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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.)


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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 …


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 …

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 — 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. …

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

The Grand Forks Royals Post 6 jumped out to an early lead and overcame a fierce comeback by East Grand Forks Post 157 to claim a 14-10 American Legion baseball win Tuesday night at Kraft Memorial Field in Grand Forks. The Royals jumped to a 8-2 lead before falling behind 10-9. Brock Reller and Coby Tweten each went 4-for-5 at …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — FM RedHawks Vs. Lincoln Saltdogs

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, behind a 4-for-5 performance at the plate by Devan Ahart, defeated the Lincoln Saltdogs 11-6 in American Association baseball play Saturday at Newman Field. Ahart had a home run, scored four runs  and added three RBI, while teammate Keury De La Cruz had a homer and four RBI. The winning pitcher was Will Solomon, who threw 5 1/3 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — East Region Baseball Tournament: Grand Forks Central Vs. Grand Forks Red River

Drew Montgomery was 2-for-2 with two RBI and Jackson Haagenson pitched five innings to lead Grand Forks Red River to a 14-2 win over crosstown rival Grand Forks Central in the first round of the North Dakota East Region Baseball Tournament on Thursday in Valley City. Peyton Lotysz, Coby Tweten and Zach Carolin also chipped in two hits apiece for …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s softball team, behind the pitching of Kaylin VanDomelen, defeated Idaho State University 5-1, in the regular season finale Saturday afternoon at Apollo. UND (25-26, 10-8 Big Sky Conference) set a program mark for wins in a single season and the most-ever Big Sky Conference wins with the victory. VanDomelen picked up her 12th win of …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — UND Athletics Night Of Champions

Grand Forks photographer attended the University of North Dakota Athletics Night of Champions awards banquet Tuesday night in the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks. Among the winners were University of North Dakota junior thrower Molli Detloff and junior defenseman Christian Wolanin. Detloff was named the Grace Rhonemus Female Athlete of the Year, and Wolanin was named UND’s Glenn …

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 — 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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) …

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 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Golden Girls

The city of Grand Forks welcomed home Olympic heroes Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando on Thursday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The twins were members of the U.S. women’s hockey team that won the gold medal last month in South Korea. In the gold-medal victory over Canada, Monique scored the tying goal late in the third period and Jocelyn iced …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team secured fourth place and gained home ice for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs with a 2-2 tie with St. Cloud State University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (14-12-10 overall, 8-10-6 NCHC) picked up the extra point when Rhett Gardner scored just over four minutes into 3-3 …

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

Lexi Klabo scored a game-high 29 points and added 10 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Portland State University defeated the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team 80-61 win in the Big Sky Conference regular season finale for both squads Friday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The win gave Portland State (19-10 overall, 11-7 BSC) the six seed …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team suffered a blow to its quest for home ice in the first round of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs with a 4-3 overtime loss to St. Cloud State University, the No. 1 team in the country. The Huskies (22-6-5 overall, 16-4-3 NHCC), who already have clinched the Penrose Cup for the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery —North Dakota High School Hockey Tournaments

Grand Forks Central, behind a stellar performance in goal by Kaleb Johnson, won its second straight North Dakota boys high school hockey championship with a 4-2 win over Bismarck Century on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Bismarck Blizzard claimed the girls title with a 3-0 victory over Fargo North-South earlier in the day. Johnson, the MVP for the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery —North Dakota Boys High School Hockey Tournament: Grand Forks Central Vs. Grand Forks Red River

Goalie Kaleb Johnson recorded his fifth straight shutout and William Lawson-Body scored two goals to lead Grand Forks Central boys hockey team to a 7-0 win over Grand Forks Red River in the semifinals of the North Dakota High School Hockey Tournament on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The win for the Knights (23-1-2) sets up today’s championship game …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery —North Dakota Boys and Girls High School Hockey Tournaments

Hockey’s the word in Grand Forks with the North Dakota Boys and Girls High School Hockey Tournaments taking place at Ralph Engelstad Arena and the Fido Purpur Arena, and that’s where photographer Russ Hons has been plying his trade. In the opening round of the boys tourney, Grand Forks Central, Grand Forks Red River, Fargo Davies and Bismarck Century reached …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Curling Club

Curling has been in the forefront lately, with the U.S. men’s team reaching the gold-medal match with Sweden on Saturday in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea. On Wednesday, photographer Russ Hons made a trip  to the newly rebuilt Grand Forks Curling Club, which was founded in 1960, and here is what he saw. (Check out …

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

Geno Crandall scored a team-high 28 points and Dale Jones added 16 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 86-81 Big Sky Conference overtime victory over Northern Arizona University on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Marlon Stewart chipped in 13 points and equaled his career-high with nine assists for the Fighting Hawks (10-17 overall, 5-10 BSC). …

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

The University of Idaho men’s and women’s tennis teams swept the University of North Dakota by identical 6-1 scores Friday in Choice Health & Fitness in Grand Forks. In singles competition, Alex Mailes was the lone Fighting Hawk to earn a win for the men’s team, while Zahra Finnigan was the only UND woman to win a match. The men, 1-4 on …

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

Geno Crandall scored a game-high 17 points and Kienan Walter chipped in 15 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 61-57 Big Sky Conference victory over Southern Utah on Thursday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks upped their season record to 9-17 overall and 4-10 in BSC play. Jade Cohee led the T-Birds …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team gained a weekend split with Colorado College with a 5-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Tigers won 4-2 Friday night. The win put UND in a tie for third place in the NCHC with Western Michigan University and snapped a six-game winless streak. The Fighting …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team dropped a 68-55 Big Sky Conference decision Saturday to Idaho State University on Senior Day in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The win was the first for ISU (15-8 overall, 7-5 Big Sky) in Grand Forks in six tries. UND (11-13 overall, 4-9 Big Sky) was led by Lexi Klabo, who had a …

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

Despite spectacular goals by defensemen Christian Wolanin and Colton Poolman, the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team dropped a 4-2 National Collegiate Hockey Conference decision to Colorado College on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The win for the Tigers (12-11-4 overall, 6-8-3 NCHC) left them just one point behind the Fighting Hawks (12-9-8 overall, 6-7-4 NCHC) in the …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team upended Big Sky Conference leader Weber State University 80-67 on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, giving coach Travis Brewster his 100th career win. The Fighting Hawks (11-12 overall, 4-8 BSC) were led by Jill Morton, who had a career-best 25 points. Lex Klabo also scored 20 points and had nine rebounds, …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — UND Indoor Open

The University of North Dakota track team racked up more than 20 personal records at this past weekend’s UND Indoor. Among those was pole vaulter Kyley Foster, who broke her school record vault with a clear of 13 feet, 1.50 inches, and Josh Pillath, who broke the school record in the heptathlon with a score of 4,778 points. The Fighting Hawks will enjoy …