Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Grand Forks resident Roy Fillion to the Administrative Committee on Veterans' Affairs (ACOVA). Fillion is an Air Force veteran and member of the North Dakota Disabled American Veterans , American Legion and the Vietnam Veterans of America. He was nominated for the governor-appointed position by the DAV. The ACOVA is responsible for organization, policy, and general administration of veterans' affairs in North Dakota. It is composed of 15 voting members nominated by the five major veteran organizations in the state.
ESPN’s ESPY awards air at 7 p.m. Central, July 18, and regional olympians Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux of Grand Forks and Gigi Marvin of Warroad are up for several awards for their performance in the U.S. women’s hockey team’s victory over Canada. The team has nominations in the categories of Best Team, Best Game and Best Olympic Moment.
WALHALLA, N.D.—A new mountain bike terrain terrain park opened Friday at Frost Fire Park near Walhalla. "The park is part of the expanded vision for outdoor recreation including a trail connector, downhill skiing/snowboarding and tubing, kayaking, conservation programming and more," Pembina Gorge Foundation Interim Director Kristi Wilfahrt said in a news release. To celebrate the grand opening, the 142.5-mile Wilderman Off-Road Triathlon is being held this weekend. The triathlon starts at Frost Fire 7:00 a.m. on July 14th.
PETERSBURG, N.D.—A Petersburg motorcyclist was injured early Friday morning in Nelson County after being pinned under a semi, state troopers said. Steven Ralston, 59, was taken to Altru Hospital to be treated for multiple injuries after his 2006 Kymco Venox motorcycle was rear-ended by 2016 Freightliner driven by 41-year-old Eric Shipe of Spencerville, Ind., according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Ralston and his motorcycle became pinned under the front bumper of Shipe's semi.
A woman is dead after drowning in a pool Tuesday night in north Grand Forks. Grand Forks Police were called to a home on the 2000 block of 11th Avenue North around 9 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a report of a possible drowning at a pool, police said. Upon arrival, the adult female, who was believed to have lived at the residence, was unresponsive, police said. Lifesaving measures were attempted on the scene, and she was transported to Altru for additional lifesaving measures, but she did not survive.
Since Sunday morning, crew members from the streets and sanitation departments and the Grand Forks Park District have been at work picking up the pieces from Saturday night's storms. "It's going," said city spokesman John Bernstrom of the cleanup. "It's a lot of work." Cleanup efforts were originally estimated to take weeks. "That's still looking pretty true," he said. Since Monday, city crews and the Park District have hauled 172 tons of debris. Residents and other parties moved 84 tons, for a total of 256 tons of debris.
Couples at a crossroads might be able to find their answer—in front a national television audience. The 2001 reality show Temptation Island is getting a reboot, and they're searching for a North Dakota couple to go on an all-expenses-paid tropical vacation with a twist. Couples on Temptation Island will be separated for four weeks, each dating a pool of single people to see if their current partner is really their true blue, according to a news release from the show's casting agency.
The cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will conduct a citywide mosquito spray Wednesday night. Spraying will begin at 8 p.m. in East Grand Forks and 9:30 p.m. in Grand Forks. Mosquito control trucks will travel slowly and can be identified by their yellow flashing lights.
The driver of a motorized bicycle ran a red light, struck another vehicle and sustained serious injuries Monday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The bicycle was traveling northbound on Fifth Avenue Southeast in Devils Lake at about 2:30 p.m. when it came to an intersection with Highway 2. A Toyota Avalon driving along Highway 2 had a green light and, as the car came through the intersection, the bicycle crashed into the driver side. The rider of the bicycle, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the bike.
The Grand Forks Police Department notified residents Tuesday that a high risk, level three sex offender, Michael McGee, recently was released from the North Dakota State Penitentiary and will be residing at 18 ½ N. Washington St. in Grand Forks. McGee was convicted of aggravated sexual assault in 2003 and, as a result, has a lifetime registration requirement in North Dakota. There are 99 registered offenders within the City of Grand Forks, of which nine are a high level risk. The rest are classified as moderate, low risk, or have not been assigned a level.