Herald Staff Reports
Two people were injured after a man allegedly drove through a stop sign about 15 miles east of Crookston late Friday night. Eric Halvorson, 38 of Crookston, was driving a 2001 Buick Park Avenue westbound on Polk County Road 49 around 10:30 p.m. Friday night, the Minnesota State Patrol said in an accident release. Halvorson allegedly went through a stop sign and struck a Ford pickup driven by Lucas Teiken, 27 of Waubun, on Highway 32. Halverson's and Teiken's injuries were non-life threatening, the State Patrol said.
Metzger wins PA of the Year The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences has announced that Jay Metzger, M.P.A.S., PA-C, and assistant professor in the School’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies, has been awarded the “PA of the Year” by the North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants.
Lake of the Woods Walleye season opened with great success along the south shore, Lake of the Woods Tourism reported in its weekly update. Anglers found limits of walleyes and saugers and landed some big walleyes in the Rainy River, Four-Mile Bay and the main basin of the lake. The go-to presentation was a jig and minnow. Anglers caught fish in various depths, but best action was in 18 feet to 25 feet of water.
N.D. angler wins NWT tournament Walleye pro Zachary Axtman, of Rugby, N.D., weighed a two-day total of 27.40 pounds to win the National Walleye Tour event May 3 on Wisconsin’s Lake Winnebago chain. Axtman won an upgraded, fully rigged Ranger 620FS boat and trailer package for being Ranger Cup qualified with a 225-horsepower Mercury outboard, $15,000 in prize money and $3,719 in Anglers Advantage cash for a total of $84,614 in winnings. Presented by Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops, the two-day tournament paired a pro angler with a different co-angler amateur each day.
Edgewood Healthcare hires Wilson Grand Forks-based Edgewood Healthcare has announced the addition of Jill Wilson, MBA, OTR/L as its new executive vice president of business development. She will lead the company’s sales and marketing efforts and continue to grow Edgewood’s CaringEdge Healthcare Services division. Anchor Marketing hires Stinson
DNR advises anglers to keep smaller sunfish Feeling that tug on the line, an angler sets the hook and reels in a small sunfish, then asks the perennial question: Should I keep it? Sunfish, also known as bluegills and pumpkinseeds, are a go-to species for anglers looking for a meal, and many Minnesota anglers may be surprised to know they're actually encouraged to keep small ones up to the limit set by the Department of Natural Resources. These fish are nutritious and safe to eat regularly, according to consumption guidelines from the Department of Health.
Opp Construction, LLC, promotes Harrington Opp Construction, LLC, with offices in Grand Forks and Fargo, has promoted Bobby Harrington to landscaping design and sales. He will be responsible for residential landscape design, sales and project management for the Grand Forks and surrounding area. He previously worked as landscaping foreman and has been with the company for 11 years. Opp Construction serves the surrounding areas and lakes regions with concrete and asphalt paving, as well as full service landscaping and irrigation installation.
The University of Colorado Board of Regents will decide today whether to name UND President Mark Kennedy as the next CU system president. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Central but the board is expected to go into executive session for around an hour before making a public vote. Stay with the Grand Forks Herald for up-to-date coverage on the vote.
HB Sound & Light celebrates 25 years HB Sound & Light is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary with an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at 101 N. Eighth St., Grand Forks. A meal of $.25 hotdogs, $.25 sodas and $.25 chips from Brat King will be available to the first 200 people, with a limit of one meal per person. Brat King will also have other options available. Also included will be tours, music, games and entertainment. Headliners for the Greenway Takeover Festival will be announced, along with ticket giveaways to the event.
Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Walleye anglers are looking forward to the Minnesota Fishing Opener on May 11, but for now, the focus is on pike and sturgeon. Back bays are becoming ice-free, and pike are staging for the spawn, Lake of the Woods Tourism reported in its weekly update. Pike also have been seen running in shallows and ditches. Pike season on Lake of the Woods is continuous. Parts of Lake of the Woods now have extensive stretches of open water, so the big lake should be all or mostly ice-free by the walleye opener.