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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.
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.
ARNEGARD, N.D. — An Idaho woman was killed and three other people were injured early Friday afternoon when a vehicle spun out of control and struck another on icy roads near Arnegard.
FARGO - A witness to suspicious activity in the early morning hours Saturday led Fargo Police to arrest a 29-year-old man on felony burglary charges. Jesse Ortega, Fargo, was arrested after police responded about 2:45 a.m. to a 911 call reporting a car prowler in the area of 4700 Spencer Lane S. The caller provided a description of the vehicle the suspect was driving.
LANCASTER, Minn. — Residents of this small northwest Minnesota community say a decision by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to cut operation hours at its nearby international port of entry will be an economic blow for much of the region.
WARSAW, N.D. — If little else remains in some of the tiny towns that dot the landscape of rural North Dakota, the churches still stand tall as a monument to the strong faith of the people who first settled there. The double steeples of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Warsaw seemed to reach for the clouds on a recent fall day as workers scaled the church to repair damages from a previous windstorm. The church is 116 years old and is on the National Historic Registry.