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EDITOR'S NOTE: To celebrate the height of summer, Summer Hideaways is a weekly Monday feature running the next several weeks. It aims to explore some lesser-known gems in our area. NAYTAHWAUSH, Minn.—Pinehurst Resort, situated between North Twin Lake and South Twin Lake in Naytahwaush, will be 100 years old in 2018. For about 50 of those years, the Spaeth family has been holding family reunions at Pinehurst every summer.
FARGO — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, July 14, for the 1600 Block Housing Project in north Fargo. In December, the North Dakota State University Foundation and Alumni Association chose PROffutt Limited Partnership, a Fargo-based firm, to develop a student housing and retail complex just east of the NDSU campus. The project, which is being built around a house whose owner refused to sell, calls for a four-story student housing complex with 364 beds and a mix of two- and four-bedroom units.
PAGE, N.D. — Three motorists were hurt Monday afternoon, July 10, when a car and a semi collided in Page. According to a report released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol: The crash happened about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of North Dakota Highway 38 and Cass County Road 26. Brandon Funk, 33, of Finley, N.D., was driving a semi northbound on Highway 38 when the truck collided with a car driven by Tormod Gulbrandsen, 56, of Kongsvinger, Norway, that was eastbound on County Road 26.
FARGO — Two groups have given funds totaling $11,078 to the North Dakota State University School of Pharmacy for a program aimed at preventing opioid abuse. Mark Strand, professor of pharmacy practice, and Heidi Eukel, associate professor of pharmacy practice, received a grant of $8,078 from the FM Area Foundation to target opioid abuse prevention. In addition, the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy awarded $3,000 to the program.
FARGO — A Fargo woman was sentenced Monday, July 10, to two years behind bars for driving a vehicle that was involved in two hit-and-run crashes, with two children and their father as her passengers. Rachel Faith Thompson, 28, pleaded guilty Monday in Cass County District Court to charges of reckless endangerment and DUI, both Class C felonies, and menacing and criminal trespass, both Class A misdemeanors. Charges of leaving the scene of an accident and child neglect or abuse were dismissed.
FARGO — Greg Olson and his daughter, Danielle, thought the bird might have been a young eagle when they found it in a south Fargo neighborhood early Monday morning, July 10. The raptor's exact species remained a mystery for much of the day, as did the precise medical issue the bird was suffering. Olson and his daughter discovered the bird on the ground beneath a tree that held a large nest. They picked up the bird and put it in a cage, which they placed in their garage in the 2200 block of 26 ½ Avenue South.
MOORHEAD — A missing Glyndon, Minn., man has been located in Virginia. The Clay County Sheriff's Office had asked for the public's help in finding 45-year-old Douglas Brandt, who was last seen June 30 at the McDonald's in Wadena, Minn. The sheriff's office said it did not believe Brandt was ever in danger, only that his family wanted to know his whereabouts. Brandt recently called a family member and then let law enforcement officials know where he was after finding out people were looking for him, the sheriff's office said.
FARGO – A 21-year-old man who went to the Fargo Police Department to file a police report became the subject of one instead.
FARGO — A Fargo woman pleaded not guilty on Thursday, July 6, to charges she stole more than $450,000 from her elderly mother. The case in Cass County District Court against Caroline Conrad stems from 2015, when Conrad was charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult and theft. Prosecutors alleged Conrad stole about $450,000 that her mother, Monica Morrell, had placed in a credit union account they had shared access to so it would be easier for her daughter to help her manage her finances.
FARGO — Assistant Cass County State's Attorney Cherie Clark has been appointed to a judgeship in the Southeast Judicial District of North Dakota, according to Clark, who said it's the first time a woman has received such an appointment. Clark, who will have her chambers in Jamestown, said she will begin her new job once the state's attorney's office has found a replacement. She anticipates she may start in her new post sometime in August. Clark is a University of South Dakota School of Law graduate, and she was admitted to the North Dakota bar in 2007.