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A handful of men and women clad in bikinis and swim trunks raced in the sub-zero temperatures on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 9. This is snow joke, the group was raising money for breast cancer patients. Jolene Beiswenger, participant and co-organizer for the event, said every year the group gets together for the Bikini Radar Run and raises money for breast cancer.
A man working as part of a snow removal crew died early Saturday morning, Feb. 9, in Grand Forks. Grand Forks police were called to 600 High Plains Court for a report of an injury traffic crash around 3 a.m. on Saturday morning. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. The name of the victim is being withheld so police can notify his family.
The Grand Forks United Way and agency President and CEO Pat Berger are parting ways after more than 24 years, a move her attorney calls a “shameful” result of criticism by the Herald.
Jessica and Troy Nelson, owners of Trojan Promotions in Grand Forks, died while on a trip to San Diego early Monday.
Many resolve to spend less and save more in the New Year, but one study found dining out makes that goal more difficult. One in four Americans said they dined out too much last year, according to a survey by financial company Fidelity. The No. 1 factor that Americans reported busting their budget on was dining out, the study found. Nearly 30 percent of Americans said going out to eat was the top reason they went over budget, and the next budget-breaking item being groceries, according to the study.
Hackers gained access to customer information from the parent company of Caribou and Bruegger’s Bagels, the company said. The breach happened between Aug. 28 and Dec. 3 at more than 200 of its stores, mainly in Minnesota. About 200 of the affected stores are in Minnesota. The other branches affected are in Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and a few East Coast states.
Airlines expect a bump in holiday travel over last year’s holiday travel. Delta reported it expects to carry over 6 million customers between Dec. 21 and Jan. 1. Those passengers were on more than 55,000 flights. The airline industry group said it expects to see more than a 5 percent increase in travel over the holiday period this year.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting that happened in rural Fosston on Sunday morning. The shooting happened around 5 a.m. at a residence in Sec. 24 of Sletten Twp. southwest of Fosston. There was one person in the residence who was not injured, a release from the Sheriff’s office said. The release also said that the sheriff’s office does not feel there is a public safety risk with this case.
A Grand Forks startup could begin on a project that would make data and imagery from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) more available to everyone. Evolve Analytics and the UND Aerospace Foundation have applied for a $100,000 grant from Microsoft's TechSpark program, the philanthropic arm of Microsoft. Microsoft TechSpark sponsored Regional Aerial Imagery Grant Competition, which Evolve and the UND Aerospace Foundation have applied to jointly.
Half Brothers Brewing Co. has started to can its beers on a large enough scale that they will be sold at Happy Harry's Bottle Shop in Grand Forks, joining other local breweries that have entered the world of canning. The downtown brewery that opened last year started mass-producing cans a week ago. "We're hoping to triple our production in 2019," co-owner Chad Gunderson said. "A lot of people had been wondering when we'd sell cans at Happy Harry's, and we're so excited."