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LANCASTER, Minn. — A 34-year-old Lancaster man died in a one-vehicle crash in the early morning hours Saturday. A news release from the Minnesota State Patrol said Adam Thomas Norskog was northbound on U.S. Highway 59 about 1:30 a.m. when the 2014 Ram pickup he was driving left the roadway and entered the west ditch at the intersection of Kittson County Road 5.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D.—Firebird Vision: Take one. Action! Channel 472 soon could be on a small screen near you. Longtime Devils Lake High School publications, yearbook and television production teacher Lara Prozinski says her students are gearing up for their own network of sorts through the North Dakota Telephone Co. The company recently awarded the school nearly $10,000 in high-definition studio cameras, production monitors, news anchor and boom microphones, headsets and a high-tech mixer/control board.
GRAND FORKS - A 50-year-old Grand Forks man was arrested early Saturday morning in Altru Hospital’s emergency room after he was accused of assaulting two nurses. Grand Forks Police Sgt. Kevin Kallinen said Luis Enrique de Jesus was arrested about 2:40 a.m. Saturday after emergency room personnel said he had pushed a pregnant nurse and struck a second male nurse several times. Kallinen said he did not know if the nurses were treated for any injuries.
Bingo player and local bartender Jessica "JP" Pelletier was slow to celebrate Tuesday night when Lee Spartz called out her final number at Kelly's Bar in downtown Grand Forks. With just one number to spare, the lucky B6 may have been enough to cover her card in aqua daubs and win the record $55,986 jackpot, but Pelletier didn't want to get ahead of herself. "B-b-b-bingo," she shouted. Then, more quietly: "I think." And more quietly still: "I think. I think."
DRAYTON, N.D. — Tom Grzadzieleski is a fighter who's not afraid to twist an arm or throw a few 42-pound rocks to get his point across. The longtime curler and president of the Drayton Curling Club says with a wry smile: "Sometimes people just need a little abrasive encouragement. We already know 90 percent of the people who come in these doors and try it are going to be hooked. They never say, 'No, I'm never going to do that again.'"
GRAND FORKS — Mathilda Engstad wrote in "The White Kid Glove Era" about the elite Grand Forks pioneers who lived in the grand homes along Reeves Drive and Belmont Road:
DEVILS LAKE, N.D.—As bitter 70-mph winds whipped up an early season snow squall, Darrell Nilep sat comfortably in a clinic examining room in his jeans and a black sweatshirt.
HILLSBORO, N.D. — If the Hillsboro City Commission gives its final approval next week, there will be new law enforcement in town by the new year. Traill County Sheriff Steve Hunt said the Traill County Commission last week approved a contract that would have his department cover police duties for the city of nearly 1,600 people. Part of that plan calls for current Hillsboro Police Chief Ray Weber to transfer to a deputy role within the Sheriff's Department. "We worked together for years, so I don't expect any big issues as far as transitioning," Hunt said.
CROOKSTON — The city of Crookston will explore options to ban weapons during certain events in the Crookston Sports Center after the Park Board voted in favor of such a ban last week. City Administrator Shannon Stassen said Monday the discussion was prompted by a report of a man carrying an open weapon in October at The Big One Art & Craft Fair in the Sports Center. Stassen said the man was allowed to stay after he proved he had the proper permit for "open carry," but the situation still raised concerns from the public.
Editor's note: This story originally was published on November 26, 2017. CLIMAX, Minn. — He isn't sure exactly when it started, but John Vraa says it seems he's been collecting curious things for a lifetime. He started out small. First, it probably was interesting rocks. Then later, tools and books that once belonged to his great-grandfather's brother who shared his name.