Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota 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 nearly 30 years.
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For Ordean Thompson, lutefisk -- that Norwegian delicacy that has passed from generation to generation -- is a rare holiday treat. But these days, lutefisk is simply becoming rare, as fewer and fewer eateries offer the lye-soaked cod delicacy with the either-love-it-or-hate-it reputation. "I have it five, six, seven, eight times during the holidays," Thompson, a retired sugar beet farmer, said one recent evening as he dined with his wife, Carol, at the Eagles Club in East Grand Forks. "I'm glad they have it here.
The National Weather Service has extended a freezing rain advisory until 9 a.m. for much of eastern North Dakota and parts of northwestern Minnesota and until morning for other areas...
GRAFTON, N.D. -- Hazel Summers used to worry in wintertime about heating the large two-story house she’s lived in for the past 30 years. Her frustration over house maintenance mounted...
Nearly 50 people marched and sang in downtown Grand Forks Saturday in a display of racial unity and as a protest against police brutality in the wake of recent grand...
Like so many artifacts tucked away in nooks and crannies of cramped quarters, a $4 million proposal to expand and remodel the Myra Museum is being put on a shelf for now, to be unveiled piece by piece, as space and money allow. Still, the Grand Forks County Historical Society has no intention of letting the plan collect dust. Rather, it will follow a roadmap drawn by a consulting firm that includes, among other items, better use of existing space and launching a high-profile public relations and awareness campaign that could spur interest and increase membership. "We need to get our name
The Lancaster (Minn.) Fire Department is an active organization again after a few days in limbo. The Lancaster City Council recently appointed Keith Schmiedeberg as the new chief. The city’s...
A visit to the Myra Museum this weekend just might take you back to Christmases past. Grand Forks County Historical Society is hosting its annual Holiday Open House, from 1 to 4 p.m.
A 20-unit RV campground will be built next year in Park River, N.D. The $320,000 project, sponsored by the Park River Park Board, is just the start of an ambitious plan to build a 40-acre sports and recreation complex on the east end of the Walsh County city of 1,400. When it ultimately is completed, it will feature an RV park, which will have room to expand, three youth baseball fields, an American Legion baseball field, an indoor sports arena and an outdoor swimming pool. "There's a plan in place.
A small army of volunteers will serve holiday dinner Saturday evening for soldiers in Thief River Falls. For Kiki Goddard Anderson, it's the least they can do for soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's Bravo Company, which includes troops not only from Thief River Falls, but from other communities in the region, including Crookston and East Grand Forks. "We just want them to feel special and valued," Anderson said. "They put their lives on the line for us 24/7/365.
The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services approved another reimbursement Wednesday, this one for $186,937.16, from a federal Homeland Security Department grant to Griggs County for the stalled courthouse/emergency operations center. That leaves a balance of $427,600.72 from the $1 million grant to be approved, according to Cecily Fong, NDDES public information officer. Meanwhile, the county, county building authority and Construction Engineers, the general contractor, are still moving toward mediation to resolve payment issues, after the Grand Forks contractor and subcontractors wa