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Russell Hons

Russell Hons has been a private investigator in Grand Forks for the past 25 years. During that time, he has honed his photography skills in many different environments, including, surveillance, accident scene photography, document photography, etc. He also has enjoyed photography as a hobby for many years. Russell is a freelance photographer and works for many different media outlets photographing sporting events for their publications. He also enjoys taking portraits, wildlife, landscapes and other commissioned works. His website is RussellHonsPhotography.com and his photos also can be seen on Facebook/RussellHonsPhotography A former swimmer for UND, and diehard UND Sports fan, he has three grown sons, a stepdaughter and four grandchildren and lives in Grand Forks with his wife, Paulette.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — UND Indian Association 48th Annual Time Out Wacipi Powwow

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons attended the Grand Entry of the 2018 University of North Dakota Indian Association Time-Out Week/ Wacipi Powwow on Friday night in Hyslop Sports Center. The weeklong celebration concludes Saturday with another Grand Entry at 1 p.m. Saturday. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Wonderful Wildlife

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons has an eye for wildlife, and these images provide the proof. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — NCAA Frozen Four: University Of Minnesota-Duluth Vs. University Of Notre Dame

The University of Minnesota-Duluth won its second NCAA title Saturday by defeating the University of Notre Dame 2-1 in the championship game of the 2018 Frozen Four in St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center. Karson Kuhlman and Jared Thomas scored goals for the Bulldogs (25-16-3), who won all four NCAA tournament games by one goal and became the third at-large team in six years to win the title. UMD won its first title in 2011. Andrew Oglevie scored the only goal for the Irish (28-10-2). Goaltender Hunter Shepard stopped 19 shots for UMD, while Cale Morris made 33 saves for Notre Dame. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University of Montana

The University of North Dakota women’s softball team shut out the University of Montana 4-0 on Saturday in the Alerus Center to complete a Big Sky Conference weekend sweep of the Grizzlies. The Fighting Hawks (19-18 overall, 5-1 Big Sky) defeated the Grizzlies (15-19 overall, 3-3 Big Sky ) 3-0 and 3-1 in a Friday doubleheader. The Fighting Hawks took over first place in the Big Sky with the sweep. Angel Love and Kaylin VanDomelen led UND in Saturday’s win. Love hit a three-run homer and and VanDomelen threw her second straight shutout, allowing just four hits with eight strikeouts without issuing a walk. North Dakota returns to play Tuesday at South Dakota State, returning to Big Sky play next weekend at Southern Utah. Jailene Carpio of UND had hits in all three weekend games. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — The Eagles Have Landed

 

 

With the arrival of spring, there are a lot of birds beginning to start their migration north, including bald eagles, which also happen to live year-round in parts of the Northland, including the Red River Valley. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was fortunate on a couple of occasions recently to come across a few of these majestic birds and here shares some spectacular images. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota-Duluth

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey defeated the University of Minnesota-Duluth 4-1 in the third-place game of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff on Saturday night in St. Paul’s Excel Energy Center, but it wasn’t enough to extend the Fighting Hawks’ run to 16 consecutive national tournament berths. Boston University’s victory over Providence in the Hockey East championship was a fatal blow to UND’s NCAA Tournament hopes and ended the season for the Fighting Hawks. In the win over UMD, Austin Poganski, Ludvig Hoff, Joel Jantuinen and Shane Gersich scored for UND, while Mikey Anderson scored the one Bulldog goal. UND goalie Cam Johnson stopped 27 shots as did Hunter Shepard of UMD. The Fighting Hawks finished the season with a 17-13-10 record. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. St. Cloud State University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team’s quest for landing a spot in the NCAA tournament field took a hit Friday with a 3-2 overtime loss to St. Cloud State University in St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff. Nick Poehling’s goal 1:47 into overtime gave the Huskies, who already have clinched an NCAA tourney spot, the victory. The Fighting Hawks had come from behind twice to tie the game to send it to overtime. Nick Jones and Jordan Kawaguchi scored for UND, while Patrick Newell and Easton Brodzinski also scored for the Huskies. UND goalie Cam Johnson had 31 saves. SCSU’s David Hrenak stopped 21 shots. Today, UND plays the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the third-place, and St. Cloud meets Denver University in the championship game. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Minnesota Wild Vs. Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche moved to within three points of the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League’s Central Division of the Western Conference with a 5-1 win over the Wild on Tuesday night in St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota’s Mikku Koivu and Colorado’s Nikita Zadorov traded second-period goals before J.T. Compeer scored two goals and Nathan McKinnon and Tyson Jost one each to put the game on ice in the third period. Goalie Devan Dubnyk of the Wild (39-24-5) stopped 17 shots, while Semyon Varlamov of Colorado (37-24-7) had 30 saves. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

A goal by Nick Jones — his second of the game — just 53 seconds into overtime gave the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team a 4-3 win over the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena and a trip to the National College Hockey Conference’s Frozen Faceoff  next weekend in St. Paul. The Fighting Hawks (16-12-10 overall) won the first game of the best-of-three playoff series 4-0 on Friday night. Matt Kierstad and Dixon Bowen had given UND a 2-0 lead before Teemu Pulkkinen scored twice for the Mavericks (17-17-2 overall) to tie the game after two periods. Jake Randolph scored in the third period to give UNO at 3-2 lead, but Jones scored his first goal midway through the period to send the game into overtime. UND goalie Cam Johnson stopped 18 shots, while UNO’s Evan Weninger had 29 saves in goal. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team shut out the University of Nebraska-Omaha 4-0 in the opening round of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (15-12-10 overall) received goals from Shane Gersich, Christian Wolanin, Nick Jones and Joel Janatuinen to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. A win tonight would advance UND to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff next weekend in St. Paul. The Mavericks, who were No. 13 in the Pairwise rankings (the Fighting Hawks were No. 14), dropped to 17-16-2. UND goaltender Cam Johnson, who recorded his third shutout of the season, stopped 25 shots, while UNO’s Evan Weninger had 30 saves. Between the first and second periods, Olympic heroes and gold medal winners Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando were introduced at center ice. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)