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2008-07-13 12:00:25

By Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 13--By Brad Dokken Herald Staff Writer Fishing opportunities on smaller lakes within the Red Lake Indian Reservation date back to the 1930s, but the program really took off in 1987 when the band launched the Red Lake Department of Natural Resources. "We started cooperatively with the Fish and Wildlife Service and looking at some of these lakes and coming up with management recommendations," said Pat Brown, tribal fisheries biologist....

2008-07-13 12:00:09

By Susanne Nadeau, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 13--UND alumna Karen Nyberg can't remember a time when she didn't want to be an astronaut, she said. "I was born to be an astronaut. Since I was a kid, it was something I wanted to do." On May 31, she got the chance to live her dream, joining a seven-member crew on a 14-day mission aboard NASA's space shuttle Discovery. Her job, as a mission specialist, was to control the shuttle's robotic arm, helping to assemble the International Space...

2008-07-12 21:00:16

By Ryan Schuster, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 12--Gas prices have set records this year and are hovering at about $4 a gallon. But gas station owner Paul Helgeson said despite high prices, he is essentially breaking even selling gas at Odin's Belmont Service in Grand Forks. "I would rather not have the gas," Helgeson said. "It's a liability to me. There are times we are selling gas at cost or below cost." In the face of surging credit card fees and slimmer margins, some gas stations...

2008-07-11 09:01:07

By James Johnson, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 11--A surgeon and researcher with extensive background in the early detection of breast cancer received a formal welcome Thursday morning as the associate dean for research at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. George Sauter comes to UND from the University of Missouri, where he was vice chairman for research in the department of surgery. He received medical degree from Louisiana State University near New Orleans, where he...

2008-07-10 12:01:17

By Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 10--New details about a new clinic for veterans in Grand Forks were released Wednesday by North Dakota's three-man Congressional delegation. It's one of five new Veterans Affairs clinics opening around the state to bolster care already provided at VA centers in Fargo, Grafton, Bismarck and Minot, according to Sens. Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad and Rep. Earl Pomeroy, all D-N.D., who put out a joint news release. The Grand Forks clinic...

2008-07-09 12:00:24

By Mike Brue, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 9--An eerie quiet accompanied the uneasy midafternoon darkness that moved over the Lake Metigoshe group of lakes and bays Monday. "So calm," Heather Morrison recalled Tuesday, "there wasn't even a bird peeping." The racket that erased the quiet arrived much more rapidly -- that freight train sound, she called it. Her husband, Mike, earlier compared it to "a trailer bouncing down a rough road, hell of a noise." Heather Morrison now admits that...

2008-07-09 12:00:24

By James Johnson, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 9--A UND associate aviation professor and his brother suffered significant injuries after they survived the crash of a small plane Sunday afternoon in Carbon County, Utah, according to authorities. John Bridewell had flown to Prescott, Ariz., to pick up his brother, Duncan, according to Bridewell's stepdaughter. The two departed Sunday for Alaska, and at about 12:40 p.m., an AirMed helicopter reported to the Utah Highway Patrol the plane...

2008-07-07 18:00:26

By Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 7--A Crookston gas station's Fourth of July holiday weekend promotion gave holiday travelers a temporary break from high gas prices and caused some double takes. The Ampride/Cenex gas station in Crookston sold regular unleaded for $3.69 per gallon -- nearly 30 cents a gallon cheaper than Grand Forks area gas stations -- Thursday through Sunday as part of a planned promotion during the holiday week-end. Gas station manager Wayne Melbye said the...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 6--The numbers confirm what almost everyone who fished Upper Red Lake this summer already knew: Walleye fishing's been pretty darn good. Make that better than pretty darn good. According to Andy Thompson, assistant area fisheries supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources in Bemidji, creel surveys show that anglers in May caught walleyes at a rate of 2.4 fish per hour. Minnesota's walleye season opened May 10. If two fish...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 6--Minnesota group would let disabled organize politically A group that promises to help people with developmental disabilities organize politically is expanding to northwest Minnesota. Bob Nisbet, an East Grand Forks-based regional representative for Self-Advocates of Minnesota, said three events in East Grand Forks, Roseau and Thief River Falls will familiarize the local developmentally disabled community with his group. People with developmental...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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