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Sheriff facing possible stalking charge resigns

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

LAKOTA — Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke abruptly announced Friday he is resigning immediately to avoid prosecution over a charge he says involves a former romantic relationship outside his marriage.

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After Griggs County recall, transition continues

November 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

COOPERSTOWN — The new Griggs County Commission severed ties with the Barnes County State’s Attorney’s Office and approved a joint powers agreement with Nelson County to provide the county with legal services.

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Pekin, N.D., woman founded, built one of stat’s premiere rural arts program

January 4, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Retired arts council director Brenda Bjorlie worked hard to make rural Nelson County a star among North Dakota’s arts programs. Continue Reading

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

Quilt Trail debuts today in Nelson County

October 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Barns and quilts are two of the images perhaps most associated with rural life. Today through Sunday, a tour of quilts painted on eight-foot wooden panels and hung on barns will debut near Michigan, N.D. Continue Reading

Old-time threshing bee set for two days at Stump Lake Park

August 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Music by the Radio Stars, the Dixie Cups and the High Plains Trio will be among the highlights of the 17th annual Stump Lake Village Threshing Bee Sunday and Monday at Stump Lake Park sponsored by the Nelson County (N.D.) Historical Society. Continue Reading

Dahlen N.D., marks 100 years

July 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Arlan and Jan Dahlen and their neighbors will host as many as 500 guests today, as the community named for Arlan’s ancestors celebrates its 100th anniversary. Continue Reading

Former residents, neighbors of Whitman, N.D., help celebrate 100 years

July 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

This tiny Nelson County town boasts a population of two four during the summer months but it was difficult to tell Friday afternoon when more than 300 showed up to celebrate the town’s centennial. 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