Herald Staff Report
The Grand Forks Herald will deliver its largest issue of the year Thursday. The Thanksgiving Day newspaper will hold hundreds of pages of Black Friday ads and weigh about 2 1/2 pounds. The edition will have 28 ad inserts highlighting local sales. A typical Thursday paper weighs about 6 ounces in comparison. The Thanksgiving edition will cost $4 off the stand, but subscribers will not be charged extra. For non-subscribers, the edition must be purchased at a store. It will not be available in the Herald's vending machines.
NIELSVILLE, Minn.—A house in Nielsville was "significantly damaged" Monday morning by a fire, but no one was injured in the blaze. Firefighters responded at 10:43 a.m. Monday to the residential fire at 307 Third St. W., according to a news release. Barbara Lundmark and her family evacuated the building safely. The Minnesota Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire, and no further information is being released on the incident, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.
Anglers fishing Upper Red Lake this winter will continue to have a four-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye allowed longer than 17 inches, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday. The same regulation has been in place since the May 2017 fishing opener. From December 2017 through November 2018, anglers harvested about 235,000 pounds of walleyes – a record high for annual harvest since walleye fishing resumed on the lake in 2006.
Minnesota anglers who want to catch a state record northern pike now have a new mark to beat after angler Matthew Swanson of Woodbury, Minn., claimed the record with a 45¼- inch northern pike caught on the Rainy River.
As in previous years, several national wildlife refuges in North Dakota will open to late-season upland game bird hunting the day after the deer gun season closes. Arrowwood, Audubon, Des Lacs, J. Clark Salyer, Lake Alice, Lake Zahl, Long Lake, Lostwood, Tewaukon (pheasants only), and Upper Souris NWRs open Monday, Nov. 26.
North Dakota’s darkhouse spearfishing season opens on most state waters whenever ice-up occurs. Legal fish are northern pike and nongame species. Before this year, the darkhouse spearfishing season had opened Dec. 1. People who participate in darkhouse spearfishing first must register online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. In addition, anglers age 16 and older must possess a valid fishing license.
The Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges Association will host their annual Holiday Tree Cutting Event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the south-central portion of Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge—formerly the Lee Nursery—on Minnesota Highway 32.
DL, LOW rank among top ice fishing destinations The website RealClearLife has rated Devils Lake and Lake of the Woods among its top 10 ice fishing spots in the world, ranking them at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
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GRAFTON, N.D.—A former Grafton ambulance employee has been accused of stealing funds from the emergency service. On Wednesday, Walsh County District Judge Barbara Whelan set bond at $10,000 for James Russell Restemayer, 48, who was charged with a Class A felony of misapplication of entrusted property. The former Valley Ambulance and Rescue Service director allegedly "caused a loss in excess of $50,000" to the Grafton organization, according to court documents.