Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: www.grandforksherald.com. He welcomes story ideas via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone, (701) 780-1110.
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EMERADO, N.D.—Marijo Shide and JoAnn Renfrow recall the annual walleye feed that Maury and Harriet Rothkopf used to organize for airmen at Grand Forks Air Force Base. "Maury used to...
The Minto (N.D.) School District's summer school program will be held in Grafton, N.D., next month. Grafton School District recently agreed to rent five middle school classrooms to the Minto District, according to a report in the Walsh County Record. Minto Public School is planning a major renovation project this summer. Traill water rates will remain stable Traill Rural Water District customers will avoid a rate increase this year. That's because an excess inventory auction sale brought in about $130,000, accord
Organizers of a proposed livestock processing plant in Cavalier, N.D., will host meetings in five communities over the next two weeks in an effort to raise $1 million from local investors. If they are successful, construction of the $1.7 million Pembina-Walsh Livestock Processing Plant could begin this fall. The meetings, which all begin at 7 p.m., are: -- June 2, Cavalier, in the Pembina County Emergency Management meeting room. -- June 3, Warsaw, N.D., in the Warsaw Bar. -- June 4, Park River, N.D., in the Walsh County Extension meeting room. -- June 9, Mountain, N.D., in the Mountain
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a proposed $725,000 bank stabilization project at Stump Lake Park near Lakota, N.D. The project, sponsored by the Nelson County Park Board, would reshape and armor approximately 1,800 feet of shoreline at Stump Lake Park, located about 12 miles south of Lakota, N.D. Stump Lake, which is now part of Devils Lake, has risen about 40 feet in elevation since 1993, with wave action resulting in major erosion along the western shore. The North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund is providing $473,000 toward the project.
DEVILS LAKE - Authorities are waiting for toxicology reports to determine the cause of death of an inmate found dead in a jail cell Saturday morning just six hours after being booked. John W. Wilkie Jr., 42, was booked into the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center for detoxification at about 12:29 a.m. after Devils Lake police were dispatched to his home.
While Jack Frost nipped a bit at the Red River Valley overnight Sunday, it's likely to take a bigger bite tonight. A freeze warning is in effect from 9 p.m. until 9 a.m.
Authorities are investigating the death of a 42-year-old Devils Lake man, who was found dead early Saturday morning in a jail cell at the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center jail...
Following the lead of Grand Forks, the Devils Lake Park Board will consider enacting a smoking ban in local parks. The issue was brought to the board's attention by Liz Bonney, tobacco prevention coordinator with Lake Region District Health, according to a report in the Devils Lake Journal. She said other cities, including Grand Forks, have adopted smoking prohibition ordinances for outdoor facilities. Smoking already is prohibited in all Park Board indoor facilities. Park Board President Jamie Beck said th
Grand Forks Air Force Base had a $252 million economic impact on the region in 2014, an increase of nearly 24 percent over the previous year's $203.7 million. The base's annual economic impact analysis, released this week, shows that the impact has increased by 33 percent since the 10-year low point of $189 million in 2011, the year the first Global Hawk high-altitude drone arrived in Grand Forks. In 2010, the last KC-135 air refueling tanker left Grand Forks as the base moved from a refueling mission to unmanned aerial systems under the 96th Reconnaissance Group of the 319th Air Base Wing
Residents of Hillsboro, N.D., approved a proposal to continue a 1 percent city sales tax by a vote of 116 to 23. The tax, which will continue a tax started...