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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DEVILS LAKE -- A house fire in Devils Lake Sunday afternoon claimed the life of an elderly Devils Lake man. The fire was reported at about 1 p.m. Sunday at...
GRAFTON, N.D. -- Members of a Grafton family are starting over after losing most of their possessions in a Sunday morning fire that destroyed their house. Ruth Williams and five...
A winter storm is heading toward the Red River Valley early this week, with some significant snow possible in the southern valley and central Minnesota. The National Weather Service said a system will move into the region this afternoon and linger through Tuesday. "Our seasonably mild conditions will take a turn towards the white side starting later on Monday," said Greg Gust, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks. While Grand Forks is expected to see only an inch or two, an area stretching from northeast South Dakota into the central Minnesot
As the sun began to dip behind the downtown skyline on a mild Sunday afternoon, its rays continued to spotlight the Town Square stage, where Quartet Threat, an a capella group of high school girls, entertained the growing crowd with Christmas carols such as "Let it Snow," "Mary, Did You Know?" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas." The opening act of Grand Forks' first HollyDazzle Festival of Lights also was the first non-school gig for the four Grand Forks Central High School juniors: Calli Medley, Carolyn Smith, Grace Netz and McKenzie Johnson. "We just decided to share our love for singing,"
ARVILLA, N.D.—Like he has before, Larry Hagen is following in Steve Crandall's footsteps. Hagen, manager of Lake Metigoshe State Park since 1992, is the new manager of Turtle River State Park, 10 miles west of Grand Forks. Crandall retired last month after 23 years at Turtle River.
People who are considering traveling during winter months may be able to see nearly real-time roadway conditions before they hit Minnesota highways. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has installed cameras along roadways in 92 locations across the state. The photograph appear on the department's travel website, www.511mn.org .
Teammates, classmates, friends and neighbors shared pancakes, bacon and a common cause Saturday morning at a breakfast fundraiser for 18-year-old Rylie Heisler, an East Grand Forks Senior High School student who is undergoing treatment for bone cancer. Heisler, her parents, Doug and Dee Heisler, and other family members were not able to attend the event held at the Ground Round Grill and Bar in Grand Forks. They left for the Twin Cities on Thanksgiving for the teenager's cancer treatment. Rylie Heisler learned Oct.
Jon Church was working the night shift at a meatpacking plant in 2005 in rural Oklahoma. After arriving home from work early one Sunday, he said his wife asked if he would go to church with her and their three children. He declined, explaining he was too tired. "That was the last time I saw them," he said. With little money but determination to find his family, he bought a cheap car from a friend, who also let him use his credit card to travel.
ARVILLA, N.D.—Turtle River State Park is getting a new manager. Larry Hagen, manager of Lake Metigoshe State Park near Bottineau, N.D., will take over Turtle River for the retiring Steve Crandall, according to a news release from the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Hagen, a Fargo native, has been with the Parks and Recreation Department as Lake Metigoshe's manager since 1992. Turtle River State Park is located about 20 miles west of Grand Forks. Lake Metigoshe State Park is located near the Canadian border about 200 miles northwest of Grand Forks.
A 21-year-old Grand Forks man was arrested early Wednesday morning after a high-speed chase that started near Reynolds, N.D., ended in Grand Forks. Cole Wayne Johnson was jailed at Grand...