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.
Lake of the Woods Great fishing continues, but walleyes and saugers along the south shore are beginning to slide a bit deeper into 25 to 31 feet of water, Lake of the Woods Tourism reports in its weekly update. There's also a window of walleye opportunity during the morning and evening hours in 13 to 18 feet of water, and a few anglers even have reported catching walleyes at night, Lake of the Woods Tourism said. That's unusual, but not unheard of, in the stained waters on the Minnesota side of the lake.
The Grand Forks region is in a blizzard warning, with conditions expected to deteriorate throughout the day. Many of the area's major employers and government offices announced closings early Thursday. To post a closing announcement on the Herald's site, call (701) 241-5306. Grand Forks: • Grand Forks city and county offices • Grand Forks County Courthouse • UND main campus • Altru Clinical Operations • Social Security Office • Grand Forks Air Force Base
The UND campus will be closed Thursday because of snowfall and anticipated blizzard conditions, the university announced in an email Wednesday night. The campus will be closed from 8 a.m. Thursday until 7 a.m. Friday. Campus facilities will re-open on Friday morning at normal operating times. Essential personnel should report to work as scheduled, the university stated.
Freezing rain has made driving dangerous for motorists in the Grand Forks area Wednesday morning. Emergency crews were responding to multiple vehicle accidents after 8 a.m. as a light drizzle and temperatures near freezing created a slick sheen of ice on roadways.
Volunteers for the Herald's Santa Claus Girls sorted through heaps of toys Thursday for families in need in the Grand Forks area. Packages are being distributed by volunteers starting Friday morning. The charity, started by Herald employees and supported by readers, has served the area since 1916. This year's fundraising goal was $24,000. See this Sunday's Herald for information on how to help.
Charges are pending against an 18-year-old man from East Grand Forks, Grand Forks Police said, after he discharged a firearm inside an apartment. Christopher Goldade was cleaning a handgun inside a friend's apartment on the 2200 block of South 34th Street on Thursday morning, according to police. The bullet allegedly struck several items in the apartment without injuring anyone or leaving the apartment.
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The father of Grand Forks-born country music star Lynn Anderson has at the age of 92. North Dakota native Clarence "Casey" Anderson died Monday in Nashville, Tenn., according to an obituary. While Lynn Anderson was known for the 1970 hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," Casey Anderson was also involved in the country music business in Nashville, Tenn., where his wife, Liz Anderson, was a songwriter. Casey Anderson also co-wrote, a hit for Merle Haggard, "I Am a Lonesome Fugitive."
Two people are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a hospital in Minot following a vehicle rollover in McHenry County on Monday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Evelyn Sims, 18, was driving west on North Dakota Highway 19, about 10 miles north of Anamoose, N.D., at 7:20 a.m., when she missed an intersection at 16th Avenue North East. She continued traveling west over a gravel road, where she lost control of her vehicle and rolled over into a ditch.