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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The Fighting Hawks might not have been their first choice for a new UND nickname, but some notable alumni are looking forward to the next chapter in school's history. "While I was a big fan of Bison Slayers, I can live with Fighting Hawks," Dave St.
Northeast Regional Water District and the city of Langdon, N.D., Might be teaming up on a potential $24 million rural water system project that would move water about 60 miles from an aquifer in the Devils Lake Basin to serve much of Cavalier and Pembina counties. However, no commitment has been made.
Circle of Friends Humane Society in Grand Forks and other animal shelters around the region are trying to find homes for as many as 30 dogs rescued from a residence...
Pennington County eyes sales tax for roads Pennington County will host a public hearing Tuesday to discuss a proposed half percent sales tax to finance road and bridge maintenance. The...
County commissioners from Polk and Traill counties will meet in Hillsboro Tuesday to consider the fate of the Nielsville Bridge, a 76-year-old bridge spanning the Red River that has been closed since Sept. 14.
PISEK, N.D.—Customers are finding tons of candy at the J-Mart this holiday season. And the word "tons" is not just some overused idiom. J-Mart, once known as the Pisek General Store and Pisek Shopping Center, started the season with a record 5.4 tons—10,833 pounds—of candy, some 58 varieties in all, including 32 different kinds of chocolates, 9 hard candies, 17 cremes, jellies and other traditional holiday treats. Of course, the bins are not quite as full anymore. Francis Jelinek, who owns the store with his brother, Dominic, estimates about one-fourth of the candy alre
CROOKSTON—North America's two largest bus manufacturers, both with production plants in the Red River Valley, are about to become hitched. New Flyer Industries announced Tuesday plans to purchase Motor Coach Industries Inc. The Winnipeg-based New Flyer, with Minnesota plants in Crookston and St. Cloud, is paying $455 million for MCI, which has a major production and assembly plant in Pembina, N.D., a U.S.-Canadian border community of 590 about 75 miles north of Grand Forks. The deal, which is subject to U.S.
Dan Stenvold is on a mission—to spread the word about Agent Orange, its health effects and the related compensation available to Vietnam veterans and their families.
DEVILS LAKE—The two Devils Lake outlets were scheduled to be shut down for the season Monday. The total amount of water released to the Sheyenne River this year is expected to be similar to last year's record release of 165,836 acre-feet. That's the equivalent of lowering the lake by about 11 inches, said Jon Kelsch, Devils Lake outlet manager for the North Dakota State Water Commission. The lake was at 1,450.11 feet above sea level on Monday, about 1.5 feet lower than this past spring.
LANKIN, N.D. -- Volunteers are needed today in the continuing search for a missing Grand Forks hunter is resuming this morning in western Walsh County. Travis Wade Vorachek, 45, has...