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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It’s been nearly 11 years since a riverbank collapsed, dropping about 6 feet overnight along a 250-foot stretch of U.S. Highway 2, the ground falling toward the Red Lake River below. Seven severely damaged homes and the Country Club Motel eventually were demolished, as the land gradually continued to slide down the hill. After a series of temporary measures, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is in the initial stages of a $6.4 million project designed to stabilize the creeping slope descent and protect the federal highway from potential collapse as well.
Ed Fischer isn’t surprised that BNSF Railway balked Monday at postponing Friday’s scheduled doubling of speeds — from 30 to 60 mph — of some freight trains traveling through town to consider local safety concerns.
This article ran in the Grand Forks Herald on May 19, 1989 PETERSBURG, N.D. — So, what's the best thing about being in a graduating class with no boys? “We...
When the Class of 1989 graduated from Unity School in Petersburg, N.D., everybody wore pink gowns. That’s because the class consisted of 10 girls — all girls — not a boy in sight. Eight of them gathered in Grand Forks Saturday for their 25-year Reunion — to reminisce about growing up together in small-town North Dakota and about being part of a all-girl class.
Bob Mullen is looking for a few good veterans. But the general manager of Auto Finance Super Center in Grand Forks is having trouble completing his mission. “I can’t hire...
The driver of a pickup that collided with a train in Grand Forks early Thursday remains in serious condition.
Crookston VFW Post 1902 will reopen Aug. 1, after closing for a month as a result of financial troubles. Post and auxiliary members will be volunteer workers, for at least...
The long-awaited Devils Lake veteran’s clinic will open Aug. 19 at Mercy Hospital. “The light is at the end of the tunnel, finally,” said Stacy Twete, Ramsey County veterans service officer.
Some trains traveling through the city of Devils Lake could double their speed — from 30 to as high as 60 mph — beginning next month.
Christine Van Emmerik won’t forget the tornado anytime soon. The rural Red Lake Falls woman was home alone Monday night when a tornado warning on her cell phone prompted her to hide in the basement. Hers was one of two tornadoes confirmed to have touched down Monday in the northern Red River Valley, according to the National Weather Service. The other was in Grand Forks County.