Kevin Bonham covers regional news, mostly from northeast North Dakota, for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for more than 30 years. Find his articles at: www.grandforksherald.com. He welcomes story ideas via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone, (701) 780-1110.
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MBINA, N.D.—After more than a year of effort, civic leaders in Pembina finally are moving closer to opening a licensed community day care facility. The center, with a capacity for 20 to 30 children, could be open by March, said Corie Koropatnicki, a member of the Pembina Growth Committee. "We're still working out the purchase of the property. We would love to be open March 1," she said.
PARK RIVER, N.D.—Three brothers and a cousin are distilling potato vodka in a still at their Park River family potato farm. But the vodka being produced and sold at their Moon River Distillery is no moonshine.
GRAFTON, N.D. -- Grafton Police Chief Anthony Dumas won’t be leaving the local police department after all. Dumas announced Monday night that he decided to stay, rather than taking a job as chief deputy with the Pembina County Sheriff’s Department. Grafton City Council unanimously accepted his request to rescind his resignation.
HILLSBORO, N.D.—For Traill County Sheriff Steve Hunt, the first year on the job has been anything but a routine trail ride. The first-term sheriff returned to work this week after liver transplant surgery in November. "I'm not ready to go mountain climbing, but every day gets a little better, I feel a little bit stronger," he said.
GRAFTON, N.D. -- Grafton Police Chief Anthony Dumas will resign this month. Dumas made the verbal announcement at Monday night’s Grafton City Council meeting. Dumas, who has been with the police department for the past 10 years, has accepted a position as chief deputy with the Pembina County Sheriff’s Department, he said. He was promoted to Grafton police chief in June 2014. His resignation is effective Jan. 14.
DEVILS LAKE -- A Devils Lake man has pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge in connection with an incident this past summer at a Devils Lake bank. Nathaniel Todd...
The suspect in last week’s arson attack on a Somali business has been arrested. Polk County sheriff’s deputies arrested Matthew William Gust, 25, East Grand Forks, overnight at a Super 8 Motel in Fosston, Minn., according to a release from Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
A Devils Lake man is accused of assaulting a police officer in Devils Lake. Timothy Benjamin Olson, 53, was charged with simple assault on a police officer or correctional institution employee, a Class C felony, and preventing arrest or discharge of duties, a Class A misdemeanor.
HILLSBORO, N.D.—A community forum to address youths and the use of social media will be held in Hillsboro Wednesday night. The forum, scheduled for 7 p.m. at Hillsboro High School, comes in the aftermath of a recent investigation into alleged harassment involving Hillsboro students. However, officials said the forum is not a direct response to the case.
An early morning fire heavily damaged Juba Coffee House, a popular Somali restaurant on South Washington Street. Grand Forks Fire Department responded to the call at about 2:06 a.m. at 2017 S. Washington St.