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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 — Hugo’s Third Street Dance

The Purple Xperience, a five-piece Prince tribute band from Minneapolis, headlined Hugo’s Third Street Dance on Saturday night in downtown Grand Forks. Opening for Purple Xperience was Someday Heroes and Another One Night Stand. Photographer Russ Hons was there and shares these images. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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

Mara Yapello and Cassie Giddings scored goals to lead the University of North Dakota women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over the University of South Dakota in exhibition play Saturday at Senior High Field in East Grand Forks. The one USD goal was scored by Alexis Mitchell. Olivia Swenson and Jacqueline Wells combined for seven  saves in goal for UND.  The Fighting Hawks open the regular season on the road at Nicholls State (Aug. 17) and Southern University (Aug. 19). (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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

Olivia Knox scored two goals and Katie Moller, Maddy Beams and Cassie Giddings each scored once as the University of North Dakota women’s soccer team defeated the University of Manitoba 5-1 in Wednesday night’s exhibition opener at East Grand Forks Senior High, the team’s temporary home in 2018 while Bronson Field undergoes renovations. Alanna Shaw scored the lone Bisons’ goal in the final minute of the match, beating UND goalkeeper Jacqueline Wells, who played 44 minutes, 45 seconds in relief of starter Olivia Swenson and stopped three of four shots on goal. Swenson stopped all four shots she faced. UND returns to play Saturday with a 3 p.m. exhibition match against the University if South Dakota (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons spent this past weekend in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota, and here is what he saw. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Red River BMX

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons checked out some state qualifying racing the Red River BMX track in Grand Forks this past weekend, and here is what he saw. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Fargo AirSho

The Fargo AirSho was held Saturday and Sunday at Hector International Airport in Fargo, and Grand Forks photographer was there. The show was attended by more than 30,000 fans and featured the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, John Klatt Airshows and Matt Younkin’s Beech 18 performance. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — DockDogs

Scheels in Grand Forks hosted DockDogs competition this past weekend, and photographer Russ Hons was there. DockDogs describes the event as “the fastest growing sport on 4 legs.” Competition is divided into three categories — Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve. Here are some images from Sunday afternoon’s finals. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Third Annual Island Lake Rodeo

The Third Annual Island Lake Rodeo, sponsored by Lepier Oil of Fosston, Minn., and Wojo Rodeo of Greenbush, Minn., was held this past weekend. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons took in the event at the lake, located south of Lengby, Minn. Here is what he saw. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Post 6 Vs. East Grand Forks Post 157

The Grand Forks Royals Post 6, behind the hitting of Brock Reller, rolled over East Grand Forks Post 157 18-4 in American Legion baseball on Tuesday night in East Grand Forks. Reller was 3-for-3 with two home runs to lead the 12-10 Royals. The home runs gave Reller 26 in his Legion career, which makes him the team’s all-time leader. East Grand Forks fell to 9-7. In Junior Legion play, East Grand Forks defeated the Grand Forks Blues 4-3. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was at both game. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Minnesota Lake Country

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons recently spent some time on a lake in northern Minnesota. Here are some of the sights he captured. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.