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NEW YORK—A Grand Forks native who led Buffalo Wild Wings for more than 20 years is retiring amid a shakeup in the board's leadership and pushback from an activist hedge fund investor. Sally Smith, a University of North Dakota graduate from 1979, announced Friday she will step down as the national restaurant chains president and CEO at the end of the year or "until such time as a successor has been named."
DULUTH, Minn. — Lake Superior rose an inch more than it usually does in May, according to the monthly report released Friday, June 2, by the International Lake Superior Board of Control. The big lake rose 5 inches in May, a month it usually goes up 4 inches. Lake Superior now sits 9 inches above the long-term June 1 average and 4 inches higher than at this time in 2016.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Authorities say a 14-year-old Detroit Lakes girl died Wednesday afternoon while hiking on a trail on the west shore of Lake Tahoe in California when she fell 50 feet off a trail. Chloe Conn had just finished the eighth grade at Detroit Lakes Middle School. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said she fell about 12:05 p.m. during a hike on the Vikingsholm Trail and suffered major injuries.
Daryl Lies, the president of NDFB, will join the "Jay Thomas Show" at approximately 2:35 p.m. Thursday to talk about issues that are now popping up because of the North Dakota 2013 SB2211 animal cruelty law. Daryl says these issues should be concerning for everyone that owns an animal--including as a pet and on the farm. Daryl will take your phone calls at 293-9000 or 1-888-970-9329 or you can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org . Click here to listen live.
GRAND FORKS — A red 1977 farm truck hauling hay avoided rear ending another vehicle on an Interstate 29 exit ramp by hitting the ditch and ultimately losing its load on Wednesday, May 31. The truck driver has not yet been identified as the crash remains under investigation, but according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the incident occurred at 5:53 p.m. when the truck and vehicle ahead of it were on a southbound I-29 exit.
WARROAD, Minn. - At least one victim remains hospitalized in a Memorial Day crash involving a group of American Legion members on their way to a cemetery to honor fallen soldiers in Roseau County. Dan McKinnon, 95, an Olympic silver medalist in 1956 in Italy and member of the University of North Dakota men's hockey team from 1947-50, is hospitalized with severe injuries, according to American Legion members.
STREETER, N.D. — The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found in a car Saturday morning, May 27, after a fire burned the vehicle at a rural residence near Streeter. Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser said there is an ongoing investigation into the body and the cause of the fire, which probably happened sometime early Saturday morning. The residence where the car and body were found is located 6 miles northwest of Streeter on 50th Avenue Southeast.
WARROAD, Minn. - Three people had to be airlifted for treatment at a Grand Forks, N.D., hospital after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Roseau County Roads 5 and 12 late Monday morning, May 29, according to Roseau County Sheriff Steve Gust and the Minnesota State Patrol. Gust, contacted at home, said he did not know the extent of the injuries of those airlifted. He said that those airlifted were among eight American Legion members in a van.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Detroit Lakes police plan to analyze phone records as they investigate to a bomb threat hoax that shut down Wal-Mart on the city’s west edge on Memorial Day as vehicles were backed up along busy U.S. Highway 10. Just after 1 p.m. Monday, the store received a phone call that, according to reports, alleged a bomb threat.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 43-year-old Moorhead man was arrested after two teens reported being beaten a shovel and brick early Monday, May 29. Police arrested Jerome Walker, who was booked into jail on suspicion of two second-degree assault charges. Officers were dispatched for an assault report at 1:39 a.m. in south Moorhead. According to a news release, officers stopped one vehicle and the occupants — including Walker — said they had been at the location of the assault. At the scene, officers found male victims ages 18 and 16.