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Grand Forks gets fund for regional transit

December 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The city of Grand Forks is getting federal and state grants worth $291,000 to improve public transportation for veterans and other riders in six northeast North Dakota counties. The money would be used to create a system to coordinate transit throughout the region. Continue Reading

Ramsey County to receive largest portion of $36.5 million in aid for road repairs throughout Devils Lake Basin

April 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ramsey County will receive the lion’s share of a $6 million state allocation to help pay the local matches for nearly $36.5 million in emergency road repair projects in the Devils Lake Basin. The North Dakota Legislature allocated $6 million to pay the local match of the projects on federal-aid roads, including U.S. Highway 281 and North Dakota Highways 19, 20 and 57 in the five basin counties: Benson, Eddy, Nelson, Ramsey and Towner. Continue Reading

Ramsey County to receive largest portion of $36.5 million in aid for road repairs throughout Devils Lake Basin

April 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ramsey County will receive the lion’s share of a $6 million state allocation to help pay the local matches for nearly $36.5 million in emergency road repair projects in the Devils Lake Basin. The North Dakota Legislature allocated $6 million to pay the local match of the projects on federal-aid roads, including U.S. Highway 281 and North Dakota Highways 19, 20 and 57 in the five basin counties: Benson, Eddy, Nelson, Ramsey and Towner. Continue Reading

“Boil-water” order continues for Minnewaukan

January 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The community of Minnewaukan, N.D., remains under a “boil-water” order after a water line broke last week. The order likely will remain until at least Wednesday, according to Allan Nord, fire chief and City Council member. Continue Reading

Minnewaukan council to decide how to fill mayor vacancy

November 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The flood-plagued city of Minnewaukan, N.D., is without a mayor — she was convicted of felony theft for writing bad checks — but it is closer to filling two vacant City Council seats. Continue Reading

Freedom of information, not always free

November 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Devils Lake board gives up after USDA demands $150,000 Sometimes, it’s just easier and cheaper to move on rather than put up a fight. That’s what the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board decided recently, when it paid a $96,000 bill to the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Continue Reading

Pump problem has Devils Lake outlet running at below capacity

August 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

State Water Commission project manager Bruce Engelhardt tells KZZY radio that crews are figuring out what exactly is wrong. Continue Reading

Rally meant to highlight Devils Lake flooding

May 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A former Benson County commissioner says a rally planned Monday at the Tolna Coulee near Devils Lake is meant to draw attention to serious flooding problems in the basin. Continue Reading

Work on N.D. Highway 19 continues

February 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Highway construction continues this week in the Devils Lake area. Crews are hauling material and working along N.D. Highway 19 near the Six Mile Bay bridge and the Minnewaukan Flats area. Continue Reading&

Polling places may be required on N.D. reservations

February 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A North Dakota Senate bill would require counties to open at least one polling place on each of the state’s American Indian reservations during elections. Continue Reading&