee to cover consultant and legal fees related to the fundraising and construction process. It's one of four projects totaling $320,394 the group approved at its quarterly meeting late last week. The plant, which will employ 7 to 10, will be built on a 2-acre site along N.D. Highway 18 in the Cavalier Industrial Park.
Thief River Falls City Council is looking for a solution to the city's cramped fire department building. Recently, the City Council's parks and recreation/public safety committee toured the department's quarters and found that a lack of space is forcing the fire department to store equipment in other buildings around the city. Mayor Brian Holmer then appointed a committee to look at options, including dusting off a previous building addition proposal, as well as the possibility of building a satellite building in a part of town that is expected to be developed over the next couple of years
Grafton has a new local lumber store, about 10 months after the community's lumber yard closed. Grafton True Value Hardware has purchased the property and is expanding into the vacant space and into the lumber business.
The Devils Lake School Board unanimously approved the formation of a high school clay target team Thursday. The team will be able to compete under the Devils Lake Firebirds name in the new North Dakota High School Clay Target League, which begins its season in April. "They'll be able to start this spring, at no cost to the district," Superintendent Scott Privratsky said. The team will raise its own funds for the program, according to James Wang, one of the team organizers. Potential costs was one of the issues raised when the proposal initially was made to the School Board, Privratsky said