Matt Cory is the Editor of the Pioneer. Cory grew up in East Grand Forks and is a graduate of the University of North Dakota. He worked as a reporter, copy editor and editor at the Grand Forks Herald from 1993 to 2013, when he joined the Pioneer as Editor.
OFF SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, Calif. — I am not a fisherman. So what the heck was I doing on a 30-foot fishing boat 30 miles from the California coast, strapped into a harness, clipped to a large rod-n-reel setup with a 500-lb Mako shark on the end of the line? Having the time of my life!
BEMIDJI, Minn. – A Bemidji woman was arraigned Monday in the death of a 6-year-old girl last month at a south Bemidji apartment complex. Rachel Downer, 22, was arrested Friday and appeared in court Monday to face a second-degree manslaughter charge in the hypothermia death of her cousin, 6-year-old Mercedes Mayfield. Mayfield was found lying outside on the front step by her mother, Malika Peoples, at their apartment building at 924 Carter Circle early Feb. 27.