AREA NEWS: Water on in Michigan, KEM anniversary begins tonight ... etc.
Water on in Michigan The water is safe to drink and use in Michigan, N.D., Mayor Allen Orwick said Thursday, and the boiling order was lifted in the afternoon. The city had been without drinking water after the water system was damaged by two sep...
Water on in Michigan
The water is safe to drink and use in Michigan, N.D., Mayor Allen Orwick said Thursday, and the boiling order was lifted in the afternoon. The city had been without drinking water after the water system was damaged by two separate rain storms last week. The problem was fixed Wednesday, but water needed to be tested at a lab in Grand Forks before it was deemed safe to drink.
KEM anniversary begins tonight
The KEM Shrine Chapter of Grand Forks will begin its 100th anniversary kickoff as tonight's sponsor at River Cities Speedway.
An all-Shrine parade will travel through East Grand Forks and Grand Forks beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, starting near the East Grand Forks downtown Fire Station and heading west onto DeMers Avenue in Grand Forks. It will turn left on Fourth Street toward the County Building and end at the Shrine Temple on Bruce Avenue.
The Imperial Shrine of the North American Continent granted a charter for the Grand Forks chapter on April 13, 1910. Kem works with 190 other Shrine chapters to support a network of 22 hospitals for children, offering specialized care at no cost to the patient's family, a news release from the KEM Shrine said.
KEM's jurisdiction covers northwestern Minnesota and the northern half of North Dakota (north of Highway 200). Miles Christianson is its potentate and other elected board members are Thomas P. Hanson, Dennis Hansel, Jim Kienest, Lowell Domier, James McConnell and Dale Duchsherer.
Airline boardings up across N.D.
North Dakota's airline boardings were up 14.3 percent in April compared with April 2009, according to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission.
The number represents a 10-year high of 58,796 boardings for the month, the commission said. Grand Forks International Airport had 8,971 boardings in April, 2,005 more than in April 2009.
New Devils Lake website
The Devils Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Devils Lake Economic Development have launched a new website, www.devilslakend.com , officials said Thursday. The site has visitor information, hunting and fishing reports, maps of the area and lists of area businesses, officials said.