A vehicle struck a column along DeMers Avenue that makes up the floodwall in downtown Grand Forks Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred just before 4 p.m. at the Sorlie Bridge between Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The vehicle sustained moderate damage. Emergency responders were not treating anyone for injuries.
A Thief River Falls man was struck by a vehicle Sunday on Polk County Road 21, about 5 miles east of U.S. Highway 75. When responders arrived to the scene of the crash they found Zachary Foley, 23, of Thief River Falls lying on the side of the road near 240th Avenue Southwest, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Officers determined Foley was hit by a vehicle driven by Joshua Melgaard, 38, of Thief River Falls after Foley had pulled over to check on a vehicle with its hazard lights on, according to a news release.
Former President Barack Obama will be speaking in Winnipeg this spring. A "Conversation with President Barack Obama" is coming to the Bell MTS Place on Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m. Tickets will be on sale for the public beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling (855) 985-5000. Obama is also set to visit Calgary on Tuesday, March 5.
No one was injured in a fire Saturday that caused $10,000 in damage to a Grand Forks apartment. Grand Forks firefighters responded to a call about 12:45 p.m. to an apartment building at 921 32nd Ave. S., according to a news release from the Fire Department. Fire crews found smoke coming from third floor windows and significant smoke in the hallway. They locate a fire in an apartment's bathroom, and quickly extinguished it.
A business mentoring service has moved into UND’s Center for Innovation. SCORE, a national organization that offers free and confidential business advice for entrepreneurs, moved permanently into the Center for Innovation. SCORE is in Suite 202 in the Center for Innovation, said Steve Moser, the chair of the Grand Forks chapter of SCORE.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Three newsroom staffers from the Grand Forks Herald shared two first-place awards presented at the Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention Thursday in Bloomington. Photographer Eric Hylden placed first in the category of "Portrait/personality photo" with a photograph the Herald titled "Highway to heaven." The image showed a man toting a cross as he walked near Fisher, Minn., on a trek across the nation. Hylden also placed third in two other photography categories.
Lake of the Woods Anglers report a nice walleye-sauger mix from the basin in 28 feet to 32 feet of water, with a morning and evening bite in 15 to 22 feet, Lake of the Woods Tourism said in its weekly update. Nicer walleyes have been suspended, so electronics are useful. With temperatures dipping into the -30F range recently, ice is gaining thickness.
The Herald was unable to deliver papers in some areas because of dangerous travel conditions Thursday morning. All subscribers can access the Herald digital edition here . Subscribers can call Herald customer service at (701) 780-1201 or (800) 477-6572. Subscribers who did not receive Thursday’s paper will get the edition Friday.
Grand Forks Police identified a man who died in the back of a pickup Friday. Bradley Beiswenger, 36, appears to have been sleeping in the cargo area of a pickup and using a propane heater for warmth, officers said in a news release Tuesday morning. Police are still investigating Beiswenger's cause of death, but they said they suspect carbon monoxide may have been a factor of it. There were no signs of foul play, police said. A news release also said Beiswenger had no permanent address.
Blizzard Bob struck rural areas in eastern North Dakota Monday morning, triggering state travel warnings and wind-chill advisories. Though there was little snowfall, the storm brought biting winds and subzero temperatures to the region.