Herald Staff Report
Grand Forks Police are investigating the death of a 5-month-old infant. Brynley Rymer died Tuesday at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo of undisclosed injuries, according to a news release. An unnamed caregiver initially brought the child, who lived in Grand Forks, to Altru Hospital's emergency room on Monday, the release said. She was then airlifted to Sanford before succumbing to her injuries. "The nature of her injuries is being investigated at this time in order to determine whether they were accidental, intentional or medical," the release said.
Abby Tow named Community Engagement Officer Abby Tow, Fargo, has joined Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota as the Community Engagement Officer. She will work with individuals, businesses and organizations across North Dakota to advance the mission and programs of LSSND. Dunphy of Farmers Union Insurance a top 5 producer North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance, based in Jamestown, N.D., has announced Aaron Dunphy of Grand Forks was a top 5 producer of Supplemental Premium
Ground UP Adventures' Boathouse on the Red opens Saturday for the summer season, offering canoes, kayaks for one and two paddlers, and stand-up paddleboards. Rental rates are $10 per paddler over 11 years old for 90 minutes and $5 per paddler for one extra hour. The boathouse is located in downtown Grand Forks on River Boat Road just north of the DeMers Avenue bridge. Hours this weekend are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Regular summer hours after this weekend are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Info: groundupadventures.com/bhotr.
Altru Health System has launched a $3 million expansion and remodeling project at its Truyu Aesthetic Center at 3165 DeMers Ave. Construction has begun on a 4,500-square-foot, two-story addition on the south side that will increase space for dermatology, surgical and cosmetic services. “The main benefit will be expansion of the Mohs surgery services,” said Sally Grosebauer, Altru spokesperson.
After a five-year run as director of the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, Corey Mock has left his post. His final day was May 3. Mock said he loved every minute of the job, but that it wasn’t a position he planned to stay in for his entire career, as it is almost designed to be a temporary position.
Lake of the Woods
Holmberg elected vice chair of WICHE Sen. Ray Holmberg (R-Grand Forks) recently was elected vice chair of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, the interstate agency for public education in the western United States. He has been a WICHE commissioner since 2013 and will start as chair of the organization this fall. Simplot names Garrett Lofto president and CEO
THIEF RIVER FALLS—Investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to suspects responsible for an early April fire that damaged a bar near Thief River Falls.
NIAGARA, N.D.—A Devils Lake motorcyclist was injured Tuesday afternoon in Grand Forks County when a strong wind gust blew him off course. Cole David Cavanaugh, 23, was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks after he crashed a 2007 Suzuki GSXR750 about 5 miles north of Niagara. He was northbound at 5:05 p.m. on North Dakota Highway 32 when a gust of wind blew the motorcycle onto loose gravel on the east shoulder of the road, according to a news release. Cavanaugh lost control of the motorcycle, which went in the ditch and flipped before ejecting him, the release said.
North Dakota's 2018 deer season is set, with 55,150 licenses available to hunters this fall, 650 more than last year, the Game and Fish Department announced Tuesday. In total, antlered mule deer licenses increased by 150 from last year, antlerless mule deer by 550, antlered whitetail by 150 and antlerless whitetail by 150. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reduced the number of "any antlered" licenses by 100, and reduced "any antlerless" license by 250.