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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The banner headline in the March 18, 1941, edition of the Grand Forks Herald reflected the stark reality: 72 die in storm: 38 perish in N.D.; 28 in Minnesota. The March 15, 1941, blizzard, also called the Ides of March blizzard, ranks as one of the worst in the Red River Valley's recorded history and one of the most disastrous ever nationwide.
Crookston looks to expand landfill Polk County is proposing to expand its existing Gentilly (Minn.) Solid Waste Landfill, located 8 miles east of Crookston. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking public comments as part of its environmental assessment, according to a report from KROX Radio. Comments are being taken through April 6.
Donor gives $5 million for new Baudette arena Baudette, Minn., is looking to build a new arena, thanks to an anonymous $5 million donation. The Lake of the Woods Community...
CROOKSTON -- A GoFundMe page has been established for Amber Shablow, the 25-year-old Lake Bronson, Minn., woman who was struck by a semi early Sunday while walking along U.S. Highway...
LARIMORE, N.D. -- A barn fire 5 miles north of Larimore claimed the lives of two horses and two sheep Tuesday morning. The barn erupted in flames before about a...
Grand Forks and Fargo set record high temperatures Sunday. In Grand Forks, a record 62 degrees was established at the National Weather Service office, breaking the mark of 59, set in 2000. Grand Forks International Airport set a record of 60 degrees, up from 58, also set in 2000, according to a report from the weather service. In Fargo, the mercury rose to 65, topping the 2000 high temperature record of 63.
Grand Forks and Fargo set record high temperatures Sunday. In Grand Forks, a record 62 degrees was established at the National Weather Service office, breaking the mark of 59, set...
PARK RIVER, N.D.—Park River Area School District residents celebrated a $11.4 million school renovation and addition project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Sunday. The project included a renovation of the elementary classroom wing and administrative offices, plus a new gymnasium, lockers and school fitness center. School District voters approved the project in November 2014, with a 74 percent majority.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Arnold Ralston has been donating $300 to $400 a year to a popular nonprofit organization that provides services to wounded veterans. So when the 81-year-old Army...
DEVILS LAKE—The six local governments participating in the operation of the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center may be asked to double their annual contributions to help keep the regional jail open. That's one of several proposals presented at a five-county meeting Thursday as the LEC board deals with the consequences of a recent steep decrease in inmate population. About three dozen people attended the meeting.