GRAFTON, N.D. -- Eleanor Aasand stopped by the Carnegie Regional Library Wednesday for pie and ice cream social, as well as a good, long look around the place that has...
North Valley Health Center in Warren, Minn., will take over management of the Warren Volunteer Ambulance Corps beginning July 15. Under the plan, current emergency medical technicians with the voluntary organization will become health center staff members, according to a report in the Warren Sheaf. "The Warren Volunteer Ambulance Corps has always been an asset to the area," Mark Jones, ambulance corps president said.
Promoters of a proposed 20,000-barrel-per-day oil refinery near Devils Lake are encouraged by an in-depth report, released Friday, that explores the $200 million project. The Devils Lake City Commission will decide Feb. 2 whether to annex the land for the project.
While there is little risk of spring flooding in the Red River Valley this year, forecasters warn that winter’s only about half over and it’s too early to plan for...
PLUMMER, Minn. -- Travelers along Red Lake County Road 1 just east of here might wonder if the gigantic tent that went up this winter is some sort of modern-day revival of the old Big Top Circus. Actually, the tent is a protective covering for work crews who are building a new pumping station. It's part of a $200 million project to increase capacity on Enbridge Energy Partners' Alberta Clipper -- also known as Line 67 -- pipeline, which moves heavy crude oil from the tar sands region of Alberta to Superior, Wis. No new pipelines are being built as part of the project.
The city of Hillsboro, N.D, might ask voters to extend a 1 percent city sales tax, which is set to expire later this year. Hillsboro currently levies a 2 percent...
The Griggs County Commission is attempting to settle a dispute that halted construction last May on the nearly completed $3.5 million Griggs County Courthouse and Emergency Operations Center. The County Commission agreed Tuesday to pay the estimated $142,362 balance it figures it owes to Grand Forks-based Construction Engineers for the EOC portion of the project. "We approved paying the outstanding balance," Commission Chairman Troy Olson said.
The Lake Region Law Enforcement Center Board has narrowed its search for a new administrator of the troubled organization to one candidate. The board decided Friday to interview Tom Rime, who currently is director of the Benson County Social Service Department, according to Craig Stromme, board chairman. Rime was one of four applicants for the position that was vacated in August, when the board dismissed Denny Deegan.
One of three elementary schools in Devils Lake will become a district-wide kindergarten center in the fall. The Devils Lake School Board unanimously approved the proposal Monday, according to Superintendent Scott Privratsky. Under the plan, Minnie H Elementary School will serve all prekindergarten and kindergarten students, while Prairie View and Sweetwater elementary schools will have students in first through fourth grades. "I believe the advantages of restructuring our elementary schools far outweigh any disadvantages," Privratsky said. Devils Lake will be just the second North Dakota s
Grand Forks lost a Pearl Harbor survivor over the weekend. Ninety-nine-year-old Agnes Shurr, a U.S. Navy nurse who treated the injured during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, died Saturday at Valley Memorial Home Eldercare in Grand Forks. Shurr was born Oct. 1, 1915, the second of five children, and raised on a farm near Glenburn in north-central North Dakota. She attended St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Minot and, in 1938, joined the Navy. On Dec. 7, 1941, she was one of 13 nurses aboard the USS Solace, one of two hospital ships in the Hawaiian harbor that morning.