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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Nelson County will seek National Register of Historic Places status for the 87-year-old Stump Lake Pavilion even as it looks at the possibility of moving the building to higher ground to protect it from the rising lake. The Nelson County Commission and county park board are reviewing a proposed Stump Lake Park Master Plan presented this week that offers options for moving three buildings - the pavilion, Stump Lake Cafe and restrooms -- and expanding the park's camping facilities. "I don't think we want to move the buildings unless we really have to," Nelson County Commission Chairman Odell F
Hope Fuglesten, the 12-year-old Buxton, N.D., girl with spina bifida, on Thursday underwent the second half of a rare, life-saving two-part surgery to implant a titanium rib cage in her body. The surgery took place at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. "She made it. We won the lottery again. We've been given more time with Hope, and that's what we've been hoping, praying, wishing and begging God for," her mother, Karen Fuglesten, wrote in Hope's Journal, posted on her Caring Bridge Web site early Thursday afternoon, shortly after the surgery ended. Dr.
District 20 state Rep. Lee Kaldor, a former North Dakota gubernatorial candidate, is the new state deputy director for Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D. Kaldor, a Democrat from Mayville, N.D., is working out of the senator's Bismarck office. "I have an interest in public policy," he said. "To work for Sen. Dorgan is quite an opportunity." Kaldor's chief duties will be to handle water and energy issues, including renewable energy such as wind.
Nash Public School will have a second life -- as a precision equipment assembly and shipping center for the aerospace industry. Ideal Valve Inc., a family-run business from Grafton, N.D., bought the school building for $14,000 just days after the 50-year-old school closed its doors for the last time. In its final year, the school had just nine students in grades one through eight.
PELTO, N.D. -- Rodger Harmon got down on all fours, his knees grinding into freshly laid granite rock, as he examined the steel rail along Pelto Slough. "We do sonic testing twice a year. It's expensive.
STUMP LAKE, N.D. -- When Les Ferry was growing up on a farm south of Lakota, N.D., his parents provided room and board for his teachers at the one-room Wamduska School No.
People in Langdon, N.D., will pause for an hour or so Friday to observe the 100th anniversary of the worst natural disaster in the city's history -- the May 29, 1909, tornado that killed five and injured 15 people. The Cyclone Remembrance Service will begin at 5 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. The service will include a presentation of memorial wreaths to commemorate the two adults, two children and an infant who lost their lives: -Mrs. J.B. Boyd, 39. -Mrs. F.W.
DEVILS LAKE -- At the Thursday meeting where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers talked about a $100 million project to improve the Devils Lake dike, most members of the public talked about other options. More than 100 turned out and about the same number signed a petition supporting a proposal to move water out of the lake via the Tolna Coulee. The Corps project would raise, extend and convert the Devils Lake dike into a dam. The Tolna Coulee proposal calls for stabilizing the elevation of Devils Lake at 1,446 feet above sea level, about 4 feet lower than the present elevation.
Nash Public School students who will be the last students at the school Friday are: 2nd grade -- Cassie Monson 3rd grade -- Sarah Burns and Ben Peterson 4th grade -- Katelyn Burns 5th grade -- Levi Rutherford 6th grade -- Jordan Young, Ethan Houska and Luke Monson 8th grade -- Beau Rutherford
NASH, N.D. -- Linda Johnston has been a teacher, administrator, technology coordinator, parent and community cheerleader at Nash Public School for the past 26 years. So, she's expecting a vast array of emotions when the school bell rings Friday for the last time. The two-classroom school in this tiny Walsh County community is closing.