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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HALLOCK, MINN.—The Hallock area is under a flood warning until Thursday evening after heavy weekend rains raised the Two Rivers River more than 8 feet and caused minor flooding in some areas. The warning was issued at 11:10 a.m. today and expires at 9:24 p.m. Thursday. The river at Hallock hit a peak of 803.2 feet at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, just more than one foot above flood stage, according to the National Weather Service. It has been gradually falling since then, and was at 802.5 feet at 2 p.m.
The Spirit Lake Tribe has declared a state of emergency in its efforts to combat illegal drugs and drug trafficking on the reservation. "The use, abuse, sale trade and transport of illegal narcotics and substances has reached an epidemic proportion on the Spirit Lake Tribe reservation," the resolution states. The resolution, signed late last week by Tribal Chairwoman Myra Pearson, calls on the tribe to work in cooperation with federal, state and local authorities "to combat drug trafficking on the Spirit Lake Reservation for the purpose of restoring peace and safety o
HALLOCK, MINN. --The Hallock area is under a flood warning after heavy weekend rains raised the Two Rivers River more than 8 feet and caused minor flooding in some areas...
PARK RIVER, N.D.-A new 130-foot-tall water tower is the most visible sign of dramatic changes to the landscape around this Walsh County community. Park River just completed $3.25 million in...
The Ramsey County Commission has approved an electronic monitoring program for low-risk offenders. The program, proposed by Northeast District Judge Lee Christofferson, allows low-risk offenders to serve their sentences at home. They are fitted with electronic devices with GPS that allows law enforcement to monitor their whereabouts at all times, according to a report in the Devils Lake Journal. The program should save the county some money, he said.
A fire that damaged a home Thursday night in Grand Forks has been ruled accidental. Grand Forks Fire Department responded to the fire at about 7 p.m. at 1017 Cherry...
COOPERSTOWN, N.D.—Griggs County has filed a lawsuit against the Griggs County Building Authority, claiming a breach of contract for the two-year-old, still-unfinished $3.5 million Griggs County Courthouse construction project. The county claims the Building Authority has "failed and refused to complete the courthouse facility, failing to provide quiet enjoyment of the courthouse facility," according to the suit filed Wednesday in Southeast Judicial District Court. The county is seeking to terminate its lease agreement with the Building Authority, which owns the new courthouse located i
Three Walsh County schools districts will unveil new buildings or major renovations when school starts next week.
Perhaps nobody is as relieved as Mayor Jeff Pelowski to see Roseau finally get permanent flood protection, more than 13 years after the city was inundated by the flooding Roseau River.
PARK RIVER, N.D.—Crews will begin demolition Wednesday on an 83-year-old water tower in Park River. The 110-foot-tall tower, which held 50,000 gallons of water, recently was replaced by a 130-foot tower with a 250,000-gallon capacity. The $1.15 million water tower replacement project is part of a $3.24 million project that includes water line replacement, other water infrastructure improvements and a city street paving project, city auditor Ann Berg said. The North Dakota State Water Commission provided a grant of $1.23 million toward the water project cost. Park River is a Walsh Cou