DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Marjorie Anderson routinely is a volunteer at her church in conventional ways such as quilting, serving at funerals and assisting during worship. Anderson also contributes outside the usual chores, as she makes Trinity-Bergen Lutheran’s communion wine from homegrown grapes. “Aside from the financial aspect of not having to buy wine, it’s also an act of love,” the Rev. Robert Buechler said. “That’s not lost on anybody around here who knows Marjorie.
NORTHWOOD, N.D. — On Monday afternoon, with winter looming, 191 gallons of fuel oil were delivered to 307 Adam St. S. in Northwood. A problem was that the oil was supposed to be delivered to 308 Adam St. S. A bigger problem was that the home at 307 Adam had a pipe for fuel on the outside, but not a fuel tank on the inside. The result was 191 gallons of fuel oil being pumped into the finished basement of the 1939-built home of Chad and Ryndee Veer and their three children. “The outside pipe is imbedded in the concrete and you can’t remove it,” Chad Veer said.
MAYVILLE, N.D. — The State Board of Higher Education on Thursday approved several projects for the state’s largest universities, including more funding for athletic facilities, totaling more than $132 million. The board approved four University of North Dakota building projects for more than $60 million, including using private funds to expand the scope of the university’s High Performance Center. At North Dakota State University, more than $72 million in projects received approval.
GRAND FORKS — In August, Crystal Bailly-Dale paid $115,000 for a newly constructed Grand Forks house with enough space for her and her three children. That’s not a misprint. The lower-than-market cost of the two-story, 1,900-square-foot home is a product of a recently formed nonprofit organization named the Grand Forks Community Land Trust.