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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 — American Legion Baseball: Grand Forks Vs. Dickinson

The Grand Forks Royals and the Dickinson Roughriders split a North Dakota Class AA American Legion baseball doubleheader Thursday night at Kraft Memorial Field in Grand Forks. The Royals won the opener 5-0, behind Brock Reller’s five-hit shutout. The Roughriders took the nightcap 4-2. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — A Medora Weekend

A visit to Medora, N.D., can be memorable. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was there this past weekend, taking in the Medora Musical, a Tigirlily concert and the awesome sights of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Here are just a few of the images that caught his eye. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — American Legion Baseball: Grand Forks Royals Vs. Fargo Trappers

The Grand Fork Royals took two games from the Fargo Post 400 Trappers in North Dakota Class AA American Legion play Friday night at Kraft Field in Grand Forks. The Royals won the first game 5-0 and the second 7-3. The first game was the completion of a game started June 13 in Fargo that was halted in the second inning because of rain. Brock Reller led the Royals in the first game, going 2-4 with a home run and picking up the win in relief. Rakeem Wright, Zach Murphy and Landon Kraft each chipped in two hits. In the second game, Connor Richardson led the Royals, picking up the win in relief and going 2-2 with three RBI. Reller and Murphy each added two hits. The Post 6 Royals upped their record to 18-4 with the wins. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Island Lake Retreat

Island Lake, located in Mahnomen County near Lengby, Minn., is a popular destination for many in northwest Minnesota. The lake offers trophy-class walleye fishing, and and panfish are also plentiful. Island Lake also boasts diverse outdoor recreational opportunitiess such as miles of snowmobiling, four-wheeler and walking trails through the woods. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons had the opportunity to visit Island Lake recently, and here are some of the sights he saw. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — World Of Outlaws

The World of Outlaws brought its Gerdau Northern Tour Craftman Sprint Car Series to River Cities Speedway on Friday night. Rain damped the festivities in the middle of the feature, but they were able to get the track back and finish the race late Friday. David Gravel in the No. 5 Go Muddy car won the race, edging out No. 2M Kerry Madsen. Donny Schatz (15) took third, with Brad Sweet (49) and Joey Saldana (17) rounding out the top 5. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — American Legion Baseball: Grand Forks Post 6 Vs. Fargo Post 2

A lot of people believe that’s there’s nothing better to do on a nice summer night than go to a baseball game. And that’s exactly what Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons did Wednesday night. Here are some of the photos Russ took of the American Legion game between host Grand Forks Post 6 and visiting Fargo Post 2 at Kraft Field in Grand Forks. Post 2 won the opener 8-2 behind the pitching of Cameron Blazek (nine strikeouts) and the hitting of Luke Sandy (3-4 with a triple). However, the Royals of Post 6 took the nightcap 5-4, rallying for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to claim the win. Leading the Royals were Isaac Berger, who was 3-3 at the plate, and Brock Reller, who pitched a complete game and was 2-3 (double and single). Also contributing two hits apiece for the 4-1 Royals were Rakeem Wright (homer and single) and Ben Carolin (double and single). Landon Kraft was 1-4 with two RBI. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Peregrine Posturing

Raptor expert Tim Driscoll and his crew were busy at work Monday, banding new peregrine chicks born on the University of North Dakota water tower, and Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was there. The chicks, named Chan, Julie and Carl, were carefully placed in a small dog kennel and lowered to the ground for the banding. The parents, Marv and Terminator, were not happy, and let the crowd of 100-plus onlookers know. They circled the tower and the climbers and constantly voiced their displeasure. The banders weighed and measured the chicks and placed a small metal band on their legs for future identification. The crowd was able to get a closeup look at the chicks before they were returned to the nest at the top of the tower. According to Russ, the falcons “fly unbelievably fast and were not easy to get photos of while in flight.” (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Happy Harry’s Ribfest

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons and his wife, Paulette, attended the Happy Harry’s Ribfest in Fargo on Thursday night at the Fargodome. There were over a dozen different places to eat, all serving their own flavor of barbecue. Ribfest is a people watchers’ dream as Russ found out. Here are some of the shots he took of the crowd and the entertainment, Fargo band Tripwire and 1980s rock band Night Ranger. The event continue today through Saturday. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — North Dakota State Class A Boys Golf Meet

Grand Forks Red River High School broke a 21-year drought by winning the 2017 North Dakota State Class A Boys Golf Meet held Monday and Tuesday in Grand Forks. Red River was led by Adam Van Raden, Mat Halvorson, Keaton Wolf and Keaton Gilbertson. Grand Forks Central finished fourth in the meet and was led by Carson Seng, Ethan Knudson, Cole Hanson and Brandon McGarry. Justin Nelson of Wahpeton was the meet medalist. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Friday Night At The Races

One of the more popular things to do on a Friday night during the summer in Grand Forks is to head to the River Cities Speedway for the races. And that’s where you could have found photographer Russ Hons this week. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)