Theft, larceny and homicide on the rise in Grand Forks County.
But overall crime is down. Theft in Grand Forks County hit the fourth-highest total in the past 10 years. The good news is, the numbers say crime is down in the county.
Drugstore Giant CVS is planning to stop selling tobacco products in its stores, including the one in Grand Forks.
This year marks the 14th year the South Gate bar and grill has held their annual outdoor bonspiel. Even with the bitter cold weekend temperatures about 40 teams competed for cash and prizes.
If relief from high propane prices isn't going to be exactly immediate, it may be ahead. That according to UND Economics Professor Cullen Goenner. Goenner says the extreme cold winter combined with transportation methods of propane are the main reasons for the price spike.
The price of a gallon of propane Thursday is at about $4.50 a gallon. That is up more than $3 a gallon from just 6 month ago.
The U.S. House of Representatives passes the farm bill. It will now go the U.S. Senate for its approval. The senate could take it up Thursday with the President's signature coming early next week signing it into law.
Each winter many towns hold vintage snowmobile shows and races. It's a way to bring together snow sled enthusiasts.
The National Weather Service in Grand Forks says the risk for substantial spring flooding this year along the Red River and in Devils Lake Basin is low. But the service adds theres is a lot of winter left, and a lot of what will happen depends on the spring melt.
The price of propane has shot up dramatically this week. A twenty five percent increase locally in just 4 days. This at a time when temperatures are at some of their lowest of the year. And that means much higher heating bills for some.
The one to two inches of snow our region received wasn't enough to block most roads, even with the drifting. Most of the problems came with reduced visibility from the day long ground blizzard.
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