1. Line 3 approval a good thing, says area county commissioner
The approval this week of the Line 3 Pipeline by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is a positive decision for northwest Minnesota, says a member of the Pennington County Commission.
2. Robin David envisions a ‘one-stop shop’ in Grand Forks’ government
Robin David, a 17-year UND administrator who now works part-time as the head of Grand Forks’ nascent “GF Welcomes” program, hopes to be the city’s next mayor, and she’s set to compete against longtime incumbent Mike Brown and candidate Brandon Bochenski for that spot in citywide elections this June.
3. Aneta, N.D., Saturday fundraiser for Hunter Pinke one of many in communities supporting UND football player
From Aneta to Ashley, N.D., and in many places in between, and on either side, rural communities are rallying around UND football player Hunter Pinke. Pinke, who was involved in a skiing accident in Colorado on Dec. 27, 2019, sustained spinal cord injuries and is paralyzed from the waist down.
4. Grand Forks man arrested after sending law enforcement on high-speed, multi-county chase Thursday
A Grand Forks man was arrested after sending law enforcement on a multi-county, high-speed chase early Thursday morning, according to a news release from the Grand Forks Sheriff's Office.
5. Amateur astronomers discover new variety of Northern Lights
First it was STEVE. Now it’s “dunes.” That’s the name given to a newly recognized form of aurora that resembles rippled sand dunes at a beach. I see spreading cirrus clouds. The discovery found its way into the world through Taivaanvahti , a Finnish Facebook group devoted to sharing photos and information about astronomical and atmospheric phenomena. It has more than 11,000 members including Minna Palmroth, a physics professor at the University of Helsinki. Palmroth studies space weather, the interaction between particle winds from the sun and Earth’s magnetic field.