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THIEF RIVER FALLS—First responders in Thief River Falls want the community to know they're truly working for them. "We really are here to serve you in a lot of different ways," said Chief of Police Dick Wittenberg. Thief River Falls held its third annual "State of the City" address on Thursday evening at Northland Community and Technical College.
A business owned by two prominent members of the Grand Forks community who recently died has been purchased. Probitas Promotions and Daydreams Specialties have acquired Trojan Promotions, which was owned by Troy and Jessica Nelson. Troy and Jessica died in January while visiting San Diego. The estate of Troy and Jessica Nelson approached Probitas Promotions and Daydreams Specialties and asked if they would like to purchase the business.
Grand Forks County has declared a state of local emergency in advance of forecasted spring flooding. On Tuesday, the Grand Forks County Commission approved a request from Kari Goelz, director of emergency management for the county. There is a 50 percent chance that water will crest over 50 feet, according to the latest forecasts. "Now is a good time to declare an emergency," Goelz said. "We need to get our plan rolling, we need to start preparing. This activates that plan."
Grand Forks County has declared a state of emergency in advance of forecast spring flooding. The Grand Forks County Commission this afternoon approved a request from Kari Goelz, director of emergency management for the county. "We need to get our plan rolling, we need to start preparing," Goelz said. "This activates that plan." Cass County and Fargo have already declared a state of emergency. By declaring an emergency, the county gets access to Federal Emergency Management Agency funds and statewide emergency funds.
From getting the silent treatment to the general undermining of work, a bad boss can make a great job miserable. At some point, everyone probably will encounter a bad boss, but experts say there are ways to keep your job and sanity. Michelle Duffy is the Vernon Heath chair at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. She says there are several ways to think about bad bosses.
Despite the snow storm raging outside, thousands flocked to the Alerus Center in Grand Forks to hear country star Dierks Bentley perform as part of his Burning Man Tour on Saturday night. Before Bentley took the stage, Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes performed. Bentley’s ‘90s cover band Hot Country Knights kicked off the show. Bentley opened with his hit song “Burning Man.”
This May will be the 50th anniversary of Zip to Zap, and many plan to return to the small town of Zap to party like it's 1969. Zip to Zap started as an alternative spring break, but things quickly went awry, ending in a call from the governor to the National Guard, and turning the celebration into what one attendee calls a “hysterical historical event.”
The Grand Forks United Way board of directors named Phyllis Johnson as the agency’s interim president and CEO. Johnson has officially resigned from the board of directors and will step into her new role on Friday, the organization announced in a release on Monday morning.
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.