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Union members will vote on the new proposals from American Crystal Sugar Co. on Tuesday, the deadline set by the company.
It appears the Red River crested as early as 1:30 p.m. Thursday a few inches below 50 feet in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, more than two feet lower than feared only days before. The highest reading so far was reached at ninety minutes after noon Thursday at 49.67 feet. Since then, it's been mostly in decline. "It looks like the river is in its crest," said Chauncy Schultz, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, at 7:15 p.m.
The key figure and most notorious abuser in a children's sex abuse scandal currently rocking the country of Ireland served as a priest in the Catholic Diocese of Fargo from 1979-83 The Rev. John Smythe, as he was known in North Dakota, also abused altar boys in St. Alphonsus parish in Langdon, N.D., and served briefly in Park River and Ellendale, as well as other parishes. The West Central Tribune reported Wednesday that a second priest involved in the church sex abuse scandals in Ireland had served in briefly in Granite Falls and Willmar. The Rev.
GRAND FORKS -- The landscape of the northern Red River Valley changed in a day Tuesday from a prolonged autumn to a wintry scene as snow fell much of the day, covering the ground well for the first time this season. The first day of meteorological winter couldn't have arrived more appropriately, as snowplows, snowblowers and sanding trucks were out, private ones and those owned by the city, county and state, for the first time this season. The most snow hitting the region from the Alberta Clipper that swept out of western Canada was in northwestern Minnesota, where Roseau received 5.3 inches
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The second day of searching for former Hallock, Minn., man, Andrew Lindberg, who disappeared in the Piper plane he was soloing from this Twin Cities home back to his hometown for hunting ended empty. More than 100 trained volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol, including 12 airplanes, searched 2,000 square miles by Sunday night across north-central Minnesota looking for Lindberg, said Lt. George Supan, spokesman for the Minnesota CAP, who was in Brainerd, where the search is being staged.
A UND student was slightly injured in a crash while piloting a small airplane owned by UND Saturday night near Park Rapids, Minn. According to UND spokesman Peter Johnson, Li Yang, an Air China employee studying at UND's aerospace school was attempting to take off in a Cessna 172 about 10 p.m. Saturday from the airport at Park Rapids when the plane went down 100 to 150 yards from the runway. Yang was treated and released from a hospital in Park Rapids and Sunday was back in Grand Forks, according to Johnson. The Cessna "sustained considerable damage," Johnson said in a news release.
WARROAD, Minn. - The Warroad, Minn., school board voted this week to go to a four-day school week starting next fall to cut district costs. Phil Heppner, chairman of the school board, said the vote was 4-2 Monday night for the change. Faced with red ink in the coming year, the board set a goal of cutting $900,000 from the budget, Heppner said.
Stuart Desjarlait, superintendent of the Red Lake (Minn.) High School when student Jeffrey Weise shot and killed nine people and then himself March 21, 2005, was laid to rest Thursday after a funeral in the Red Lake school gym. Desjarlait, 59, died Saturday in Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. A native of Red Lake, he was superintendant of his high school alma mater from 2001 until 2007, when he retired for health reasons. After duty in the U.S.