The unmanned aircraft systems coming to Grand Forks have generated a lot of activity here. Once drones start flying in and out of Grand Forks Air Force Base, they might just power up the creation of many jobs .
Here’s hoping local pilots approve. If they do, and the proposals get the federal government’s OK, Grand Forks will have a crucial asset it can use in its quest to become a world center of UAVs.
A Grand Forks man with at least three dozen criminal and traffic offenses on his record was sentenced to the maximum 10 years in prison for driving drunk and killing a passenger.
Dustin Nelson, 29, pleaded guilty to charges of driving under the influence and manslaughter in an October 2007 crash that killed Kody Kalis, 21, of Grand Forks.
Grand Forks police say they’ve arrested a man wanted in California on sex abuse charges.
Authorities say 33-year-old Anthony Brian Foster is charged with eight felonies, including aggravated sexual assault of a child and ongoing sexual abuse of a child.
The Jamestown High School swimming team placed seventh at the UND Invitational on Saturday, wrapping up a busy weekend in Grand Forks.
The Blue Jays scored 142.5 points, the fifth-highest total of any North Dakota squad in the 12-team event.
North Dakota’s longest-serving inmate is up for parole.
James Leroy Iverson has been in prison for almost 40 years.
The former taxi driver was convicted in 1969 of strangling two women in Grand Forks a year earlier. He completed his sentence for killing 25-year-old Carol Mayers, and is eligible for parole on a life sentence for killing 18-year-old Dianne Bill.
Veggie Tales will be returning to Grand Forks for two performances on Oct. 27 at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Veggie Tales characters take to the stage this fall to perform for audiences nationwide during their 50-city, major-market Veggie Tales: God Made You Special, Live! Tour.
This 80-minute event is appropriate for people of all ages. Ticket prices range from $19 to $29.
The Air Force is preparing to study the potential environmental consequences associated with the proposed new mission of unmanned aircraft at Grand Forks Air Force Base.
Four public meetings in the area are set in October, in Grand Forks, Devils Lake, Langdon and Carrington.
Ralph Engelstad Arena on the University of North Dakota campus plans to permanently display the flags of two American Indian tribes whose consent is needed for the university to retain its “Fighting Sioux” nickname and Indian head logo.
Leaders of the Standing Rock and Spirit Lake tribes are not endorsing the move.
Meredith Clark blew into a bugle to alert his son and his boyhood friends that it was time to go home.
The bugling was needed because son Tony and pals often were playing in the woods that surround the housing development on the town’s northeastern edge. Use of the bugle also proved to be a symbolic omen.
Tony Clark, 29, is now answering reveille as a member of the elite Navy SEALs. So is one of his boyhood pals, Devon Grube, 27, who lived four doors down.
By Ryan Bakken, Grand Forks Herald
, September 29, 2008
They remember the reddish-brown hair, and freckled face and a smile that gave them goose bumps.
They remember the crowd, an organic thing as big and boisterous as any homecoming assembly they’d seen, with the people roused by a helicopter landing on campus, the sudden sounding of ruffles and flourishes, and a band’s spirited playing of “Hail to the Chief.”
By Chuck Haga, Grand Forks Herald
, September 22, 2008
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