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, email@example.com, or by phone, (701) 780-1110.
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LAWTON, N.D.—A mountain lion, a rare sight in eastern North Dakota, was injured Tuesday night when it was struck by a vehicle near Lawton. The incident occurred at about 8:30 p.m. along Ramsey County Road 8, about 4 to 5 miles west of Lawton. The driver of the vehicle, Lawton resident Ann Lilleoien, was not injured, said Paul Freeman, a game warden supervisor with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, who responded to the call. The mountain lion, a young male estimated to be about two years old, was euthanized following the incident, he said.
COOPERSTOWN, N.D.—While the new Griggs County Courthouse remains unfinished, the sheriff's department and state's attorney's office will move into the Emergency Operations Center half of the building by next month. However, no timetable is set for completing the courthouse half of the controversial $3.5 million project, pending the outcome of a civil suit the county filed last month against the Griggs County Building Authority. "It's very close to being finished," County Commission Chairman Troy Olson said of the EOC.
GRAFTON, N.D.—The Ideas to Action Summit will be held next month in Grafton. The Nov. 4 event, sponsored by the Red River Regional Council, is designed to acknowledge people and ideas that positively impact northeastern North Dakota, RRRC Executive Director Dawn Keeley said. "We want to expend more effort acknowledging the time, determination, and enthusiasm put forth by our local citizens, organizations, governments and businesses that result in making our region a great place to live, work and thrive," she said.
A record 344 cars and motorcycles registered for the 8th Annual Rydell Charity Benefit Car & Bike Show Sunday at Rydell Auto Center. “It’s the biggest show ever,” said Kathy...
The $9 million Renwick Dam Rehabilitation Project at Icelandic State Park has been dedicated. Officials recently celebrated the completion of the project, which kicked into high gear after a May 2013 heavy rain event threatened the 50-year-old earthen dam, forcing the evacuation of Cavalier, the Pembina County governmental seat of 1,300.
GRAFTON, N.D.—Dave Moe has seen elderly neighbors and friends who, living on fixed incomes, have struggled to pay for weekly and monthly necessities. So, the Grafton businessman is establishing a nonprofit, the Elderly Relief Fund, and collecting monetary donations to help senior citizens pay for food, fuel or utility bills. "It's just something I've thought about for a long time," he said. "I've seen elderly come in, especially during the holidays. And you can tell they're just strapped financially.
A few of Walsh County's historic treasures were on display Saturday, when the State Conference of Historic Preservation Commissions in North Dakota met in Park River.
Soldiers honor fallen compatriot in Red Lake Falls Veterans of the Minnesota National Guard's B Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry gathered in Red Lake Falls, Minn., last weekend...
The Fargodome parking lot wasn't alone in gearing up for North Dakota's biggest rivalry Saturday. UND fans in Grand Forks were ready for football when they started showing up for a tailgate party some three hours ahead of kickoff for the UND and the North Dakota State Bison football game. With the teams playing 75 miles away in Fargo for their first game in 12 years, some 500 fans partied under and around a tent at the Ground Round Grill in Grand Forks as burgers were barbecued and beer flowed.
NORTHWOOD, N.D. -- Funeral services will be Saturday for Jacob “Jake” Mikelson, 34, a Northwood man who died this weekend after an off-road motorized dirt bike crash. Grand Forks Sheriff’s...