Herald Staff Report
GRAND FORKS — The popular country music band Little Big Town will perform March 17 at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, according to a news release from the venue. The stop is part of the band's The Breaking Tour, which begins in February in Oklahoma City. Founded in 1998, Little Big Town rose to fame with hits like "Boondocks," "Little White Church" and "Pontoon." The band has won numerous awards. Country band Midland and singer Kacey Musgraves will join Little Big Town during the 26-city tour.
A body found along the Red River in Polk County in June has been identified as a woman who went missing in East Grand Forks more than 30 years ago. The Polk County Sheriff’s Department has identified the body found near Oslo, Minn., as Shirley Ann Whetter of Grand Forks. She went missing in April 1984 and was last seen by the Eagles Club in East Grand Forks. No foul play is suspected. Check back for updates as this story develops.
HILLSBORO, N.D.—A Grand Forks man has died in an early Sunday morning rollover crash in Traill County. Emergency responders were sent at 1 a.m. to 10 miles north of Hillsboro on Interstate 29, where a 1995 Ford pickup with a trailer had rolled into the median, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. A 59-year-old male driver from Grand Forks was northbound on the interstate on his way home from Minneapolis when he lost control of the pickup, the release stated.
STEELE, N.D.—It took two championship games and four extra innings, but Thompson claimed the North Dakota Class B American Legion baseball state championship here Sunday. Thompson was the lone unbeaten left in the tournament entering Sunday's final day. Nelson County came through the loser-out round to beat Thompson 4-2 in the first championship game. In the second title game, Thompson won 6-5 in 11 innings to capture the program's first Legion state title since 2002.
INKSTER, N.D. — A 27-year-old Grand Forks man was seriously injured Friday evening when he lost control of his motorcycle on a gravel road outside of Inkster.
Construction season is in full swing, and the quick 5-mile jaunt to the store over the lunch hour isn't so quick anymore. With construction projects on major Grand Forks roads planned through the summer drivers can expect longer trips or plan creative routes to their destinations. "I always take the back roads to avoid it, but it's summertime in North Dakota," Bethany Thompson of Drayton, N.D., said. "People want good roads. You can't have it both ways. I put up with it and go around construction because I want nice roads."
GRAND FORKS — A federal court has upheld the dismissal of a civil complaint against a former Nelson County Sheriff's deputy after a rancher who was arrested claimed the officer used excessive force while tasing him.
GRAND FORKS - An elementary school in south Grand Forks was locked down Tuesday after a student left the grounds. Discovery Elementary School locked its doors at 11:20 a.m., Grand Forks School District spokeswoman Tracy Jentz told the Herald. The student was located safe and nearby about 11:55 a.m. Jentz said instruction continued during the lockdown, which lasted about 20 minutes. She said parents would be notified about the lockdown Tuesday afternoon.
For a second time in two weeks, flooding on the Pembina River is impacting travel. The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol Sunday morning temporarily closed N.D. Highway 18 from County Road 55 to the Canadian border near Neche due to water over the roadway. Motorists are required to use an alternate route until the closure is lifted.
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Two North Dakota State University sophomores were killed about 10 miles east of Moorhead Saturday night, Feb. 11, after a car they were in crashed into a guardrail on Interstate 94. The driver, Danie Leigh Thomssen, 18, originally from Bismarck, and one of her passengers, Carson Dennis Roney, 19, originally from Oakes, died, the State Patrol reported Sunday.